Photographer/Producer John Pagliuca

- by Dara Girard

Tell us a little about yourself and your company, John Pagliuca Productions. Even though I’ve worked as a visual storyteller all of my professional life, I started out to be a writer. I was editor of my college newspaper when one of the staff photographers showed me how to use a camera, how to develop […]

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SORMAG founder LaShaunda Hoffman

- by Dara Girard

Tell us a little about yourself and your company Shades of Romance Magazine. I’m the wife of a supportive husband, mother to three beautiful blessings and I work full time for the government.  I took my love for reading and writing and turned it into an online magazine.  http://sormag.blogspot.com This year we celebrate twelve years […]

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Earthly Charms founder Su Kopil

- by Dara Girard

Tell us a little about yourself and your company Earthly Charms. What’s the story behind the name? I’m a lifelong avid reader. I grew up in libraries. My first job was in a library. And I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve been reading. Photography and graphic design both came later but also morphed […]

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Getting By on a Writer’s Income

- by Dara Girard

Feature Article by Lawrence Block This article first appeared in the 1981 Writer’s Yearbook. Yes, there are some dated references, but information is still relevant. I was honored that Mr. Block allowed me to reprint it here. It’s also included in the  The Liar’s Bible. Enjoy! A writer, James Michener has said, can make a […]

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