Now Available-Writers' Tricks of the Trade (the book)

This book of writing tips, writing tricks and writing techniques should be on every fiction writer's bookshelf! NOW AVAILABLE at Amazon, B&N, Books a Million, and most online booksellers or order from your favorite local bookstore.

Monday, May 18, 2015

MAY-JUNE ISSUE OF THE WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE EZINE

It's here! The May-June issue with wonderful articles from our guest contributors, a new review by our resident reviewer, Martha Cheeves, conference listings, a compelling Life Story feature from Dennis Poncher (founder of the organization B.I.L.Y. dedicated to helping dysfunctional families) and much, much more.

Just click the cover in the sidebar to open the issue. While you are on the Joomag site you can subscribe to this free semi-monthly ezine, or click the link on the last page of it to be on our MailChimp mailing list.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported this ezine as it grew from a short newsletter into a "must-read" publication.

Friday, May 15, 2015

LISTEN TO "MARKET YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK" ON OUR BLOG TALK RADIO SHOW

EPISODE 13 - MARKETING YOUR SELF PUBLISHED BOOK
WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE ON BLOG TALK RADIO

WITH


 

AND SPECIAL GUEST JON D'AMORE
(WAIT FOR THE PLAYER)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/btr.shows/show/7/561/show_7561055.mp3

Check Out Writing Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Inside Lenz Network on BlogTalkRadio

Saturday, April 18, 2015

WTT ON BLOG TALK RADIO - EPISODE 12 - "F IS FOR FACTS"





ATTENTION WRITERS
This is the 12th show for Writers Tricks of the Trade and going strong
Mark your calendar for the live broadcast or listen to the archived show
Either way, every show has valuable information presented in a fun way



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WRITERS - DON'T MISS THIS GREAT BLOG TALK RADIO SHOW


USING YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES AND EMOTIONS  http://bit.ly/WTTShow11 
If you missed the live broadcast,you can still listen to the archived show. Authors MORGAN ST. JAMES, DENNIS N. GRIFFIN AND ERIC JAMES MILLER share how they transfer their own experiences and emotions to their characters. It was a great show with lots of info and some funny stories.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR WRITER FRIENDS. THIS WAS A GREAT DISCUSSION..

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MARCH-APRIL ISSUE OF WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE EZINE JUST PUBLISHED

Here is the Table of Contents of this month's issue. As usual, packed with tips, techinques, industry news, conference listings, book review, a compelling excerpt from "My Father, My Don," Tony "Nap" Napoli's gripping memoir.



PAGE

MARCH-APRIL 2015
1-2
Morgan’s Corner
3-4
Editing Isn't the End of the World
Fred Rayworth
5-6
Authorgraph - A Great New Tool

7
Writers Conferences

8-10
Writing the Killer Logline that’ll make 'em Want to Read Your Screenplay
Christine Conradt
11
In the News
Agency Ends Probe Into Publication of Harper Lee's New Novel

12
First Chapter Plus

13-14
Five Considerations When Writing For Teens
Cindy Davis
15-16
Book Promotion: 10 Things You Can Do to Promote Your Book
Reprinted from the website of

John Kremer, Book Marketing Expert
17-18
Arguments make your characters seem real
Morgan St. James
19-20
Reviews by Martha
"Dead Man Ohio" by T. M. Simmons
21
Just for Giggles and Grins
22-29
Life Stories
"I Gotta Be Me" by Tony "Nap" Napoli
Excerpt from his book "My Father, My Don"
30
 Writers’ Tricks of the Trade – The Book
31-32
Writers Tricks of the Trade - subscribe to this eZine - Follow us on Blog Talk Radio - LIKE us on Facebook

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WILL YOU BE A WINNER? LISTEN TO WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE RADIO TONIGHT

Be prepared for a show packed with information about editing as we welcome our guest, veteran editor Cindy Davis. 

