Episode 129 – “Happy Chocolate Time!”

April 19, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Stephanie O’Hanlon


Stephanie O’Hanlon announces the availability of her historical romance Affaire de Coeur & Out of My Grave now available through Eternal Press and other fine online retailers.

Affaire de Coeur

Paris, May 1770—in the midst of aristocracy—country girl, Madeleine Dumont is privileged to partake in social events while living with her friend Colette du Lorme, daughter of a Marquis. While following in the shadow of her popular and socially versed friend, she is caught up with her infatuation with a man—a Comte. Lucien de Laurent is one of King Louis XV’s favorites, established bachelor and social recluse. How does a woman win such a man without playing the game?

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Out of My Grave

Annalee Harding is an upper-middleRead More

Episode 128 – Wrestling With Erotica – Kristal McKerrington

April 19, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Kristal McKerrington

We were meant to also have Joe E Legend on as well, but he was unfortunately ill. Don’t despair, we’ll have both of them on 1st of August.

Kristal McKerrington is from Scotland, UK. She has a love for Scotland and for Vikings. Kristal has been a professionally published author since 2010. She writes Erotica, Young Adult, Wrestling Erotica, Wrestling Romance and much much more.

She’s represented by Barone Literary Agency. She’s the former writer for Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She is the former writer also with Calling Spots Magazine. She writes for Reem Vision. She works with her co-author Joe E Legend on a line of books, which started in 2013.
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Free Writing Class in California

April 16, 2014

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The Daily Creative

Art in the University of Washington Student Center

Art in the University of Washington Student Center

I’ve been asked many times if I have classes and I’m happy to announce that I’m holding a free workshop  May 19, 2014 at JFK University in Pleasant Hill.    As part of the Faulty Showcase program at the University, I’m offering two talks -

4:30 PM
The Daily Creative – Be more creative without quitting your day job.
How to fit in your creative work into your regular day. I will show you how to  start  your new, more creative life tomorrow.

5:30 PM
The Daily Creative – Fit your passion project into your daily schedule.
Many professionals long to publish a book based on their experience.
You may already have that book written, you just need to find it!

Workshops are free, just come to the campus and follow theRead More

Sigh

April 16, 2014

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That’s all, this about sums up the life of a writer!

Comic about writing

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Why You Should Be Writing Down Your Goals

April 10, 2014

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Why You Should Be Writing Down Your Goals.

How do you create goals for writing: hijack other good ideas.

Here’s the writers version of What they Don’t Teach you in the Harvard Business School:

Create a vision. 

What we’re supposed to do is to create a big-assed vision for our future, where are we living? What do we look like?  How many spouses have we acquired?  That kind of idea. But for creatives that may be too much.  What does your book look like?  How do you feel when it’s finished and on Amazon?  What do you look like as a now published author?  Yeah, I looked thinner too.

Make it Measurable and Set Bench Marks.

Take a calendar and a pen and work backwards from an ideal finished date.  Give yourself gifts and kudos for each deadline, word count and draft finished. Read More

Episode 127-”Poetry Month with Amber Norgarrd”

April 8, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Amber Jerome~Norrgard

websites are: www.amberjeromenorrgard.com and www.six2ninepublications.com

Tell us about revamping your books, what inspired you to do so and what was the process and what were the results so far?

Tell us about the Color of Dawn and The Eve of Leaving.

What is your process? How do you fit in writing with everything else you’re doing.

I’m impressed with the classes you teach, tell us how you got that great gig!

It’s National Poetry month, let’s talk about your poetry!

Tell us about 629 Publishing – Catharine calls it author assist, can you help us define this style of publishing, what is the vetting process and why would an author chose to help fund part of publishing their own books – what are the advantages?

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Episode 126 – “Ed Lazellari And The Lost Prince”

March 29, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

 Special Guest: Ed Lazellari

From http://www.edwardlazellari.com

Edward Lazellari was born in New York City in 1965. The child of Italian and Albanian parents, he began writing in the early 1990s while employed as an artist at Marvel Comics. After years working as an illustrator, he returned to college to earn his BA in English literature from Rutgers University, with a concentration in creative writing.

Edward won Playboy magazine’s prestigious short fiction contest in 1999, and his story, “The Date” was published in the October issue. This was his first paycheck for prose and a big boost toward finishing his first novel, “Awakenings,” which he had begun before going back to school. He graduated with highest honors in 1999 and began working as anRead More

Episode 125- California 2.0 Rocks! With Marcus Ruiz Evans

March 22, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Marcus Evans

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Here’s the background for Marcus’ book.

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New Nations are rising to the level of Power of America in the next 20-40 years, according to world economic experts. In this new world, these powers will go to world centers of negotiation that have held world peace together since WWII, such as the IMF, G20, UN, World Bank, etc less in the future because they view these institutions as “unfair”. These new rising world powers (China, India, Russia, Brazil, India, and a south-east Asian collective known as ASEAN) will make “their own UNs” as they approach the power of America.

This is because the centers of world peace that have been used in the last century are seen as created and owned by America and Europe. Other risingRead More

Lessons we all can learn from Harlequin

March 19, 2014

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Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin’s Annual Results | Digital Book World.

I remember when Harlequin was one of the few ways a new voice could get published.  They are still a formidable juggernaut in publishing but as this article points out – even the biggest kid in the playground is getting beat up by the internet.

What I do know is that romance writers in particular are earning a living self publishing and distributing through ebooks and self published books.  It’s not easy, but the genre is still lucrative.

So if you believe in love, then write your stories and create your own romance empire.

 

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Nine things you didn’t know about becoming a Published Author.

March 17, 2014

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More and more writers are venturing into self-publishing.  Here are a few comments that many of these writers may not realize.

1 Uploading the manuscript is the easiest part of the entire publishing  process.  There is a lot of work that has to be done prior to uploading.  This work is necessary to prepare the manuscript for uploadingThese tasks include getting the book critiqued, have a cover produced, manuscript editing, interior design and formatting.

2 Once you publish a book, no matter how it was published, you own a business and the mission of your business is to sell your book.  This occurs whether the books self-published or put out by a publishing company.  If you’re serious about being an author, you have to accept the fact that you own a business and you have toRead More