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Amanda Surowitz
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Writer, editor, artist, tea and coffee addict, nice person, source of snarkiness.
Writer, editor, artist, tea and coffee addict, nice person, source of snarkiness.

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Social Media for Business: Bios on the Big 3 Platforms

When you join a company’s social media team, you might think you have a free pass to skip some of the things a coworker or predecessor has set up—like profile and cover images, bio sections, and business contact information. They did the hard part of…
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At first glance, Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing may give the impression of a quick and easy read. It may even seem overambitious to propose a melding of two historic tragedies that are often glossed over—the Radium Girls of Newark, NJ,…
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Last week, when a coworker asked me about how I check my work email at home, she was surprised to hear me say that I don’t check it at home. “Oh, you mean you can’t get to your email unless you’re using your work computer?” she asked with a slightly…
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June has, so far, been full of playing catch-up after a really big change: I moved. It’s a fantastic move that makes me happy and happens to also save me money. While the packing and the still ongoing unpacking have kept me too busy to write or even read…
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Earlier this year, indie author S.L. Baron brought us a new vampire romance to delight in. For those tired of the “forbidden” relationships between mortals and immortals, Vanilla Blood: A Novella is a refreshing dive straight into the indulgence of desire…
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By this point, I’ve gone to a few different conferences and conventions along the east coast. I’ve been to a tiny anime convention in Virginia Beach and I’ve been to New York Comic Con (in costume both times). I have attended a single-day journalism…
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While tearing through my closet on a great spring cleaning purge, I came across a legal pad. Unsurprisingly, it was from the college days. I flipped through just in case there was anything I might want to type into a more legible format and save. Between…
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Of the many reasons that contributed to the last-minute decision to attend the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA, getting the chance to meet Bill Blume was the most exciting. For the longest time, I didn’t realize there was any kind of writing…
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One of my favorite seminars at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference given by Dr. Scott T. Allison, a professor of psychology at the University of Richmond who has published extensively on heroism and leadership. I wondered if his talk, “The Villain’s…
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Lani Sarem appeared at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA over the weekend. I discovered the conference via the social media anger at 1) Sarem speaking at any writing conference at all; 2) the continued reference to Sarem as a best-selling…
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