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The Girl With Moxie
FAQ on my Galax Crowd Funding Project

FAQ on my Galax Crowd Funding Project

With just one week left to raise $855 for my novel research trip to Galax, I thought I’d answer a few of the questions that have popped up from several of you who have read about my crowd funding project. What made you pick Galax as the setting for your novel? I grew up...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Do you have a passive or active program?

Do you have a passive or active program?

As a media relations professional, you and your company must decide on what type of program best suites the needs of the business. Passive: The company does not need nor desire to get public attention. This enables the company to lay low and only get a...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Editing = Success

I think most of all writers can agree on this statement: a manuscript is never finished. I have recently decided to delve once more into my most recent novel, just for fun, and found that I have a lot of work to do. It's one bummer about looking at you...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Finding an unique gift for Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult

Finding an unique gift for Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult

Mother's Day is upon us and finding gifts for her may not be so easy in a market filled with deals in every window. I'm sure most moms would appreciate something hand made, but if you're craft-impaired, finding an unique gift doesn't have to be difficu...

Enter the Between
Is a bad memory ever a good thing?

Is a bad memory ever a good thing?

by Express Monorail Can a bad memory be a good thing? "Yes," says Robert Olen Butler, professor of creative writing at Florida State University. When you're an artist. In From Where You Dream, he warns:  If you are a writer who aspires ...

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in these small moments
All in love with allParenting

All in love with allParenting

So, for the past couple of months, I’ve been dying to share a secret with you. No, we’re not pregnant yet. (I know, right!?) But I do have a new baby, of sorts. And that new baby is allParenting, a new online magazine for moms—the product of many talented women (and a few men) and...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Why consistency is as good as gold

Why consistency is as good as gold

One problem I realize some companies have is inconsistency. Clearly, there are all types of inconsistency whether it's with rules and expectations, one person wants one thing, but someone else wants it another way, etc. It's just a mess.What does incon...

Enter the Between
Publish Your Short Story at Storystar

Publish Your Short Story at Storystar

Have you ever dreamed of publishing one of your short stories and seeing how it compares to others out there?  If so, here's your chance. At Storystar, you can share your short stories with the world. No, you won't get pa...

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Writing and PR with Melanie
How to be invaluable to your boss

How to be invaluable to your boss

Don't know how to be the best public relations professional?I think of it as being a person who is invaluable to an employer. There are many ways to solidify your position in a company, but it requires a lot of hard work. Any employer can find a medio...

The Girl With Moxie
Help Me Get to Galax to Research My Novel

Help Me Get to Galax to Research My Novel

Many of you know that I’ve been working on a novel for some time now. Lately I’ve been feeling the push to get the first draft completed, but in order to do that, I need a little help. The Girl from Galax is a coming-of-thirty story about Belle Mackey, a married waitress who’s far...

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