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More Revising Examples

Before and after. The original sentences are just fine, partly making up an entertaining review of a colorful Mojave Desert town. No criticism intended. But these revisions should come to mind immediately on first read. Tighten, tighten, tighten. Many of … Continue reading

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Publish Your Own Newspaper?

We’ve all heard about print on demand books. But what about print on demand newspapers? It’s possible with Newspaperclub.com (external link). Your ideas or advertising gets printed on real newspaper presses. I am only starting to read about this retro … Continue reading

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Deceptively Simple Publicity Questions

My book is not due until August 1st, 2019. That’s one year, one month, eleven days, twenty-two hours, forty-eight minutes, and twenty-nine seconds away. (I checked.) Prior to today, starting two or three weeks ago, publicity efforts began by the … Continue reading

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Where Do Non-Fiction Writers Go to Pen Their Great American Novel?

I thought once I got my book contract (internal link) I’d be ushered into the world of midnight coffee shops and cafes, the province of creative types discussing Flaubert and Nietzsche. That hasn’t happened. Being Las Vegas, we do have … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at My Latest Article

I shouldn’t do this but it’s in the cause of promoting interest in the next issue of Outdoor California. (external link). They’re a publication that rivals Audubon in presentation and anyone interested in California wildlife should subscribe. I took the … Continue reading

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Reporting on Twitter – The Death of Journalism

Since when did covering Twitter amount to reporting? “Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a ‘tone deaf’ photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate … Continue reading

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Making Copy Move. If You Have The Time.

In my work I edit the writing of several people. I respect their efforts and acknowledge that they work under deadline pressure. In a similar vein, I find it amazing how good most daily newspaper writers are, considering they have … Continue reading

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