Showing posts from February, 2014

2014: Writing As A Right and Passion

Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. It was one of my secrets until about 1981 when I quickly learned to take my mental and verbal ability to cut to the bottom line and do it while typing on a PC. Yes, corporate America, retail as a matter of fact, wanted streamlined instructions and procedures. The computer age appeared on the scene and information had to be concise and clear. Hence, written instructions had to reflect the ease of the technology. This was the beginning of a twenty year career based on my writing skills enhanced by a Masters Degree in Professional Writing. Then life happened, and my fast-paced life changed, but the drive to write was still alive and well. I had stories to tell. Poems to write. I wrote when life let me. So, here I am trying to get my stories out to the public. Why? because when I tell my stories to people they are curious, they want to know the ending (which I never tell). They always ask, "Is this autobiographical?

Be A Sweetheart to Your Self and Others

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be for lovers. Yes, the card shops, restaurants, flower shops, jewelers flood the media with ads reminding you to remember your sweetheart, your loved one, your lover, et cetera, et cetera. We all should stop and take stock in how we love ourselves. Yes, you read it right. We can't love someone else, be faithful and supportive, if we aren't loving towards ourselves.  Oh, I know we all read books or watched movies where the hero or heroine are long-suffering with an unrequited love. Wake up folks! How healthy is that? Today's model of love should portray balanced individuals seeking other balanced individuals. We need role models of men and woman who take care of themselves emotional, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.  Heroes or heroines should be seeking partners not prototypes from books, plays, movies, and all types of media.  Idealistic? Probably, we are human after all.  So back to reality, we all like

2014:Webinar on Self-Publishing

An all day webinar for $19.95 slashed down from $89.95, who could pass this opportunity up? I thought about it. Scoped out its sponsor  and looked at the agenda. Check out the panelists on their websites. SELF-PUBLISHING AT THE EDGE   Turn your book into an Audio book  with  Howard Vanes  of What is the right publishing platform for you?   with Brooke Warner Connecting readers to your voice: How to avoid what most authors get wrong with social media  with  Dan Blank Book marketing mastermind  with  Joanna Penn How to sell large quantities of books to non-traditional book markets  with  Brian Jud Indie Author Pane l:  Find out the how of bestselling authors  Jane Graves ( )    Jana De Leon ( Theresa Raga