I edit myself for this blog. It’s part of why I go by EditCassandra. I don’t spend my working life editing only other people. I know writers need to be edited, and I actually practice what I preach. To a…Continue Reading →
Because You Need a Literary Punch to the Gut: The Craft of the Short Story and “Gigantic” by Benjamin Harnett
I owe you all a lot. I’ve got at least five books I want to review or talk about. And I’ve been wanting to talk about them for so long I’m sure I’ll expose myself as the word-nerd mouth breather…Continue Reading →
I have transformed into a social media cheerleader. I don’t know how it happened exactly, though I probably should have seen it coming (what we’ll all say at the end of the world, I bet). A gal downloads a Kindle…Continue Reading →
I hereby declare this season to be self-publishing spring. Of course it’s even not close to spring yet in terms of the weather here in Chicago (déjà vu all over again, right?). But that won’t stop me, and it shouldn’t…Continue Reading →
Picking up what I’m throwing down? Chicago Women in Publishing’s program on intergenerational communication is Wed., 11/20.
Even though I’m a lapsed Luddite who resists technology a bit, I cannot deny the power of the wired world and how it has begun to shape the way we use language and communicate with each other. I might have…Continue Reading →