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Posts made in March, 2013

Making Promotional Bookmarks–from Postcards!– on VistaPrint

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making Promotional Bookmarks–from Postcards!– on VistaPrint

[Note: I’m currently away from my laptop, taking a class trip around the country of Ghana. I’ve scheduled this post to keep my blog active, and hope the information may be helpful to fellow writers thinking of using bookmarks to promote their work.] Before visiting WisCon last year, I printed a set of 400 bookmarks to distribute promoting my work (including my ebook Aqua Vitae). The bookmarks were designed by a friend, the multitalented Matthew Luckow, and printed using...

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Farewell, I’m off to Ghana!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tomorrow morning I meet with the rest of my class for a last-minute orientation and packing of certain supplies, and then in the afternoon we head to Baltimore Washington International Airport, from there to JFK in New York, and from thence to Accra, where we’ll arrive early Thursday. Making this my last blog post for some time. I hasten to point out that they do have internet access in Ghana. The country as a whole is completely into the 21st century, and they have more cell phones than...

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Heads-up to my email contacts

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This morning I logged into my Yahoo! account to see 45 autoreplies and failure notices…for emails I hadn’t sent. Yes, I’ve been hacked. I think I recognize the particular method of hacking, as I’ve been receiving those spam email messages (titled, as it happens “message” in the subject bar) for a week or so now from another friend’s account. I thought I’d taken care to avoid clicking anything inside them, but, well. I’ve changed my password...

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Spring Break

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spring Break

I’ve returned home to Wisconsin for one last visit with my family and to get ready for the trip to Ghana! My mother and I spent yesterday running errands and picking up supplies. The above isn’t everything we’ve got, but it’s a good start. I’m especially pleased with the knee-length, flowing & cool, olive-colored skirt. It’s modest for any events and speakers we’ll be visiting in more conservative communities, but also rather pretty and it feels...

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Progress Update and How To Write A Lot

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the sweetest perks of my internship is waivers for classes at the Writers Center of Bethesda. Today I attended the evocatively titled “How to Write A Lot”. The gist of the advice was simple–set deadlines, outline first, do not revise or reread on your first draft, write every day, keep your fingers moving (no staring blankly at an equally blank page or screen)–and there were some nifty tips I hadn’t heard before, like using Pavlovian conditioning to make...

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