Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Check It Out .... Weekly Websites

Free to join online short story writing group. The site offers prompts, daily contests and the option of working in a small group at first to build your confidence. Useful if you need a writing group but don't have one near you or can't fit it in around yourwork schedule. Check it out ....

Story Write

Needing promotional items for your book? This site helps with that. Anything from t-shirts to kitchen gadgets that you want to put your "label" on, this is the place to find the means to do it. Check it out ....

Your LogoWorks

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Reading ... How Do You Do It?

Having my story, "A Date to Die For", put into a podcast on New Fiction Writers got me to thinking ... how many people prefer to listen to a story rather than read it? I myself am a visual learner, so it stands to reason that I enjoy seeing the words and reading them to get the job done. Yet, there are so many benefits to listening that you don't get when reading. For instance, the delivery of words, maybe the nuance and intonation given to them, may help with the intent of the author's message. And I must say, Renee Chamblis does a wonderful job with the delivery and her voices to match the various characters' dialogue. Secondly, consider situations where looking and reading a story just aren't possible. When your driving, doing dishes, ironing, dusting, working in the yard, just wanting to keep your eyes closed, but your mind active! ... all those could warrant listening to a story.

Anyway, just curious to your opinions .... what is your preference? Do you ever listen to stories and books?

And please, if you get some free time ... or want to multitask ... check out the website and have a listen. If not to my story, then to the many others podcasted at Tony Whitford's creation, New Fiction Writers. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Well, it's finally finished! A collaboration among several wonderful people .... Tony Whitford and Renee Chamblis working together with me to present my story, "A Date to Die For", as a podcast featured on Tony's creative website, New Fiction Writers ... and it's ready for all to listen to Part I of a three-part series. I hope everyone will take the time to check out the site and maybe listen to Renee reading my story. By the way, the characters and storyline are offspring of my original, Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes. I couldn't bring myself to leave the characters alone and just had to create more! Anyway, here is the link. Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Check It Out ... Weekly Websites

Here are some helpful and fun sites. And they are all free!

Ever think about creating your own ezine? Here is a website that helps you set it up, get it started, so you can do just that. Check it out:

Net EZine

And if you want to jazz up your font look, try the features on these websites:

Freefonts and Font Space

Of course, if you are just looking for something free AND fun, this next website will fill the need. You supply a sample of your writing and find out which author's style matches yours. What a boost that can be! Even if it's just for kicks. Check it out:

I Write Like

Have fun!