• Books,  News Bits,  Writing

    News Bites on Writing & Books for July 11-15, 2016

    National news this week has brought more tragedy and violence. With so much news of these events, life takes on an unhealthy emotional environment in our homes and communities. What to do? Find something positive to do in your community. Support an effort in your community to help the hungry and homeless. Volunteer at a Boys and Girls Club to help young people learn something other than hatred and prejudice. Perhaps your church is involved in neighborhood meetups and gatherings. Look for news about things you enjoy–music, books, poetry, fiction, memoirs, and more. Here are a few articles for your perusal: Wonder about the truth of proofreading? Susan DeFreitas, Collaborative…

  • Books,  News Bits,  Writing

    Tuesday’s News Bits on Writing & Books (Week of May 2, 2016)

    Welcome to my weekly curation post on the best writing and book links I discovered during the past week. My hope is to save us both time. How you might ask? First of all, I list the links to my favorite items in this post. A place I can always go back and find them. Second, I pass them along to you, and without too much effort, you have them at your fingertips. You can either bookmark the post or save it to Evernote or something similar if you think it will come in handy down the road. Here are some great articles from last week: Finding time to write…

  • Books,  News Bits,  Writing

    5 News Bits on Writing and Books (Week of April 25, 2016)

    Curated news turns out to be the best for all concerned. I read what I curate and if I benefit from it, I share it with you. In turn, that saves you from having to surf and search and read every news item you come across. Sometimes we might even stumble across each other in our reading and commenting. So, if you have already seen one of these links feel free to skip over it and go to the next one. April came to a close with some good and some bad news about folks among our creative communities, but also news about some new faces. Here you go: Lynda…

  • Publishing and Marketing,  Social Media,  Writing,  writing resources,  Writing Tools

    5 People and 2 Sites You Should Follow

    Writers and bloggers need resources to aid in getting their ideas into context attractive to their followers. In order to find these resources, we could spend hours surfing the Internet to find those people most helpful to our brand, blog, or book. The following five individuals and two sites are resources I follow consistently. I hope you find something helpful among them. 1. Frances Caballo of Social Media Just for Writers “Social Media Just for Writers was named as one of the top 30 websites for independently published authors by Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts, Inc.” “This website will help you to get your writing in front of more…