Soellner’s Dispatch #7

In earlier dispatches, I commented on activities related to writing, being a published author and marketing. In this dispatch I address the shortest, most important line an author writes: the title. A good title matters for two reasons: it’s an attention grabber…

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Soellner’s Dispatch #8

In Dispatch #7 I talked about the “most important short sentence in a book”: the title. I have decided on a title after reviewing 75 candidates for book 3’s title. As a special sneak preview for Dispatch readers, I am pleased to announce…

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Soellner’s Dispatch #9

In 1878 and again in the 1880s there were two Congresses of Berlin. These Congresses—called by Otto von Bismarck in the name of the Kaiser of the new German Empire—included all the European colonial powers…

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Soellner’s Dispatch #10

Dear loyal readers: I spent the last weekend of April at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, where I shared a table with fellow California author Justin McFarr. I sold some books and met friends and other authors new and old and I had a good time.

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Soellner’s Dispatch #11

Dear readers and friends: Here’s an update on my progress in writing the fourth book, Like A Gathering Storm (working title) in my five-book historical fiction series. While this historic fiction novel is written as a standalone story, it will also continue the…

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Soellner’s Dispatch #12

Dear readers and friends. My previous Dispatches have been informational, about history and writing. As a former visual artist, I believe that a picture really is worth a thousand words. With this Dispatch I am sharing my influences…

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