• 00:30

    Nonverbal Communication, Your Website, and You with Host Kori D. Miller

    in Writing

    Here are the resources Kori mentioned:


    www.sumome.com - Easily gather emails to build your list, create dynamic shqre buttons, use a heat map and page analyzer, and more. A bunch of free tools!


    www.booklaunch.io - Book landing pages - Be sure to get the code from the Back Porch Writer website, so you can try the premium features. The basics are free.


    www.lacbook.com - Marketing template for writers - Free tool


    Finelines.org - Summer Writing Camp


    If you know about author fairs in your area, please share them with us via info(at)backporchwriter.com


     

  • 00:30

    The Creators of The Guardian Princesses Join Kori on the Back Porch

    in Education

    Their mission is simple:


    1. We aim to transform the cultural meaning of princesses and princes into positive role models who take action to protect living beings and the planet for future generations.


    2. We seek to promote greater racial, cultural, and gender inclusivity. We expand the cultural representation of beauty by including different size princesses and princes, as well as those with disabilities.


    3. To produce high quality educational tools that are entertaining. Our goal is to utlilize multimedia platforms to educate readers and users about current global issues and how we can all be part of the solution.


    4. Our stories promote greater awareness of the environment and aim to advance children’s knowledge in STEM subjects (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics).


    5. Our stories combine teaching ethical principals with the practical imperatives of helping parents, teachers, and children meet Common Core State Standards.


    Or, is it? Join the cnversation and tell me what you think. Is the world ready for The Guardian Princesses?

  • 00:30

    Use Body Language Basics to Create Stronger Scenes

    in Writing

    Kori discusses several body language basics you can use to better describe scenes within your story. She'll cover the concept of comfort versus discomfort as posited by Joe Navarro, a leading expert on body language and a former FBI spycatcher.


    You'll learn:


    Facts about lying behavior


    Indicators of stress, verbal and non-verbal


    The seven microexpressions


    Resources for additional information:


    Center for non-verbal studies


    All About Body Language


    The Science of People


    Paul Ekman Group


    The Center for Body Language


    Louder Than Words - Joe Navarro


    What Every Body is Saying - Joe Navarro


    Clues to Deceipt - Joe Navarro


     


     

  • 00:31

    SME Larry Miller Explains the Art of Interviewing for TV, Radio, & Print

    in Marketing

    Join Kori and her guest, subject matter expert, Larry Miller, in a lively conversation about the art of interviewing. Get your questions answered by someone with 40 years of broadcast journalism, communication, and public relations experience. 


    Can you write a press release? Ask Larry how!


    How do you handle a hostile interviewer? 


    How does an introvert really do this?


     


     


     

  • 00:31

    Children's Book Author, John Himmelman joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    John Himmelman is an author/illustrator of nearly 80 books for children and books (for grown up kids) on various nature topics. He graduated School of Visual Arts in 1981, with his first book "Talester the Lizard" published later that year. Talester came about as a final assignment to create a story in his children's book illustration class. His teacher, Dale Payson, liked it enough to show to her editor at Dial - and thus began a career that continues today.

    Himmelman's children's book genres range from whimsical to natural history. He is a naturalist, involved in many organizations where he gives lectures and leads trips in search of exciting flora and fauna (it all excites him). He strives to incorporate his interests with his career as an writer and illustrator because... it just makes both more fun. Sometimes, though, he just wants to make the reader laugh.


     

  • 00:31

    Award-Winning Author, Jenni Wiltz Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Jenni Wiltz writes fiction and creative nonfiction. She's won national writing awards for romantic suspense and creative nonfiction, and her short fiction has been published in literary journals including Gargoyle and The Portland Review. When she's not writing, she enjoys running and doing genealogical research. She lives in Pilot Hill, California. Find her online at JenniWiltz.com.


    The family dynamics are also particularly well-drawn. This is not a faux family that is either too perfect or too ridiculous. The communication between Emma and her family members is believable and genuine. These relationships are what drew me into the story.The quirks and dysfunction are true to life, in a way that I found extremely endearing–and also frustrating. I *cared* about the outcome. I wanted to scream at characters, to shake them: I was invested.


