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Giovanni Crisan
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Your Story Deserves to be Boarded
If you've ever read Shakespeare's Othello you probably know that the titular character kills his beloved Desdemona by smothering her with a pillow. She then laments with her final line, "Nobody; I myself. Farewell: Commend me to my kind lord: O, farewell!...

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Don't Be Easy
Killer on the Noose is on the Loose This week I received two alerts from Google (if you don't know how to set this up, email me) to notify me that one of my books, Killer on the Noose , was available on two different websites for free. Well, one of these we...

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Views on Interviews
As authors we often have to make appearances and do interviews to get the word out about our work.  For many of us, this is a very nerve-racking thought, because we are usually recluse and timid; but it doesn't have to be that way. One of the best confidenc...

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Always start at smile.amazon.com!

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Show AND Tell
When I was in school, and when I was a beginning writer, nobody ever hesitated to offer up the #1 advice for fiction writers: "show, don't tell." I recently heard a radio ad for a cruise line - and it's obvious that they took this advice to heart.  As a res...

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Before or After?
I recently applied for work as an editor at a company and they gave me a grammar test that I had to pass before I could get hired.  When I looked at the questions, though, I knew why they were in need of an editor.  This was the question (and the answer cho...

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The Most Important Tool For Writers
There is one tool that writers must employ to be successful.  I am not going to waste any time embellishing this: the single most important tool for any writer is ORGANIZATION.  Whether you're writing a book, novel, story, poem, article, sending agent queri...

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"Thats all, Folk's" - Possessives, Plurals, and Pronouns
Ah, the problem of possessives, plurals, and pronouns.  Many people, including teachers, writers, and marketing professionals, find the use of apostrophes with possessives, plurals, and pronouns to be very confusing.  So I'm going to outline it very simply ...
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