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Querying is Like Hell, Except Your Friends Aren’t There, Part I

In February of 2013, I rejoiced to type “The End” on the manuscript I’d been writing on and off for over twenty years. I spent the next two months editing, proofreading, and preparing the manuscript for the querying ordeal. Querying, … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Books to Free. We Need Them to be Brilliant.

When I’m meeting people for the first time, some of them want to confess: “Bless me, Librarian, for I have sinned. It has been four years since I last read a book.” People tell me this sheepishly (and quite unbidden. … Continue reading

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In Which Our Naive Heroine Reconsiders the Definition of the Word “Publish”

Or, Going Meta Rather Early in the Game Yesterday, I put an essay on this blog called, “I Can’t Believe You’re Throwing Out Books!” I posted a link to it on Facebook. A librarian friend shared it with his colleagues … Continue reading

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