Category Archives: Writing

Thoughts on the mechanics of writing and publishing

Book Trailer III: Music

Today I received an email from Virgin Classics EMI granting me permission to use about 44 seconds of a recording they had made of Brahms’ 1st Symphony as performed by the Houston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.  … Continue reading

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Now Showing: “Book Trailers”

For those of us who are fortunate/unfortunate enough to be self-publishing, figuring out the marketing can be a real challenge.  I feel like I don’t have time to write anymore, what with press releases, email notices, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, group … Continue reading

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Blogging for money–a boon or a trap?

Due to the economy and the need to generate money quickly, I turned to blogging for money by writing regularly on green business matters in the Portland area. The problem with this sort of sideline is that is pays very … Continue reading

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Writers’ conferences

I just returned from a three day marathon of pitching, networking and attending workshops at the Willamette Writers annual conference. The pitches were moderately successful even though I had to pitch from the seat of my pants because the agents … Continue reading

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Time Managment and Researching Finance Stories

… remembering to post a blog on a regular basis is difficult … Continue reading

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Researching the Auto Industry

In researching a short article on the ability of the U. S. auto industry to remake themselves into viable participants in the global industry, I came across hints that some connections may exist between high officials that served in the … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Internet

For a writer the ability to ferret out information on almost any topic with just a few clicks on the keyboard is invaluable, but it comes at a terrible price. At least it does for those of us who are … Continue reading

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