Many authors write in multiple genres. That can pose a problem when trying to address an audience. K. S. Brooks chose to have a montage made for her Amazon.com Author’s page which highlights all her genres and titles. One drawback to going with this method is that if you’re as prolific of an author as she is (generating between 2-4 titles a year), the video can become outdated pretty quickly. So, be especially vigilant for things that might give your video away as dated. Ask yourself a few questions. Does anyone in the video use the terms groovy, totally rad, gnarly, or tubular? Are you wearing a lime-green leisure suit and puka beads in the video? Simple stuff. Get with the program, people!
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I hate running. I really do. Some runners anticipate a good run with eager legs. Not me. I hate every step, each landing of foot on the pavement, every breath I drag in and expel in quick, uncoordinated bursts.
I’m not a good runner either, but two years ago something happened that sent me out into a frigid March morning in Nova Scotia, wearing cheap sneakers and raggedy sweatpants.
My husband had his first real and frightening MS event then. You need to understand: the 23 years I’ve known this man, he’s been a hearty and hale, strapping, no-holds-barred, forearms-like-Popeye’s fisherman. In Nova Scotia, no less — that means he fishes for lobster in the dead of winter. Think Deadliest Catch on a smaller scale but no less dangerous. Continue reading “Find the resonance in your characters – Thea Atkinson”
Southwestern Law School is accepting submissions of original short works of fiction, and winning entries will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Legal Education.
The contest is open to lawyers and non-lawyers, academics and non-academics – anyone setting a fictitious story in a legal setting (law school, law firm, courtroom, legislature, judge’s chambers, etc.) or focusing on a law-related character (lawyer, law professor, judicial clerk, etc.). All submissions must be original and previously unpublished works of short fiction related to law school or the practice of law. Submissions must be no more than 5,000 words (approximately 20 double-spaced pages).
There is no entry fee and no monetary prize; the winning stories will be published in the Journal of Legal Education: The Fiction Issue in early 2013. Additionally, the winning entries and ten runner-up entries will be posted on the JLE website. Authors will retain copyright ownership.
Submissions must be received by 6:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, Thursday, March 15, 2012.
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