Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sunday Style: Query Letters and Book Jackets

At the Bob Mayer workshop I attended on Tuesday, he suggested treating a query letter for one’s book as though it were the content for the book jacket. Inside front cover: that’s your one sentence that says it all about … Continue reading

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Guest Post at A.K.A. Writer

Readers of Motherlogue will remember my Q&A with freelance writer, Jesaka Long. I was recently honored when Jesaka asked me to submit a guest post for her blog on the topic of balancing motherhood, full-time work and a passion for … Continue reading

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Read my guest post: Outside In

In October, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sara Backer, author of American Fuji. On her blog, Sara is now featuring guest posts from readers who have experiences to share about Japan. I’m thrilled to be the featured post this … Continue reading

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Good Health

This week in Christina Katz’s e-zine, The Prosperous Writer, she talked about the importance of good health. Boy, does that speak to me right now. Not just because we’ve had a round of a stomach virus in our house (current … Continue reading

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Six Words

Thanks to Lisa Romeo, I was introduced to a blog called First Line: Random Writing Exercises. This post, about a short story Hemingway wrote in six words, is right up my alley tonight. It’s the perfect thing to make me … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Beginnings

I’ve been following agent Mary Kole’s blog, Kidlit. Her focus is on children’s literature and at Kidlit, she offers tips, insight and even contests related to the craft of writing for children and young adults. Recently she had a contest … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Christina Katz on Platform Resolutions

We are three months into 2010, but I believe it’s never too late for resolutions! So, I thought I’d share these thoughts on platform resolutions from Christina Katz. I’m a believer in reading what you need to read, when you … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Central Idea

I signed up for a five-week FREE series of workshops at the Bellevue Library with local author, Bob Mayer. The first session was on Tuesday and covered the original idea for a piece of writing. (Bob focuses on fiction, but … Continue reading

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Parenting from the Sidelines

Our older son starts T-Ball this month. It will be his first experience on an organized sports team. He’s taken tennis lessons and he loves being active — riding his bike, running, throwing balls — but he’s never been part … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Christina Katz on Habits That Pay Off

With tax season upon us, money (or lack thereof) may be on your mind. Read on for some great tips from The Writer Mama, Christina Katz. Prospering in the Gig Economy: Simple Habits for Writers That Pay Off Quickly By … Continue reading

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