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Marianne Thomas
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Lives in Warren County, Ohio
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Weekend Reading #7 {March 20, 2015}: Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   4 Ways to Avoid Screenplayizing Your Novel @ Nathan Bransford As a writer, you can literally see the story unfolding in your mind's ey...
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.  4 Ways to Avoid Screenplayizing Your Novel @ Nathan Bransford As a writer, you can literally see ...
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Weekend Reading #5 {March 6, 2015}: Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   #Top10 Tuesday: Top Ten Ways to Love Your Reader @ 10 Minute Novelists What I love about this article is the theme: treat readers like...
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.  #Top10 Tuesday: Top Ten Ways to Love Your Reader @ 10 Minute Novelists What I love about this article...
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Weekend Reading #4 {February 27}: Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   What Every Self-Published Author Needs to Know About Taxes by Helen Sedwick  @ Jane Friedman If you've been wondering what tax issues ...
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Weekend Reading #3: {Feb. 20, 2015} Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   e-Book Cover Design Awards, January 2015 @ The Book Designer I enjoy these monthly posts at The Book Designer because there are such a...
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.  e-Book Cover Design Awards, January 2015 @ The Book Designer I enjoy these monthly posts at The Book ...
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Weekend Reading #2: {Feb 13, 2015} Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   How Long Should My Book Be? (Standard Word Counts by Genre) @ The BookBaby Blog A quick break down of word counts for fiction, from mi...
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.  How Long Should My Book Be? (Standard Word Counts by Genre) @ The BookBaby Blog A quick break down of...
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Weekend Reading #1 {Feb 6, 2015}: Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1. The Grinder: A conversation with Michael Bunker, the off-grid author of Wick and Pennsylvania  @ Medium.com This is not the original int...
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1. The Grinder: A conversation with Michael Bunker, the off-grid author of Wick and Pennsylvania @ Mediu...
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Weekend Reading #5 {March 13, 2015}: Links to Good Stuff
No fancy-shmancy here, just links to some of the best posts I've read this week that you might find interesting, too. 1.   May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson by Maria Popova @ Brain Musings I re...
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Look Back, Look Forward: A Wrap Up of February 2015
February 2015 has come and gone, leaving piles of snow and subzero temperatures in its wake in my corner of the world.   As much as I'm looking forward to spring, I'm not looking forward to March Mud. At the start of 2015, I sat down and sketched out my goa...
February 2015 has come and gone, leaving piles of snow and subzero temperatures in its wake in my corner of the world.   As much as I'm looking forward to spring, I'm not looking forward to March Mud. At the start of 2015, I ...
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7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Writer's Blog Before You Self-Publish Your First Book
Building, and then maintaining, a blog takes a good investment of time, and time is one resource that is always in short supply in my life - probably yours, too, I imagine. When I first made the decision to actively pursue the self-publishing route, I knew ...
Building, and then maintaining, a blog takes a good investment of time, and time is one resource that is always in short supply in my life - probably yours, too, I imagine. When I first made the decision to actively pursue th...
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Quick Review: Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant
One of the first books I read as I ventured into the freshly charted territory of self-publishing was Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success) (The Smarter Artist Book 1)  by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant. I purchased ...
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5 Reasons Why There Is No Such Thing as a "Failed" Blog
I've been blogging for about seven years and have developed and dumped several blogs along the way.  My personal blog is the only blog I've continuously updated (albeit sporadically) over that time. I enjoy blogging but decided long ago that I didn't want t...
I've been blogging for about seven years and have developed and dumped several blogs along the way.  My personal blog is the only blog I've continuously updated (albeit sporadically) over that time. I enjoy blogging but decid...
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If You Want to Be A Writer, Show Up and Write
I have a BA in English. That wasn't my intention when I enrolled in college all those many moons ago.  I started my time at U of Maryland in the pre-med track and stayed in it for two years.  My grades were good and I liked the classes. I left the pre-med w...
I have a BA in English. That wasn't my intention when I enrolled in college all those many moons ago.  I started my time at U of Maryland in the pre-med track and stayed in it for two years.  My grades were good and I liked t...
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Mom/COO of Thomas Family Inc since 2001; Blogger; Freelance Writer
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    BA, English, 1991 - 1995
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nee: Marianne Rivers