Outlining a narrative arc and creating composite characters helped make the memoir of veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang a success.
Author Anna Redsand discusses how she found a way to organize To Drink from the Silver Cup, a moving memoir about reconciling her faith with her sexuality.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, travel editor/writer James Durston and I discuss the ethics of accepting free or deeply discounted travel. Are comps the price of doing business in a profession where the pay is low and travel pubs don’t foot the bill, or are they temptations no self-respecting writer should succumb to, no upstanding publication […]
Today I’d like to introduce a conversation between two far-flung colleagues about the role that comps play in the travel industry. We’re using the term “comp” — noun, verb, and adjective — to cover press trips/junkets, free or discounted meals and accommodations…anything that gets travel writers and editors a rate that’s different from that of the general […]
Book sale! I wanted to end this year on a high note, and what’s more appealing than a book sale (well, besides world peace)? Yes, I’ve reduced the price of Getting Naked for Money on Amazon from $15.99 to $10.99. Get the bargain while it lasts — until January 1. In 2017, well…who knows? This is a sure thing. Why […]
Dear 2016, It’s official. You’re the worst. The election was bad enough. Now you take Carrie Fisher, too? You’re deplorable. Lots of my early icons died this year. David Bowie. Muhammed Ali. John Glenn. I was saddened by their departures, for their roles in my past. But Carrie Fisher was supposed to be part of the future, a […]
I am slowly working my way towards thanking all the folks who posted pictures for my Cyber Monday promotion of Getting Naked for Money. Three Cats Along with Amanda Castleman’s adorable bundle of fur, pictured at the top of this page, I’d like to credit two other feline friends of GNFM. The kitty contribution below […]
As promised — more dogs promoting Getting Naked for Money. While naked. Not Everyone Is a Pet Blogger… But some people comment on pet blogs. I first met Carla Thurber, whose Gracie is featured on the top of this page, on Will My Dog Hate Me. Carla is not sure about the James Thurber connection, but Gracie seems to be embracing […]
What do these pet bloggers, travel bloggers, and genealogy bloggers have in common? They all enlisted their cute pooches to endorse Getting Naked for Money.
I haven’t exactly held back from being political here, what with my Post-Election Letter to Hillary and other allusions to my presidential preference. My Facebook feed is even more direct about my views, and my Twitter account? Fuggedabout it. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been feeling gloomy about the election’s outcome. This makes the upbeat persona required […]