Common marketing missteps waste time and money. These 5 fixes are GAME CHANGERS.

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Agent Speed Dating

I recently attended the San Francisco Writers Conference. Excellent presenters, lots of creative types, agent speed dating, loads of homework. And San Fran. Right on.

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Carolyn the Hummingbird

Carolyn the hummingbird and Carolyn the person visit Sacramento, where Carolyn becomes whipsmart, a budding socialite, and a snappy dresser. Carolyn the person, I mean.

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An Horatian Notion

An Horatian Notion by Thomas Lux The thing gets made, gets built, and you’re the slave who rolls the log beneath the block, then another,

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New Yorker Superstars

The New Yorker superstars who’ve rocked my world: Colson Whitehead, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Tessa Hadley, Ben Marcus, Michael Ondaatje, Said Sayrafiezadeh, and Ron Rash.

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Dickens’ Bicentenary

It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, people. He was born at midnight on February 7, 1812. In a recent Time article, Radhika Jones says

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Camden Market Ring

Several years back, my beloved Camden market ring spontaneously combusted while I was trying to shift gears in my shiftless RAV4 and buried itself somewhere

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Say “Prussian Blue”

“Say ‘Prussian Blue’” is a two-minute freewriting exercise I wrote during Anne Randolph’s creative writing session last Friday. The writing prompt: Start with the word “Say.” I was inspired by

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Don’t Hate on Homework

Don’t hate on homework. It’s unbecoming. And it will give people the false impression that you didn’t and don’t enjoy doing homework. Which is INSANE.

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Colin the Chicken (Is It Local?)

“The chicken you’ll be enjoying tonight … his name was Colin. Here are his papers.” Portlandia starring Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and Colin the Chicken.

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