Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy Rules to Remember

Wow, it's MY TURN again here on the OTP blog. Glad you're here reading it!

First, a quick Shameless Self-Promotion moment.



I will have two Kindle Shorts up for FREE over the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday to Sunday.

The first is a Christmas memory (Fictionalized) by Denise Weeks (my mundane identity). It will be free of charge . . . costing $0.00 . . . given to you! Just download it here beginning on Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November 30th.

The second is a semi-literary oddball family short story from Shalanna Collins. "Clownshoes" is a short story that's not specifically holiday-related, but is about the dynamics of an oddball family. It will be free of charge . . . costing $0.00 . . . given to you! Just download it here from Thursday, November 27th to Sunday, November 30th.

They're FREE, so there's NO RISK AT ALL. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle Reader App for the PC or Mac from the Amazon site. If you tire of football and raiding the leftover turkey, c'mon over and read with me a while. Read 'em--I'll write more. There are live links to my full-length novels at the end of each file. (Sneaky of me, what?) If you like the stories . . . you could get free samples of my books. Just sayin'.

And now for the easy rules! These could help you even if you are not much of a writer. After all, you want to look intelligent in your FB posts and tweets.

The possessive pronouns ALL have no apostrophe:
______________his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs______________
In other words, NONE of them have apostrophes. No letters are left out.

"He's" and "she's" (contractions) have apostrophes, and so does "it's" (contraction for IT IS.)
"His" and "hers" (possessives) have no apostrophes, and neither does "its" (possessive).


There, their, and they're: I don't know why these are often confused, but here's help.
"There" is an adverb specifying place; it is also an expletive. Adverb: Look over there! Expletive: There are many authors whose work is well worth reading.
"Their(s)" is a possessive pronoun. Joe and Lynn finally sold their house. This one is ours, and that one is theirs.
"They're" is a contraction for "they are." They're not going to pass that stupid bill, are they?
If you are using "there" to say "where," note that both words share "h-e-r-e."


Your and you're are easy. "Your" is the possessive pronoun; "you're" has the apostrophe because it's the contraction for "you are."
To, too, and two should also be easy. To is the preposition; too is an adverb. Of course, "two" is a number. Someone came up with a hybrid example: "Too many of your shots slice to the left, but the last two were right on the mark."

I've mentioned adverbs, which you have probably been told to ALWAYS avoid (in the same tone of voice as the one they used to tell you never to use a split infinitive such as "to always avoid" or "to boldly go.") These people mean well, but you can't avoid adverbs like "tomorrow" and "later." They're talking about having too many descriptive adverbs such as adverbs of manner ("carefully," "slowly") and of degree ("very," "really," and my bugaboo, "just.") It's good to change the verb to something more specific when you find yourself using those. CERTAIN TYPES OF adverbs, WHEN ILL USED OR OVERUSED, are bad for your writing.

Adverbs of place, time, and frequency ("always," "never") are generally fine. A few of the forbidden ones are sometimes needed, too. Just don't go crazy with them, and don't use them in dialogue tags very often, and you'll be fine. Also, if the adverb does not denote something inherent in the verb, I see no problem. The adverb "conspiratorially" indicates a certain quality to a whisper (she whispered conspiratorially). Again, just don't overuse this.

If something's idiomatic in English ("it's raining," "the tire is flat"), then you don't want to make your sentence convoluted simply to avoid "it is" or "there is" because your critique group said to. Sometimes it sounds just fine.

Never say "how many ever." Because you mean "however many." I mean it. You know you do.

Don't be afraid of parentheticals, although you don't want to use too many of them in most genres of fiction. Parentheses signal that the matter they enclose is incidental or secondary; readers may skip it if they wish. Putting the explanation of a term or an aside or joke to the astute reader in parentheses is consistent with this usage.

One of my biggest problems with how-to-write books of all sorts is that most of them are solely prescriptive and quite bossy: do this, don't do that; this is good writing, this stinks. But for every "rule" you see, from "don't use adjectives or adverbs" to "never use a semicolon," you will find some wildly popular, highly praised, CLASSIC or BESTSELLER that breaks the rule. (Look at J. K. Rowling and her adverbs.) Sometimes, an author gets away with it because there is some compensating virtue in her writing. Sometimes the author is just so *good* at doing whatever-it-is that the reader doesn't notice unless he's looking for it. Most readers are not writers, and they don't seem to notice these things that have critique partners up in arms.

You can get away with anything in fiction IF you can make it work.

I leave you with words of wisdom.

