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Hi and welcome to group of Aspiring Writers. As a travel writer I have been quite busy writing for my blog, Aspen Real Life, but check in as much as possible to see what you are all up to. Come by and say hello. Also,  find me on Twitter and Facebook.

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Writers' Rumpus blog & 2 writer-themed giveaways

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Hi everyone, I just joined Mom Bloggers. I manage a group blog, Writers' Rumpus, with a focus on writing and illustrating for…Continue

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Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

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Writing & The Road to Publishing

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Hi Moms,I own a independent book publishing company and I was thinking about starting some video online sessions or a video online writing group for those who are writing and want some input or want…Continue

Join Nikki Mark, Children's Book Author on Facebook and Twitter

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Hi, I am the Social Media Manager for Nikki Mark, author of the popular kids’ book for working moms, Mommy Brings Home the Bacon. We’d love to…Continue

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Comment by Lynn Reilly on September 22, 2011 at 10:07am

So far, my favorite article/post is http://www.perspectiveparenting.com/2011/03/13/you-get-what-you-get...

Let me know what you think.

Comment by Margot Finke on September 12, 2011 at 3:22pm

If you want to self-publish, Karen's class will be most helpful:

Date: September 16, 2011 (Friday)

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, EST (U.S.)

Format: Live Online Chat

 

* Margot’s Magic Carpet
 11x  Books With a WOW Factor
 http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/
Comment by Cj Poindexter on September 11, 2011 at 10:02pm

Hi Friends,

 Please stop by and check out my reflections about 9/11.  Thanks.

 

http://killsuperwoman.blogspot.com.

 

Comment by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on September 7, 2011 at 6:10pm

Free Workshop on self-publishing with CreateSpace

 

Workshop Title: Self-Publishing With CreateSpace

Presenters: Elysabeth Eldering and Nancy Famolari

Date: September 16, 2011 (Friday)

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, EST (U.S.)

Format: Live Online Chat

 

Workshop Description:

Today, more and more authors are taking their writing careers into their own hands. Self-publishing through services like Amazon’s CreateSpace is a viable option, but how do you go about it and what are the potential costs?

For Details to to:

http://www.writersonthemove.com/2011/09/self-publishing-with-create...

Comment by Margot Finke on September 7, 2011 at 5:59pm

Thanks Karen..  And Karen's workshop, Creating and Building Your Author/Writer Online Presence: From Website Creation to Beyond Book Sales is one you shouldn't miss.  Promotion is often a writer;s weakest link.

 

Margot’s Magic Carpet
11x  Books With a WOW Factor
 http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

Books - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com
Comment by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on September 7, 2011 at 5:54pm
Margot, I'm looking forward to your workshop - you provide such valuable information!
Comment by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on September 7, 2011 at 5:51pm

Margot, I'll second that. Any and all writers should jump on board the Muse Online Writers Conference; it's jammed packed with writing and marketing info, along with the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to publishers!

And, I'm co-presenting a week long marketing workshop with Magdelena Ball. The workshop info is:

Workshop Title: Creating and Building Your Author/Writer Online Presence:

From Website Creation to Beyond Book Sales

Description: As an author or writer, it’s a certain bet that you have something to sell; it may be your book, your skills, or your experience and knowledge. In order to sell what you’re offering, you need to create and build your online presence. Join Maggie Ball and Karen Cioffi and learn: how to create an effective website; how to create effective content and what to do with it; a bit about SEO and keywords; how to create a podcast; how to create an e-book; how to create Buy Now buttons on your site; and how to attract customers.

Comment by Margot Finke on September 7, 2011 at 5:19pm

The FREE, yearly,  Muse Online Writing Conference is now taking bookings.

 Below is the link to the Muse page that lists the workshops, pitch sessions, agents, publishers and chat sessions being offered throughout the week of October 3rd - 9th.

http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/joom/index.php?option=com...

 

I offer a workshop as well as conduct an afternoon instant chat session every day:

 My WORKSHOP:  
HOOK an Editor With Your FIRST Page

My DAILY CHAT Sessions @  5PM EST.  Ask about VOICE, POV, NO WAFFLES, POWERFUL WORDS, and how to HOOK an editor with a terrific WOW factor.

 

There are also many other workshops, and you can network with other writers, make friends, and learn a lot about writing, publishing, and book promotion. Check them all out from the links on the left of the page + where to sign up. BUT if you plan on participating, sign up soon.  MUSE slots fill up fast, and late comers often miss out. They close entries when the numbers get too many for the staff to handle well.

I really enjoy this FREE yearly conference.  I read some wonderful first pages, and help many add a WOW factor.  Questions in each afternoon chat session really keep me hopping.

 

Margot’s Magic Carpet
 11x  Books With a WOW Factor
 http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

Books - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com

 

Comment by Margot Finke on August 30, 2011 at 4:08pm

Debra, the workshop you took sounds wonderful. You can learn a lot by networking at a workshop.

Demika, yours are books boys love - the title HOOKS them every time, and the fun keeps them reading.  Congratulations, mate.

CJ, your daughter is one lucky child.  A loving family is a solid foundation for a great and happy adult life.

 

If anyone wants to brush up on their writing or self-editing skills my

"Secrets of Writing for Children"  offers a ton of helpful information.

 

** Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Books With a WOW Factor
    http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/
   
** Manuscript Critiques
    http://www.margotfinke.com

 

Comment by Demika Caldwell on August 29, 2011 at 1:41am
Delete Comment Hi! I'm a self-published author of two children's books; Manners Stink and Stinky Boys! You're kids will love the story and fabulous illustrations! Please check them out! I appreciate your support!

Demika Caldwell
http://www.amzn.com/0983429618
http://www.amzn.com/098342960X
http://www.demikacaldwell.com
 

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