Monday, August 29, 2011

The Muse Online Writers Conference

Registrations are now being taken for this year's Muse Online Writers Conference. This conference is like no other I have ever seen. There are numerous ways to gain information, "meet" with and pitch to editors and publishers and learn so much from the great variety of sessions. If you have never researched the conference or The Muse It Up Club, I urge you to do so. The conference is free which is amazing in and of itself but astounding when you see the amount of information and networking gained. Check it out at

This year, the conference is being held October 3-9, 2011, and registrations are being taken until September 25. Don't let the sheer volume of possibilities overwhelm you. Pick and choose what works for you and be ready to be enlightened.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Writers on the Move

Have you heard of Writers on the Move? Taken directly from the website...

"Put your writing career in motion with Writers on the Move. Promote your platform, yourself, and your books! We utilize a number of marketing strategies to increase visibility, readership, and subscriber lists."

To learn more, visit or contact Karen Cioffi at and put "Writers on the Move" in the subject line.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Working Writers Club

I am a member of the Working Writers Club (for more information, please go visit Suzanne Lieurance is a Working Writers Coach, and she is phenomenal. I encourage you all to check out her site and join. You won't regret it.

Recently, I won a prize in the club. It is a beautiful set of Power Thought Cards by Louise L. Hay. I wanted to share the one I pulled out to read today as I think it is one many of you will enjoy. If you have never seen these Power Thought Cards, they are beautiful little two-sided squares with messages of inspiration. The front of this one says:

"Every Thought I Think Is Creating My Future."

The message on the back says:

"The Universe totally supports every thought I choose to think and believe. I have unlimited choices about what I think. I choose balance, harmony, and peace, and I express it in my life."

Isn't that a beautiful affirmation? I think it is a terrific way to start a new day.

Thank you, Suzanne, for the wonderful prize, and thank you, Ms. Hay, for the beautiful words of inspiration.

For more information on Louise L. Hay or her Power Thought Cards, visit her website at

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kick in the Rear

"Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way."
-- Baltasar Gracian

I read this quote this morning in something I had recently received and had to giggle. While I do think dreams are of utmost necessity as they can and do guide our direction, a good kick in the buns does help considerably. I have a dear friend (thank you, Donna!) who provides me with a good virtual slap and/or kick in the pants when needed, and I know full well it does take me a long way. Thought I'd share this today in case anyone else needs a virtual "kick in the pants" as well.

Monday, August 1, 2011


I am sure a great many of you subscribe to and receive Children's Writer newsletter, but I wanted to point out something in the most recent August 2011 newsletter in case you missed it. There is an article by Veda Boyd Jones entitled, "The Wisdom of an Oklahoma Cowboy." The entire article is well worth reading if you have not, but she closes her article with some very simple, yet profound, words by Will Rogers.

"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing."

Isn't this the heart of the matter with regard to writing, or any given career for that matter? Love what you are doing and believe in yourself. Very inspiring, indeed!