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GUEST POST BY DANE COBAIN—VANITY SEARCHES: AN AUTHOR’S BEST FRIEND

Today, I’m pleased to welcome Dane Cobain back to my blog. Dane’s an independent UK poet, musician, and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. He also enjoys reviewing books and sharing tips to assist people in their writing … Continue reading

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Writing Without a Publisher and Biking the Rail Trail

Like lots of writers, I’m a runner too. I’m not sure why so many people who love banging out words are also drawn to the often mundane process of putting one foot in front of the other—over and over again—but … Continue reading

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Throwback Writing: New Blog Series, Submissions Welcome

Last week, I went hunting through my attic for Davie Bowie memorabilia. I was writing an essay on Bowie–one of my favorite musicians of all time–and wanted to add some pictures. Well, I did find a few things, and you … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When You’ve “Made It” as a Writer?

Has it happened to you? Have you “made it” as a writer? I have! But before you read on, please note the quotation marks around the words made it. Because…well, you’ll understand soon if you don’t already. Here’s my story. … Continue reading

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Read a Good Book? Or One You Didn’t Like? Speak Out!

Well over a year ago, I found myself sitting in an independent bookstore on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m., behind a stack of books and a dish of peppermints. The owner had invited me to do a two-hour signing … Continue reading

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Today I’m a Guest on February Grace’s Clockwork Conversations….

Very honored–thanks February! It was so much fun chatting about life, books, college, music, and various other things. Read the post here: http://clockworkconversations.blogspot.com/2015/07/conversation-39-author-mary-rowen.html

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Meet Writer February Grace and her New Book, WISHING CROSS STATION

Happy Wednesday, blog readers. Today, my guest is the wonderful and talented author February Grace, who recently released a brand new book. So without further ado, let’s get started! MR: Hi February! I’m so happy to have you on the … Continue reading

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Is ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Today’s M*A*S*H?

The other day, I saw a picture of Uzo Aduba in the newspaper and immediately thought Crazy Eyes, the name of the character she plays on Orange is the New Black. In my pre-coffee haze, I tried to recall Crazy … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde and Darrell Martinie (the Cosmic Muffin)

  Let me start by saying that I know next to nothing about astrology. And by next to nothing, I mean as close to nothing as a person can get. In fact, the only thing I know about astrology is … Continue reading

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Music and Writing: Guest Post by K. Williams for #MusicTuesday

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a guest for #MusicTuesday, and I’m very happy to have K. Williams today. ———————————————————————————————————- Music and Writing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Until recently, I thought I was the … Continue reading

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