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Joni Rodgers
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NYT bestselling author, ghostwriter, founder of Stella Link
NYT bestselling author, ghostwriter, founder of Stella Link

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I've made pretty much the same five resolutions every New Year's Eve for the past four decades, so I've decided to exit 2016, one of the most craptastic years on record, by updating a popular 2012 post in which I resolved to remain unresolved. I'm launching...

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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." Go with God, Elie Wiesel


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#BEA16 BookExpo 2016 in Chicago: The Good, the Bad, and the Game Changers
Home from BookExpo, ready to put my feet up and start reading. But first, the debrief. THE GOOD Jerusha started working as my assistant on ghost projects back in high school, then started a freelance editing firm to fund her global adventures Plot Whisperin...

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#TheStruggleIsReal Why I’m Not Mad That You Didn’t Hire Me (Freelance editor Jerusha Rodgers on a millennial dilemma)
Today we hear from Jerusha Rodgers (aka "The Plot Whisperer") of Rabid Badger Editing  in a post prompted by a conversation about agism in publishing, which I see from the perspective of a, um...let's say "experienced" author/book doctor in my 50s and she s...

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My Facebook-free summer begins today. And I LIKE it.
A while back I adopted a small policy that triggered big change: "Facebook only while standing." That simple step made me suddenly mindful of the way I'd been unconsciously getting on FB at my desk, in the car, as I lay in bed or sat at the table in a resta...

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"We will need writers who can remember freedom." Please be still for 6 min and listen to Ursula K LeGuin on the art and biz of writing
Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014: "The profit motive often is in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its...

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Post your pups on Whatever and Scalzi will donate $$ for speculative fiction diversity
Post a photo of your happy dog or puppy on John Scalzi's Whatever blog before midnight tonight! He's donating a dollar per dog (up to $1000) to Con or Bust ,a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production...

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The Art of Upscale Downsizing: 3 simple rules that make me love my new workspace
Last weekend, the Griz and I moved into our new quasi-retirement digs (read Aging Hippie Lakeside Love Grotto), between thunderstorms and flash flood warnings. As water continued to rise just a few hundred yards from our new place, the complex management se...

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Leading Irish Indie Author Orna Ross announces Secret Rose: unique crowdfunded tribute for #Yeats2015
So excited to be traveling to Sligo, Ireland this summer to help celebrate the publication of WB Yeats short stories, The Secret Rose , and Orna Ross’s novel, Her Secret Rose , in a special edition replica of Yeats 1897 publication, which is being created w...

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#BookClubBesties Part Swan, Part Goose is out in paperback!
Swoosie Kurtz's memoir Part Swan, Part Goose  is out in paperback this week, and I'm lobbying book clubs to read it. We Baby Boomers need to talk about how we relate to our aging parents, and Swoosie did that with huge heart, soul and wit in this book, cand...
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