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    Write This Way: Find and Develop a Niche in Your Writing - LIVE from CNFWC 2016

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    Write This Way: How to Find and Develop a Niche in Your Writing, A Roundtable Discussion
    Writers are an eclectic group of people and often have a range of interests. This roundtable discussion, moderated by Keysha Whitaker, explores whether writers should clarify and narrow their interests to develop a personal brand and gives advice on how to develop their own beats. The roundtable features writers Jason Bittel, Kristina Marusic, and Shannon Reed.
    Jason Bittel writes about weird animals for a living. Beautiful animals. Intelligent animals. Animals that eat the eyeballs of other animals. You can find his read his work at Slate, Fast Company, National Geographic News, onEarth Magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine. In another lifetime, he trapped wild boars for the federal government. Follow him on Twitter (@bittelmethis) or visit his website: www.bittelmethis.com
    Kristina Marusic is a freelance journalist focusing on stories related to LGBT equality, feminism, food politics, social and environmental justice, and the 2016 presidential election. Her reportage and first-person essays have been featured in Slate, Women's Health, AfterEllen, the Advocate, Creative Nonfiction, Flyway and others, and she formerly worked as a full-time staff writer for MTV News. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of San Francisco and is at work on a memoir. Follow her on Twitter (@KristinaSaurusR) or visit his website: www.kristinamarusic.com/
    Shannon Reed writes monthly for The New Yorker's "Shouts and Murmurs" department and is a frequent contributor to McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Other credits include the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Narratively, Guernica, Kweli Journal, the Glassblock, Poets & Writers, and many more. She is at work on her first novel.

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    This I Believe - Class of 2016 - Episode 3

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    While we are not yet sure what all of our students' "This I Believe" contributions will be this year, past titles of essays have included, "Behind Any Success, You'll Find Determination," "Simply Music," "Not Just a Weakness," "The Magic of Laughter," and "It Goes Beyond Books."
    Intro, outro, and transition music for this radio program was created by longzijun, whose material can be reached here: https://longzijun.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/short-instrumental-themes/ .

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    The Cost of Doing (Writing) Business: What the numbers really mean

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    We had a fantastic Blab last night about how to interpret the numbers coming at us regarding books sales, Amazon, and self-publishing. Why do they matter? Well, it's your industry. Whether you are self-published, small press published, or even traditionally published, we're all in this together. Understanding what we're being told--and its context--is crucial.
    On April 25, 2016, Reedsy released its numbers for what it costs to publish a book, and they certainly raised some eyebrows. So I broke them down as well as compared them to the industry standard for editing and formatting rates through the Editorial Freelancers Association.
    Listen in to learn more...

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    Shaka Senghor on The Scribe Spot

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    Shaka Senghor, Critically Acclaimed Activist and Author, discusses his journey from prison to activism.

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    March 28, 2016

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    Join Donna Wright this week when she will be talking to more Romantic Times Convention 2016 Authors. Heather Graham will be joining us for the second year in a row along with Christie Craig who also writes as CC Hunter and  Brendan Reichs, co-author of the Viral series (BONES TV series is based on these books) will be here as well. Mallory Kane will pop in for a special edition of Romance News and as also we will have fun and a few laughs before we sign off for the last time. So you don't want to miss this special edition of Hummingbird Place -- Your Home for Romance coming to you live from the Dark Hollows Press Studio.

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    Interview With Robert Anderson

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    Bob Anderson has been with Computer Aid, Inc. since 1988.  With more than 38 years of IT experience, Bob is responsible for the product development of CAI’s Legacy Application Support service offerings (Managed Maintenance and Tracer).  Most of Anderson’s IT career had been spent as a senior executive in large IT organizations with a particular focus on process reengineering, process management and managing by metrics.
    Most recently, Anderson was published in the February 26th, 2007 issue of Computerworld. His article, 25 Time-Tested Truths About IT Support generated response from Computerworld readers around the world.  Bob Anderson also authored eighteen process guides and training manuals on all aspects of “Outsourcing Application Support,” i.e. Environment Assessment,
    Transition, Work Flow Processing, Operations Management, Transition, and Quality Assurance.  Bob and his team insure that CAI’s Legacy Application Support processes are compliant with both CMMI Level 4 and the ITIL V3Service Management Lifecycle.

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    It's been a minute

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    A discussion on America today as we gear up for the elections.

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    The books

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    I am writing my first book. It is called "Saving Her".  I cant wait to tell you about it. It is about a few characters that I am sure everyone can relate to. Hoping you love reading the book. As much as I love creating the characters. I love writing and reading. Maybe you will find something in this book that makes you want to change you life for the better.