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Have You Thanked A Pig Today?

Have You Thanked A Pig Today? My name is Dennis. Most of you know me. Either that or like all humans you have a bad memory. Us pigs, though, we never forget. (No, that saying didn’t start with elephants. They stole it from us.) Anyway, the reason I’m writing this post is to provide a […]

Is Storytelling Genetic?

Is Storytelling Genetic? What makes a good story? How come some books you can’t put down, have to turn the page, start a new chapter, and others…might be good, but if you go to bed late and are tired, the book waits for the next day. How about movies. Some movies you can leave running […]

This Is Why I Write

This Is Why I Write Ask ten authors why they write and you’ll probably get ten answers, and likely they’ll be ten very long answers. Some authors say it’s in their blood, that they wanted to write since they could hold a pen. I was too busy playing and getting into trouble as a youngster. […]

Literary Agents–The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Every now and then I do a post to give thanks to the huge number of wonderful people I’ve met since I started on this publishing journey. These are people who go out of their way to help others, usually strangers, and they do it out of the goodness of their heart. Literary agents are often […]

Writing With Distractions

Writing With Distractions I often read, with some degree of envy, about writers who are going off on a writing retreat. Leaving the world for a weekend or even a whole week, and taking their computer to a mountain hideaway, or a beach resort, or a cabin in the woods. “I just can’t focus at […]




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    Giacomo

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