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Novel Journey: Author, Psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo ~ Interviewed

Novel Journey: Author, Psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo ~ Interviewed Former Hollywood screenwriter Dennis Palumbo is now a psychotherapist, book reviewer, and author of both nonfiction books about writing and crime fiction. In his psychotherapy practice he specializes in working with creative people. Here’s what he has to say about writer’s block: Funny you should mention writer’s …

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“Old Friend from Far Away” by Natalie Goldberg

Introductory Notes Natalie Goldberg grew up on Long Island, New York. She studied Buddhism with a teacher in Minnesota for 17 years. At about the same time that she began her Zen studies she also began writing and painting, and those three activities have coalesced into an active philosophy of living creatively. Natalie Goldberg has …

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Amazon Tightens Noose on Print-On-Demand Publishers; Insists They Use Company’s Own Service

Amazon Tightens Noose on Print-On-Demand Publishers; Insists They Use Company’s Own Service – washingtonpost.com Amazon is causing quite an uproar in the print-on-demand publishing world with its apparent attempt to create a monopoly for itself. Be sure to read the Writers Weekly article linked at the bottom of this piece.

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“Journalution” by Sandy Grason

Grason, Sandy. Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life, and Manifest Your DreamsNovato, CA: New World Library, 2005ISBN 1-57731-483-2 There are A LOT of books about journal writing, so I almost didn’t pick up this one when I first saw it. But I’m glad I did. Grason covers all the usual aspects …

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Some Screenwriters Turn to Children’s Books

For some Hollywood screenwriters, an unlikely diversion: children’s books | csmonitor.com Following an earlier report that some striking Hollywood screenwriters are using their off time to work on novels, here’s a follow-up: Some striking screenwriters for children’s shows are funneling their creative ideas into children’s books that will be published later this year. But don’t …

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Hollywood writers turn to Plan B: the novel

Hollywood writers turn to Plan B: the novel – Los Angeles Times In case you’re wondering what screenwriters are doing with all their free time during the strike, the Los Angeles Times reports that some of them are working on their novels. One agent points out that, because scripts and novels require very different types …

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Why Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing

Clive Thompson on Why Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing If you want to read books that tackle profound philosophical questions, then the best — and perhaps only — place to turn these days is sci-fi. Science fiction is the last great literature of ideas. In this short article in Wired magazine Clive …

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“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

Introductory Notes Truman Capote (1924-1984) was born in New Orleans and educated in private schools in Connecticut and New York. As a young man he worked for The New Yorker. He received early acclaim as a writer, but he continued in the public eye mainly for his flamboyant life in New York City, where his …

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’Diaries’ author helps teens put private thoughts to paper

’Diaries’ author helps Hub teens put private thoughts to paper – BostonHerald.com We’ve already missed the event, but the thought is still commendable. Writer Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, held, by phone, a journal-writing workshop for teenagers this afternoon at the Boston Public Library. Cabot says that much of the basic material in …

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