As they say in the commercials, "But wait! There's more! The first 3 callers will win a copy of Cindy's book, You Have the Power, Self Edit your way into Print, so pick up the phone tonight between 6:00 and 6:30 PST or 9:00 and 9:30 EST for a chance to win and dial 646 478-0982.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

The February 11 broadcast of WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE on Blog Talk Radio was a validation of the saying "The show must go on."  LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED BROADCAST at http://bitly.com/WTTShow7.

In this world of cyber-glitches, you never know what will happen to trip you up bigtime. Yesterday, our producer Eric James Miller and I decided that Cox Cable has it out for Blog Talk Radio. Well, maybe not, but it seemed that way.

Earlier in the day I tried to get on the site and couldn't. So, I alerted Eric who also tried and couldn't get on. Guess what? We both have Cox Cable. When co-host Denny Griffin, who logs on from Florida, tried to sign on he was through in the time it took to snap his fingers. We figured the problem would definitely clear up by showtime.

Not so. We both tried to get on multiple times while the clock continued to tick toward showtime. No luck. Thanks a bunch, Cox. Meanwhile, our guest for the show, Tony Todardo who is the co-founder of one of the largest writers groups west of the Rockies and founder of West Coast Conferences, calling in from L.A.,  was patiently standing by. The topic, "Why Writers Groups and Conferences Are Important," was a great one, and we looked forward to lots of lively banter between Tony and producer Eric, who is also president of Writers of Southern Nevada.

Denny rose to the occasion, and signed on as host so Tony's call could go live, and the two of them began the show, albeit 4 or 5 minutes late. Eventually Cox relented and first Eric was able to sign on, while I was still stuck somewhere in Cyberland. When I called on my landline, you couldn't hear anything but static. Figures. Since it is digital, Cox provides the service. When I called back on my cell phone, I came through loud and clear.

Despite all of this, it was a great show packed with wonderful information. You might even get a kick out of the efforts to get past the problems while trying to stay cool because everything was being broadcast live. But then, that's what professionals do. They carry on.

Mega thanks to Denny, Tony and Eric. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE IS HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

BLOG TALK RADIO
Live or visit the writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com to see the list of archived shows and listen to them.


Visit the link, Click REMINDER, and Blog Talk Radio will send you a reminder email

Jan. 28             Jon D’Amore author of “The Boss Always Sits in the Back”
Feb. 11            Tony Todaro  CEO West Coast Conferences, Greater Los Angeles
                           Writers Society
Feb. 25            Darrah Whitaker Author/Conference Coordinator Las Vegas Writers
                           Conference
Mar. 11             Editor Cindy Davis, Edit Your Way to Publication

BOOK 
AMAZON    B&N   
and many online bookstores  



Thursday, January 15, 2015

New issue of WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE eZINE PACKED WITH GREAT ARTICLES


READ THIS ISSUE
PAGE

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2015
1-2
Morgan’s Corner
3-4
Agendas – How they impact your work
Fred Rayworth
5-6
Make the Guys in Your Novels More Romantic
J. L. Greger
7
Writer’s Conference Listings

8-10
Links to 50 Articles About Writing To Help You In 2015
From Brian Klems “The Writer’s Dig” Blog
11
End Of A Year, And Perhaps The End Of A Stage Of The Ebook Transition
Reprinted from “The Shatzkin Files”
12
First Chapter Plus

13-15
For the Indie Writers of Amazon, Is It Publish or Perish?
Commentary by Morgan St. James
16
Writers Tricks of the Trade
Here, There and Everywhere
17-18
Publishing Predictions for 2015 from the Founder of Smashwords
19-20
Reviews by Martha
“All Because of the Tip of a Needle” by Philip Nork 
21
  Just for Giggles and Grins
22-26
Life Stories  “THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK”
Excerpt from the book by Jon D’Amore
27-28
What in the World is “Creative Non-Fiction?”
Morgan St. James
29
 Writers’ Tricks of the Trade – The Book
30
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