"Authors’ original texts should be sacrosanct intellectual property, whether a book is a classic or not. Tampering with a writer’s words underscores both editors’ extraordinary hubris and a cavalier attitude embraced by more and more people in this day of mash-ups, sampling and digital books — the attitude that all texts are fungible, that readers are entitled to alter as they please, that the very idea of authorship is old-fashioned."--Michiko Kakutani

"Books must be so well written that the words and sentences themselves keep you turning the page; if the words fail, the characters and plot must take over."--John Irving

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Planning for Events

I recently had an opportunity to help SLO NightWriters set up two signing and reading events for their Anthology, one at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay and the other at Volumes of Pleasure in Los Osos. The Coalesce event went off without a hitch on Sunday with a good size crowd. Of course, this venue is ideal with a garden and chapel in the back. There was plenty of room for a reception area, food tables, and an indoor area for the readings. The Los Osos Event is on December 6, and we’ll see how many people show up and participate. This event will be out front with a popup tent, and so may present other kinds of problems and solutions.

Because I have set up a number of my own events, I was able to offer the following suggestions and am repeating them here in case other authors might benefit. Most of my events occur outside, so some of these suggestions may not be appropriate for all venues. 

l. Buy brightly colored balloons to display outside the event. These create movement and draws attention to the event. At Coalesce we attached them to a sign out front  At the Los Osos event, they will be attached to the popup tent.

2. I usually have a paper craft available for people to do when I hold an event. These are something simple that might appeal to all ages, especially children. For this event, it was not appropriate to have a project. 

3. Don’t rely on the venue to do all the publicity. It is important for the author to do some of their own. Your own news releases, flyers, emails and other forms of publicity will help get the word out about the event. People sometimes need to see the publicity in several places for them to remember.

4. Have a raffle. NightWriters had two raffles. One was for the general public and the other for the membership. The general public winner would receive a free Anthology and would be asked to return at another time to pick up their prize from the bookstore.  When they return, hopefully they will buy something else.  We also had a raffle just for NightWriter members. They would receive a year’s membership renewal. People like to turn out at events if they see that they might win a prize. I usually give away one of my children’s books with the thought that they might return to the venue and purchase another. 

5. Have the event in a location where there is likely to be a captive audience. Both bookstores are popular with local residents. I like locations where there are lots of people strolling by such as in front of Coalesce bookstore on Farmer’s Market Day or at the Gallery at the Network in conjunction with Art After Dark. Art After Dark is held the first Friday night of the month in downtown San Luis, and there are lots of people strolling up and down the main street and visiting galleries, the museum and shops. At some locations, I might have a small grouping of chairs for readings and at others there may not be room.

6. Food is important. For our children’s book event at Whiz Kids Toy Store, we had popcorn, appealing to kids and adults alike. At Coalesce there was a table full of goodies in the garden area. Food helps to create a festive atmosphere. Even if I am on the street, I have a bowl of candy or cookies.

7. Have an inviting display. With my own events, I usually have stuffed animals on my table, my books in a display rack, a bright table cloth and colorful signs and banners. I like to engage people in conversation as much as possible.   Include brochures, business cards, bookmarks, newsletter copies and a clipboard to gather email addresses on your table. 

8. If on the street, remain standing and talk to people. Don’t sit at the table and look board. Be lively and engage potential buyers in conversation.

Now it is your turn. Please share your suggestions about what works or doesn’t work at your events.



Friday, November 14, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…
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Do you think your cover is the best? Would you like to enter it into a contest for only $10.00? We would love for our OTP authors to enter their covers. The link to enter is:

If you would like us to enter your cover for you, we would be happy to and then bill you for the entry fee. Please contact JEANA at bookpromodept@aol.com

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Check out our sample chapters on MANIC READERS! 

We have plenty to choose from.... Click on the title and you will be directed to a free read! These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured: 


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Our next book to go to press... It will be rolling out by Thanksgiving:

"The Fourth Rule"
by DOUGLASS SEAVER

Mark Grant returns from Vietnam, retreats to his family’s hunting camp in Maine, and disappears. Twenty-two years later, a senator ready to announce for his party’s nomination for President initiates a clandestine investigation to uncover what happened. Two investigators, sent by the CIA, question Matthew Grant, the soldier’s younger brother, a widower with a sixteen year old daughter, about his brother’s disappearance, and the dark secret Matthew has kept for over two decades is threatened; a secret that Matthew will risk everything to protect.  
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MAGICAL NIGHT FOR "DRUIDS" AT BANK SQUARE BOOKS!!!
 
