Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Tee Thompsom, The Tee Thompson Agency/Tea Time Events

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 07:33 PM PDT

Tee Thompson owner of Tea Time Events and the Tee Thompson Agency considers herself to be a community leader and an advocate for women who are seeking self-sufficiency through business ownership. Thompson started Tea Time Events approximately 18 yrs ago after being involved with several community initiatives sponsored through her then employer the Ford Motor [...]

Publishing Industry Terms and Contracts: Some Resources, and Some Advice

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 07:19 PM PDT

Like many other things to do with publishing, there's no one definitive source for this kind of information–you have to pull it together from multiple locations. Below are some resources that I've picked up in my travels around the Internet. (Always, always vet the source for information like this. Make sure that the individual or [...]

Creating A Compelling Narrative Voice

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 07:18 PM PDT

How does an author of memoir or personal narrative transform a naked self into a compelling voice that tells a story readers can't put down? This question arises frequently in my work as a developmental editor. One of best books on this technique is The Situation and the Story: the Art of Personal Narrative by [...]

Patient Sues Doctor, Claims He Used Her In A Book

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 07:15 PM PDT

A woman claims in court that a doctor who treated her for drug addiction invaded her privacy by using "her most private, embarrassing, and traumatizing memories in order to surreptitiously obtain material for the book … 'The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year.'" Gabrielle Lisnoff sued Dr. Michael Stein in Federal Court. Stein's book [...]

Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 07:08 PM PDT

Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office. He's just flown back from Austin's SXSW interactive festival, and a redesign of his website is two days away. It's all a little overwhelming. But at this [...]

25 Things Writers Should Know About Rejection

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 06:56 PM PDT

If you're a writer, a writer who writes, a writer who puts her work out there, you're going to face rejection. It's like saying, "Eventually you're going to have to fistfight a bear," except here it's not one bear but a countless parade of bears, from Kodiaks to Koalas, all ready to go toe-to-toe with [...]

Are e-books changing the structure of plots?

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 06:51 PM PDT

The emergence of search engine optimization (SEO) significantly changed the way that web content is created. Will the digitization of e-books, and the offering of free sample chapters, change the way that books are plotted and written? This is the question asked by Alan Jacobs in an article on The Atlantic. And he finds that [...]

Authors Guild op-ed: DoJ antitrust suit against publishers would help Amazon monopoly

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 06:42 PM PDT

Scott Turow, president of the Authors Guild, has written an op ed for Bloomberg in which he reiterates a number of the same points of view concerning a DoJ investigation of publisher price collusion that have been posted to the Authors Guild blog in recent weeks. Turow is concerned that if the government rolls back [...]

DC-NABJ/AFTRA Housewarming Party for NSO

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 06:35 PM PDT

Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:30pm until 10:30pm Get in the Game with DC-NABJ & AFTRA Plus Help a Homeless Neighbor! Saturday, March 31, 2012 ‐ 5:30 pm ‐ 10:30 pm Farmington Hills Manor 23666 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 RSVP by Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to DETROITNABJ@AOL.COM Get in the Game with the [...]

Free Verse Fridays!: Open Mic with a Purpose

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 06:10 PM PDT

Join us at the inaugural event for this Open Mic series at Thistle Coffee House. Every fifth Friday in 2012, we will celebrate poetry and music and raise needed resources to support literacy efforts. Free Verse Fridays! on March 30 will feature Poet Andrea Daniel w/a special opening performance by Dimonique Boyd and Rickie Gavin. [...]
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