You Can Teach a Workshop Online

Many Romance Writers of America chapters offer online writing workshops for members and nonmembers. They cover a wide variety of topics like: 50 Ways to Leave Your Muse (Joy E. Held), Building Your Street Team (Penny Sansevieri), and Creating Compelling Characters (Ally Broadfield). My chapter offers all of these classes and more plus occasionally How to Teach a Workshop. The RWR magazine that is included in National membership is urging people to teach. Continue reading “You Can Teach a Workshop Online”

Virtual Writing Groups

You may have heard me speaking about various online groups like Scribophile and the National Novel Writing Month various activities. I love the heck out of these because when the unexpected happened, I still had connections to my writing friends. I started sprinting for 30 minutes twice every day. I’m almost half way to my goal of 10K words for April. Lots of good things have come to me from these great connections. Continue reading “Virtual Writing Groups”

Ergo Wrap-up

Oh, doesn’t that sound like a warm, lavender-scented blanket that you crawl into after typing all day? Relaxes all your aches and pains and stiff joints. For a limited time, you can get the Ergo Wrap-up in any color or pattern you wish, because they totally don’t exist and you have to make them up in your head. But you’re a writer so it’s easy. Well, back to our topic. Continue reading “Ergo Wrap-up”

Writers Need Ergonomics

Note: The tumult with Romance Writers of America has bumbled on with no real resolution. A whole page and a half of publishers have stated that they cannot risk publishing authors who are connected to RWA at this time. My own chapter has sent a letter to the Board outlining what they need to see before they can continue to be part of the organization. Everyone seems to agree that the President of the board needs to step down or be removed. I’m not sending in my dues until I see this happen. I didn’t want to spend the whole blog talking about it, but some people don’t get the updates. Now you know. Continue reading “Writers Need Ergonomics”

Courtney Milan Versus the World

I don’t even know how to start with this subject. I am wrapped up in it because I am a member of Romance Writers of America and PAN (Published Author Network) so I am getting information about the situation whether I want to or not. Let me say that Courtney Milan, a Chinese-American romance novelist, is highly successful and would never attack a person about their writing. She might, however, attack their writing. Continue reading “Courtney Milan Versus the World”

Mod Bod

Mod is an abbreviation for either modular or modern. I grew up in the age of the Mod Squad but also modular housing and furniture. Lately, I’ve had dreams where I could pull out part of my body and shape it into anything I wanted. Firmer boobs, bigger butt, smaller waist, and get rid of the double chins. All of these options are available through modern surgery, but cost way more than just pulling and pushing flesh around. Continue reading “Mod Bod”

Writers Need Laptops!

When you finish your manuscript and it’s been looked over by all the appropriate people and edited, you need to start sending it out. And of course to get to this point you probably used your desktop computer. A 21.5-inch monitor so you can see everything clearly. An awesome keyboard that lets you type ergonomically. A stand/sit desk for flexibility. And a CP that has all this stuff. The tower even says Aspire on it. Continue reading “Writers Need Laptops!”