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Carrie Lynn Lyons and Mundania Press
invite you to run away with Cavanaugh's Carnival.
 
"DREAM PICTURES"
 
Solomon and Leon Cavanaugh, two starring attractions of a carnival oddities show, interrupt a nefarious plot to wipe out the Weston family. Willing to do anything within or outside the law to protect the tiny survivor who climbs from the bullet riddled car, her unsusual rescuers hide Jaime Weston in the closed world of the carny as Leon's niece, Jacey Travis. But, will all their precautions be enough or will Jaime's survival, and theirs, depend on her own unusual gifts?
 
 

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WRITING ROAD NEWSLETTER

Sunday, June 17, 2007

 

 

 

 

Hi all;

 

We all dread editing. And we all know the dangers of relying on our spell and grammar check program. Well, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, has a new book coming out in her Fugal Series for author's "The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success," to help you tame that beastly program and make it work for you. Read our review in this newsletter and check out our site of the week to learn about Carolyn, her new book for authors, and where and when you can get your copy. 

 

Keep Writing!
 
Char
 
 
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Henderson Third Thursday Book Signing Carrie Lynn Lyons will be at the Book Boutique 19 W Pacific Avenue, Henderson Nevada to sign copies of "Dream Pictures" Thursday, August 16th, from 6 to 8 P.M.

 

Want one of those great book trailers on YouTube but don't have a clue how to go about it? Julie D'Arcy book trailers. Prices starting at $33.00. Samples at: http://juliedarcy.com.au/Videopage.htm" >http://juliedarcy.com.au/Videopage.htm" 
http://juliedarcy.com.au/Videopage.htm



Do you have a new release, scheduled signing or event,a new story or poem accepted. Share it in our newsletter.


 

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SITE OF THE WEEK:

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's site: www.HowToDoItFrugally.com
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MEMBERS SITE OF THE WEEK
 

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Jenna K. Francis

http://www.jennakayfrancis.com

 

 

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Exercise: "After All"

Write a story, poem, paragraph, essay, or song using the words or theme "After All."

 

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Reminder

You are encouraged to participate in the exercises, but never required to do so. If your muse takes you on another path, please share whatever it inspires this week.

 

Join the Friday workshop chat. Post your exercises or an excerpt from your WIP and receive critique and comments. Click on the link below Friday 9 P.M. pacific time.

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/celebrindal/Chat_page_1.html

 

Saturday and Sunday morning writers chat at www.writingroad.com

 

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Discussion: Contract Rights

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First, serial, world, all. What are they? What do we own? What should we negociate and retain?

 

 

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CELEBRINDAL'S

WRITERS MARKET AND RESOURCE LINKS

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Information and Canadian Copyright Law
 
Crime Scene Evidence Files
http://www.crimescene.com/
Forensics evaluation site of real crimes.
 
Guardian Books Blog
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/books/
Comments on the written world from
the Guardian News Media.
 
Agent listings
 
Sandbaggers - Manuscript Tracking Software
http://www.sandbaggers.8mcom/samm.htm
Links to freeware tracking programs.
 
Scriptfly
http://www.scriptfly.com/index.shtml
Resource and information center for screenwriters.
Offers news, screen study, spec market information
and articles.
 
Word Of Mouse
http://rumorsofwar.net
http://rumorsofwar.net/wom_main.htm
A well written guide to using the power and
breathe of the internet to get your word out
and it is absolutely free. Let a qualified voice
of experience show you how to make the Word
of Mouse work for you. Download Peggy's book
Word of Mouse
free at her website.
 
The Writing Center
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/index.html
Site maintained by the University of Wisconsin
Madison, offers insight on the writing process,
grammar and punctuation, and presentation
guidelines.
 
