Monthly Archives: October 2009

Scrivener 30-day trial: Days #1 & 2

So I’ve been thinking about trying out Scrivener for a while now, but I’ve only just gotten around to doing it (spurred by Anna Staniszewski’s blog post about structuring a manuscript). After discussing the pros and cons with my writer … Continue reading






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Author photo fail?

I’m far from having to worry about this yet, but The Millions has posted an article about funny author photos. Here is the gallery that the writer refers to by Marion Ettlinger: http://www.marionettlinger.com/gallery1.php Some of the photos look fine to … Continue reading






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Writing tips from award winning authors

Lately I’ve been attending a bunch of author talks at bookstores. Here’s what I’ve gleaned from seeing these authors: Handling Rejection from Newbery Award winning author Shannon Hale (seen at Porter Square Books in Cambridge promoting her new book Forest … Continue reading






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B&N’s Nook

I haven’t blogged about this yet because for some reason I though Barnes and Noble’s e-reader had already been announced (probably due to all the speculation online about it). Anyway, from the website, B&N’s Nook features many snazzy things that … Continue reading






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Blog Carnival Post and Name Change

I’ve just submitted to my first Blog Carnival! I’m hoping it’ll help generate some more traffic to my blog. Here’s the link: http://www.missyfrye.net/Blog/?p=2042 My friend Livia is the one who told me about blog carnivals (you can check out one … Continue reading






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Fashion photos for Project Runway and Mad Men Fans

MyVintageVogue.com has a ton of lovely photos like the one above featuring vintage fashion images. Enjoy! (via The Morning News)






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Developing your book idea into a full-length novel

image by churl So you have an idea for a story, but you can’t seem to get more than a few pages into it. How do you turn a few pages of an idea into a full-length novel? Strategy #1 … Continue reading






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Book Review: When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead This novel is strange and thought-provoking–but in a good way. It starts off quietly, and reads as an episodic kind of a story (which usually bores me to death) but as soon as … Continue reading






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3 Writing Lessons from Battlestar Galactica

(Inspired by Peta Andersen’s blog post “5 Things I Learned From ‘The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh‘”. We had a bit of an online conversation on the commentary section of her blog about learning from TV shows, and I … Continue reading






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New E-reader from Spring Design

E-reader alert! Spring Design has announced their new e-reader Alex. Like Barnes and Noble’s new e-reader, Alex will have both a black and white e-ink screen and a smaller color LCD screen and run on Google’s Android software. It will … Continue reading






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