Month: June 2011

A Fond Farewell to the Dame

Well, kids, that’s it for Agatha Christie. I hope that you found something interesting to use for your own work from this bestsellingest of authors. Stuff that I’ll take away: 1. You don’t have to be all organized in your notebooks. I know that seems like a really silly thing to take away, but I…

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Tuesday Post of Accountability!

Okay, so I’ve decided to add in this as a new blog feature. I’ve been doing Random Posts of Accountability…but I realized that I only posted those when I had done something. (Was I gonna post about doing nothing? Don’t think so.) Now, every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress…

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Those Little Bits of Insight

“‘I was thinking,’ I said, ‘that when my time comes, I should be sorry if the only plea I had to offer was that of justice. Because it might mean that only justice would be meted out to me.'”~The Vicar Leonard Clement in Murder at the Vicarage, discussing the necessity of mercy when considering a…

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An Opinion Piece

A recent post, and the comments that followed, on Nathan Bransford’s blog reminded me of an article by David Ropeik that I’d also recently come across via The Huffington Post regarding the professionality (is that even a word?) of today’s book reviewing culture. Basically, book reviews have turned into something that Just Anyone Can Do. GASP! Being an active member of…

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