NEWS, OPINIONS, AND VIEWS

My favorite five: Movies about broadcast journalism

News anchors are welcomed into millions of homes every day. In the days of Cronkite, Rather, and Jennings, they were sometimes the most trusted people in the country. And, while there are more great movies about their print counterparts, some of the […]

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Guest post: Author Betty M Reeves

Critique groups can be very enjoyable and rewarding and should definitely be an important part of your life and growth as an author.

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Monday procrastination roundup: Saving social media

I received an interesting offer last week. I was contacted by a fitness apparel and product brand who wanted me to be one of their Instagram brand ambassadors. They offered a tiny bit for free, discounts thereafter, and commission on sales. Two […]

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The writer life: Story structure

Story structure is among the myriad decisions a writer makes when composing a novel. This subject is top-of-mind for me as I construct the first draft of my third novel, a sequel to Let the Guilty Pay, which I’ll get to in […]

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My favorite five: Movies about print journalism (fiction)

Newspaper and magazine journalists are often at the center of fictional stories as well as true ones. They certainly are at the heart of my novels. These are five of the best movies about print journalism with fictional stories, even if they […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Before ‘Tiger King’

I knew about Joe Exotic’s big cat sanctuary long before Netflix featured him in a docuseries (one of their lesser crime docs, in my opinion) called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. At various points in my life, I’ve lived within 140 […]

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The writer life: To plot, or not to plot?

Few issues are as divisive among novelists as deciding whether ’tis nobler to suffer through an outline or to attack the blank page without a plan. Unlike some aspects of the craft and process of writing, analyzing the propensity of mega bestsellers […]

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My favorite five: Movies about print journalism (true stories)

I set out this week to list my favorite five journalism movies. I soon realized I would have to change five to 25. So, I parsed the list. Then I parsed it again. As a result, this list includes only movies that […]

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