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Should You Come Out (as a writer) at Work?

It’s happened again. This morning, my Google Alert told me that my name had been mentioned somewhere out there in the cyber galaxy. Was it a glowing online review? Some writer blogger mentioning or  (or damning–who knows?) my book for … Continue reading

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Project Management for Busy Writers

Chicago-area writer Clare O’Donohue has published six novels, while also working  as a  freelance TV producer.   Her most recent book, LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, was released earlier this month.  LWP is the second in O’Donohue’s Kate Conway mystery series.  Clare is also … Continue reading

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An Interview with Erika Dreifus, Author, Editor and Reviewer

Today I’m delighted to welcome Erika Dreifus, a New York City author whose recent short story collection, Quiet Americans  (Last Light Studio),  is a 2012 Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding Jewish literature.  Erika lives in New York City, where she … Continue reading

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Writing Mystery Fiction with Edith Maxwell

Is there a perfect place in which to set your  mystery novels?  If so, Ipswich, Massachusetts has got to be in the top five of  fictional locations.  Ipswich has historic homes. It’s got salt marshes. It’s got the best beach in greater Boston. Oh, and for … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Love Potion # 5

Look who’s dropped on by! It’s T.J. Alexian, who is one of the working authors interviewed in “Writer with a Day Job.”  T.J.  (a pen name) works full time in Public Relations and is the author of three novels. He’s the father of … Continue reading

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Our Just Desserts (Psst! No Calories)

  When I published “Writer with a Day Job” (Writers Digest Books, 2011), I hoped that it would instigate us day-job writers to get chatting and sharing our strategies for balancing work with writing. Or I thought that some readers might comment on the book’s tutorials … Continue reading

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Writer with a Day Job – Welcome

Creative Writing: You want the Side Salad with That? I got the idea for the book,  “Writer with a Day Job” while sitting outside my office building.  This was the corporate building (I have since switched jobs) where I made my living, to … Continue reading

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