Monthly Archives: August 2016

Working on Another Book Proposal

I’m working on a nonfiction book proposal. At this point I am writing a sample chapter and making good progress.  To stand a good chance of getting the book accepted by a university press, however, I’ll have to find a … Continue reading

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The Odd World of Kessinger Publishing

NB: Update – April 28, 2020 New information from the Better Business Bureau’s website. An actual phone number for Kessinger. And a street address which is just a United States Post Office. And, unfortunately, despite the outrage some feel against … Continue reading

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The Rest of The Year

How have you been? I’ve been sick a week with a yet unidentified non-infectious virus. No writing done but lots of thoughts on same. As I struggle to get back to the keyboard, this timeline presents itself: August 25, 2016: Submit anthology … Continue reading

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That

“That” is a deadening word used too often. Here are before and after examples from a single article on Twitter. I think my corrections work. What do you think? Twitter is taking another step forward in ensuring that its service … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on The UC Berkeley Extension Creative Nonfiction Workshop

I’ve completed the workshop. A new session begins soon. The workshop (internal link) was enjoyable and I stretched myself as a writer. I’d recommend it to any writer, especially those writing personal essays or memoirs. It is to those two things … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

I’m off tomorrow to visit friends in the Sacramento area. As well as to do research for my book proposal. I’m going to visit a new building belonging to the California State Library (external link) and I’m excited to see it. It … Continue reading

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My 200th Post- Celebrating With Poetry

  To celebrate my 200th post I am foregoing writing duties and bringing in someone else to entertain you. This is Kipling’s “The Explorer.” Long and brilliant and a gift from God. The Explorer — 1898 There’s no sense in going … Continue reading

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Developing A Table of Contents

I’m having trouble working up a T.O.C. for my book proposal. (internal link) The reporter I’m writing about penned pieces on countless topics over fifty years. Everything from  marriage to sending free books to Nikita Khrushchev. How should one organize such a … Continue reading

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