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Episode 009 – The Craft and Business of Short Fiction

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Podcast | 0 comments

Tony Conaway has been a published writer since 1990. He has written dozens of nonfiction articles for venues as varied as airline in-flight magazines, business publications, men’s magazines, and medical publications. These days, he is concentrating on his fiction writing. At present, he has had over thirty short stories published, some of which have been...

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Preparing for Author Blurb Requests

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in 2017, articles, Latest, Other Articles | 0 comments

Have you ever been reading a book and thought, “I love this book—and other readers who love this book would love my books, too!” In the past, when I experienced this, I would make a mental note to remember the author as a candidate for providing an author blurb for one of my books. Later (sometimes much later), when I was finishing a book and was...

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Episode 006 – The Importance of Storytelling with Jim Breslin

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

Jim Breslin is the author of Shoplandia, a humorous novel about the working lives of show hosts, producers, and crew at a home shopping channel, which was inspired by Jim’s seventeen years as a television producer at QVC, and which was called “a raucous novel” by Huffington Post Books. His short story collection, Elephant, came out in 2011. Jim’s short...

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