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 …

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 …

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 …

IWSG – April: Dancing with Dementia (+ Giveaway)

Dear IWSGers, instead of answering this month’s question, I’d like to showcase fellow Canadian Jemi Fraser’s new book Dancing with Dementia. Things are fine in my world. Yes, I am sad, but I’m also grateful for many blessings. Today Jemi’s book seems more important than anything I have to say. Though I promised I’d share my Bali adventure, I think …