The Prescribed Burn Book Binding and Final Copies!

On Wednesday, I visited my printer – Starnet Media in Mahwah, NJ – and had a chance to see my books being bound. The pages and covers had already been printed, but I was able to witness one of the most interesting steps: what happens right before I could hold a finished copy, still warm […]

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Reader Community Now Active

I’m excited to announce that The Prescribed Burn now has a reader forum and community,! On the site, visitors can post general comments about the book, connect with other readers, post their responses to the Questions for Discussion and Creative Writing Exercises found at the end of the book, and also respond to Veda’s […]

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Kickstarter Project Has Been Funded!

I’m so happy to announce that my Kickstarter project was funded today. That means I’ll be able to cover the printing costs associated with my book! I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the financial and emotional support from generous friends, family, and even strangers. Check out my Thank You page to view […]

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The Prescribed Burn in the Press!

Recently, The Prescribed Burn has received press related to my Kickstarter campaign. You can check out each of the articles by clicking the links below: Web.Search.Social (6/20/12): Kickstarting A Dream: How One Aspiring Writer Is Using The Web And Social Marketing To Make Hers A Reality Jersey City Independent (6/13/12): A Little Help from the […]

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How Kickstarter Can Help Writers

Yesterday, on Craft Your Drafts, I wrote about 5 ways that Kickstarter – both using it to create and back projects – can help writers. After writing the post, I thought about how many of my points can apply to other creative people or even people trying to be more creative. If you have a […]

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New Kickstarter Reward Inspired by Horoscope

I don’t usually pay too much attention to my horoscope (in The Prescribed Burn, Baba makes Veda read the horoscopes out loud to her), but today’s Twitter horoscope caught my attention. The first sentence began, “If you have been relying on others to support you recently, you may need to re-evaluate your plans…”. You can […]

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When Fiction Becomes More Fictional

My boyfriend sent me a news story from the Star-Ledger titled “Light at the end: Garden State Parkway says goodbye to dangerous traffic signals in Southern N.J.,” and I immediately thought about my story “Fireworks.” Much of the story takes place while Veda and Madsy are driving south on the Garden State Parkway, and when […]

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Kickstarter Launch Today!

This afternoon, I pressed the “Launch” button on my Kickstarter project, and I have a feeling that the next few weeks are going to be both emotional and stressful. What lies before me is a tall mountain, and I don’t really have the luxury of taking any breaks before I reach the top! If you […]

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