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Our Authors This Month…
- Elodia Tate
- Leah Stewart
- Kristie Tamsevicius
- Stacey Kannenberg
April 7, 2006
Latest Book – Open My Eyes, Open My Soul
Open My Eyes, Open My Soul is a poignant
collection of stories and poems about the human family and the challenges and
triumphs of overcoming racism and strengthening our connections. With
contributions from human rights advocates, celebrities, and writers from all
walks of life, Open My Eyes, Open My Soul features writing from: Muhammad Ali,
Maya Angelou, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Robert Kennedy, Margaret Cho, Dr. Bernie
Siegel, Stevie Wonder.
April 14, 2006
Leah Stewart, www.LeahStewart.com
Latest Book – The Myth of You and Me
When Cameron was fifteen, Sonia was her best friend—no one could come between them.
Now Cameron is a twenty-nine-year-old research assistant with no meaningful
ties to anyone except her aging boss, noted historian Oliver Doucet.
When an unexpected letter arrives from Sonia ten years after the incident that
ended their friendship, Cameron doesn’t reply, despite Oliver's urging. But
then he passes away, and Cameron discovers that he has left her with one final
task: to track Sonia down and hand deliver a mysterious package to her. Now
without a job, a home, and a purpose, Cameron decides to honor this request,
setting off on the road to find this stranger who was once her inseparable
The Myth of You and Me is the story of Cameron and Sonia's friendship—as
intense as any love affair—and its dramatic demise, capturing the universal
sense of loss and nostalgia that often lingers after the end of an important
relationship. Searingly honest, beautiful, and full of fragile urgency, The
Myth of You and Me is a universal celebration and portrait of a friendship
that will appeal to anyone who still feels the absence of that first true
April 21, 2006
Kristie Tamsevicius, www.WebMomz.com
Latest Book – I LOVE MY LIFE: A Mom's Guide to Working from Home
For aspiring entrepreneurs, this book
includes everything you need to know about starting and succeeding in a home
business that puts you in charge of your future!
Moms shouldn't even think of starting your
home-based business without this book! After reading just a few pages of this
book, you will see why would-be entrepreneurs flock to Kristie Tamsevicius for
business advice. With a writing style that's as motivational as it is grounded
in practical business advice, I LOVE MY LIFE is a fast and easy read bursting
with insights and resources, hundreds and hundreds of them, for starting up and
operating a profit center from your own home. Both aspiring business owners and
established entrepreneurs alike will save so much time and avoid so many
mistakes. It covers every aspect of starting a business from finding your
passion, to setting up a website, to understanding the financials, to writing a
strategic marketing plan. Business owners will learn how to move from a start
up to a fully automated business by controlling over-head, managing their time,
and creating a passive income. The hands on tools, checklists and concrete
solutions set it apart from the other fluff and "inspirational" home
business books on the market.
April 28, 2006
Stacey Kannenberg, www.cedarvalleypublishing.com
Latest Book – Let's Get Ready for First Grade!
Let’s Get Ready For First Grade! Finally a book that's geared to the First Grader that's
easy to read and comprehensive! Learn about everything in the First Grade
curriculum from the three branches of government, the solar system, addition,
subtraction, and punctuation to vowel sounds. A first-rate book for every First
Writing Tips of the Month
The Top Five Strategies for Writing When You Do Not Have
If you do not have
an office, settle for a corner – Set up a table or desk
in a quiet corner in your home. Nothing fancy, just a
spot where you can sit and write. Find a time when
others are either asleep or away from the home, that way
you can be sure there are no interruptions.
Erect a visual boundary around your space – Others are
less likely to interrupt you if they can’t see you. A
screen or sheet hung from the ceiling can provide some
privacy and eliminate visual distractions. Play soft
music or use earplugs to block out sounds.
Consider working outside the home, like at a café or a restaurant- You may find that this works
best for you. Go in the morning, or after the lunch rush.
Use the library – It’s free and it is very quiet. What more could you want?!
Be creative – A lack of space should never be an excuse not to write. Carry a notebook or laptop with you
wherever you go and write whenever you have a spare moment – while waiting
at an appointment, while at your child’s sports practice, or even at a park
on your lunch hour. You’d be surprised at how much you could get done writing a little at a time!
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Three Sites For Developing
If you want to write a novel, you need a good plot.
Without it, you aren’t encouraging readers to get involved in your story. Here
are three good resources for developing plot in your stories.
Beyond the Basics: Creating the Professional Plot Outline
This is a GREAT resource for any writer.
Lisle has a plethora of articles to help most writing ailments. This one in
particular deals with building a story arc.
Thickening the Plot
This informative article focuses on helping the writer determine where they want their story to go by asking some
very important questions about the story and the goal of the writer.
Writing: Plot and Story
Normally I probably wouldn’t suggest something with Kung Fu Monkey in the title, and I wouldn’t suggest something
that debates about plot between TV writing and fiction writing, but I think
there are some really good points in this article. And, how many times do you
ever get to type Kung Fu Monkey in the same sentence?
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