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Hating Sansa Stark (and Not for Her Femininity)

By on Apr 27, 2015 in All, Books, Writing, Publishing, Culture, Feminism, Movies and TV, Writers, Writing |

Readers hate Sansa Stark and feminists argue that Sansa is a strong character, hiding behind her feminine whiles. Here’s why they’re both wrong.

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By on Apr 18, 2015 in Books, Writing, Publishing, Writers, Writing |

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By on Jan 15, 2015 in All, Book Review, Books, Writing, Publishing, Writers, Writing | 1 comment

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Writing Quote From Barbara Taylor Bradford

By on May 7, 2014 in Books, Writing, Publishing, Writers, Writing |

Found this gem of a writing quote in Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson. I’ve not read any stories by Barbara Taylor Bradford but I’ve experienced the truth of this writing advice. If your character’s development isn’t driving the plot, there’s something missing in your story.

Reverse Word Count

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Books, Writing, Publishing, Writing | 4 comments

Writers have this thing to kick ourselves in the pants where we keep track of our daily word count, and sometimes  publicly share them as a sort of competitive brag.  The writing software I use even has daily word count goals. These are of little use to me as the novel I’ve been writing for way too long has inched into 180,000 word territory.  If you’re not a word-counter yourself, rest assured, understand that that’s about 80,000 words too many. I’d come to accept that there was no way a publisher would ever consider such a monstrous book, and that I’d have to put it in a drawer or self-publish. It definitely put a damper on my desire to finish the thing. Meanwhile, as a person who works in publishing, I’ve been building up a slush pile of my own.  I’ve found I’m more likely to finish reading shorter manuscripts, and therefore those are...

Sneak a Listen at 826 Valencia Benefit Album Tracklist

By on Nov 27, 2013 in Bay Area, Books, Writing, Publishing, Culture, Gotta Hear This Music, Playlists, Publishing:, San Francisco, Writers, Writing | 1 comment

Check out some songs from the forthcoming 826 Valencia benefit album.