I remember when I first started writing—the moment I decided to get serious about writing, to write with a purpose. When I first decided that I wanted to write with the intention of seeking publication, I bought a couple of books on the craft of writing to help improve my style.
Added by Shelley Workinger on July 20, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments
With digital devices flooding the marketplace, authors and publishers have started converting their printed materials to eBooks. Let’s have a look on the process involved in conversion.
Added by Maria Gray on July 6, 2015 at 1:50am — No Comments
As most of you know, I’ve recently launched my second novel, MISTS OF BAYOU RHYNE. Yes, thank you, thank you. :) And as most of you know, one of the hardest – but oh so important – things to get is a review. I’ve been told over and over again how much a reader has enjoyed my book, how they can’t wait for the next, and how they wish they could share it with everyone they know. Well, you my dear reader,…Continue
Added by Dee Ann Waite on June 25, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments
An HGTV show called Red, Hot and Green remodeled my bathroom when I lived in L.A. The big “reveal” was exciting and horrifying all at the same time. What if it was ugly? What if I didn’t like it? How would I mask my disappointment in front of the cameras, and more importantly, in front of the smokin’ hot host of the show, Carter Oosterhouse? (See photo to the…Continue
Added by Pam Ferderbar on June 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Would love to have you like my page on Huff Po. This is how they retitled my piece On Intimacy with Experience. I learn from this that they like titles which are unambiguous and promise a lesson for the reader.…
Added by Judith Newton on June 20, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments
As someone running a small, successful and well-known business in the town where I live, I often have young and older women alike coming up to me and asking me the secret of my successful work-life balance. I feel good that these women consider me as someone who can dispense them with good advice but many times it becomes a bit overwhelming too. I feel like telling them, “It’s heart-warming that you are sharing your troubles with me, but I can assure you that I still haven’t figured out life…Continue
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The early bird gets the worm! You can reserve a spot now for a nominal fee. Details at http://dld.bz/d9mWz. Also here, you'll find some insight into just…Continue
Added by Yuwanda Black on March 23, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments
The two biggest surprises that came from writing my memoir, Red Eggs and Good Luck, was announcing I was a visual artist to the world and sharing my Chinese heritage with others.
Prior to writing Red Eggs and Good Luck, I was a closet artist. My need to capture the world in images remained a secret until I met my husband, who was an artist. In his presence, I felt safe. At night, I would work alongside him as he finished his assignments. Sometimes my work turned out…Continue
It's so dramatic living in an old house the woods, what with fighting off all the vermin. You have squirrels, mice, rats in the house, and/or garage, and/or attic, and you try everything possible to evict them--and too keep them from tearing down all your insulation, gnawing all the value out of your property before they leave. I always think that if my cat were the size of a mountain lion, she would be terrifying and I'd put her out. Thank God rats and mice are just pea-brained…Continue
Added by Phoebe Wilcox on March 22, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments
Author: Dan Blatt
Added by Tracee Gleichner on March 18, 2015 at 4:25am — No Comments
It's been an interesting week to say the least. My book, Tales From the Family Crypt is out and is selling pretty briskly. So that's exciting. But it is a memoir of my very dysfunctional extended family, some of whom are still alive. Those are the same people who caused all of the dysfunction so you can imagine seeing their true story in print (or, as the case may be, in a Kindle) didn't make them wildly happy. Some have posted…Continue
1. Forgive our occasional social gaffes, like when we gaze off mid-dinner and mid-sentence to let that bistro meal grow cold. We’re not ignoring you. Honest. We’re writing. Or…Continue
Added by Aine Greaney on February 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Like it or not your dog is likely to be a good reflection of your own personality. How they behave when out in public or when you drop them off at your local dog day care services will also influence peoples first impressions of you. Studies have been done and the results bear it out - when a stranger encounters you and your four legged friend they will see certain behaviour and link it up to you. Whether…Continue
Added by Sarah Davis on February 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Title: Saints and Heroes
Author: Andrew Schultz
Added by Tracee Gleichner on February 3, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments
At some point, one must say, “It’s finished.” I have punched the Publish button at Amazon. Edith going to have to go it on her own from now on.
I’ve edited, re-read line-for-line and had friends point out typos. I’ve done some new formatting, centered the little trees at the beginning of chapters, and consistently double-spaced when the scenes change.
I’ve researched the large number of anachronisms that snuck into the first drafts. AIDs in 1974? Bubble tea…Continue
Added by Joanne Barney on January 30, 2015 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Restaurants and food have an important part in Three Strikes and You're Dead. I believe that a good book should appeal to the various senses – to see, as in well prepared food; to smell, where the aroma of food gets the stomach juiced flowing; and to taste, which is the icing…Continue
Added by Shelley Workinger on January 16, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
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Following a commotion by the Daily Mail a few years back, regarding the growing absence of religious imagery on Christmas cards in supermarkets, readers began to point out that Supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s or ASDA maintain healthy profits because they usually know what consumers want well in advance. Their stores are compact cultural signifiers, with all the food,…Continue
Added by Nathalie Martin on November 28, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments
The L.C. Information and Resource Center founded by Mental Health and Grief and Bereavement Counselor Lorraine Currelley. L.C. is an education, information and resource center, providing information and resources on child abuse, elder violence, gender violence, and sexual violence. We provide information and resources on gerontology (aging), and mental health. Mental disorders and violence crosses gender, ethnic, culture, education, socio-economic and political backgrounds. The L.C.…
Added by Lorraine Currelley on November 28, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments