Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jazz, Books & Talking to Strangers in DC

So during my Maryland/DC excursion this past weekend, I had to step inside of a few local bookstores.  The geek that I am wouldn’t allow me to pass up a chance to browse through books, some new, some used, all valuable … More

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Word Count Matters

Word count matters when it comes to having your writing published.  With the exception of poetry, if your preparing to submit to an agent or editor they’ll want to know what your proposed or actual word count is.  As you’re … More

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Children's/YA Author Events at 2011 Book Expo America

Book Expo America (BEA) opens today in New York City at the Javits Center.  Among the many featured authors, publishing professionals, panels and exhibits is the ABA’s Day of Education, BEA YA Author Buzz, Speed Dating with Children’s Authors, Tea with … More

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YA Writers Meet Audrey, a Teen YA Reviewer with Tips for You!

Audrey is a teen who writes YA book reviews for Write4Kids! and for her own blog Audrey Reads and Reviews.  I’ve come across a few of Audrey’s tips for YA writers over the last several months.  Check out Audrey’s new tip … More

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Barnes & Noble Set to Release Nook Simple Touch Reader

Barnes & Noble will release the new Nook Simple Touch Reader, priced at $139 on June 10th.  The reasonably priced Nook competes with the Amazon.com Kindle Reader of the same price.  Read more about the Nook Simple Touch Reader.

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Parents think the darnedest things! NEW BOOK: Go the — to Sleep

New children’s picture book Go the — to Sleep by Adam Mansbach is titled with a phrase that parents may think but not say, when trying to put a child to bed.  The book has such a cute cover – … More

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ARTICLE: Making It Online via TNJ.com

Here is an excerpt of an article I’m mentioned in via The Network Journal (TNJ.com).   Making It Online Kweli Joins the Ranks of Web Publications By: CLARENCE V. REYNOLDS Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Business For better or worse, the Internet … More

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After the MFA: 10 things I learned

My journey as a full time graduate student in the MFA in Creative Writing degree program at The New School in NYC, has come to an end.   I’m a graduate!! So many people asked me, “DuEwa, why another Master’s degree … More

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