4 Ways to Benefit from a Conference You’re Not Attending – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Author Don Massenzio

It’s nothing personal against Coloradans, but I’ve started to sigh heavily when I hear this one word: Denver. For those of you with many friends in the Romance Writers of America, you know what I’m talking about. Next week, thousands of writers will descend on Denver, Colorado for the RWA annual conference — the one I was planning to go to, until I discovered the date conflicted with a previous family engagement.

Alas, the answer to “Will you be in Denver, Julie?” is a decided “No.” Followed by that sigh.

And it’s not just RWA. Other summer conferences include ThrillerFest, Killer Nashville, Writers’ Digest, Writers Police Academy, and more. It’s summer conference season, and if you’re not going to any of them, you can start to feel left out. Like everyone else is attending the Cool Kids Party while you’re stuck at home staring at blank screens and wishing your book would write…

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How Often Should You Email Your Newsletter List?

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Posted By Darren Rowse 5th of July 2018 Blog Promotion  10 Comments

What's the best newsletter frequency for you and your readers?

In the past we’ve taken a look at why your blog needs an email newsletter and what you should include in your email newsletter.

But people have been asking for more detail on how often you should send emails to your newsletter subscribers. So we’re adding this post to round out our series on Newsletters.

Almost anything is possible here – from emailing once a year to emailing multiple times a day. For most bloggers, though, there’s a happy medium somewhere in between.

How Often Should YOU Email Your Audience?

Before we dig into the details, let’s look at some rough guidelines that will apply to most bloggers.

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What Is This Thing Called Writer’s Block? – Guest Post by, Jaq D Hawkins…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

What makes me a writer is the need to write. It’s an incessant driving force characterised by a series of scenes from stories constantly animating through my mind. Not just one, I always have several stories playing out in my head. So when articles come out talking about what to do when you get writer’s block, I wonder how that can work with a host of characters continually clamouring for attention in a creative mind.

We’ve all faced the blank page. There are times when words flow quickly and other times when they take a little more plumbing, but once an idea has manifested, the words to express it fully exist somewhere in the aether, we just have to access them. Sometimes they can be elusive and the person who panics will hit a block.

Take an article like this for example. What could a person who doesn’t suffer from…

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Friday Roundup – 13th July

Stevie Turner

Thanks to the authors and bloggers below for their useful writing tips:

1.  Laura Peters on how to become a professional author:

How To Become a Professional Author

2.  Rachel Poli for these July / August writing contests:


3.  D.G Kaye has found some useful tips for writers too:


4.  Frances Caballo for this interesting blog regarding the use of social media for selling books:


5.  Derek Haines with this info on Amazon’s ‘hidden’ promotional button:


6.  TCK Publishing for these book promotion sites:


7.  Nicholas C. Rossis on writing a book blurb:


8.  Lauren Reyes Grange on promoting your book on Goodreads:

How to use Goodreads to Promote your Book

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The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring Cynthia Kirkwood

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It’s time for the next subject for my 2018 author interview series. Author interviews are posted every Friday throughout the year. I am honored to continue this series with author Cynthia Kirkwood You can…

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Everything That Happened When I Stopped Trying to Impress People With My Writing

Novelty Revisions

1. I started focusing better.

2. I started setting more ambitious writing goals.

3. Writing became something I looked forward to, instead of something I dreaded.

4. So I really, really started to like writing. A lot.

5. I stopped caring so much about whether or not people liked me/my writing. And I started gaining confidence.

6. I got better at writing, because I felt freer and braver knowing others’ opinions didn’t matter.

7.  I started hearing back from more potential clients and employers as a result.

8. And my blog started growing.

9. I wrote more because it made me feel good.

10. I fell in love with the creative art of experimentation — something I’d been terrified of before.

11. I somehow managed to make a career out of my favorite hobby.

12. And even on my worst days, I still love what I do. And that matters more…

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Extra Innings, on #LisaBurtonRadio

Entertaining Stories

Lisa Burton

Welcome all you time travelers and baseball fanatics. You’ve landed on Lisa Burton Radio, the only show that brings you interviews with the characters you love. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and today my very special guest is Joe McLean. Joe has a bit of a problem, and is hoping that talking about it will give him some clarity. “Welcome to the show, Joe.”

“Hello Lisa. I’m glad to be here, although these days, I’m not sure exactly where here is.”

“Tell us a little about yourself.”

“Well, I’m from Langerton, Pennsylvania. I am currently an accountant at a family business, just not my family. I’m divorced and a bit out of sorts these days. Thank goodness for baseball. Without it, I’m not sure what I would do.”

“Lot of baseball fans around here, Joe. You’re certainly among friends.”

“That’s great to hear. It’s a sad day in…

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