Category Archives: decisions

Alternative Occupations

You can no longer work in the book industry: what do you do to earn a living? This is the stuff that dreams are made on, as Shakespeare wrote, (and was misquoted in The Maltese Falcon as “made of” and … Continue reading

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What To Do?

For this week’s discussion, one of our foxes posed the following scenario: “You can no longer work in the book industry. What do you do to earn a living?” I guess I’d have several choices. My first choice, I suppose, … Continue reading

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I Need the ‘Write’ Answer!

Despite new family changes, I am ready to get into the writings which I have put off finishing; most of it as a result of being kick-started by a recent guest and his writing/advice, and a friend of his who … Continue reading

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Maintenance Mode: When Goals Need a Break

It’s Memorial Day, the national holiday during which we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. I’m fortunate in that no one in my immediate family meets this description. But my family and I … Continue reading

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Do You Notice Well-Written Ads?

Have you ever been swayed by the appeal or cleverness of an ad? I know quite a bit about advertising. In fact, I knew the owner of a radio station who wanted to get me into advertising with him. Had … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

The question: “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?” Yes and no. When I started writing, it wasn’t books. I started out, (as an adult), writing (in earnest), songs, poetry and articles. The … Continue reading

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