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A 15th-century Syriac scribal note

Here is a simple scribal note on a page of manuscript 152 of the Church of the Forty Martyrs, Mardin (CFMM), a book dated 1780 AG (= 1468/9 CE) and containing… 251 more words


The Waiting Game

I heard from my editor last week about my third book, which comes out next April. He forwarded me the wording that will be on the back cover of the book and asked for my input. 430 more words

Get Cranking!

So, you get your submission back from your critique group. They have a few “suggestions” for improvement.

Your manuscript is returned from your editor with hundreds of “red lines”. 268 more words

Book, Writing

Learning Balance

Things have been pretty quiet here on the LeslieLearnsLines blog, despite some recent interest in my list of literary journals that also publish comics. (Welcome, new readers!) 604 more words

Endeavors In The Real World

News article: New Email Archive Tool to Sift Literary Legacies

An article in The Wall Street Journal reports on a new free software called ePADD that has been developed to assist archivists in managing writers’ emails. 292 more words


Baby, It's Hot Outside

Scene:  Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Summer, 1934.  The windows are wide open, but there is little relief from the steamy Mid-Atlantic heat and humidity.  A brilliant young physicist sits down at the dinner table and his lovely wife places his meal before him.  204 more words

So What is #1lineWed for Writers?

So, yesterday was my first time participating in Twitter’s #1lineWed weekly event. (I think it’s every Wednesday…don’t quote me on that, dear readers. I’m new to this.) As I looked up the instructions, it seemed simple enough. 549 more words