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    Interview with Leanna Harrow, Author of the Maggie West Series.
    Leanna has authored many novels in her career, and today she will join us and talk about her new book in the series: Maggie's Misery, due to be published in November 2013.Leanna:What can you tell us about this latest book in your series, and...
  • California Writers Club of Long Beach
    Long Beach Chapter Is Member of The Oldest Writers Group in California
    California Writers Club of Long Beach is one of 19 chapters in state’s oldest club for writers. In 1909, famed author Jack London and fellow writers in Northern California formed a group that became the California Writers Club.This is not a...
  • Which way to go?
    Choosing how to publish
    When today's authors finish their first book they have exciting choices to make. The publishing world offers more and better options for writers than ever before. What does an author need to decide?Is being accepted by a publisher important?...
  • NaNoWriMo
    NaNoWriMo begins!
    If you've never heard of NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's a personal contest to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days - the month of November. I had always been interested in this idea. So, November of last...
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    Book release ideas
    In this exciting new era of digital publishing, it's easier than ever for an author to publish their work. This makes it possible for many people to realize a dream that they might not otherwise have accomplished.It's a mistake, however,...
  • Create a WordPress blog in 12 minutes
    Publish your first WordPress blog: 12 steps in 12 minutes
    So you’ve been itching to post and maintain your own blog for some time, but just haven’t been able to bring yourself to the task for one reason or another. If you can endure 12 minutes your wait is over! Let’s get started...
  • Neil Armstrong: Inspiration for thousands of books
    Neil Armstrong: Inspiration for thousands of books
    Today marks a sad day in World history. We have lost a man who will forever live in infamy. Neil Armstrong’s pinnacle first step for mankind on the dirt of the moon spurred a fervent addiction to all things intergalactic in the literary...
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    Books keep on slipping into the future
    The crazy industry of fresh smelling pages and covers warming to the temperature of your hand is perched on the cliff of drastic change. In a matter of years the difference in books stores in any local town in America is night and day.For instance...
  • Printing the book body; perfect binder preparation
    Printing the book body; perfect binder preparation
    Book body printing; paper, ink, actionWhen the editing frustration is complete, the book body is ready to print.You have already picked your paper color (white, natural or specialty). Now is the time to research details. The ones you will need to...
  • Book cover creation; more than meets the eye
    Book cover creation; more than meets the eye
    The eye buys. So cliché but it is true. The adage, “don’t’ judge a book by it’s cover” is unfortunately what most every reader does.The cover is critical. It is the first (and most of the time only) point of contact...
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    Writing travel haiku (and what to do with them)
    If you’ve ever tried to keep a travel journal, but had trouble finding the time and energy to keep it up when you’re on the road, try writing haiku to capture your thoughts and feelings. Haiku are quick and easy to write, and they can...
  • Telltale Games Signs Xbox 360 Deal
    Telltale Games Signs Xbox 360 Deal
    Telltalte Games announced today their Publishing Licensor Agreement with Microsoft for getting their games on to the Xbox 360. They have yet to announce which games will release and when as well as any further details to the agreement. However...
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    Western Oklahoma Writers will not meet in February
    The Western Oklahoma Writers will not meet this Thursday. The group normally meets the first Thursday of each month but will forego the February gathering due to poor attendance at the previous two meetings and the inclement weather.The group...
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    Easily create an e-book and ScreenTweet more of your expertise
    Social networking communities thrive on sharing and collaborating. If you follow the experts in your area of interest, you probably have benefited immensely. Are you looking for a way to share information that will help those who follow you? Use a...
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    The Debate Over Birthright Citzenship Acts
    Although the Birthright Citizenship Acts have recently been buzzworthy, the idea of revoking birthright citizenship isn't new. There have been The Citizenship Reform Act of 2005, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007, and Birthright Citizenship...