What Does Edgy Mean in YA? Part II: The Evolution of Edgy

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

edgier-fiction

After coming up with a working concept of what YA market-speak “edgy” meant, I went back to my observations regarding the books I read as a young adult—back when we walked a mile to school in six feet of snow uphill both ways—and those now available to my daughter.

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QR Codes for Writers: Look for My Article in Writer’s Journal

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pick up the September/October issue of Writer’s Journal and check out my article on QR codes (“QR Codes: A Marketer’s Fantasy Come True”). Here’s a sneak-peak: If you have a smartphone, you’ve probably already encountered QR (quick response) codes. If you haven’t seen these ink-blot-style bar codes yet, you will shortly. Every marketing company is […]

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QR Code Test – Bleeding Edge Marketing Lessons Learned

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I always enjoy testing out new things. So when I had the opportunity to test the performance of QR codes in a relatively controlled environment, I couldn’t resist. Here is what I did and the results. The Environment: Balticon 45, An established 4-day yearly convention put on by the Baltimore Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers […]

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Article on Platforms Published on AWP

Monday, May 9, 2011

I’m happy to announce the publication of my article, Building a Professional Platform: A Brief Overview, as the featured article for the May 2011 edition of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Job List. It’s a members only publication, but you can view a pdf version here. I’m really happy about how the article […]

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Spring Classes on Blogging and Social Networking at the Writer’s Center

Friday, May 6, 2011

On May 21, 2011 join me at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD for my two most popular classes:     Introduction to Blogging May 21, 2011 12:00-2:00 P.M. This introductory class explains what a blog is, and what it can do for a writer. It will cover several blogging software options, the basics on […]

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Effective QR – A Life Lesson

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

QR (quick response) codes are moving from tech geek novelty to fact of life. Neilson estimates that by December 2012, one in two Americans will own a smartphone and those mobile devices with bar code scanner apps are the reason QR is such a dream come true for marketers. For the first time ever, a […]

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