Monthly Archives: February 2015

ISU student’s @KrantoKolection line goes to DC – Ames Tribune @amestrib.com

Claire Kean, an ISU senior in apparel, merchandising and design, shows off a few of her dresses from her her line, “Kranto Kolection.” Her designs were recently showcased in an African fashion show in Texas, and more of them will … Continue reading

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Africa Fashion Week – Washington DC – #AFWDC inaugural event @KrantoKolection

See the beauty and intricate details of African fabric, textile and design at the maiden edition of  African Fashion Week DC (AFWDC),  a fashion extravaganza featuring African designers, vendors, entertainers, art and businesses, March 19-21, 2015 in DC. “This is going to be one … Continue reading

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Claire Kean launches @KrantoKolection #fashion for African women in US

Claire Kean is about to launch her business promoting the “Kranto Kolection,” her line of bright, vibrant fashions designed for African women living in the United States. Illustration by Claire Kean. Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide February 20, 2015 By … Continue reading

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Kindle Ebook Formatting Example

Kindle Ebook Formatting Example This is just in time — I’m getting closer and closer to paring Ironwolf into two books and self-pubbing. Thanks to Chris the Story Ape and Chris Miller for all these how-to tips.

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Ancestors who live on in our fictio

In 1999, I hired a”professional” editor (Tom Case of White Horse Press), who advised me to delete a minor character, the nephew of protagonist Paul Henry Eisen. I deleted Henry. Fifteen years later I happened across an old photo of my … Continue reading

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A Journey in Other Worlds by *the* John Jacob Aster IV (who knew?)

Before the Titanic sank in 1912, John Jacob Astor IV envisioned a future with maglev trains, a police force equipped with cameras, and an interconnected network of phones, solar power, wind power, and air travel.      Focusing on Richard Ayrault, … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Write Short Stories (by Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams)

               We all know the money isn’t in short stories and anthologies, but authors should consider writing for them anyway. I’m summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting and excerpting from  Ten Reasons to Write Short Stories Even … Continue reading

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