Category Archives: Authors

Publicity 101 for Authors: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am a Type A personality. You won’t find me out holiday shopping after Thanksgiving. I get this done before Thanksgiving. And, in November, I start to plan my publicity schedule for the … Continue reading

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Results are In: Your Favorite Writers

I’ve always believed that in order to be good writers, most people can’t limit themselves to one genre of writing. The more you practice diverse genres, the better you become at writing your favorite one. You pick up so many … Continue reading

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Are You An Author? Prospect for Contacts!

If you are an author, you know that your books don’t automatically sell themselves. I talk to many authors who are creative writers, and they are happy just to give their books away to family and friends. I’ve never made … Continue reading

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Delighted to be Featured on Amelia Cotter’s Blog

Dear Readers and Followers: I hope this holiday season has been a peaceful one for you. Hopefully, you are reading and enjoying The Daily Haiku, and that it is helping you understand the beauty of haiku and senryu and improve … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: March 16, 2017

Vietnam during the firefight a rainbow by John J. Dunphy, Author Old Soldiers Fading Away  

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Describe Yourself as a Writer Using Just One Word

Dear Contributors and Readers: When I think of myself as a writer, I can come up with both favorable and unfavorable words to describe myself.  A few that come to mind are: impetuous, wayward, and cerebral. For anyone who is … Continue reading

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“Renaissance Writer”/Bookstore Owner Interviewed by Newspaper

John J. Dunphy, whom many of you know as a skilled and longtime Illinois haikuist, is not only a successful author in many genres, but he has spent a lifetime promoting the written word. Please take the time to read … Continue reading

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