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Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2d ago

One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words

One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words by Kathleen Watson What’s wrong with the following headline: How to Setup a Marketing Campaign to Capture More Leads If you recognized Setup as...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

The Beatles Fest Is Almost Here!

The Beatles Fest Is Almost Here! by Joe Carroccio The Fest for Beatles Fans will take place August 11-13 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, and my coauthor, Marti Edwards, will be speak...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake

This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake by Beth Kozan When Elliot wanted to order a yellow cake with chocolate icing from the bakery at A.J.’s, I blithely said, “I can make you a cake.” I g...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

The Effective Author: Incorporating Themes of Goodness

The Effective Author: Incorporating Themes of Goodness © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Do you believe in human goodness? That humans are inherently good? It’s eas...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much?

Researching an Historical Fiction Novel: How Much Is Too Much? by Marcus A. Nannini The further removed your novel is from the present day, the more critical the research element becomes. Yo...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly by Rita Goldner Since my whole improbable journey to becoming a published children’s book author was launched by my love of orangutans, I like to blog about them and other ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

A Portrait in Words

A Portrait in Words by C. K. Thomas “Letters, we get letters. We get stacks and stacks of letters. Dear Perry, would you fill a request and sing the song I like best?” Perry Como took song r...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

The Importance of Deadlines

The Importance of Deadlines by Elizabeth Blake Procrastination. What an awful, dreadful, shame-inspiring word. Yet we all procrastinate. Me especially. It’s all I’ve accomplished lately. And...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled wit...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1M ago

Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story

Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story by Kathleen Watson Authors sometimes take license with grammar to create a mood, a scene, or a character. I usually don’t object to s...