Tag Archives: books/characters/authors

  • Book Review – Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat

    By Michelle Hutchinson Dr. David Dosa is skeptical when the nurses and aides at Steere House, the nursing and rehabilitation center with which he is affiliated, tell him that Oscar, one of their resident cats, can predict a patient’s death. After all, Dosa had been trained in the sciences. His medical education had no explanation […]

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  • New Movie, Max, Honors Military Dogs

    By Michelle Hutchinson In today’s complex world, sometimes it’s hard to know whom you can trust. That was not the case for fictional Marine Corporal Kyle Wincott and his bomb/gun/ammo-sniffing military dog, Max, in the aptly named Warner Bros. movie, Max, which is scheduled to open in theaters tomorrow. Due to connections to a network […]

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  • Do-It-Yourself Author Costumes for Halloween

    By Michelle Hutchinson Halloween is a great time to demonstrate your creativity beyond your writing talent. Why not consider dressing as a famous author this year, whether you’re attending a Halloween party or just giving out candy to the kids who ring your doorbell? If you need some ideas to get started, here are four […]

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  • Book Marketing: Why and How to Identify Your Target Audience

    By Michelle Hutchinson If you read our recent interview with Pat Fiorello, former corporate marketing executive turned artist and author, she reminded us that the key to any successful marketing strategy is knowing your target audience. The same holds true for marketing your book, whether fiction or nonfiction. That means you need to ask yourself […]

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  • An Interview with Author and Artist Pat Fiorello

    Pat Fiorello is a respected painter and art instructor. She published Bella Italia: Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist in October 2013. In this interview, she shares her experience of developing, publishing, and marketing the book. Michelle Hutchinson: Your book contains images of over eighty of your paintings from your travels to Italy. Had […]

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  • Books Come to Life at Miniature World

    By Michelle Hutchinson Go to any bookstore or library, and you’ll find anything from Mother Goose nursery rhymes to the Grimm Brothers’ fairytales to novels by Dickens and Swift. But if you visit Miniature Word, you’ll see these stories and more come alive in dioramas of intricate detail. Though many seemed worn with age, and […]

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  • Boston: A City of Patriots and Writers

    By Michelle Hutchinson Listen, my children, and you shall hear  Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.  So begins the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere’s Ride, an appropriate one for the recent July 4th weekend. And one even more appropriate if you happened to be in Boston, which is where my husband, daughter, and I found ourselves. Despite several historical inaccuracies about that famous ride on […]

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  • Lessons Learned from a Book Launch

    By Michelle Hutchinson In the publishing industry, timing is everything. That’s what I recently learned during the book launch of author and Wordhelper client LeBron Matthews. After going through the editing process, LeBron found a small, traditional, independent publisher, Deeds Publishing, who brought his book, Tides of War: A Novel of the American Civil War, […]

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  • “‘Doc Hollywood’ Is Broadway Bound,” Says Author Neil Shulman

    by Michelle Hutchinson Leaving an event at the Carter Center last night, who should I run into but none other than Neil Shulman. If his name isn’t familiar to you, a screenplay adaptation of his book What? Dead Again? probably is. That 1978 novel appeared in movie theaters in 1991 as Doc Hollywood, starring Michael […]

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Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

I've never been one to follow conventional wisdom—at least when it doesn't make sense to me—and I'm not about to start now. Conventional wisdom says to limit your blog to one topic (e.g., writing) or to related topics (e.g., writing, reading, publishing), but my interests are too diverse.

While a good deal of this blog will be devoted to writing, editing, and resumes, I'll also explore topics in health, science, education, and a smattering of other areas. After all, I'm not only an editor and writer, but I am or have been a dentist, teacher, naval officer, environmental researcher, wife, parent, and pet owner.

I hope you'll take some time to provide comments on the posts.

The medical and health content on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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