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Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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Attends UCLA Writers Program Instructor Nearly 10 Years
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This is my favorite resource for literary contests (poetry and short stories) . You'll also find my fave book contests in the Writers' Resources section of my Web site, http://howtodoitfrugally.com/contests.htm. +Adam Cohen +Jendi Cohen +Winning Writers 
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Great tip, Carolyn!
 
Tx to +Cherie Ann Turpin for including Magdalena Ball's review of the new e-book edition of my The Frugal Editor on her newsy page!
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Hot Off Publishers Weekly Presses! LA Times Concedes Indie Store Battle
I rarely post something on my blog before I run it in my SharingwithWriters newsletter but this news is important--something that will give indie authors insight in the battles being fought and won and maybe some ammunition to use when approaching an indie ...
I rarely post something on my blog before I run it in my SharingwithWriters newsletter but this news is important--something that will give indie authors insight in the battles being fought and won and maybe some ammunition t...
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Retailers can always use smarter more time-saving approaches to marketing their businesses. Mmmm. Maybe anyone who earns a living can?
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Thought you might be interested in +Morgan Bailey 's blog. She uses guest bloggers. Yay!  +Francine Silverman  is her guest today with an interview for authors.
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Joan Stewart Offers FREE Webinar on Copywriting that Sells
I know. I just can't help myself. Not when two people like Joan Stewart and Colin Martin--people with great marketing skills--offer to help authors write copy that will sell more books on their Web sites, when they write titles for their presentations, and ...
I know. I just can't help myself. Not when two people like Joan Stewart and Colin Martin--people with great marketing skills--offer to help authors write copy that will sell more books on their Web sites, when they write titl...
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Know my writer friends wil want to learn more about this reviewer. +Darcia Helle is a writer and an avid reader and she reviews with her heart. And just in time to plan for Mother's Day, too!
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What a wonderful review!
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I know +Shelley Hitz will be pleased to know that she could help. Me, too, +Marva Dasef 

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Yes, there are new things under the sun. See +Kathy Moulton 's article on writing!
They say there is nothing new under the sun.  When it comes to writing, I say, yes, there is! Daniel Peckham / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Writers are emotionally invested in their writing. Personal experiences help creat...
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Recommended Reading for Career-Minded Writers
This tip is from my newsletter, but when there is good news out there that I know will help my writing friends, well, what can I do but shout it out--as often as possible!  Anyone who wants to subscribe to my SharingwithWriters newsletter can do so on my We...
This tip is from my newsletter, but when there is good news out there that I know will help my writing friends, well, what can I do but shout it out--as often as possible!  Anyone who wants to subscribe to my SharingwithWrite...
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    2007 - present
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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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Making the Most of Book Reviews
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Recently someone on one of the forums I frequent expressed the idea that readers are impressed by any review--good or bad. I responded to th

Improve Your Writing
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They say there is nothing new under the sun. When it comes to writing, I say, yes, there is! Daniel Peckham / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Writers ar

Bringing Food to Life by Belinda Y. Hughes
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Writing prompts can get you into some interesting situations. Back when I was in the Writing Bridge, we once had a prompt to convince reader

Imagine - Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards
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Imagine… masthead_nominee_2013_hm_pg. Your ebook winning an award and: Putting an official “sticker” on your ebook cover, pbook cover, blog,

Life Begins at 60 by Carolyn Howard-Johnson - Plain Talk Book Marketing
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Life Begins At Sixty. Sometimes the big barriers in life aren’t abject poverty, dreaded disease or death.

Trust your Readers--Part 3
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Over-explanation is at the heart of non-subtle writing. It takes many forms, such as showing and THEN telling (see part 1) and beating your

Teleseminar with Carolyn Howard-Johnson on How to Write Effective Book P...
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If you're interested in pitching your book to traditional publishers, this is an essential teleseminar event that you won't want to miss! Ca

Quickie Tip on Radio Resources for Writers
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Fran Silverman of Talk Radio fame has a new blog at http://talkradioadvocate.blogspot.com. It is dedicated to radio hosts and guests. Each m

DEVOTION: What Difference Will You Make? ~ by Shirley Corder
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A few weeks ago in church, the preacher spoke of a brief trip he had just taken with his wife to Portugal. They went sightseeing, visited th

Students react to untimely closing of MPW Program
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The 43-year-old Masters of Professional Writing program is slated to shut its doors in May of 2016, but its students and alumni are determin

Writers in the Sky Podcast, E-zine, & Blog
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Tom Swifties are one-line jokes lampooning the style of Victor Appleton, the author of the original Tom Swift books. People started making j

Tuesday Book Reveal: Aid of Anyone who Writes - The Frugal Editor: Do-it...
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World Wide Web—Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s newest book, is, yep, a rehash (second edition!) of the multi award-winning The Frugal Editor: Do-it

Eight Ways to Handle Rejection.
www.writersonthemove.com

Life is all about aiming to achieve. And when you do this, you face the likelihood that you won't get what you want—in other words, you'll b

Amazon's Kindle Countdown Deals give customers ticking-clock discounts
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Amazon's launched a new program that's going to give Kindle owners discounts on ebooks — albeit in a rather high-pressure fashion. Kindle Co

Book of the Year Awards — Foreword Reviews
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Eligibility. Any independently published titles in any format—including eBooks—published in 2013. This includes self-published, university p

Why Bad Writers Should Keep Writing
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Journalist Hector Tobar and I Think “Bad Writers” Should Keep Writing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hector Tobar, an LA Times writ

Now boarding: How airport bookstores are reacting to a changing industry
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With the print industry in decline already, airport bookstores are feeling the effects of e-readers and digital print.

Radio Station of the Month
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The Radio Station of December, 2013 is Toginet Website - http://www.toginet.com Contacts: @Scott Frazier, Marketing Navigator Click "contact