Enthusiasm for Young Adult Literature

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 30 day blog challenge – day 13 While the world of books is changing, one thing is for sure. The young adult genre is growing. In 2012, sales of YA books had jumped 150 percent. Studies also show that 55% Continue reading Enthusiasm for Young Adult Literature

Thoughts on Self-Publishing: Where Do You Stand?

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30 day blog challenge – day 11 I have been more and more interested in the idea of self-publishing lately. After reading about the woman making 30k a month off of her Bigfoot porn novels, I thought, “well, if she’s Continue reading Thoughts on Self-Publishing: Where Do You Stand?

Four Ways an English Degree Will Help You In Any Job

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30 day blog challenge – day 9 I’ve been hearing a lot of negativity lately about the BA in English. (Okay, I’ve said a lot of negative things about my own degree in the past, too!) People say the BA Continue reading Four Ways an English Degree Will Help You In Any Job

To Self-Promote or Not To Self-Promote? Marketing Tips For Writers and Artists

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30 day blog challenge – day 8 There is a debate about how much time artists should spend blogging, tweeting, marketing, and otherwise promoting themselves and connecting with fans/followers/friends. Some people who are in the know have the opinion that Continue reading To Self-Promote or Not To Self-Promote? Marketing Tips For Writers and Artists

Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer

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30 day blog challenge – day 4 Last night, I went to see Sue Monk Kidd discuss her new novel, The Invention of Wings, at an event from Georgia Center for the Book. This was part of my New Year’s Continue reading Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer

Go Experience Some ART!

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30 day blog challenge – day 3 I was listening to my friend, singer/songwriter, Juliana Finch, on this awesome podcast (“Making a Living as a Creative“) yesterday, and she was talking about how important it is for artists to get Continue reading Go Experience Some ART!

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1 – Re-connecting With Music

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I like the idea of the 30-day whatever challenge. Remember those 30-day music challenges that were going around a few years ago on Facebook? Every day you had to post a song. Then there’s the 30-day poetry challenge, which I Continue reading 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1 – Re-connecting With Music