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Changing the Face of Crime Fiction: 6 Writers of Color on Writing Mysteries, Crime Novels and Thrillers

In a genre that has historically lacked diversity, six writers of color discuss overcoming the challenge of breaking in and the current climate for crime, mystery and thriller fiction. “It can be lonely. … And there have been times when...

Drawings, Emojis, and Passwords – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where Santa is about to visit my daughters, again. We spent actual Christmas day traveling back from Florida where we visited grandma and uncles. So this morning my girls are having a second visit from Santa. (Santa&...

How to Calendarize Your Book Marketing Approach

Whether you’re traditionally or self-published marketing your book, is difficult. Here’s what I know for sure, as Oprah says. You have to start promoting your book as early as possible, and you can’t stop after it’s published. How d...

2018 Year in Review: Inside the Publishing Industry

Explore Jane Friedman’s 2018 Year in Review—her take on the latest trends and shakeups in the book and magazine realm, and what those mean for writers in the coming year. Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr on Unsplash For better or worse,...

Best of 2018 – Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features

This week is a vacation week for the vast majority of readers of this blog. As I do at this time every year, I’m going to republish some of the most popular post of 2018. Here’s one from January. Google Docs has a lot of feature...

Pins, Maps, and Grids – The Week in Review

Good morning from Florida where we’re visiting family for Christmas. Flying with two toddlers was a “fun” new experience. A couple of fun iPad apps, a pair of toddler headphones, and lots of snacks made the experience go r...

Trash, Math, and Expeditions – The Week in Review

Good evening from Maine where it was a balmy 43F today. It was a perfect day for a hike in western Maine. There’s something about the fresh air that invigorates my body and mind. A walk in the woods almost always inspires new blog pos...

5 Tough Tips for Surviving (and Triumphing Over) Really Rotten Book Reviews

Negative reviews of your work can cut deep. Author Pamela Jane offers five proactive measures you can take to stay strong and move forward when dealing with bad book reviews. You know the feeling—the shock, the shattering pain, the sick s...

Gradebooks, Flipgrid, and Voicepods – The Week in Review

Good morning from chilly Paris Hill, Maine where it’s a crisp 7F as write this. In the category of “things I never did before having kids” today we’re going to look at a big Christmas tree display and to see Santa. I...

A Gradebook, Art, and VR – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where this morning we’re going to get a Christmas tree from a friend’s tree farm. A few years ago this is not something that I would get excited about, but having kids has changed my perspective on so man...

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