I can only say that my November 5th book launching at Bank Square Books in Mystic for my novel “Druids” was purely magical! Not only were a ton of books sold (and signed) at the presentation; but the beautiful upstairs section -- theatrical in its design -- was PACKED with the kind of crowd every writer should have the pleasure of entertaining. Supremely attentive during my reading (background music provided by guitarist Richard Zack), they were wonderful in the discussion afterwards (delicious treats donated by Antinores Pizza of Quaker Hill) where intelligent questions were posed by Kate (a store manager) and David Madden (fellow writer) followed by superb commentary by audience members. I am just flying! (Next up is a soon-to-be scheduled "Druids" presentation at the Book Trader, Etc.of Groton -- a small book shop that has been here "since the earth cooled." Can't wait!)

~Nicholas Checker
Author of two Oak Tree Press novels: Druids and Scratch
nickchecker@oaktreebooks.com
 
Congratulations, NICK, on a successful event! I have chosen "Druids" as my Featured Book of the Week. Simply click on the cover on the right sidebar of the blog to order direct from Amazon!

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CAROL ALEXANDER, author of “The Big Squeal” and MISS LIBERTY made many new friends during a beautiful, breezy, sunny day at the Staunton Art & Music Festival. This was "The Big Squeal's" first visit to the leafy, charming town. The invitation for a book signing/sale was extended by book lover Julie Jarman, director of Staunton Public Library. “As told to author” CAROL was dazzled by the chic outfit and chapeau of Lisa Coan of Staunton. Lisa is pictured with, from left, her mother and father, hog farmers Jan and Carl Krusa, and sister, artist Beth Krusa of St. Louis. As a fashionista, MISS LIBERTY crowns Lisa "best dressed" festival goer.



BERYL REICHENBERG, author of OTP children’s books, was interviewed on Lucy Walton-Lange's website, Female First about her new book, "Clowning Around." She talks about writing children's books, the difference between publishing with a publisher and self-publishing and how parents can get the most out of reading with their children. Check out the article at http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/beryl-reichenberg-clowning-around-556051.html

BERYL is doing another book making class with kids at the Studios on the Park in Paso Robles on Friday, November 14 at 3;30 pm. This month's book is a Friendly Turkey Book in honor of Thanksgiving. "These monthly classes have proved productive in that I have a chance to interact with my primary audience, kids, and promote my books. In addition, the Studios has agreed to sell my children's books on a continuing basis. Thus giving me a sales venue in Paso Robles." 


BILLY BEASLEY is giving away a free signed copy of "The River Hideaway"
Here's what you need to do...Anyone that likes his author page on Facebook from this point to the next 100 likes is automatically entered. If you have already liked his page & want to enter, inbox him and he will tell you a simple quick way for an alternate entry. If you already have a book and you win BILLY will gladly sign it and mail it to anyone that you choose. A winner will be drawn and shown on video. Good luck!



UPCOMING EVENTS


J.L. GREGER will be signing copies of “Malignancy” at the Menaul Book Exchange in Albuquerque on November 15. She will be participating in the Balloon Museum Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 16. The latter is a new event started by an author to increase book sales at Christmas. Authors in Albuquerque are eager to see if this event attracts consumer attention. J. L. will also be at Under Charlie's Covers, her favorite book signing location in Bernalillo, with Bug on November 22.






KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will be at having a book signing at Barret Bookstore in Darien, CT on November 29. In December, Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT will have KEN come and speak at their Christmas Book Fair. 








JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Council of Catholic Women held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Fredericksburg, VA on Monday, November 17, at 10:00 am.









DAVE FREEDLAND, author of “Lincoln 9” will be a featured guest author on Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog on November 17. The link below will show the author spot, and will go active on 11/17/14 at 1:00 am EST.  http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2014/11/book-spotlight-lincoln-9.html








VIRGIL ALEXANDER, author of “Saints & Sinners” has an Interview on Red River Radio on November 18, 2014. The No Limits book talk podcast program begins at 4:00 pm MST/3:00 pm PST. At the end of the program you may call with questions or comments, the telephone number is listed on the page. VIRGIL would love to hear from his readers! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2014/11/18/red-river-radios-no-limits-with-barbara-m-hodges 






JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” will join local authors in an Author Event Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Urban Promise Academy, 3031 18th Street, Oakland, CA. Authors will read excerpts from their novels. JOANN will read from her paranormal thriller, “Expect Trouble.” Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Academy to purchase library books.

