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Start Writing Your Cookbook Memoir talk May 7, Willy St. Coop East

Published on April 14, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Memories made around the table are some of our finest. Whether you want to share your own recipes and stories or pass on your family’s food traditions, this class will help you get started. Sarah White will share readings from food authors, suggest themes, and familiarize you with the steps required and the resources available

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“Start Writing Your Memoir” talk April 17, Chapel Valley Apartments

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance. This free talk will explore various approaches to writing your personal history, including do-it-yourself workbooks, one-to-one coaching, and small group support. The talk covers why writing about our lives is important,  and how to get started

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Personal Publishing: Blurring the Line?

Published on April 2, 2012, by in Commentary.

Two articles in Sunday’s New York Times caught my attention by the juxtaposition of values they convey. The first, a front-pager titled “Young Writers Dazzle Publisher: Thanks, Mom and Dad!” questions the value of parents helping their children to self-publish their writing. This is apparently a growing segment of the self-publishing market, one that in

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Dr. Gene Cohen: Five Activities You Need to Boost Your Brain Power

I’ve just finished reading Dr. Gene Cohen’s The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain. Talk about positive food for thought! In Dr. Cohen’s book, published in 2005, he tells us that “Research has identified five categories of activity that, if practiced regularly, can significantly boost the power, clarity, and subtlety of the brain

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Good Books by Good People

You can publish a book. The advent of POD (Print On Demand) technology makes it easy and affordable–if you have pages ready in PDF format. But how to get there?  You need to write a manuscript, get it edited, develop a cover and interior page design, and lay out your book. Then somebody must proof and

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