Friday Fun

I’m off to teach at a writers’ conference, so I thought I’d leave you with some inspiration for the weekend. If this whole “getting published” thing doesn’t work out, you could always get a job writing instructions on the packages of commonly used products. Just think, you could be responsible for gems like this! On…
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Friday Fun: Agents & Writers

Next to the defeated politician, the writer is the most vocal and inventive griper on earth. He sees hardship and unfairness wherever he looks. His agent doesn’t love him (enough). The blank sheet of paper is an enemy. The publisher is a cheapskate. The critic is a philistine. The public doesn’t understand him. His wife…
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A Little Fun for the Holiday

1. A day without sunshine is like night. 2. On the other hand, you have different fingers. 3. Forty-seven percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. 4. Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. 5. Remember, half the people you know are below average. 6. He who laughs last,…
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Colorado Humor for a Friday

Most of you know that I live and work in beautiful Colorado. In honor of our state’s early slide into winter this week (big snowstorm), I thought I’d share some Rocky Mountain humor with you. Enjoy! First, a winter statistic: 98% of Americans say “oh sh*t” before going off an icy road into a ditch.…
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Let’s Lighten Things Up!

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell. She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.…
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I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.