Writers, Artists, and the ACA

There’s a call to action farther down. If you’re already convinced that the ACA is important to keep, skip down for action steps. A lot of people are talking about the GOP and the new President-Elect’s likely actions on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or Obamacare. I personally…

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The New Landscape – Platforms, Crowd Funding, and More

Last November, I wrote a post called The New Landscape – Access, Discovery, and Media De-centralization. I’ve decided to call that essay the first in a series (The New Landscape), and today I want to take the topic in a new direction, jumping off of this point: Here’s what I see as the dominant progression for a creator…

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Remembering Graham Joyce

Today I remember Graham Joyce, one of my teachers at Clarion West, who passed away this afternoon after a long battle with cancer. Graham was the instructor the week we critiqued the original short story version of “Shield and Crocus.” Graham encouraged me to go and write the story as a novel. He also taught…

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ACA, Artists, and Me

I think every blogger has a graveyard of half-finished drafts of posts that they can’t quite find the time or words to finish to their satisfaction. One of mine is about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, commonly known as Obamacare. Thankfully, instead of having to finish that post, I can link…

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Here comes Zola

I’ve been worried about Indie Bookstores and eBooks for a while. I work with independent bookstores across the Midwest, and many of them started feeling the sting of Amazon’s growing market share even before the meteoric rise of eBook sales. But as the Kindles rolled out and eBook sales started to pick up, Indies were…

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