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Secrets of a Journalistic Newbie

Laura Snyder

By Laura Snyder Nationally Self-Syndicated Humor Columnist  Southern Pines, NC  Recently, I was reading the responses to Marshall Dean’s request for advice in the December newsletter.  The responses that were given didn’t seem helpful to any new columnist except to reassure Marshall that the entire industry is in the same boat.  It seems I have…

HD Is Here: Haught’s New Venture

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Are you ready for HD?  No, not high-def.  That’s old hat. It’s “Haughtline Dweethly”, an online magazine updated daily, weekly, monthly – or more often if the editor takes a notion. NSNC Newsletter Editor Robert L. Haught, with an assist from his wife, Mary, launched the new Internet publication March 1.  The magazine’s content is…

New Book Coming from Gwen Petersen

Montana ranchwoman-columnist Gwen Petersen has a new book coming out next fall: “Everything I Know About Life I Learned From My Horse,” published by Voyageur Press.   “No deep meaning here,” Gwen says.”Just a collection of horse stories of humorous and nostalgic bent.” The author, who lives near Big Timber, Mont., writes a regular column for…

Humorous Horror Novel Released By E. Mitchell

E. Mitchell’s humor novel, “The Amazing, Incredible, Shrinking, Colossal,  Bikini-Crazed CREATURE FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN” has just been released by Outskirts Press.  The publisher says: “The formula is simple: Take one mad genius, add a luscious lady in a lab coat, mix in a sex-starved scientist stirring up trouble with mutant movie monsters and you’ve…

Florida Blogger Is Finalist in Readers’ Poll

MC Coolidge had just won a Florida Press Association award for column writing when less than a week later she learned that she was a finalist in the blogging category of Sarasota Magazine’s “The Best of 2009  Readers’ Poll.”   Her reaction: “kind of stunned and more than a little honored.”   “As an independent…

Suddenly Senior Overwhelmed

Frank Kaiser is delighted but overwhelmed at the response to his offer to print selected columns on his “Suddenly Senior” Web site.    The longtime NSNC member from Florida said he received about 30 columns following a notice in the March newsletter inviting the submission of columns that would appeal to his readers.  The nationally…