    Despite the heavy subject matter (revenge, violence, culture clashes), The Red Road was a quick and satisfyingly intense read. – Sara Strand, Amazon review

  • 00:31

    CEO and Founder of Bibliocrunch, Miral Sattar, joins Kori for Scribe Talk

    in Writing

    Bibliocrunch is an award-winning author services marketplace that matches authors with quality, award-winning professionals to get new books and apps to market. The platform brokers the interaction between a community of rated and reviewed publishers, authors, designers, editors, proofreaders, conversion specialists, marketers and enhanced eBook experts to help create exceptional digital books. She has worked in the media industry for 11 years, most recently at TIME where she launched several digital initiatives including an iPad and mobile site, mobile apps, a video and podcast channel, blogs, and SEO. Her writing has been featured in TIME, CNN, NY Daily News, among other media publications. She has a MS in Publishing (Digital + Print Media) from NYU and a BS from Columbia University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. You can follow Miral on Twitter @bibliocrunch or @miralsattar

  • 00:30

    Kori Discusses Why We Need Diverse Books

    in Books

    Unfortunately, the founders of The Guardian Princesses weren't able to join Kori today. We'll try to get them scheduled for a future date. 


    Instead, Kori discussed the importance of diversity in book publishing. She's encouraging everyone to get on twitter using #weneeddiversebooks and explain why.


    Visit weneeddiversebooks.org for more details about their short story contest.


    If you'd like to be a guest, visit our website. We have a few openings in March.


    Remember to tune into Scribe Talk Sunday January 25th at 5:30 p.m. CDT.  We're continuing out discussion about interviewing.


    You can listen to Kori's live intrerview over on Small Business Radio Forum with Tony Wilkins, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Show time: 5:45 p.m. CDT


     

  • 00:31

    Johnny Walker, author of EKKO Mysteries, joins Kori on The Back Porch

    in Books

    "Sound designers often find themselves alone in old clubs and theaters, usually late at night. Most people aren't aware of this, but these charming venues have lonely corridors and forgotten rooms throughout the building. Each is as dark and full of secrets as any ancient dungeon.  Working behind the scenes, it was my job to crawl through them. Better yet, it was a thrill to explore them.


    But I’m not out to convince readers about the supernatural, or even impress them with my knowledge of spirits and ghosts. EKKO Mysteries was written for those who enjoy pushing the adventure envelope, one after the other. My intention isn’t to get creepy, but to have fun. Every character in the series—living or not—has a personality, objective, and sense of humor matching his or her historical time frame. Does a ghost always have to be a roguish demon? Me thinks not.


    The spirits in EKKO don’t do a lot of searching and pondering: they come to life and get in your face. Good, bad, or indifferent. Our leading man, CJ, couldn't be happier about that."


    Learn more about Johnny Walker.


    ANNOUNCEMENTS:


    Check out Booklaunch.io for incredibly easy-to-create, book landing pages. I'll get the discount code out via a post this week so that you can test the premium features. LOOK for it. You'll be glad you did.

  • Scribe Talk SME: Larry Miller and the Art of Preparing for Interviews

    in Marketing

    Join Kori in discussion with SME, Larry Miller. With 40 years experience in broadcast journalism, communication, and public relations for a fortune 500 company, non-profits and government agencies, he's ready to teach you what he knows about TV, radio, and print interviewing. Over the course of two sessions, you'll learn:


    * What to expect from an interviewer


    * How to ensure that your responses don't get edited out


    * How TV, radio, and print interviews differ


    * How to dress for a TV interview


    * How to handle a hostile interviewer


    And, a whole lot more!


     

  • 00:30

    Kori Welcomes Ben De Rienzo from Booklaunch.io to Scribe Talk

    in Entrepreneur

    Art Director, Designer and Product Developer in Northern California
    Has worked with many authors and publishers over the years as a book designer and art director, developing brands and shooting video trailers
    For the past few years he has been working on building tools to help indie authors self-publish and market their books.


    Company description:
    Booklaunch.io takes all the hassle out of creating book web sites. In 10 minutes or less, an author can have a professional one-page site to sell and market their book. There is no need to hack any code, and you can get an amazing headstart by using an ISBN number to pull in content from your Amazon book page. You can get started for free, and then upgrade to a premium account to unlock some great integrations like Mailchimp, Aweber, Google Analytics and Wordpress embedding. This tool was built specifically to help authors market and sell more books.

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