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Join Dani McMartin as she chats with Leon Acord about season four of Old Dogs & New Tricks, and find out what you can do to contribute to this amazing web series.
Writers Tricks of the Trade explores the business and craft of writing with co-hosts Morgan St. James and Dennis N. Griffin. Guests are people who have "been there and done that." In other words, authors, editors, public relations people, publishers and more who share their tips, techniques and frequently stories about the industry when it comes to the business and craft of writing. This episode covers what it takes to create those "can't put down" books. This is a re-broadcast of the first show in the series, so live call-in is not available. Morgan, as the author of 12 books in publication and over 600 articles about writing and Dennis with 16 books in publication and multiple TV and radio broadcasts, share their thoughts and experiences with information for everyone from the novice to the published writer.
Writers Tricks of the Trade airs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm PST - 9:00 EST. All shows are archived for future listening as well.
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In the old Dragnet show, Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "The facts, ma'am, only the facts." But when a writer is creating a book or story part of their process is making sure to check facts,particularly when they are setting out a particular set of circumstances. If you get it wrong, some of your readers will know and possibly spread the word. The internet is a wonderful source of information, but if you can't find what you want, let your fingers do the walking. Once you've figured out who might have the information you need, pick up the phone and call. It might be a friend, or the public relations division of a police department, hospital, public entity or any number of possibilities. When Morgan St. James was writing "Betrayed," she needed to know what would happen in the late 1950s if an inmate in an Illinois prison was beaten to a point where they had to be on lifesupport. The information was not readily available on the internet, so she called the public relations department at the prison in Illinois and discovered her answer, The Public Relations officer researched her and called back with the information that the policy had changed over the years. What would have happened now, wasn't the cae then. Back then the inmate would have been kept in the prison infirmary. So, St. James was able to portray the scene correctly for the era.
Okay,let's assume you've got the facts, details and any other pertinent information. How much does your reader REALLY want to know? Are you overwriting and boring them with details fans of your genre really are not interested in?Is the technical information much more than they care to read? Do they want the story to just keep moving?
In a lively discussion authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller will share their knowledge and experience when it comes to, "Just the facts, ma'am."
For many Americans, tax season is the most dreaded time of the year. Despite its bad rep, it's also the perfect chance to take the pulse on certain money habits and recommit to a healthier financial future. From making little spending changes to finding out if your family is eligible for free tax services to maximizing your refund, financial freedom is closer than you might think.
Personal finance guru Patrice Washington built her own fortune, lost it in the recession and reinvented herself to find monetary success once more.
I was lucky enough to chat with Patrice about tax time this year and how to change your behaviours for personal financial success!
Originally posted on pegcitylovely.com: http://pegcitylovely.com/2015/04/tax-time-tips-tricks-patrice-washington/
One of the most important qualities a fictional character can possess is to seem real to the reader.
Forget just stringing together a series of words describing physical attributes and how the character carries out routine or off-the-chart situations—perhaps spiced with inner thoughts. There is more to creating someone with feelings and emotions and a physical presence. Doing that doesn’t have to be daunting. Because the reader sees events through the eyes of these players in the story, at all costs avoid moving paper dolls or overblown figures through the scenes.
Authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller share their techniques for transferring their own experiences and emotions to the characters they create.
Join host Dave Etter and various Male Spouse callers as they discuss secret BBQ tips and tricks with listeners. Call in and add your tip to the mix! (516) 453-9167 to call in!
MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based radio show, hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Airs Fridays at Noon CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.
This week on The Networking Diva Hour, log in to hear some Tips & Tricks of Time Management. Chances are good that at some time in your life,you've taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper based day planner to organize, priortize and schedule your day. "Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets, you may ask,"do I still feel like I can not get everything I need to do done? The answer is simple. Everything you ever learned about managing time is a complete waste of time because it does not work! Before you can even begin to manage time, you must learn what time is. A dictionary denfines time as "the point or period at which things occure." Put simply, time is when stuff happens.
My co-host this week is Dr. Tonya Henderson with Gly Solutions.
Gly Solutions helps organizations and individuals positively effect long-term outcomes by looking at issues in new and innovative ways. Dr. Tonya L. Henderson is the owner and principal management consultant at GlySolutions, LLC. As a prolific author, speaker, consultant and scholar, she knows how to get things done efficiently. Her blend of assertiveness, efficiency, and warmth lead to excellent results with minimal stress for all concerned.
Please tune in and check out her website @ www.glysolutions.com
Recently I was asked by the Clay County Chamber of commerce to head up and participate in one of their Clay Chamber University events. These events are geared to educate its members on current hot topics so that they can effectively run their businesses. I gathered a list of more than a two dozen questions for the event as a way of preparing myself and the other panellist.
The answers that were presented are the focus of this episode. If you're looking to understand many of the important issuses in social media today, then this the show for you.
We will answer these social media questions and more, so buckle up, tune in, and turn on to this episode of Working The Web To Web To Win.
Session II on How to avoid a Carjacking...in this session of the Charlie Crimebuster show, DC Crime-buster shares practical tips that few people think about to help avoid a car=jacking. Learn the newest "tricks" that the carjackers use to take your car and even sometimes lives. Most of all, learn how to avoid the 5 tricks that these perps use. Every parent should know these tricks and teach their young drivers how to protect themselves from them.