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Musica Universalis

Musica Universalis

"Music of the Spheres" "Musica Universalis," or Music of the Spheres.  What a wonderful ancient philosophical concept. Pythagoras theorized that the Sun, Moon, and planets produce their own unique hums as they move through the universe, ...

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Seven ways to start writing that bestselling novel

Many people want to write, but can never seem to get started. It's funny because some people have an easier time creating excuses not to write than conjuring up ideas for the actual story.For most people, guidance is an important factor to success. Eve...

Writing and PR with Melanie
PR Challenge: What would you do?

Your role is the public relations professional and you work on a team for a budding soda company in your local area. According to the company, it's all about getting their name out to the public. It's your job to help create and plan several events on ...

Writing and PR with Melanie
Website Creation 101

As I've said before, I need to create a website and plan to (whenever I find the time to devote a day to its creation). With that, I'm debating over what to put in my website. It will be an author website, since that is my primary dream career.I have s...

MidLifeBloggers
Wednesday Writers Workshop: The Paris Review Interview

Mar 14, 2012

No, not the actual Paris Review.  MidLifeBloggers version of it, which focuses on those parts of the Interview that we remember the most: the what do you write with and when do you write questions. I got the idea for this after reading some of Sarah P...

The Blue Muse
No ‘perishing’ today: On becoming an academic author

No ‘perishing’ today: On becoming an academic author

Bzzzzz. With a push of a button, I summon the butcher.Smiling broadly above his white apron, he asks, "How can I help you?""Silly question. Let's say someone was going to make steak burritos..." He continues to smile, and just slightly laugh at my expl...

Writing and PR with Melanie
WayFresh!

My newest published article! This article talks about an initiative to build free community and backyard gardens in struggling neighborhoods.  http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/64964/Councilman_gives_Oak_Park_residents_free_gar

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Five reasons why respected people succeed

Some interviewers will ask interviewees what they'd rather be: liked or feared. The answer you should say is "respected." Respected people get results, liked people get nothing done, and feared people... let's just use our imaginations.Why are respecte...

Enter the Between
Manusript Makeover Mode

Manusript Makeover Mode

I'm in the final manuscript makeover mode, which means my blog has been relegated to second status for awhile. Makeovers and blogs are hungry beasts and quite jealous and suspicious of each other. When they don't get enough...

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Sacramento Press Articles

These links lead to two articles I published in the Sacramento Press today.  The first is a review of the play "Moonlight and Magnolias". It is an adult comedyportraying the struggles of creating a winning script for the movie, “Gone withthe Win...

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