Monthly Archives: November 2010

"Too Close" and Ann Alexander

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Besides my own life as a writer, I do like to use this blog as a forum for conversations with other writers. I’m amassing a terrific list of these dialogues which I have held and posted over the years. They …

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She Speaks!

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As an adjunct to my post about marketing, here is something new I’ve been fooling around with — the audio clip.  Using the not-quite-as-straightforward-as-it-seems software called Audacity (good name, though) I was able to record a short clip from A …

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A Weekend of Music

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The orchestra that I play with, The Kensington Philharmonic, has it’s first concert of the season tonight at Chelsea Town Hall in London.  That meant a two hour rehearsal with the soloist yesterday, an afternoon run-through today, and then the …

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The Dreaded M Word (marketing)

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Fellow blogger, Lauri Kubuitsile, led me to this excellent article, “Should I Tweet?”  It’s not specifically about Twitter, but it is about the importance of marketing within the literary world.  Let’s face it — the job of a writer today …

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From Cambodia and Back Again: The Movie

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Over the past month, I have been working with a wonderful writer/activist art filmmaker, Nancy Boulicault, to create a sort of trailer for A Clash of Innocents.  But it’s a bit different.  This short, 2- minute film  isn’t really about …

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Poetry, Thank You

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Yes, yes. I am in hyper-promotional mode. I’ve been spending my days setting up events, scheduling talks and workshops, pitching articles.  All the stuff a writer has to do these days to get her stuff up and out.  Don’t get …

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Historical Novels: When is History?

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In yesterday’s Guardian, Tessa Hadley wrote a piece which she said was “in praise of novels set in the present day.” She asserts:     In a few hours – or tomorrow – the words of the rest of this piece will …

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Gareth Calway: the Masked Man of Many Genres

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I know Gareth Calway‘s work from his novel, River Deep Mountain High, which I loved. But he and I share a stubborn refusal to limit our work to novels only. So when I discovered that he was beginning a tour …

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The End of the Blog Tour?

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I have really loved spending this month visiting other blogs, meeting other readers I otherwise wouldn’t have known, and talking, talking, talking.  We’ve covered a wide range of topics that lead from A Clash of Innocents itself then onto my …

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