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Everyone Wants to Write a Book by Connie Vines

February 13, 2017 by in category Writing tagged as , , , ,

  Topic for February: Everybody wants to write a book, but most do not.  Writing is hard work. What got you started, and what helps you get through a complete story? How many times have you heard someone say, “Someday I’m going to write a book?” Many a time, I”m certain.  However, most do not. […]

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How Mercy Street on PBS reminded me why I write romance by Jina Bacarr

February 11, 2017 by in category Jina’s Book Chat tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

It’s been a rough week. Make that year. A lot of stuff going on in my life that sometimes makes me crumble in a heap and ask myself why I keep going. But I do. Because I like I what I do. Writing. Some days I love it, other days . . . well, you […]

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Planning Your 2017 Calendar by Kitty Bucholtz

February 10, 2017 by in category It's Worth It, Writing: It's a Business tagged as , , ,

I teach a time management class called Going the Distance, and one of the major things we do after we write out our Goals Master List (read about it here from last month) is to get out the calendar and start crossing out all the days that you know you can’t work. Plan For What You REALLY Can […]

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February 5, 2017 by in category Pink Pad tagged as , , ,

Have you ever been too tired to think or create? That’s how I feel right now, but unfortunately, I can’t relax. Or rather, I tried to take a little time off from writing and creating, but my mind refuses to cooperate. After the full writing year, I had last year, I figured I’d take some […]

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Visual Content Marketing for the Confused and Terrified Writer

February 3, 2017 by in category Writing: It's a Business tagged as , , ,

        Visual Content Marketing for the Confused and Terrified Writer Instructor: Elena Dillon February 13 – March 10 $30  or  OCC/RWA members $20 What is visual content and why do you need it for your marketing strategy? And how does this apply to your author business? The answer is fairly simple. Visual […]

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California Dreamin’ Is Right Around the Corner

February 2, 2017 by in category Writing Conferences, Writing: It's a Business

Only seven weeks to go until the California Dreamin’ Conference, March 24-26, 2017 at the beautiful Embassy Suites in Brea, California. There’s still time to register!Here’s an update from your conference committee: We’ve opened the signup for book cover advertising. For $25, you provide the artwork, we’ll produce the slide. If you’re an author, you […]

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Zero Calorie Writing

January 20, 2017 by in category A Bit of Magic, Writing tagged as , , ,

So if you’ve read any of my books, you may have noticed that my characters all drink Hazelnut coffee and eat danish, donuts, cinnamon rolls, etc. – almost every day. Oh and they never gain a pound! So here’s the thing – I love anything from a bakery, but I’ve been really trying to cut […]

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