"Sorry to read of your illness and difficulty in writing. Hope you feel better. Although new to this site, I am an old hand at networked communities. I noted on your profile that you have been on Compuserve for 20 years. I too started there and…"
I'm not asking for commitments. Just offering a corner if someone in needs it. As far as a memoir with fiction elements. I did it. The title is "Escape from Second Eden." The story was based on about 85% real events and…"
"Thank you so much for starting this JoAnn!
There are things in here that seem to evolve naturally and honsetly this should have been brought up earlier and I am glad you did it!
When I see the lady who I take a lot of advice on for writing put her…"
"O my goodness Julie,
Blesings for your surgery! I hope everything is ok, amazing you still are going to write with that over your head.
Anyway, anything I can do to help you in your writing I am here an d cheering you on!
"This is a great idea for people like me. I have considered NaNoWriMo this year for the first time, but when I read the rules, they really really don't like non-fiction writing. Someone had asked about memoir and the answer was…"
Thank you. I do too that's why I started this thread. As newbies, we all need the encouragement, or like me up to my eyeballs in work and work. A lot of times, you can't see the forest for the trees. When writing, you feel like you…"
"I do a spreadsheet and since I do 750 Words (which is usually around 2000) and a couple of freewrites, plus the "regular" stuff, I do about 3 K a day.
However, I do Nano every year for my major project. I have six out of seven…"
I have written
2,364 words/50K in paranormal romance WIP (1 chapter)
564 in horror/50K WIP (1 scene)
1,355 in suspense/110K (half a chapter)
4,562 in southern fiction/60K
But then it is a weekend and a quiet one<g> I've added my…"
Hi all,I'm not joining the speed writing thing in November. Personally, I write on average 10-20K in a week, so a competition of this sort is nuts for me. I just don't have the time with all the things going on here between family, working, writing and promoting.I know some writers need a kick in the bloomers to get motivated to write but the idea of 50K words in one month is a bit much. So what I'm proposing is this.This discussion will be dedicated to those writer who need the structure of an…See More
I've been an author for about 27 years now-first publishing in nonfiction and have now branched out into fiction. Due to my husband's cancer, I am currently under no contract with agents or publishers.
I just, in the past two months, I have self-published two novels; both suspense genre with one being espionage and the other southern fiction.
I tend to write three books at a time: 2 fiction and 1. I author suspense, science fiction, southern fiction, action/adventure and nonfiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
The social marketing is overwhelming to this old lady who now blogs at the Murphey Saga http:/jomurphey.blogspot.com , about writing, Pastor Jo Says http:/pastorjosays.blogspot.com , a ministerial blog.
Tweets as jomurphey,
Facebooks as jomurphey/jlmurphey/joleemorriss (the last two are book dedicated pages),
LinkedIn @jlmurphey ,
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Articles in Purple Prose (writer's newsletter)
"Mommy, I Wish I Never Heard of Arfritis" Journal of childran and parents with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis-nonfiction
"Escape from Second Eden" espionage fiction based on actual events
"The Sacrificial Lamb" southern suspense
"Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption" horror
"Who Stole Baby Ruth" childrens series
"The Author Business:A practical guide for the self published author" nonfiction
"Are You a Survivalist or a Prepper?" Nonfiction
Contributor to various magazines and creator and editor of several newsletters.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Novels and nonfiction for publication. Self published all but the first title. Smaswords, amazon, createspace, diesel, kobo,barnes and noble
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
review novels and nonfiction on my blog
Services I offer to other writers:
I offer editing and critique services. General information in blog format on writing techniques.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
yes see above
My professional associations:
Southeastern Writer's Association
I found out about She Writes from:
Found you by a link in facebook for one of your authors
Author of The Sacrificial Lamb & Escape from Second Eden
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Sorry to read of your illness and difficulty in writing. Hope you feel better. Although new to this site, I am an old hand at networked communities. I noted on your profile that you have been on Compuserve for 20 years. I too started there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gave it up a few years ago when the cost got ridiculous compared to the benefits. Have met up with all my old forum friends on Facebook. Thought I would give SheWrites a try. Best wishes on your fight for good health.
Hello JoAnn! I want to thank you personally for joining my gorup Blooming Late!
I am SO happy that you have taken initiative and jumoed right in with participation already too! I want to thank you for introducing your self to the gorup and remind you if you havent dome so already to make sure to list you blog in OUR GROUPS BLOGS in the pages section to the left of the group main page as well as list your books in the OUR GROUPS BOOKS page so the group can find your blog and your books!
Congrats by the way on your books and your blog is really well done! I know you just changed the look of it for October but I really like the look of it since I am a paranormal writer!
Anyway! I am sure you have noticed already what a special group we have and we are here ready to support,encourage and inspire your writing.
I am very glad you are here and WELCOME to the group!
JoAnn, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
I'm very early in the process. Struggling to write because it brings back so many hard times, but i'm pressing my way through. You mentioned your book has 28 chapters. How did you decide where to break them at…"