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  • Models can't read?Writing stars, you've got to check out one of the most subversive sites on the net: Models Can't Read. Tons of photos show models posing with newspapers, magazines and books like Blade Runner and Patti Smith's Just Kids. One of my favorite photos tak...
  • Online resource for beautiful FREE photos
    on Sep 29, 2013 in online resources photos
    Writing stars, finding just the right image for your website, book, or info product is critical. If content is king, then, well, imagery is queen.I just wanted to let you know about a site full of eye candy, and get this... the photos are FREE to use...
  • Caught reading!Kids should know these guys read books!Snoop DoggLeBron JamesL L Cool J reading to kidsEminemDonna MarieYou're invited! Submit your self-publishing news to CelebEditor@aol.com.
  • Now a word from Mr. Jackson
    on Sep 24, 2013
    “Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read backg...
  • The art of team writingWriting stars, I've always thought of the typical writer as a loner type. It's me and the page against the world – that kind of thing.While writers do need a certain amount of time alone to dream, plan, and write, too much time alone is not a good...
  • My heart symbol
    on Jul 8, 2013
    I love seeing the copyright symbol next to my name. Makes me feel all tingly inside. :)You're invited! Submit your self-publishing news to CelebEditor@aol.com.
  • Independence day for writers!
    on Jul 4, 2013
    Writing stars, I found myself this morning watching a couple of old movies from the 1940s about the American Revolution. Although Hollywood's idea of that event, I got the point. You can't accept tyranny in any shape or form. Not if you call yourself...
  • Best-selling author reveals budget, 6 self-publishing stepsWriting stars, I love the DIY approach to self-publishing, but as you know, I'm a stickler for quality. To compete with traditionally published books, indie books must meet or exceed the standards the big houses have set, and that's a good thing. Fro...
  • Stretching as a writerWriting stars, long-term experience is a double-edged sword. On one hand, clients, readers, and employers like it when you have in-depth expertise and years of experience. On the other hand, you can get stuck in a rut.I've been writing and editing fo...
  • One way newbie writers, editors can get practical experience
    on Jun 17, 2013
    Writing stars, we had an interesting discussion on a message board recently about how difficult it can be for newbies and recent college graduates to get writing and editing jobs. It's the classic catch-22: if you don't have experience, it's difficul...
  • The mercenary use of books: pros and cons
    on Jun 14, 2013
    Writing stars, this blog began with the idea that I would share some of the tips and strategies I've used to help public speakers brand themselves and establish their reputations with books. The idea was to leverage books into lucrative speaking gigs...
  • The antidote for Internet sliminess
    on Jun 7, 2013
    Since my recent lay off from the job, I've been spending my mornings, noons, and nights on the Internet, trying to find the best tools, strategies, and opportunities for writers (and myself, truth be told). I've listened to so many webinars (which ar...
  • Hot topic: writer paySince I was laid off a few weeks ago, I've been searching the net for freelancing opportunities. This investigation has taken me to the dark side of writing for pay on the net. Content drives the Internet, yet writers, the producers of content,...
  • Pinterest board: cover art sells books
    on May 31, 2013 in art books cover art Pinterest
    The cover for my book "Sensual Celibacy" by Gretchen Achilles perfectly captured the idea that just because you're not having sex, doesn't mean you're not sexy. This was such a radical idea at the time (late '90s) that even Playboy did a tongue-in-ch...
  • How a novelist reclaimed her rights, self-published, sold 120,000+ copiesWriting stars, prepared to be amazed!I've been busy investigating how to reclaim the publishing rights for my books and have been delighted to discover that many authors have already walked the path and found gold in their backlist titles. Yay! ...
  • Shooting with my pen from Violence City
    on May 24, 2013 in Chicago violence
    Why do I love being a writer? Here's why: I get to shoot with my pen. Forgive me, writing stars, but today I'm taking a break from the writing biz to shout about one of the most violent cities on earth.Years ago, The Wall Street Journal called Chicag...
  • Writers, grip the net
    on May 24, 2013
    "In this system that I have invented, it is necessary for the machine to get a grip of the earth, otherwise it cannot shake the earth. It has to have a grip... so that the whole of this globe can quiver." Nikola TeslaPromotional illustration...
  • Ammunition you need to sell your ebooks
    on May 22, 2013 in Smashwords
    Writing stars, the power is in your hands to publish books. When I first started in the publishing biz, authors were totally beholden to the publishing establishment. No longer! One of the movers and shakers in self-publishing who has helped make tre...
  • Pinterest for writers
    on May 22, 2013 in creative process marketing Pinterest
    Have you ever had an addiction? One so compelling you couldn't stop?One word: Pinterest. Yes, writing stars, I've caught the Pinterest bug. Simply, you set up topic-oriented bulletin boards and then post pictures and videos with brief sub-captions. V...
  • Fantasy offices for writers
    on May 22, 2013 in decor home office
    Writing stars, does your office space inspire you? Mine doesn't, I'm ashamed to admit. It's a disaster. It's as if some evil spirit came in last night and threw up papers all over the place. I can't even take a photo of it to show you, I'm so embarra...