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Dorchester Publishing
http://www.dorchesterpub.com/
http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SubmissionGuidlines.cfm
Publisher of Leisure Books & Lovespell. Specializes
in Romance, Horror and Westerns.
Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.
200 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10016
 
Midnight Ink
http://www.midnightinkbooks.com/submission_guidelines.php
Mystery imprint of Llewellyn Publishing.
Considers cozies, thrillers, historical mysteries,
and sleuthing manuscripts.
Query:
Midnight Ink
Acquisitions Division
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

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Country Living
http://magazines.ivillage.com/countryliving/
http://www.hearstcorp.com/magazines/property/mag_prop_cliving.html
Monthly publication from Hearst Publishing
covering aspects of country living indoors
and out. Offers annual special focus issues.
Query: clmail@hearst.com
Country Living Magazine
300 West 57th Street 
New York, NY 10019-3788
Gardens Illustrated magazine
http://www.gardensillustrated.com
BBC monthly publication on gardens and gardening
includes features on individual gardens around the
world.
Query:
gardens@bbcmagazinesbristol.com
BBC Magazines Bristol
14th Floor
Tower House
Fairfax Street
Bristol BS1 3BN
Hallmark Magazine
http://www.hallmark.com
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/Magazine/Hallmark_Writers_Guidelines.pdf Hallmark, that's right the same people that bring you
terrific cards and tear jerker commercials now offers
up Hallmark Magazine. They consider articles on homelife,
cooking, caring, decorating, and life affirming stories
and features. The links are killer long so begin with
their main dot com.
Query: editor@hallmark.com
Hallmark Magazine
Article Submissions
1412 Broadway, Suite 2010
New York, NY 10018
 
Sierra Magazine
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/guidelines/writers.asp
Environmentally concerned and politically
diverse; Sierra Magazine is a bimonthly
publication whose readers are active in the
outdoors. Seeking submissions of fine writing
that will provoke, entertain, and enlighten
their readership.
Query:
Managing Editor
Sierra magazine
85 Second Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Three Penny Review
http://www.threepennyreview.com/index.html
http://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html
A quarterly periodical of national scope. Accepts
essays, articles and stories of broad view and depth
that takes the reader to the event. Accepts poetry.
The Editors
The Threepenny Review
PO Box 9131
Berkeley, CA 94709
 
Workforce Management
http://www.workforce.com/
http://www.workforce.com/section/04/article/23/22/84.html
Monthly publication and website for senior level
management. Considers stories, articles and editorials
pertaining to a business' major asset, its employees
and all issues related.
Query:
carroll@workforce.com
Crain Communications, Inc.
4 Executive Circle, Suite 185
Irvine, CA 92614
 
 
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Do you have a writing link that you want to share?
Collating an anthology and looking for works to include?
Drop me a link and your info at
Cele@Celebrindal.com
Wednesday
Links can now be found online at
http://wednesdaylinks.blogspot.com/
 
Write On!
C'alista
2000-2007 Calista Cates

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
 
Darrell Royal
 
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Review of: The Frugal Editor

Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation
and Ensure
Success.

by: Carolyn Howard-Johnson

publisher@RedEnginePress.com

ISBN: 978-0-9785158-7-4

Now available for presales at:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870/

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of "The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won't," adds another generous offering to the Frugal series, a professionals guide to professional manuscript presentation in her new book "The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success."

 

No matter how much we study and learn, no matter how proficient, knowledgeable, and skilled we become with language, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, Carolyn tells us little gremlins are always chipping away at our work. And they are sneaky. They hide the little chips and holes and errors from our creative sight so we see only the intended message on the page.

 

With simple words and easy step-by-step sidebar instruction boxes "The Frugal Editor" zooms in on all those tricky little problems "gremlins" that haunt every writer, and teaches you the tools and steps to to hunt down and eradicate them. You'll discover you can tame that risky, frisky spell and grammar check word editor on your computer, so it actually works for you, and how to effectively use your word program's tools to ensure proper formatting. And more. Beginner or master will find helpful tips and information for professional presentation in "The Frugal Editor."

 

Every writer, no matter their skill level dreads that four letter word: Edit. Every writer is haunted by gremlins. Arm yourself with Carolyn Howard-Johnson's "The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success." for a frugal, successful hunt and an acceptance feast when editors and publishers feast their eyes on your polished work.

 

Charlene Austin

www.writersandreadersnetwork.com

Charlene writes fiction under the pen name Carrie Lynn Lyons She is the author of several short stories and book one of the Carnival Soul Trilogy: "Dream Pictures" is now available from Mundania Press.

