Category Archives: Writing

The women’s music book that ate my brain

No, it’s not about zombies. I don’t write horror or science fiction. What I do write is non-fiction, usually about music. I’ve published a memoir and enough articles and blog posts to paper a three-bedroom split-level ranch house. The first … Continue reading

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Musicians: ten phrases to avoid in your bio

I’ve been a music journalist for years and I’ve read enough lifeless bios to wallpaper Mar-a-Lago. Are potential fans, bookers, and media snoozing through your bio? Rewrite it and avoid these mistakes: 1. Susie Blahblah writes songs from the heart. … Continue reading

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I’m not Margaret Atwood or Beyonce

  And I couldn’t even play them on TV. For now, I’m happy as a singer-songwriter who occasionally tours and a writer with one book under her belt and one more on the way. Here’s an update for the latter … Continue reading

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How a writer-musician-teacher-parking lot attendant spends her time

I haven’t written a blog post in a few months. Lest you think I’ve been slumped in front of the TV with a box of bonbons by my side, here’s an update, numbered for convenience. I’m all about convenience, unless … Continue reading

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There’s something about the women: women’s music book

Back in 1977, I attended a Therese Edell concert. I’d never heard of her but my friend Lois asked if I was going and I couldn’t think of a reason to say no. I knew I was in the right … Continue reading

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Putting on my writer’s fedora – projects update

I’m probably too femme to pull off a fedora. At any rate, here’s an update on my writing projects. The women’s music book I’m writing about women’s music artists of the seventies and eighties, with a generous look at the … Continue reading

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You Become What You Hum

This week’s guest blogger is Carolyn Gage. She’s the author of twelve books and more than sixty-three plays, including musicals. The winner of numerous awards, her work is widely published and performed. ************************ Music is powerful. That’s why I like … Continue reading

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