Trickery at the Airport!

Last weekend, Caleb (one of “our” kiddos who we took in a few years ago) flew into town for a couple of weeks. He wanted to surprise Max and Mason so we had an elaborate plan to trick them. We told them we were going to Tampa to see the sea creature exhibit at the MOSI Museum (that much was true). They didn’t know about the pit stop we’d be making…

Offered a Traditional Publishing Contract? Know the Facts…and Fiction By Gary Gabelhouse

In 2001, I began to write my first fiction manuscript. Three years later, I’d established a website, and began to upload information about the title. Imagine my surprise and excitement when, not more than two months after my finishing it, an acquisition editor for a good-size publisher read my web excerpts, and requested the full manuscript. I remember I was beside myself with anxiety as I received nothing back…

Know Your Market, and Play Well With Others! By Alice J. Wisler

As many of us know, deciding to independently publish a book takes lots of thought and planning. You might get a brilliant idea in the shower about a book but, often, by the time you get to your desk, some of the zeal has faded. Many ideas lose their fizzle because they are…

Whispers And Warnings For July 31st

Links to the stories below can be found here:
Ex-boyfriend of sex blogger wins libel suit
“The former boyfriend of London sex blogger Belle de Jour has accepted substantial libel damages over a claim he threatened her.”
Prime minister awarded “substantial” damages in libel suit against paper
“Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has been awarded damages by a British tabloid, The Daily Mail, which published an article that his “cronies” took about sh39b meant for foreign aid.”
WHY YOU SHOULD READ EVERY CONTRACT!!! – ‘I own your criticism’: How one dentist tried to stifle defamation by patients
“(Allegedly) used copyright take-down notices to remove criticism posted by a patient.”
Oakland University faculty members who self-plagiarized received promotions
“…the Board of Trustees appointed two faculty members to senior positions in 2012 who were found to have resubmitted the same research in two leading academic journals – an offense considered self-plagiarism.”
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Yesterday, morning, I had to run an errand. I rarely drive anymore because Richard says my driving scares him. I have no idea why…

Letters To The Editor For July 24th

This Week:


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