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Come to Our Next W.I.S.E. Coffee, May 26, 9:30 a.m.

9:30 — 11:30 a.m. Starbucks at Barnes and Noble Booksellers 8374 S Willow St, Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 706-9660 SEE MAP Attendees always walk away with notes and excitement about their writing life! Our meetings are inspirational and informative! Our W.I.S.E. … Continue reading

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How to Write a Viral Blog Post–Amazing Info Revealed at Our April 14th, 2015, W.I.S.E. Coffee Meeting

We had a blast at our last meeting! I’d had this blog post “Lessons From Blog Posts That Went Viral” in my back pocket for a while. At our April 14th meeting, I pulled it out of said pocket and presented … Continue reading

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Fantastic Writing Opportunity–Dana Bell’s Extinct Possibilities Anthology

Deadline, 5/31/15 Imagine a world where dinosaurs, ancient mammals or other creatures, like the dodo bird, including lost branches of man, never went extinct. How would it have changed our world? What would their place or ours be? What if…? In … Continue reading

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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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