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Getting Reviewed by Book Bloggers–What Was Revealed at Our March 31, 2015, W.I.S.E. Coffee Meeting

In our last meeting on March 31st, we talked about promoting our books through blog reviewers. The post I read to the group and taught from was,”Book Bloggers: Where to Find Them and How to Win Them Over,” by Jenny Bravo (see link at bottom … Continue reading

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The Best Writing

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~Ernest Hemingway For your writing to be “the best,” you have to give a lot of yourself. Sure, you can withhold and write a … Continue reading

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Beginning Your Story–Secrets We Uncovered in Our March 10th, 2015, W.I.S.E Coffee

In our March 10th W.I.S.E. Coffee, we learned about using intellectual property lawyers to negotiate book contracts, and we learned some things that are typically negotiable in that contract. (You can find them in your state and city here.) Two … Continue reading

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Active vs. Passive Voice–What We Discovered at Our W.I.S.E. Coffee, February 24th., 2015

Don’t use passive voice… Passive vs. active voice is always good to review. At our last Day Meeting, I shared a blog post by Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) about that very subject. Active voice is when you have a subject, … Continue reading

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Member Accomplishments, February 2015

This month, February, Krystal Marusin shared that part of her wedding poem was published in 101 Secrets to a Happy Marriage: Real Couples Share the Keys to Their Success. Thomas Nelson publishes this sweet book on advice for a happy marriage. As we discussed … Continue reading

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Writers on the Rock Conference, February 28th, 2015

I was reminded by a WFTJ member that this conference is coming up this weekend! For all the details and to register, click here. Join more than 100 other Front Range Writers for the Writers on the Rock: Conference 2015. … Continue reading

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Power Words (Hot Words)–What We Discovered at Our W.I.S.E. Coffee, February 10th

At our last W.I.S.E Coffee, we talked about two blog posts, one being How to Craft Post Titles that Draw Readers Into Your Blog. The article has eight great tips, but we focused a little bit longer on #6 “Use Power … Continue reading

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Broadmoor Restaurants–Ooh La La!

Okay everybody, here we go! On July 29th, 2014, we will meet in the hotel lobby and patio of the Broadmoor Hotel at approximately 9:30 a.m. Bring your laptops or a notebook because this is a Write Out! Around noon/12:30 … Continue reading

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How Do You Define “Member” of Words for the Journey?

Since we restructured Words for the Journey, there are questions about how I as director now define membership. Originally, a member was someone who paid yearly dues. Starting in January 2014, dues are dead. We meet at Starbucks and everything … Continue reading

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Member Accomplishments June 2014

Here are several members who’ve recently moved ahead in their writing journey: Member Kim Stewart started a new blog called Wholly Words. Go check it out! Carrie O’Toole, life coach extraordinaire, published a book this month called Relinquished: When Love … Continue reading

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