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New title, new cover (hoping it'll be worth it!)

Following a super-popular blog post from Joanna Penn on the merits of retitling an existing book, I've given my newish novel, Rules for the Perpetual Diet, a new fun title, as well as a wonderful new cover.

Check out: The Paris Effect. …


Added by Karen Burns on September 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

It's Okay!

It's okay to be happy and to smile- to let your spirit shine though! It's okay to feel good.

You know. many of us were raised with the idea that we always had to serious; you know that nose-to-the-grindstone stuff. And that if we even picked up our noses from that grindstone then we weren't being serious…


Added by Deborah Ailman on September 1, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Shift from Nonfiction to Fiction (Including a Pen Name) by Susan Shapiro Barash


                                                  The Shift from Nonfiction to Fiction (Including a Pen Name)


                                                                             by Susan Shapiro Barash



            Incendiary issues and complicated roles for women have been my mainstay as a nonfiction writer. For each of my books/studies I interviewed a diverse group of women across the country. They spoke of how they truly…


Added by susan shapiro barash on September 1, 2015 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

If I waited till I felt like writing...

Added by Laurie Buchanan on September 1, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Grammergency #20: Preposterous Prepositions

According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a preposition is “a word or group of words that is used with a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, location, or time, or to introduce an object.” Common prepositions include but are not remotely limited to in, on, at, to, from, for, with, without, of, about, between, through, against, before,…


Added by Annie Tucker on September 1, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

You're Invited!

You are Cordially Invited:


Occasion: Laura’s Pity Party

Where: The Riverbank

When: Really, really soon


Everybody needs a good Pity Party now and then – that’s found in the gospel according to the not-feeling-so-saintly-today Laura: Party, Pity vs. 3. A righteous “woe is me, for I am undone,” sort of shindig. Where you can shed emotional altitude…


Added by Laura Landgraf on September 1, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Looking for nonfictions writer's group in Chicago North Suburbs

Two nonfiction writers in Chicago north suburbs looking to establish a writer's group.  Looking for committed writers willing to share manuscripts and experience.  Anyone else out there interested?  

Added by Elizabeth Brown on September 1, 2015 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

7 Ideas For an Expensive Looking Living Rooms


Added by Melissa Tylor on September 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

New Haiku

Posted 4 new haiku:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 1, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

How to write a conclusive summary for your essays?

Attempting to write a quality essay means you have to work on various areas of the essay. In its simplest form, essay is divided into five paragraphs and three major sections, where students tackle different requirements based on the assignment brief and topics you have. For example, when working on the introduction part of an essay, you will be talking about the background of the topic, its introduction in the context of explaining the technicalities and getting it familiar to your target…


Added by Albert Einstine on September 1, 2015 at 4:55am — No Comments


research is kind, we have tried many colours.

we ate the cake, yet not wishing to appear
greedy left a crumb.

for a bird.

we wander through where the fence should be,
not minding the delay.

you see, we are lucky here, safe and dry,
we do really miss that little dog.

gone now.


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on August 31, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments

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How to choose the right accommodation for your next business trip!

Choosing the perfect accommodation for a business trip can be daunting especially if you are doing it for the first time. Below are some tips as to how you can pick the best accommodation for your needs.

Check the reviews

It’s important to get feedback from past guests, but you must bear in mind that people are more likely to leave a negative review than a positive one. So dig deeper and see if all of the reviews have a common theme to them that might lead to you…


Added by Natalie Athanasiadis on August 31, 2015 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Do You Practice It?

Are you practicing it…gratitude? Do you make it a point to give thanks for all the good in your life? Do you get up in the morning and as your feet hit the ground say “thank you” for being here- another day on this glorious earth? Or do you get up, throw the covers off and then utter and expletive and literally…


Added by Deborah Ailman on August 31, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Writing: The Enemy of Mindfulness?

I meditate, but only for 10-minute stints, and I don't do it every day.  I’m a very sporadic and inconsistent yogi. I've never been to an ashram and probably never will.


Yet, I claim to live a (sorta) mindful life.   I can sit in traffic or get horribly lost and…


Added by Aine Greaney on August 31, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

The Darkest Light Book Trailer

  Soooo I made a book trailer for The Darkest Light. It's kinda cheesy, but it was something I just threw together in, like, half an hour so...yeah, it's not a serious trailer. It was just something a threw together quick.


Added by Ashley Earley on August 31, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Fiction Author Bruce Judisch

Book Giveaway Aug 31 – Sept 12: You have a chance to win a signed two-book set of historical fiction, Katia and For Maria. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. Hard copy: U. S. and Canada


Katia centers on post-WWII and the Cold War in East Berlin, Germany, and the sequel For Maria deals with the “Kindertransport,” 1934-1945, during which thousands of children were saved from concentration camps and fostered overseas to…


Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 31, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Interview with Poet Fred Foote

Posted Part 1 of my three-part interview with poet Fred Foote:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 31, 2015 at 8:14am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Offer to Send a Book

I often say that it's important to make it easy for people to help you promote your book. One great way to do that is to offer to send them a free copy! I know that sounds obvious, but given how many emails I receive from authors asking me to review their books without offering to send me one, I think it is worth repeating. (I've also said many times here that I don't review books, so now I'm wondering if anyone is actually reading my blog. Hmm....)

Anyhow, when reaching out to…


Added by Maria Murnane on August 31, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Search Term Realities and Hard Lessons Learned

I want to share the hard lesson I very belatedly learned about search terms on Amazon, to help save She Writes authors from suffering from the same problem.  My novel, IF ONLY, was written to help fill a hole in the reading choices for grieving kids and teens, their friends and parents.  Many a time, I had looked up my book by my last name and been pleased to see it appear on the screen, along with its beautiful cover, but I'd never taken the time to try all the different potential search…


Added by Carole Geithner on August 31, 2015 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

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