Visit her at www.carrielynnlyons.com


 

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WEBSITES, BOOKS AND ARTICLES BY WRITING ROAD

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS:

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WRITING ROAD
www.writingroad.com

 

Charlene Austin
Writing as: Carrie Lynn Lyons
Author of Dream Pictures
www.carrielynnlyons.com
www.writersandreadersnetwork.com 

 

Emma Rose Nero
http://www.emmarosenero.com

 

Andy Davie/Raven's homepage
http://www.thejays.nildram.co.uk


 

Cyndia Depre, author of Amanda's Rib

www.cyndiadepre.com

 

 

Craig MacLachlan
http://www.geocities.com/therlot/CMac.html
Novels, short stories, and screenplays.

 

http://www.geocities.com/shanzyra/
The works of Lanie Shanzyra Rebancos

 

Dr. Bob Rich

bobr-@bobswriting.com

an award-winning writer and editor.

For both information and entertainment go to:

http://bobswriting.com/

http://mudsmith.net/

http://anxietyanddepression-help.com/

THE START OF MAGIC is available as a paperback from

http://www.zumayapublishing.com/, sold in the USA through Booksurge

http://www.booksurge.com/author.php3?accountID=ZUMA00013

Electronic versions are available from

http://bobswriting.com/magic.html

 

Robin M. Buehler

http://www.authorsden.com/robinmariebuehler

 

CE Barrett, Author of "Angels Among Us", a romantic SF novel available from

www.WordWrangler.com/cebarrett.html as a trade paperback. Read the first

three chapters at http://www.cebarrett.com/angels1.htm

 

Muriel Vieux

http://www.murielvieux.com/

Writing and photos

 

Peggy Tibbetts

Author of THE ROAD TO WEIRD and RUMORS OF WAR

http://www.peggytibbetts.net

Blogging at: http://fromthestyx.wordpress.com

 

 

Brian Rouff Author of "DICE ANGEL"

and "Money Shot"

www.brianrouff.com

 

Robyn Jackson author of LAKOTA MOON

www.robynjackson.com

 

Nicolas/Hamlet

http://www.geocities.com/hamlets_ghost23/

Are you a story writer or a story teller?

Stop by Hamlet's website, interact and

share.

 

Biff Mitchell's War Bug is now available

from Double Dragon Publishing

Visit Biff at: http://www.biffmitchell.com/

 

The writing of Connie Phillips

www.butterflyfiction.com

 

Music and Writings of Jayson Jackson

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jayson.jackson

 

Douglas Arnold

Author of "Secret Tide"

http://www.authorsden.com/douglasarnold

http://writenotes.co.uk

 

Warheart (Darrel)

Chess Master Novel

http://warheart.topcities.com/stories/chess/cm.html

My Story Archives on Topcities.com

http://warheart.topcities.com/stories/index.html

Darktalon Underground Forum

(my friend, James Ghaleon, runs this one)

http://s7.invisionfree.com/darktalonunderground/index.php

White Stag Nexus Forum Boards

(not just my stories, but other writers' stories;

we also have a writingroad forum, too, for use by all of you)

http://whitestagnexus.forumsplace.com/index.html

 

Writing blog of author Skyla Dawn Cameron

http://indigochick.blogspot.com

 

Author Mark Blakley

http://www.anaudienceforeinstein.com

http://writinganovel.blogspot.com/

 

David Gage Mack

http://www.davidgagemack.com/

 

Siggy

http://www.screenplaycornucopia.com

 

Charlotte

http://enchantmentofthemind.com

 

Jenna K. Francis

http://www.jennakayfrancis.com

 

Writing Blog of author Joel Gates

http://www.inkling.typepad.com/

 

 

Cathe Jones

www.godlessgrief.com

 

Carolyn Proctor

Author of "Elizabeth Sampson, Forbidden Bride"

www.carolynproctor.com

 

Writer & photograper Gregory A Kompes

www.kompes.com

 

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

www.HowToDoItFrugally.com  .

 

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Submit articles, announcements, interviews, book reviews, links, content

and comments to: clyons55 at earthlink.net

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The Writing Road Newsletter 2003-2007 Writing Road Group.
Managing Editor: Charlene Austin
Articles and content are the exclusive property of the contributing authors.
All rights reserved.

 

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