Author Archives: A. L. Kaplan

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.

Brain to Bookshelf Conference 2021

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
The Maryland Writers’ Association hosts a writers’ conference every year, except, of course, last year’s conference was cancelled due to the COVID shutdown. Normally held in March, they were able to host this one this…

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HUMMINGBIRD — Reading — Free Online

Want to hear the beginning of HUMMINGBIRD: A Star Touch Story? You can find it and many other events at the Write Women’s Book Fest. Here is the direct line to the HUMMINGBIRD reading. Purchase a copy of HUMMINGBIRD: A … Continue reading

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Can Cows Have Wings? — A Workshop for The Write Women Book Fest 2021

Join author A. L. Kaplan for a teen-oriented workshop and learn how to create an environment that will grab your audience. A purple cow flying over DC might get by in a fantasy or science fiction story, but is likely … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week September 26-October 2, 2021

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
This week, from September 26 through October 2 of 2021 is National Banned Books Week. Book banning and censorship is a crucial issue that should unite readers and writers. Throughout the…

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Never Forget

NEVER FORGET 9/11/2021 2,996

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Writing vs. Marketing—Balancing the Scales

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It seems that there are two sides to the coin of being a writer. The first side is writing process and everything related to the it, such as conducting research, sharing drafts with beta readers…

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Maryland Renaissance Festival Appearance — September 5, 2021

Come to the the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Sunday, September 5, 2021. I’ll be there all day at the author table by Page After Page – Books of the Renaissance on White Stag Lane. This charming little shop has some wonderful books in … Continue reading

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Awesome Con Appearance

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come to Awesome Con I’ll be on the Other Realities: An Introduction to World Building panel with Joab Stieglitz and Jennifer Povey. The panel begins at 5:45 PM on Saturday, August 21, … Continue reading

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Writers–Believe in Yourself!

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  To all the writers who might see this blog, please remember to believe in yourself, in your writing, and what you are doing. Never listen to naysayers, including that voice…

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When Facebook AI Runs Awry, Oh My!

Here is a great article on AI glitches by my friend Kathy Steinemann. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/facebook-ai/?fbclid=IwAR3yuqCegDOvtwf5aAEvNTPW8l-E81TRCnI4ZfYKff6ZOsNLnPbBNSFWlVw

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