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Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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Attends UCLA Writers Program Instructor Nearly 10 Years
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+Linda Wilson helps fiction writers test their skills for writing setting. She seems to know that not enough of us do it well--even published authors.  +Karen Cioffi-Ventrice 
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Thanks for this informative article. I've been stuck in the middle of my current novel. I think I'll go back over it with a keen eye on setting and see if I can improve things as well as move it along to conclusion ~

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Here's am Amazon perk you don't want to miss! How else can you easily reach readers in most of the world?
I sometimes pass along news from Amazon because too often authors either don't receive it or they ignore it--perhaps because they don't realize how important Amazon is for book sales around the world.  Amazon’s Newsletter f...
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You KNOW you want to know why building a writing career is like Motown (or vice versa!) +Scott Lorenz  to the rescue. +Francine Silverman It never hurts to put a little pizzazz into our careers (or is that sha-na-nas?)
I love my guest bloggers! It's the generosity factor, of course. They are willing to share their smarts to help other writers. In this case, Scott Lorenz, the big guy at Westwind Communications, puts a little of what he knows...
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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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So, is an old computer that's driving us crazy and old-fashioned way or do we need to go back even farther to get satisfaction in this digital world?  
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Kathleen wrote a very though provoking article.

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Yeah. Seems to early for holiday planning. But it isn't!
You can sell more book, articles and essays if you tie into seasonal holidays and events. Learn how in this guest post by Carolyn Howard-Johnson.
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Thanks for writing a great post for me, +Carolyn Howard-Johnson, and for sharing it!

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+Debra Eckerling 's prompts help authors market around current events, holidays, etc.  Editors everywhere should love her! (-:
Don't let June gloom get you down. Do something to lift your spirits. For example, do some blogging.  Summer is rapidly approaching and it won't be long til those beautiful summer days start calling your name. If you want e...
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Thanks for sharing, +Carolyn Howard-Johnson​

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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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Introduction
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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Preserving the Old in a Digital World
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Reblogged from Monday, May 27, 2013 The sophistication of our technological world has caught me between a rock and a hard place. Who doesn't

Amazon's Author Pages Around The World
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I sometimes pass along news from Amazon because too often authors either don't receive it or they ignore it--perhaps because they don't real

Scott Lorenz Shares Motown Secrets Authors Can Learn From
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I love my guest bloggers! It's the generosity factor, of course. They are willing to share their smarts to help other writers. In this case,

June Blogging Prompts
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Don't let June gloom get you down. Do something to lift your spirits. For example, do some blogging. Summer is rapidly approaching and it wo

Tips from C.S. Lakin on Cinematic Techniques for your Novel
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Image from www.ishareimage.com C.S. Lakin's terrific book, Shoot Your Novel: Cinematic Techniques to Supercharge Your Writing, is the latest

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