Monthly Archives: February 2012

Magazine Museum Fascinates Lovers of the Printed Word

Robert Katzman loves the printed word. His Magazine Museum in Skokie, Illinois, a North Chicago suburb, is just one of four back issue magazine stores in the country. It carries more than 100,000 newspapers and magazines dating back to the … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Writer Delights Others With Her Rhyming Poems

I’ve always admired people who can write good poems that rhyme. My attempts at rhyming have been juvenile. About a couple of years ago, I met Lorraine Brown through a poetry critique group, and I was very impressed to see … Continue reading

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Retired Professor Finds Fulfillment in Haiku

Donna M. Bauerly knows the beauty of haiku.  In the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving her haiku periodically by email that she writes regularly. A Professor Emeritus of Loras College in Iowa, Bauerly has had … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Authors: Opportunities Abound

I have bookshelves everywhere in my home. If you look at my shelves, you will see I have a lot of literary classics, poetry books, art, reference, and science books, among others. I also have a lot of popular books … Continue reading

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Authors: Book Covers Are Vital to Your Book’s Success

If you read the comments after my post, “Writing a Book? Your Title Is Key,” you noticed that William Sheehan, one of my followers, asked me to address the topic of book covers. The Wall Street Journal once published, “You … Continue reading

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Writing a Book? Your Title is Key

If you’re writing a book or thinking of writing one, consider that the title of that book is extremely important. Good titles sell books, just like attractive book covers do. A good title will grab the readers’ attention so they’ll … Continue reading

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Writer Hooked on Japanese-Style Poetry

Terri L. French is the new Southeast Regional Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America, and she brings to the position a varied professional background. With a degree in journalism, she’s published feature pieces in newspapers. However, she earns a … Continue reading

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Multi-Talented Writer Captivates a Wide Audience

From non-fiction and fiction to poetry, Marsh Muirhead of Minnesota is an accomplished writer. I’d already been enjoying Muirhead’s haiku for years, when I read an essay about his work, featured in Modern Haiku journal. At that time, I also … Continue reading

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