IWSG – Sept 2020 – Blooming Lotus Yoga Bliss Retreat

, Just this morning I was saying to myself, “Self, eleven months have passed; you’ve written three posts about your trip to Bali and you’re still not finished. What’s with that?” Post #1 – https://joylenebutler.com/may-2020-iwsg-me-encountering-manila/.html Post #2 – https://joylenebutler.com/june-2020-iwsg-tuban-kuta-bandung-bali/.html Post #3 – https://joylenebutler.com/july-2020-the-long-flight-to-bali/.html There are five reasons why I’m not finished: 1.  All my photographs won’t fit in one post. …

How to Write Really Bad Fiction and Enjoy the Benefits of Rapid Rejection

by Hank Quense I’m an author of twenty books — both fiction and non-fiction — and over forty short stories along with a number of fiction writing articles.  From my experience, I’ve learned a number of important lessons and I want to pass them onto others.  One important lesson involves getting a book published; it changes your life.  No longer …

Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Modeling Good Behavior

Writers Modeling Behavior On and Off the Page On July 17, 2020, The Wall Street Journal published humor columnist Jason Gay’s article “Please Wear a Mask So I Can Shut Up About Wearing Face Masks.” The subhead was: “I’m as tired of this discussion as anyone else. So let’s mask up and make progress.” Now why would I choose to …

IWSG August 2020 – Winter Light by Martha Engber

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for visiting my blog. Today I’m excited to announce that Winter Light by Martha Engber is available for preorder. I love this book so much I’ve chosen not to answer this month’s question. I’m also postponing posting more escapades of my 2019 Bali trip until next month–the novel is that good. It’s been a while since …

Introducing WritersARC

by Hank Quense I’ve been writing stories for over 20 years. I’ve been self-publishing for over ten. I’ve also been lecturing for more than ten years. Over time, I’ve created a wealth of material on these topics and I’ve often considered collecting in a library of some sort for writers and authors who were looking for advice. I finally did …

Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Social Media Responsibility in the Time of Plague

In the online world that most of us have been “living in” for the last several weeks — the updates on social media have become a main source of interaction. And yet many people do not realize the possible harm that can result from their fired-off tweets, Facebook comments, etc. First, there is the ease with which we share tweets …

LOST HELIX by Scott Coon

This is a big shoutout for Scott Coon and the release of his newest novel LOST HELIX. I hope you’ll take the time to check it out. Congratulations, Scott! Lost Helix By Scott Coon Lost Helix is the key… Stuck on an asteroid mining facility, DJ dreams of writing music. His dad is a corporate hacker and his best friend Paul …