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Meghan Ward
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Social Media Bootcamp is Sunday! Master Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and GoodReads all in one day! http://www.sfgrotto.org/tag/social-media/



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Twitter and pirates (the kind that kidnap you). How you can help.
Social media has many raisons d’être—to advertise, to entertain, to build relationships with other people—and every now and then there’s an opportunity to use it for a greater good, whether to raise money for a great cause or to help a fella out. This is one of those opportunities. Still from a video released [...]
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Blogging for Beginners starts at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto tomorrow, and it's not too late to sign up! Enroll here: http://bit.ly/1azC5l3
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My friend Joe Loya got out of prison 19 years ago after serving 7 years for armed bank robbery. In 2005, he wrote a memoir called "The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: Confessions of a Bank Robber." Now he's starting a podcast about crime, and he needs your help. Give whatever you can to Joe. He's a wonderful writer and a great guy. Click below to support his GoFundMe campaign:
Hello Folks, As you may or may not know, this is my 19th year out of prison. 7 years behind bars for bank robbery was enough for me. I've since published a memoir, performed a one person show for 22 nights, offered my opinion on crime in national op-ed pages, and on TV shows like Nightline, 48...
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Authors, need some tips for planning your next reading? Here are four great alternatives to the traditional author reading.
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As a freelance book editor, I agree with this advice. If you do plan to send a first draft, know that it will be for a developmental edit. Don't ask an editor to copyedit your first draft. It will be a huge waste of time and money.
 
Jim Dempsey of Novel Gazing describes five easy fixes for authors who want to save money on professional editing services.
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I'm starting to get excited about AWP! If you're going, I'd love to see you at my panel, Social Media Secrets for Authors, Thursday morning 9-10:15.
 
Delighted to find Janet Burroway and Adam Levy and Think Piece mentioned in this Star Tribune article about AWP events. Fun! Do join us Friday at 5 at Kieran's - going to be a great night!
Imagine a writing conference so huge that the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis offered a class in how to navigate it
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Important op-ed essay in the New York Times today written by my friend Claire Putnam about the dangers of maternal obesity.
Extremely overweight women, and their babies, face complications.
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Congratulations to my good friend Julia Scheeres, whose memoir Jesus Land was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 best memoirs—ever!
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I see the list came out earlier this year. I wonder how it impacted her sales.
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In September, 2012, author and journalist Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped by pirates and held in captivity for almost three years. Last year he was freed. And now he's on Twitter! Please help him out by following him @michalesctmoore. He deserves a follow after all that he has been through.
The German-American surfing writer was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012—and held for two years and eight months. Joshua Hammer reports on his imprisonment, the messy, drawn-out negotiations to ensure his release, and the ugly business of kidnapping for cash. As the global debate over ransoming hostages heats up, just how should we be getting our journalists home?
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I'm teaching FOUR classes at the Grotto this spring. You can find them all under "Nonfiction" on our classes page. Don't wait to sign up! Most of our classes sell out far in advance.

Blogging for Beginners (4 wks) April 6-27
Advanced Blogging Workshop (6 wks) May 4-June 15
Social Media Bootcamp (1 day) April 19
Edit Yourself (1 day) May 3
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It seems kind of obvious to me that kids who are told they are better than other kids will turn into narcissists, but I'm glad there's a study to make it official. There's a big difference between loving your children and making them feel they are superior to other children. Carol Dweck's Mindset is a great book about this. And Po Bronson​'s Nurtureshock.
Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."
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Developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, writing, blogging, social media consulting
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    Writer/Editor, present
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Berkeley, CA
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Freelance Writer and Book Editor in San Francisco
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I am a writer and freelance book editor in San Francisco. My editing services include developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing for novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, and PhD dissertations. I teach blogging and social media classes at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and blog weekly at Writerland.com and biweekly at SheWrites.com.
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  • UCLA
  • Mills College
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