On November 28JOANN will be at CWC-Fremont's Book Signing Table at Newpark Mall on the Black Friday Weekend. On December 1, JOANN will contribute to the December Virtual Book Fair 2014 Blog Post.



RONALD WENDLING, author of the upcoming memoir Unsuitable Treasure: an Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past” will be speaking at Saint Joseph’s University, a Jesuit school in Philadelphia on November 20 at 7:00 pm.  RONALD will be speaking about his father’s addiction and recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He will read an excerpt from his memoir and discuss the impact of addiction and recovery on his own life and allow time for Q and A.






CATHY STRASSER, author of “An Uncertain Grave” will be at WREN on Main Street in Bethlehem, NH on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm. They will be celebrating the New Hampshire Writers Project (NHWP) Writer's Week!  CATHY and three other authors will be offering short readings and signing their books. Light refreshments will be served.







BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway” has two Barnes and Noble signings in December. On December 7, BILLY will be at Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville, NC from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. On December 13, he will be at the location in Wilmington, NC from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Stop by and see BILLY if you are in the area and get an autographed copy of “The River Hideaway!”








BLOG CORRAL


DAC CROSSLEY, author of the Border Trilogy, has a picture to share of his book signing at Lickskillet Artist's Market in Athens, Georgia on October 18, 2014. Lookin' good DAC! Catch his blog at www.daccrossley.typepad.com


LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” has her good friend and fellow OTP author, mystery writer MARILYN MEREDITH on her blog this week. LORNA asked her where she gets her inspiration. Read her answers here  http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/








NICOLA FURLONG, author of “Teed Off!” had a guest blog yesterday on "Ink from an Earthen Vessel" She chats about creating memorable characters. NICOLA considers three great examples in Scarlet O'Hara, Hercule Poirot and Lisbeth Salander, and then offers a few snippets into the creation of her golfing coroner Riley Quinn and her spiritual gardener Charly Shepherd.






JOHN LINDERMUTH, author of “Sooner than Gold” is the latest stop on Marilyn Meredith’s blog tour. Check it out and don’t forget to comment to be included in the contest: http://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/










That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Weekly Round-Up as much as I enjoy posting it for you. 

As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at otpoffice@aol.com. 

Big or small, old or new. I would like to keep our corral full of news! Comments, questions or suggestions are welcome too.

Have a great weekend, everyone.~ Suzi 

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Friday, November 7, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…
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Do you think your cover is the best? Would you like to enter it into a contest for only $10.00? We would love for our OTP authors to enter their covers. The link to enter is:

If you would like us to enter your cover for you, we would be happy to and then bill you for the entry fee. 
Please contact JEANA at bookpromodept@aol.com
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Need help choosing a great book to read? 
Check out our sample chapters on MANIC READERS! 

We have plenty to choose from.... Click on the title and you will be directed to a free read! These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured: 


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Now available...

“Carry Me Home” by TARA WILLIS

Following the passing of their invalid father, the poverty-stricken Montoya children and their mother are barely surviving, as together, they wage a daily war against the ravages of extreme poverty, racism and a system bent on separating and destroying them.  Nine months after her husband’s death, his widow makes the difficult decision to accept an advantageous marriage proposal from a close friend, for the sake of her nine young children.  Her eldest, thirteen year old Celina, is hurt and angry about the remarriage which appears, to her, a betrayal to her dear father’s memory.  Just as the young family is growing close, a stranger from the past appears and reveals the shocking secret Celina’s mother has kept for many years; a secret that will test the Gonzalez family’s love for each other and leave them changed forever. . .

TARA WILLIS is hosting a book launch for "Carry Me Home" on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Palmer Public Library in Palmer, AK. She will have 50 copies of her book available for sale/signing as well as refreshments and door prizes!
"Carry Me Home" is my pick for the Featured Book of the Week.
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JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” is having a Goodreads giveaway from November 6 through November 12. Be sure to log into the following link and sign up to win! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/113239-expect-trouble








HEATHER SMITH THOMAS, author of “Beyond the Flames” has written a new book: “Horse Tales: True Stories from an Idaho Ranch.” It is a collection of 22 non-fiction essays about the horses that helped define the author’s life in Idaho ranch country. It is a unique memoir infused with the brand of wisdom that can be acquired only through an existence built around livestock and land. In the tradition of James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small), Thomas centers each story around a specific animal, along the way sharing lessons on life, family and stockmanship. At 282 pages and priced at $24.95 this book is published by the Colorado media venture The Frontier Project Inc. The book is available from Amazon.com and other booksellers.


CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY were recently featured in the Herald and Review newspaper in Decatur, IL. The article told about CAROL going to Russia to hand deliver a copy of "The Big Squeal" to the Moscow Library. MISS LIBERTY is quite the international star now!





UPCOMING EVENTS


BERYL REICHENBERG, author of children’s books, has two local events scheduled this week to launch her new book “Clowning Around.” Today, November 7, she will be at the Gallery at the Network in San Luis Obispo from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in conjunction with Art After Dark, a monthly art event. She will be signing her books, talking with visitors and demonstrating accordion book making. Tomorrow, November 8, she will be at Whiz Kids Toy Store from 11:00 – 1:00 pm in San Luis Obispo again signing books. There will be a raffle and a craft project for kids. “I enjoy talking with the public at these events. Although selling books is important, it is interacting with my readers (kids) and their parents that is the most fun."


J.L. GREGER, author of "Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight," "Ignore the Pain" and "Malignancy" is a busy girl this month. She's visiting MARILYN MEREDITH's blog with a guest blog on "Novel Ideas" on November 9,  signing copies of "Malignancy" at the Menaul Book Exchange in Albuquerque on November 15, and participating in in the Balloon Museum Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 16. The latter is a new event started by an author to increase book sales at Christmas. Authors in Albuquerque are eager to see if  this event attracts consumer attention. J.L. will also be at Under Charlie's Covers, her favorite book signing location in Bernalillo, with Bug on November 22.



KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will be speaking about his writing experience at the New Canaan Inn in New Canann, CT on November 10 at 11:00 am.

KEN will be at having a.book signing at Barret Bookstore in Darien, CT on November 29.

In December, Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT will have KEN come and speak at their Christmas Book Fair. 





THONIE HEVRON, author of “Intent to Hold” and "By Force or Fear" will be speaking to the Rohnert Park Rotary about the Writers Life on November 11










TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit,” will be the guest author at the TWRAHS book group reviewing “Mother Rabbit.” The event will be hosted by Connie Jacobs, Durango, CO on November 12.










JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Council of Catholic Women held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Fredericksburg, VA on Monday, November 17, at 10:00 am.








JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” will join local authors in an Author Event Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Urban Promise Academy, 3031 18th Street, Oakland, CA. Authors will read excerpts from their novels. JOANN will read from her paranormal thriller, “Expect Trouble.” Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Academy to purchase library books.

On November 28, JOANN will be at CWC-Fremont's Book Signing Table at Newpark Mall on the Black Friday Weekend.

On December 1, JOANN will contribute to the December Virtual Book Fair 2014 Blog Post.


CATHY STRASSER, author of “An Uncertain Grave” will be at WREN on Main Street in Bethlehem, NH on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm. They will be celebrating the New Hampshire Writers Project (NHWP) Writer's Week!  CATHY and three other authors will be offering short readings and signing their books. Light refreshments will be served.








BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway” has two Barnes and Noble signings in December. On December 7, BILLY will be at Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville, NC from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. On December 13, he will be at the location in Wilmington, NC from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Stop by and see BILLY if you are in the area and get an autographed copy of “The River Hideaway!”







BLOG CORRAL


DAC CROSSLEY, author of the Border Trilogy, has a new blog post to share. www.daccrossley.typepad.com










LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” is in Hawaii! I am so jealous! She blogs about her first trip there: http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/











SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of “Mission Impastable” has been busy with National Novel Writing Month! You can learn a lot from SHARON with the following contributions:

Write more in less time and not be as tired? SHARON uses use the Pomodoro Technique® http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/the-pomodoro-technique-for-writers/

While these tips are aimed at surviving and thriving during National Novel Writing Month, they can apply to any time you want to focus intensively on your book. Part 1 in this series at http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/surviving-thriving-part-1nanowrimotips/

Because she is tied up with National Novel Writing Month, SHARON re-ran a popular old post about the 5 types of women men go for and how to use that in writing http://angelicafrench.blogspot.com/2014/11/blast-from-past-5-types-of-women-men-go.html

SHARON shows part of the planning she did for her National Novel Writing Month entry, Potluck” http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/11/potluck-my-plan-to-win-nanowrimo.html


That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Weekly Round-Up as much as I enjoy posting it for you. 

As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at otpoffice@aol.com. 

Big or small, old or new. I would like to keep our corral full of news! Comments, questions or suggestions are welcome too.

Have a great weekend, everyone.~ Suzi 


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