Out of Order

Posted by mcm0704 on October 31, 2013 |

Well, that title could mean several things, as in “not working” or “speaking out of turn” or “not in the right order.” I choose the latter, as in the fact that I am posting on Thursday and not on Friday. Since today is Halloween, I thought it appropriate to acknowledge the day. Some of us […]

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Excuse Me, Mr. Writer

Posted by mcm0704 on October 30, 2013 |

Please grab a latte from the coffee bar and join me in visiting with Terry Nelson, today’s Wednesday’s Guest, as he is taken to the mat by one of the characters in his book, Loonies in Hollywood. I must say, I enjoyed meeting Clancy in the story, and she is just as charming here.  While […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on October 28, 2013 |

When I was taking a walk this morning, I started thinking about songs that celebrate Mondays. The tune, “Monday Monday” by The Mamas and The Papas started playing in my head and I couldn’t shake it. So I came into my office and found it on YouTube. Then I looked for some recordings of “Monday […]

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Book Review – Loonies in Hollywood by Terry Nelson

Posted by mcm0704 on October 27, 2013 |

Loonies In HollywoodTerry NelsonFile Size: 407 KBPrint Length: 224 pagesPublisher: Terry Nelson; 1 edition (August 11, 2013)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B00EHK4OJ2 Written in a classic noir style, Loonies in Hollywood is a fun romp through an era of Prohibition and the early years of film. Chester Koski, a writer for Famous-Players Lasky, […]

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Which Book Promotions Work Best?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 25, 2013 |

Last week I said I would report on the results of the free-book campaign I did for my mystery, Boxes For Beds, offering it free for 5 days via the Amazon KDP program. As Nick Stephenson  mentioned on his blog and I quoted last Monday, the jury is still out on what kind of positive long-term effect […]

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Pass The Salt

Posted by mcm0704 on October 23, 2013 |

Slim Randles and the gang down at the Mule Barn Think Tank are today’s Wednesday Guests. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of java and have a little fun. This is another of the delightful columns that are syndicated in hundreds of newspapers across the country and compiled into the book Home Country. Enjoy… […]

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Monday Morning Musings – Art and Creativity

Posted by mcm0704 on October 21, 2013 |

The weekend was really busy with an art fair on Saturday and a writers club meeting on Sunday. It has been a long time since I have been in a writers group that met face-to-face, and I had forgotten how good it was to be able to do that. Online groups are terrific. I have […]

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Book Review – The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord

Posted by mcm0704 on October 20, 2013 |

The Edwin Drood MurdersChristopher Lord Print Length: 199 pages Publisher: Harrison Thurman Books (September 22, 2013) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00FE1TLUU Available in paperback and as an e-book, this is a story filled with over-the-top characters, except for Simon Alistair, bookstore owner and main supporter of Dickens Junction, where people come […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 18, 2013 |

Another week has flown by, and I keep wondering where the time went. I remember when my grandmother told me how the days and weeks and months seem to shrink as you get older, I didn’t believe her. But then, I was just a 12-year-old girl. Days were endless to me then, and I was […]

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A Few Thoughts On Picking What Story To Tell

Posted by mcm0704 on October 16, 2013 |

Please welcome David Grace as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. His approach to choosing what to write about sort of fits mine. In this era of “branding” it is recommended that a writer stick to one genre and one market, but I find that difficult. Story ideas just come to me, and it is hard to ignore […]

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