Gannett “Resets” and the Vermont Way

They did it again. I read about the latest layoffs at Gannett last night while I was cooking dinner. I had a glass of wine and then I coughed up this really vitriolic post about how I was going to warn the undergraduates I work with to boycott their papers and never, ever go to work for Gannett. I used the words “disgusting,” and “cheating” … Continue reading Gannett “Resets” and the Vermont Way

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Tired now.

Me: I don’t know what to write.Cindy: Seriously?Me: Yeah. I’m really tired.Cindy: Ok. We spent the summer busting our butts to publish books for Champlain students to use in class (including the amazing Larry Connolly’s new collection of student work, “Best Student Creative Nonfiction”), and we just sent the first title that we built from the ground up (Tim Brookes’ “First-Time Author”) to the printer … Continue reading Tired now.

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Looking for us?

Barnes MacQueen Publishing Resources officially opened for business January 1, 2014 in the Karma Birdhouse, 47 Maple Street, Burlington, Vermont. We are Cindy Barnes (president) and Kim MacQueen (vice president). We are consultants and counselors to indie authors and are developing curriculum and events covering a wide range of publishing topics. Some of the niceties, like our website, are in development now. In the meantime, … Continue reading Looking for us?

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The word of the day is AGOG

How was my week? Thanks for asking! It’s been a little mind-blowing actually. On Saturday, I led a workshop on self-publishing for six lovely people with six interesting fiction and nonfiction projects in the strangely named but absolutely gorgeous Karma Bird House offices of the Renegade Writers’ Collective (which, if you’re a writer in Vermont and you don’t know about the amazing Burlington-based world they’ve built … Continue reading The word of the day is AGOG

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Eat the Monkey

I’m teaching a section of the publishing class this semester. This class of a dozen students will break up into four groups of three to work on client projects for Champlain Publishing. They’ll have to assign tasks and make plans and keep deadlines and wow their clients and stretch their minds and do stuff they’ve never done before. Why do we do this? Because all … Continue reading Eat the Monkey

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External link to My review of Katharine Britton’s “Little Island” in this week’s Seven Days, w correct link this time.

My review of Katharine Britton’s “Little Island” in this week’s Seven Days, w correct link this time.

http://www.7dvt.com/2013book-review-little-island-katharine-britton Continue reading My review of Katharine Britton’s “Little Island” in this week’s Seven Days, w correct link this time.

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Summer 2013: My Own Little Chem Lab

Originally posted on Kim MacQueen:
To the naked eye, my summer looked like this: daughters enjoying the near-daily swimming in our sweet, indulgent neighbors’ pool on the off hours when they weren’t staring into some TV or computer screen. I would sit with my laptop on my legs while they swam, the most unfun mom of all time. There were the times when husband came… Continue reading Summer 2013: My Own Little Chem Lab

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Summer 2013: My Own Little Chem Lab

Originally posted on Kim MacQueen:
To the naked eye, my summer looked like this: daughters enjoying the near-daily swimming in our sweet, indulgent neighbors’ pool on the off hours when they weren’t staring into some TV or computer screen. I would sit with my laptop on my legs while they swam, the most unfun mom of all time. There were the times when husband came… Continue reading Summer 2013: My Own Little Chem Lab

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External link to Why, it’s been weeks since we talked about mayoral corruption!

Why, it’s been weeks since we talked about mayoral corruption!

Why, it’s been weeks since we talked about mayoral corruption! “Mrs. Campbell, who has lived in town since 1942, was sadly aware of Florida’s reputation as a haven for corruption. “We like to be distinguished,” she said, “but not like that.” Continue reading Why, it’s been weeks since we talked about mayoral corruption!

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