Is Branding Important?

Apparently, it is. I went to a St. Louis Writer's Guild workshop over the weekend that explained "branding." Then today, I read an article in this month's The Writer magazine that having a busy social networking "platform" helps to sell a book to a publisher.

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Teenage Wasteland

Sometimes online, I’ll come across tributes to the shopping malls of days gone by. Although we may have mocked them once we cast them away for greener pastures like college campuses, my generation’s experience has been regretfully lost: the leg warmers and frosted hairdos of teenaged girls, the popped collars and giant moon-boot sneakers of... Continue Reading →

What Junkie is This?

As I was straightening out our class shelf of novels today, I browsed through the recent donations.  I make my college reading students actually read books because it's important, so much so that I keep a bookcase of donated books handy from which they can take a volume or three.  Teachers and community book-lovers are... Continue Reading →

Fabulous Poetry Reading 4/26/13

To celebrate poetry month, I'm emerging to read in public, and I'm sharing the spotlight with Chris Parr, Amanda Wynn, and Matt Freeman.  It should be a provocative and entertaining collection of poetry (and people)!  Please join us on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Webster Groves Public Library.  Readings begin at 7.  Socializing is... Continue Reading →

Autumn Renewal

This weather is amazing!  Late August heat simply bums me out, but this I can handle.  I feel as though I recently climbed over a mountain and now I'm on an easy coast through a lovely valley.  Wonderful new job, financial optimism, the end of my brother's suffering... life is filled with promise.  And today... Continue Reading →

Happy Independence Day!

I'm sure getting old -- all this yard work has me sore from head to toe!  It's worth it, though, to entertain on the 4th of July. If you're wondering whether I've been writing, let me answer you as succinctly as I can: NO.  But I've surely been gardening, and my tribal fusion dance class... Continue Reading →

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