Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Truth About Ebooks

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* You don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. You can download one onto your computer and read it there. * Ebooks are more difficult for publishers to format correctly than you might think.* Already, more ebooks are being …

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What a Big Girl You Are!

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Happy birthday, dear blog! Yes, amazingly, this blog is now three years old.  And it is amazing, I must admit.  It’s hard for me to tell whether it’s “grown up” that much over the years or whether it’s changed at …

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A Call for Directors

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I’m changing hats today. The one I’m wearing now isn’t the soft flouncy beret-type of the poet.  It’s also not the isolation-chamber-like helmet of the novelist.  No, today I’m wearing the fedora of the theatre producer because my theatre charity, …

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Virginia Woolf Speaks!

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My last post stirred up a terrific discussion about prose vs poetry.  You can read it here.  One of the many ideas it made me think about is the idea of old vs new.  Poetry has always been with us, …

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What is a Prose Poem, Anyway?

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This is a question which I’ve often asked, but it wasn’t until I was editing Her Life Collected that I started to get some answers.  Note that these answers didn’t come when I was writing the poems, mind you, but …

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The Making of a Book Cover

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Ta da!  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: I’m so pleased with the cover of my new poetry collection and I thought some might be interested in what it takes to come up with such a thing of beauty.* First …

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Publishing Poetry vs Prose, or Alien vs Predator

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Two books over six months: one a novel, the other a poetry collection.  It’s been interesting to see the difference in the process of editing one vs the other.  I would have thought the experience of the two edits would …

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Oops……

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Sorry, but I gave the wrong address for the London launch of Ann Alexander and Mike Horwood tomorrow. Forgive me. But for those interested in coming along, here are the correct details: Trinity United Reform Church1 Buck Street (just 5 …

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On into 2011

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And here we go into the new year. I’m excited but also a bit overwhelmed by it all.  The next three months are likely to be three of the craziest months I’ve had in a long time….and that’s saying a …

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