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Writers get all knds of writing advice from all kinds of sources. That doesn't mean it's all good advice or that it should be taken at face value. Today we'll be talking about some of the most popular advice writers get that can really hurt your writing. You might be surprised by which pieces of advice we'll be tackling!
We'd also love to hear from other authors and writers out there about writing advice they've gotten that hasn't worked out, or had to be modified. Feel free to call in!
Woe be unto you writer, should you land in a Washington Post article titled “The five worst sentences I read in January.” When I read that post written by the new nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada, I knew two things. First, I needed to interview Lozada. Second, I was afraid to write him an email.
Lozada’s voice engaged me because in addition to rhetorical smarts, he’s pretty funny. Though he’s been at the paper for several years, he began his new role at Book Party in January. I’m proud to announce the March 22 episode of Behind the Prose will feature an interview with Lozada. In classic Behind the Prose fashion, I’ll learn how he approaches his own writing craft and process and what it’s like to read and write for a living.
Besides the five worst sentences he read in January, we’ll discuss his Book Party posts including the hilarious book review “Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff” and the ballooning list of journalism cliches forbidden in the The Post’s Sunday Outlook section.
Oh, and if you do find yourself in one of Lozada’s worst sentences articles, don’t be upset. He just shames your offending sentence, not your entire book.
Unless, I suppose, it needed it.
Carlos Lozada is associate editor and nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 2005 in various capacities, including economics editor, national security editor and Outlook editor. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. A native of Lima, Peru, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University.
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Besides having one of the best writer’s websites I’ve ever seen, Joan Dempsey has successfully merged the craft she loves with a business model that helps others reach their writing goals. On March 8 at 6 PM EST, she joins me on the Behind the Prose Radio Show to tell us how she lives the literary life oh-so-well. There are things I want to know like: what is a "writing shed” and how does one get one? How do writers decide which genre to focus on? And can you really teach an old writer dog new cut-clutter-from-your sentences-tricks?
Besides delving into her original course, Improve Your Writing: Ten Essential Tools for Streamlining Your Sentences, we’ll focus on the craft of her short story, “Wild Swan” which appeared in The Adirondack Review.
Joan will take your questions live on the air via my studio call-in phone number 347-857-2225.
Tweet your questions or SKYPE in by clicking the button on the live show! #noexcuses
Let's listen, learn, and write!
Copywriting Training: Best Writing Advice fo rAuthors
As a writer, you may not think about the writing BEYOND your writing... sure, you craft a story, nove, poem or article, and beyond that there are...
blog posts social media posts titles/subtitles descriptions summaries book covers adverts and more It's just another way of painting pictures with words.
For many authors, writing itself is a blissful, amazing activity. Then there's everything else that goes with it: publishing, marketing, making money, and on it goes.
Your host is international bestselling author and Celebrity Author Mentor Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady., who demystifies the technical aspects of being a successful author.
Her BLISS Butterfly Author Success System teaches 5 key aspects of B.L.I.S.S.: Being, Legacy, Imprint,Sharing and Serving.
Get some copywriting training during today's show.
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Cindi Sansone-Braff," the Romance Whisperer", talks with the dead to help you live well and love better. Warning: If your relationship is in trouble, before you do anything -- listen to this radio show. Cindi has a unique approach to relationship counseling -- believing that a good relationship begins with...you. Cindi and her producer/co-host, Nicole, will share the highs and lows of their own love lives, and reveal how their lives are changing as they incorporate the Grant Me a Higher Love principles into their own lives. Cindi has been named Best Psychic five years in a row by the Long Island Press, and the psychic/medium recommended by Newsday and the Daily News. She was featured on Cablevision's Neighborhood Journal. Cindi is the author of two spiritual, self-help relationship books, both available on Amazon, Grant Me a Higher Love and Why Good People Can't Leave Bad Relationships. www.grantmeahigherlove.com
"The Tea with Rie" with Co-Host Mike "Mr. P.E.T.T.Y. Prez" Jones
Tonight we've pushed the show time back to 8pm and extended the talk time to an hour and a half because YOU the listeners DEMANDED it!!
