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The Postcard and the Butterfly Effect

From Madrona presenter, Wynn Allen; I just finished a short story titled, “The Postcard.” While re-reading for edits, I thought about the story in a broader sense. How writers are often motivated to write from the simplest occurrence. It’s similar … Continue reading

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Popular Publishing

Publishing has become popular, in spite of the traditional publishing industry. A lot has changed in the last two decades. Typically (or perhaps traditionally), the traditional publishing industry publishes 250,000 to 300,000 titles each year. That’s more than fits in … Continue reading

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Dipping into the Ink

From Jo Meador, Madrona instructor, MFA, a writer with experience in fiction and non-fiction, ranging from insightful storytelling to technical descriptions of databases.  “Dipping into the Ink” is my way of summoning all of the resources in my psyche to … Continue reading

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How Bright is that Candle

From Wynn Allen, Madrona instructor, Ph.D., an author with years of experience in domestic and international marketing, communication education, entertainment, and writing; “Your book is written, maybe almost finished. Great…BUT…if potential buyers don’t know your book is out there, they … Continue reading

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Modern Self-Publishing

Do you know about those rare books that are valuable because they had limited production runs? I wrote a book like that. It was called Modern Self-Publishing. I don’t think copies will sell for much in the collectibles market, but … Continue reading

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Writing For The Internet

Writing is writing. What could be different about writing for the internet? True. You can use the same writing skills online as Mark Twain did on a typewriter – and Mark Twain would probably be one of the first writers … Continue reading

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Story Cloaked In Genre

In the beginning of your writing effort, you may be tempted to immediately wrap your work into a particular form, or genre. You’ve always wanted to write a novel, or a stage play or a long poem. However, your most … Continue reading

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