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Inspiration & Writing Wisdom from SARK

July 25, 2009

OMG, that’s me with the wild and succulent woman herself, SARK! This afternoon, I joined about 70 other creative souls in a packed room at the Hayward Library to participate in SARK’s Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper workshop.  What a treat to meet SARK in-person and experience her vibrant creative energy and warm spirit.  She had […]

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A String of Serendipitous Events

July 2, 2009

These past couple of weeks have been filled with serendipitous events.  I love when that happens.  As @peacemeals shared with me on Twitter, “It’s how the universe talks to us.” Well, the universe has been sending me lots of messages that I’m on my path and in my flow.  The other week, just a I […]

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Galleys Galore – Book Expo Recap

June 4, 2009

Last week I was in New York for Book Expo America, the largest trade show of the publishing industry.  For this first-time conference attendee and aspiring author, the show was overwhelming but also quite educational and inspirational.  I learned about and met various publishers and got a better sense of what goes on in the […]

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AEDM Day 19: Book Sell Sheet Part II

November 19, 2008

So, I kept the commitment that I made in yesterday’s post to spend the afternoon today doing work related to the book.  I printed out drafts, organized my book binder and did some writing.  I also did the second side of the future book sell sheet.  I based it on the format of the other […]

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AEDM Day 18: Book Sell Sheet Part I

November 18, 2008

We just had our Ladies Who Launch Oakland member meeting tonight.  I invited bestselling author and publishing expert Jennifer Basye Sander to give us insider tips on how to get published.  Writing and publishing seem to be in the air.  On Thursday, I’ll be participating in a call “Ask the Author: Writing/Coaching” through the Creative […]

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AEDM Day 6: Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper

November 6, 2008

I never write in my books.  I love pristine pages, tight spines and the smell of a new book.  The thought of dog-earring a page or making notes in the margin makes me shudder. That being said, SARK’s book “Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper” just beckoned for bright markers to dance all over it.  So, I […]

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