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Today's Tip: Quick Trick for Writing Fast

I posted the other day about time management, and one of the reasons that managing your time is so important is so that you can put chunks of time into a “savings account” during which you can do your work. For me, this means being efficient at the house and school stuff so that I… Read more »

How to Pitch a Story to an Editor (or a producer!)

This article came into my inbox a few years ago. It was written for screenwriters, who do an obscene amount of oral pitching (yet another reason I prefer writing books…most of the time your pitch is on paper!). But with summer conferences such as RWA (Romance Writers of America) approaching, this seems like a great… Read more »

From YouTube to Humor to Amazing Art … It's Fabulous, Fun Friday!

I was scoping out some of my really old blog posts and ran across these memorable sites. Too good not to mention again! Happy Fun and Fabulous Friday! First off, I LOVE this fun Publishing 911 dialogue from Paperback Writer Operator: Publishing 911, what’s your emergency? Reader: Yes, this book I’ve been reading has, you… Read more »

How to Add Custom Content to a Facebook Page

I am not an expert on Facebook–in fact, I find it to be an exceptionally difficult site to navigate, rife with idiotic processes that are designed to make life more difficult. Not that I feel strongly about the subject or anything. I was, however, determined to pretty up my Facebook Pages, which had been sitting… Read more »

Contest!!!

Oh, yeah, baby! Got a cool contest going! Why is it cool? Because you guys determine the coolness of the prizes! Check it out: SPREAD THE WORD….Because the more folks who enter, the better the prizes! With three J.K. Beck books coming out back to back in June, July & August, plus a new Demon… Read more »