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The Boiler Room Reporters: A Hot Time in a writing career

At Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis in the 1950s, the only spot available for the school newspaper, the Riparian, was in the basement of the “Old Building,” next to the furnace. Here we huddled at ancient, beat-up desks, about twenty-five
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Steps in a Lifetime of Professional Writing: destiny, determination or hard work?

Number One: The Writing Tree We’ve featured on this blog site many of our successful Hoosier writers telling their stories from time to time and giving hints on how to succeed in a writing career. Now I think I’ll follow
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Indiana Historical Society Holiday Book Fair: what sells?

The first weekend in December is always reserved at Hawthorne Publishing for the Holiday book fair in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Historical Society has recently combined this much-anticipated book event with a Christmas tree extravaganza which fills almost every room
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A Small Regional Press Depends on—Yes! The Postal Service

Over the last four or five months we at Hawthorne have shipped among the various titles we offer over 1200 copies of one particularly popular book, most all of them as individual sales. In the case of this title, Cracking
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