Yearly Archives: 2006

18 Gifts for Writers

We writers are kind of particular sometimes, which can make it hard to find good gifts for writers. Here’s a few great ideas from one writer to another. I’ve never been this excited about the holidays – so early! The day after thanksgiving retail anarchy and all the sales that […]

Posts Coming

Hey, I haven’t left yet and I haven’t forgotten about you. I’m in San Diego this week and would you believe my grandparents don’t have internet access? As if I wasn’t already having withdrawals without TIVO (new TV) and Neteller (temporarily closed due to scam incident), having to go over […]

Collecting National Geographic

By sheer happenstance I was surfing through Craigslist and found a collection of National Geographic magazines from 1985-2005. The seller was only asking for $25. The magazines are in top condition. I couldn’t believe what a treasure I had come across. My grandmother has a collection dating back to at […]

Seth Godin’s Marketing Advice for Authors

While the NanoWrimos are pounding away at their novels, I think this is a good time for those of you who are considering writing a book, to get excited about it. Earlier this year, marketing guru and bestselling author Seth Godin wrote a post called “Advice to Authors”. In all […]

Chicago Manual of Style for Online Junkies

Grammar-phobes, help is here. The Chicago Manual of Style has put their resource guide online. They have an online tutorial for submitting a manuscript electronically, and if you’ve ever had an editor send back a story with their edits marked by signs and symbols you couldn’t understand, check out the […]

SkyMaul – Funnier Than Borat?

All the buzz is about the SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane, a parody on you know what. The comedians behind the genius, Kasper Hauser, have received heaps of advanced praise including, “Not since the days of Not the New York Times and The Journal of Irreproducible […]

Vintage Travel Books

I am highly drawn to the notion of vintage travel books. Vintage, that word that makes everything go up in price and immediately sends signals to your brain that this one item, this thing you are finding in the depths of a thrift store, or in the back of your […]

Lets Cheer on the Nano Writers!

It’s National Novel Writing Month, and high time to cheer on the Nanos! For those of you unfamiliar, is a group that is empowering writers to get their novel done. For the full month of November, writers bust their butts to get 50,000 words out. At least. Here is […]