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Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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I'm always suggesting that fiction writers can learn a lot from movies. It's why I tweet mini #MovieReviews , often with a little lesson we can learn from that specific film.  So naturally I loved this post from +Linda Wilson .
BTW, I use Twubs.com to customize some of my own hashtags. (-:
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Everyone can learn a lot from movies. where else can you see an entire life unfold in an hour? In some cases (Groundhog Day) you can watch several lives and how they affect each other.

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I don't want my fiction writing friends to miss this opportunity coming from the respected WinningWriters.com! It's a first year contest especially for self-published fiction writers. +Adam Cohen 
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 -- Submit self-published books for the North Street Book Prize by June 30. The three top winners will each receive $1,500 and valuable marketing services from BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter.
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Beth is a real resource for writers and anywon in the publishing industry for that matter.  This article on making the most of writers' conference struck a chord because I just reworked the chapter in the second edition of The Frugal Book promoter to include even more tips on getting the most out of writers conferences. 
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Thanks, +Carolyn Howard-Johnson ! You are so sweet! And my pleasure!

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It is sooooo gratifying when we authors learn that something we wrote helped someone else--and that they cared enough to let others know about it!  Thanks +Debra Toor 
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Authors Forget How Useful Media Announcements Are!
Refresher on Media Announcements ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ : Here is a mini excerpt from the second
edition of The Frugal Book Promoter —just
in case you’ve forgotten how handy using a media announcement can be! If it’s
been a while since you review...
Refresher on Media Announcements ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~: Here is a mini excerpt from the second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter—just in case you’ve forgotten how handy using a media announcement can be! If it’...
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Fiction writers probably don't take enough about theme. Here is is from +Linda Wilson +Karen Cioffi-Ventrice . You'll love this WritersontheMove blog.  Subscribe for regular doses of wisdom.
Copyright © 2009 Michelle HenningerYou don't come right out and say it, but it's the most important part of your story: the theme. Lee Wyndham, in Writing for Children and Teenagers, defines theme as "your melody, the motive,...
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Carolyn, it's a great post. Has helpful information for writers on developing a theme.
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Read Carefully, today's WritersontheMove blog by Annie, will give you several ways to improve your writing career! (-:  Don't forget to read comments for some extra benefits and comment, too!
Books: photo by zole4 from Free Digital Photos Dean Wesley Smith is a professional writer, a USA Today best selling author. He has over one hundred novels published and is responsible for many episodes of popular long running...
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This is a great post. Anne gives helpful tips on how to take your writing up-a-notch!

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If you loved +Shirley Corder 's reasons for having a blog in Part I, you'll love the reasons in Part II even more! (-: Why not subscribe to WritersontheMove while you're there!
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Thanks so much Caroline. I see how you used the +with my name here. I'm learning!

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Think you'll love my blog on this crazy but effective marketing idea featured in Time magazine!  http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2015/05/on-time-magazine-humorists-and-creative.html
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You'll love +Debra Eckerling 's season prompts. They're great for getting free publicity and if you subscribe to the blog, she'll send you a few every month! (-:  +Karen Cioffi-Ventrice 
Happy Mother's Day! Whether you are a Mom, Mom-like, or a Dad who plays both roles, kudos to everyone who takes an active role in guiding others. Speaking of guidance ... While you may tend toward sharing wisdom from Moth...
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Linguistics Professor Recommends Historical Fiction Novel
Title: Sydney's Story Author: Eileen Clemens Granfors Word Joy Publishing Genre: Historical Fiction 250 pages Buy: Paperback or Kindle Reviewed by B. A. Goodman, Ph.D., originally for Amazon A Great Literary and Historical
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So what are you going to do with what used to be called "backlist" books now that we have Amazon to help keep them alive for us?  +David Leonhardt +Karen Cioffi-Ventrice  
I hope you aren’t stuck in the last millennium. In those days it was a given that books were dead after ninety days. This is the Internet age and you can now reach millions of people with minimal effort to keep old books...
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Ah, now I get it. Yes, having titles available anytime, anywhere, is absolutely GREAT!
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative nonfiction, won three. Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers' Society of America's Silver Award of Excellence. An instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't is recommended reading for her classes, and was named USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004." It is also an Irwin Award winner. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success is also a USA Book News award-winner as well as the winner of the Reader View's Literary Award in the publishing category. She is the recipient of both the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award and the Glendale American Business Women's Association's Woman of the Year award. Her community's Character and Ethics Committee honored her for promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen." She is a popular speaker and actor. Her website is www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
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Lots of writing awards but--even more important--lots of new writing friends.
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Tips from C.S. Lakin on Cinematic Techniques for your Novel
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Think Like a Publisher
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Books: photo by zole4 from Free Digital Photos Dean Wesley Smith is a professional writer, a USA Today best selling author. He has over one

May Blogging Prompts
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Happy Mother's Day! Whether you are a Mom, Mom-like, or a Dad who plays both roles, kudos to everyone who takes an active role in guiding ot

It's Never Too Late to Promote Your Backlist Books!
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I hope you aren’t stuck in the last millennium. In those days it was a given that books were dead after ninety days. This is the Internet ag

Everyone’s an Editor in the Internet World
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson has released the second edition of her multi award-winning The Frugal Editor as a paperback. It’s updated, expanded,

The Frugal Book Promoter Shares Back-of-Book Partnership Idea
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I just couldn't resist sharing this--my fave new idea--for working with fellow authors to cross-promote! Publishing/Marketing Partnership Ti

How to Avoid Exposition in Dialogue
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Good dialogue can stick the reader right in the middle of the action. It can reveal a lot about the characters and help pacing. But writing

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
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Originally published March 27, 2014 When I was a child, I lingered with my Golden Books, intently studying the pictures. They were as import

My Journey as an Indie Author: The Story So Far
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From TV news director to novelist, blogger and radio host. Two years ago I set out to reinvent myself. What a trip it's been. Okay, so I did

So What Is NOT Funny About Humor Poetry
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I have been following the guidelines for contests at http://WinningWriters.com for a long time and they have never lead me wrong. You'll lov

Essentials for Managing a Writing Career
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When I was on a panel at PALA (the Publisher Association of Los Angeles (an associate of Independent Book Publishers Association or IBPA), I

Submitting to Fiction Magazines with Themes--Spring 2015
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From The First Line Magazine Looking for writing inspiration or a new writing challenge? Check out these upcoming themes from short story ma

Unravel the Mystery of Suspense, Part 1
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"We all enjoy, shall we say, putting our toe in cold water." Alfred Hitchcock The genre, Suspense, as popular as it is and most likely alway