This week we're talking about it ALL, from women needing loving the RIGHT way and how they go about asking for it to ways of getting "squatters" outta your house.
Oh baby, The Tea with Rie will be hosted by none other than Comedienne Lady ShaMar and co-hosted by one of the realest men I know. G'won and lay the babies on down to sleep, grab your favorite drink, dial in and listen to Lady ShaMar give you "the teas" straight...NO CHASER!
If you have a question or need some advice, utilize the chat room to ask it or you can inbox the question to me on my "The Tea with Rie" Facebook. You can be kept anonymous, but Lady ShaMar is going to give you the raw, unadulterated truth baby.
Take 5 minutes from your busy business day and listen to expert business advice to grow and improve your business with Howard Lewinter.
Today's Talk Business With Howard radio show topic is: Business Tips CEOs And Business Owners Need To Know For Success.
CEOs, presidents, founders, business owners across the United States trust Howard Lewinter's business advice to solve business problems, increase business profits and live entrepreneurial dreams of running a successful business with less stress.
For more business advice and business tips, follow Howard on Twitter: @HowardLewinter - or connect with Howard on LinkedIn.
Learn 10 differences of loving someone oppose to being "in love" How do you know the difference? What are some experiences that you knew differentiated from loving someone and being in love and how did it make you feel? Do you believe there is a difference and if so why? Does Love Conquer ALL? Call in and get your questions answered. How do you stay motivated when your feelings are on an all time high. Are you living in reality or is it just a dream?
Joining host Kelly Scanlon on Smart Companies Radio is Dawn Fotopulos, founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com, an award-winning blog dedicated to helping struggling solopreneurs. She is also the associate professor of business at The King’s College and an experienced entrepreneur and small-business turnaround expert. She has rescued more than 300,000 small businesses from financial disaster. She'll share advice from her new book, "Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners" and explain how understanding your financials doesnt have to be difficult.
Dawn has led an accomplished 20-year career in business, working as a serial entrepreneur, vice-president at Citigroup and Wall Street trader. Fotopulos is a certified facilitator in the Kauffman FastTrac Program, and is a CEO leader for the Job Creators Network. An expert in her field, she has been featured on MSNBC’s “Your Business,” at the New York Times Small Business Summit and in Forbes.
For more information visit www.bestsmallbizhelp.com
To listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon visit our archives
Good morning, good morning, GOOD morning!!! Happy Friday!!! Can't believe it's Friday, ALREADY. But that's a good thing, I suppose, cause with the weeks rolling, rolling, rolling on by, just means we're getting there, where I don't know, that much faster. Well, after yesterday's show, I wanted to make sure that I kept the mood, happy, instead of depressing, so we gonna keep it moving with good music, some laughs as always, and just letting the show unfold, at will. Anywho, I must reach out, one more time, to those who would like to help keep the show on, as my deadline has come, and on Monday, well, I'd hate to be silenced, during the show. So if you can find it in your heart, to help support the show, now would be the time to do that, by stopping by, http://theredhawk1967.wix.com/stwrhtheshow, clicking on the donatin button, or by going directly to, http://www.paypal.com, using the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for any amount, which no amount is too small or too large.
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. State of Black Oakland Organizers Noni Sessions and Turha Ak, join us to talk about the event, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10-4 at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Downtown Oakland.
2. We close with an interview (part 1 of a series) with Mrs. Colia LaFayette Clark, Civil Rights Leader, Veteran Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Organizer in Selma, Jackson and Montgomery in the early 1960s; Recipient of the Bridge-Crossing Jubilee Freedom Flame Award; Life-long Activist for Black Liberation and Social Justice. See http://www.teachingforchange.org/selma-bottom-up-history
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