Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wednesday Writing Prompt: What’s in a Name?

I have spent a lot of time paging through various baby name books, looking for the perfect name for … the fictional characters I create. I’ve read that J. K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter series, chose and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Boredom as Inspiration

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Boredom as Inspiration by Heather E. Schwartz I feel like I shouldn’t say this. But I’m going to anyway. I find myself really inspired by new writing ideas when I’m supposed to be paying attention to something … Continue reading

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The Small Publisher

Dear Writers, This month’s Write Now! Mastermind class will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 12:00 noon CDT. My guest this week is my husband, Harold Eppley, who recently published his first novel, Ash Wednesday. You’ll hear about all of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Revising Judgment

See those spent dandelions? That’s my front yard. Every day I return home from the gym and wonder when someone will mow down those darn things. Then I remembered how my children used to delight in dandelions. At first,  they … Continue reading

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How to Create a Vibrant Home on the Web

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Write Now! Coach contest. The winner of the signed copy of Write-A-Thon is @greennovelist and the winner of Use Your Words by Kate Hopper is Ruth Gough Lolacano. Please send me your addresses, … Continue reading

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Art Can be Therapeutic by Kate Hopper

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been writing to make sense of my life for years. In the past ten years, I’ve been researching and writing about how writing can help us to heal physically and emotionally. Today, Kate Hopper writes about … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Guardian Angels, Princesses, and Ladies

Last Saturday, I was out for a walk when I saw a man struggling with an empty poop bag. Somehow, the bag had ripped, and the man was trying to figure out how to make use of it. I happened … Continue reading

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Five Ways Social Media Can Boost Your Writing Career

Today’s blog post is the first in a series of posts about Social Media for Writers. If you’d like to test the power of social media and enter to win a signed copy of Write-A-Thon, do the following things: +follow … Continue reading

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Conference Spotlight: Write-to-Publish

I started out my professional life as a parish pastor, but even then I knew that my vocation was writing. While earning two masters degrees, an MDiv and a Master of Sacred Theology in New Testament and Greek, I wrote … Continue reading

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Writers @ Work: Ghostwriting for a Book Packager

Today I am delighted to welcome author and fellow ASJA member, Kelly James-Enger, as my guest blogger. Kelly is the author of several books on writing including the brand new resource on freelance success, Writer For Hire. Comment on this … Continue reading

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