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[SWP NEWS] NEW BOOKS COMING THIS SPRING!

Posted by Lauren Wise on January 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love, and Lead

By Suzanne Anderson MA and Susan Cannon PhD

The Way of the Mysterial Woman is for every woman who feels the call into greatness, authenticity, and meaningful living; women who are finally ready to step into their lives with mind, body, heart, and soul fully engaged and awaken their true potential. Women’s leadership development pioneers Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon know that we’re not alone in our yearning to meet this call. In fact, they assure us that this is a naturally occurring global imperative for women.



So we hear the clarion call, but how do we meet it? It’s almost like we need a completely new internal operating system. Fortunately, the co-authors have discovered exactly that―this dynamic guidebook offers us the upgrade we’ve been searching for.



The Way of the…

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Commercial vs. Literary Fiction

Posted by Caitlyn Levin on February 10, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

What is commercial fiction? The term gets thrown around a lot. Do you write “literary” fiction, or “commercial” fiction? As a writer, I hate this question. Labelling some kinds of fiction as commercial and others as literary implies that one is a higher calling than another. This question seems to be a favorite among writers, however. I’m only asked this question by other people who write, usually when we’re in class together. It usually strikes me as rude, because anyone who knows anything about the connotation of words (like writers do) would know that it’s a backwards sort of insult.

People usually ask this question when they consider themselves writers of literary fiction (to be said with a hoity-toity,…

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Promote Your Book with Book Awards

Posted by Dana Lynn Smith on February 10, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Book award contests can be a great promotion tool for authors. When your book wins an award, you can promote yourself as an "award-winning author" and the book as an "award-winning book."



In addition, the award organizers often promote the winners and they usually provide some kind of a graphic (such as the one shown here) that you can use for promotional purposes.



For example, my book, How to Get Your Book Reviewed, won an Indie Excellence award. The award was for the paperback version, but the book is also available in PDF, Kindle, and epub formats. Here are some of the things that I did to promote this award:

  •     Wrote a blog post about book awards.
  •     Wrote an article in my newsletter about my award.
  •     Added the award graphic to the book's sales page and the media page on my website.  
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It’s your most powerful tool- your thoughts. They can be used to harness great good and propel us forward in a most positive way. Our thoughts can by our ally, our comforter, and our best friend.

Our thoughts can also be our worst enemy. They can destroy our self-worth. They can make us feel bad.

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Commercial vs. Literary Fiction

What is commercial fiction? The term gets thrown around a lot. Do you write “literary” fiction, or “commercial” fiction? As a writer, I hate this question. Labelling some kinds of fiction as commercial and others as literary implies that one is a higher calling than another. This question seems to be a…

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"Drawing Life' from Terezin

Posted 'Drawing Life' from Terezin, a look at a dramatized song cycle based on poems and drawings by the children in Terezin concentration camp. Jocelyn Pook was commissioned to create the composition. In the video I've posted, she discusses the commission and her response to it.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/02/drawing-life-from-terezin.html

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