Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Conferences?

Not much into going to a lot of conferences but the  Willamette Writers Conference in Porttland Oregon sure sounds great! See you there!

Monday, July 22, 2013

For those marketing books or other products.


Consumers are by the millions so are books and products, it can be overwhelming to keep with the how, where and when of marketing, here is a post worth reading shared by Shelley Hitz on Writer's Discussion Group

Shelley Hitz:
40 hashtags for authors and how I use Twitter in my book marketing...

Please share any other hashtags you use as well in the comments on the blog post so we can learn from each other.

http://trainingauthors.com/40-hashtags-for-authors 

Short Stories Certainty and doubt - Wattpad

Short Stories Certainty and doubt - Wattpad
A pleasure to post a short story that  Paulo Coelho posted!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The power of a creative mind

I belong to a G+ site where people show work they do with recycled materials, here is one I find quite cute: https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z12vvtfytnvrvneug23yebw4kzbngpt2j

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

When can copy-written material be used.

On my  Google + Writer's Discussion Group a group member asked about the use of copy-written material, a member's answers included the copywriter site for "fair use" under copywriter law. 

I went to the copywriter site and re-acquainted myself with the "fair use" law. So, the short is that to use someone's work its essential to comply with limitations under "fair use.” Section 107 of copywriter law "contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research." 

There are other factors on Section 107 to determine  "fair use", for additional information go to: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

Monday, July 15, 2013

How to Make Friends at a New School

How to Neutralize Mean Girls

How to Deal with Bullies

What makes a good pen name

Want to write under a  different name because you have an alter ego that spurs you into writing, or you don't want your writing to be gender specific, or maybe you want to hide behind a pen name? Whatever your reason, here is an article that discusses how some authors have selected their pen names: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23313657

A worth watching self publishing video

One of the worth watching youtubes on self publishing is by best selling author Huhg Howey, a self published author, top seller, great guy and college dropout.  I first heard of Howey from googler John Ward on Google+ Writer's Discussion Group  and I was snagged! Here is Hugh Howey on self publishing: http://m.youtube.com/?client=mv-google#/watch?v=t0C9vVkM2C0

Friday, July 12, 2013

When the Trayvon Martin shooting happened

On our way home from doctor appointments I looked over an article I wrote on Trayvon Martin's shooting, published March 2012 by Examiner.com where I freelanced as Sacramento Populist.   article is called "Who does the Trayvon Martin killing affect?" by Marta Weeks 
Reading the article took me back to the hatred sizzling around the 2012 elections, my writing reflects the crowds encouraged to violence on minorities in the name of Christianity, and more specifically by politicians against President Obama as some shouted via media and from the footsteps of the Capitol, "take them out", and "lock and load" the white-house is for whites.

Friday, July 05, 2013