Category Archives: new ideas in the book world

How Not to Die from Social Media in Six Steps

currently playing on my laptop: Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay I am a high-strung lady. It’s how I get stuff done, y’all. BUT I have to watch my actions or I’ll obsess over every little thing everyone I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Brainstorming, Plotting, and the Structured Chaos That Is Writing

currently playing on my laptop: River by Leon Bridges Helloooo people who might want to peek into another writer’s arsenal and new writers just boarding the rollercoaster that is publishing! How is that maddening December going? Not great? Well, that’s … Continue reading

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Parnassus: A Book Store that is Actually Working

currently playing on my iPod: The Loneliness and the Scream by Frightened Rabbit My dear uncle *waves at the all-too-funny chemistry prof who used to play laser tag with me,* sent me a link today about Nashville’s own Parnassus bookstore. … Continue reading

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone: A Study on Using Tense

currently playing on my iPod: Cold Dust Girl by Hey Champ So I’m reading Daughter of Smoke and Boneby Laini Taylor and I’ve already seen some cool uses of tense. Things I’ve never seen in the YA genre. The book … Continue reading

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Searching for Books on a Kindle Fire

currently playing on my iPod: Spectrum by Florence and the Machine So today I decided I really needed to download a new book to my Fire. After all, my sweet mother bought the device for me. When I touch the … Continue reading

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Digital Books: Let’s think positively!

currently playing on my iPod: Thriller by Michael Jackson Okay, so I’m not one of those folks who grin and clap their hands when someone pulls out their new Kindle Fire or whathaveyou. At best, I tolerate technology. Computery stuff … Continue reading

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Starbucks: Another New Habitat for Books

Currently playing on my iPod: In For the Kill by La Roux Don’t you just love Starbucks’ free song downloads? Well, the songs are back and they’ve brought friends. Now Starbucks will offer an “extended sample” of new books. Night … Continue reading

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