Tag Archives: Yuvi Zalkow

Partying in Portland!

We had an unbelievable turnout yesterday at the drop-by launch of Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.  I invited contributors to stop by the Espresso Book Machine from noon to 1:30 to see the machine … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Novel in the World

Tomorrow marks the official launch of Yuvi Zalkow’s A Brilliant Novel in the Works.  Let’s all stand on our desks in our underwear to celebrate. That’s where Yuvi’s protagonist Yuvi finds himself at the beginning of this unusual, and hilarious, debut novel … Continue reading

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Reminder: Book Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

If you haven’t participated in Rejection Week yet, go comment soon for a chance to win a free book. The giveaway closes tomorrow at 5 p.m. West Coast time. I’m giving away two books–a flipback and a copy of A … Continue reading

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It’s Rejection Week!

Next week might just be the biggest, most exciting week on my blog. Ever. On Monday, I’ll feature a conversation with Yuvi Zalkow, whose debut novel A Brilliant Novel in the Works will be released on Tuesday. You may know him as … Continue reading

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Yuvi Zalkow: The Failed Writer Succeeds!

Portland author Yuvi Zalkow has earned a reputation as a failed writer. He talks openly of rejection. He runs the hilarious Failed Writer video series on his blog. But now there’s a problem. A big problem. Yuvi has succeeded–in fact, for … Continue reading

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OK, Writers: What’s Your Good News?

Despite being an optimistic individual, I have the publishing industry blues these days. So do a lot of other writers, it seems. Manuscripts that would have sold a few years ago are languishing on hard drives. Authors that would have … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge #6: Pick a Prompt and Go for It!

When I interviewed novelist Yuvi Zalkow, I suggested everyone view his presentation, “I’m a failed writer.” If you missed it, today’s challenge is for you. Pop over to his site. Watch all 14 minutes of “I’m a failed writer #1: Revisions.” You’ll … Continue reading

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