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

In putting together my book proposal I’ve come across some strange offerings from Kessinger Publishing. They’re a reprint service that charges fantastic prices compared to ordinary used books. A used copy of the 1953 Postcards from Delaplane, for example, will run … 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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