Writers’ Roundup: November 25

November 25, 2011

Hope you enjoyed your turkey (or tofurkey) day! Great reads for the weekend: Writer Torre DeRoche shares her secrets to getting published and explores whether being a woman is an advantage in the publishing process. Learn how to tackle the challenges of bootstraping your business while working your day job, at Great piece from […]

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Writers' Roundup: June 4

June 3, 2010

As much as I love you all, it was nice to get away from the blog and Twitter and the noise of the Internet during my trip to Amsterdam. But now I’m back, knee-deep in my Google Reader and Twitter links to bring you my favorites. Chris Brogan says Your Blog is Not Your Job. […]

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Why bloggers should consider audience

January 11, 2010

You know what irks me? It’s been a year since I posted on my travel blog, and it still gets more hits than this writing blog. Okay, not quite a year. Since January, I’ve posted twice on Inkslinging in Africa — once in March and again in May. But I’m working hard to increase readership […]

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Lessons from Julie & Julia

December 10, 2009

Just saw the movie, Julie & Julia. Several friends had recommended it to me, in part because Julie’s blog became a book — exactly the feat I’m trying to pull off. What’d I learn from it? Julie’s blog was successful largely because she put her soul into it. She wasn’t just writing about recipes, she […]

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How to turn your blog into a book

October 26, 2009

The movie Julie & Julia started out a blog, then became a book (and finally, a film). It’s the most well-known example of a story that went from blog to book. But that tale — which, ironically, is partly about a frustrated writer — isn’t the only one. An increasing number of blogs are being […]

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Writers' Roundup

July 31, 2009

I haven’t given my book enough attention this week. In between struggling with Chapter One, I’ve been working on a few freelance pieces since, well, they pay the bills and right now the book doesn’t. I’ve got this great travel piece about Madagascar’s parks, a how-to-go-there-yourself article I began writing months ago and am finally […]

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