Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WOI Speical - Global Diplomacy Through Student Exchange

Join Virginia S Grenier and World of Ink Network for a special show on Global Diplomacy on June 30, 2016 at 1pm EST - 12 noon CST - 11am MST - 10am PST.

Listen live or on demand at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2016/06/30/woi-speical--global-diplomacy-through-student-exchange

Today's Show:
FLAG is a Not-for-Profit Tax Exempt Organization, established in 1989. FLAG is Granted as an Official Sponsor Designated by the United States Department of State since 1990. Accepted for Listing in C.S.I.E.T.'s Advisory List.

FLAG's vision is to promote global understanding and world peace by providing families and youngsters from across the globe with the best intercultural experience friendship can buy.

Our Guests Will Be:
Mazi Cunha, FLAG's founder and a former Brazilian exchange student, he founded FlAG along with his American host mother (since retired). Mazi, along with current Executive Director Marc Moralez, has a dedication and passion for student exchange that is evident in FLAG's ongoing evolution of programs, services and charitable missions.

Molly Wieber, National Director of Outreach & Placement, FLAGship and Sponsored Programs will also be joining the show.

You can learn more about FLAG at their website https://flag-intl.org/

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Monday, June 20, 2016

What do your characters think?


Got one (or two) of your characters stuck? Don't know what to do with him/her? Is he/she getting too boring or predictable? Want to know more about his/her personality? Or maybe you have a story forming in the back of your mind but you don't know what to do with it just yet; you have a character but he/she isn't clear at this time.

Here's a quick, but fun, fix -- set your character up for a surprise and find out how he/she reacts.

A. First, choose a number from 1 to 5 -- quick! Done? See what you chose:

1. a pearl anklet
2. a bottle of expensive perfume
3. a silk shirt
4. a plain gold ring/band
5. a high-end cellphone

B. Next, choose another number from 1 to 5. Now see what you picked:

1. moldy bread
2. a used toothpick
3. a bottle of dead cockroaches
4. cotton buds drenched in blood
5. a dirty sock

C. Next, pick another number from 1 to 5. Here's what you picked:

1. a knapsack
2. a laptop bag
3. a plastic bag
4. a gift-wrapped box
5. a gym bag

D. Finally, pick yet another number -- yes, from 1 to 5. I promise this is the last time :o)

1. a convention
2. election day
3. Thanksgiving
4. a high school reunion
5. a store opening


Now put the plain gold ring/band (A) and the bottle of dead cockroaches (B) in a knapsack (C). Your character discovers the knapsack in the car of the incumbent mayor's chief of security on election day (D). Your character opens the knapsack and...

What's your character's reaction when he/she pulls out the "good" item, followed by the "bad" item"? Write it out. Get the emotions out of your character. Continue by exploring your character's thoughts -- What are his/her assumptions for the presence of those items in the knapsack? How does he/she connect the items with the circumstances?

Pick the items at random and experiment with your character's reactions. You have at least 500 "set ups" for your character at your disposal by combining the items in the 4 lists above.


Copyright (c) 2004 Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ
Shery created WriteSparks! - a software that generates over 10 *million* Story Sparkers for Writers. Download WriteSparks! Lite for free - http://writesparks.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Promo Monday Special

WOI Author Chat with Virginia S Grenier

Join Virginia S Grenier the 2nd Monday of every month when she talks with award-winning, best-selling and debut authors about their recent books and why readers are falling in love with their stories. Grenier will also dive into what makes these books some of the best new releases out in bookstores and what readers can look forward to from the amazing authors behind them.

This week on the show: Contemporary-Romance Author Tinthia Clemant, Blind Romance Author Traci McDonald and Best-selling Authors Johnny Worthern and J. Scott Savage.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cover Reveal - Lady Jane Sinclair - Lady Amber PR

Title: On Loan for the Night (Guilty Pleasures Book 1)

Author: Lady Jane Sinclair
Genre: Erotica – short stories  
Cover Designer: Manuscript Consultant – Robin Surface
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
Lilly Peters was a doctor by day and escort by night. She was on her own at a very young age and had to put herself through Medical school, but when her grandmother took ill she needed money for her care. She had heard through the grapevine about being an escort for very rich influential men and jumped at the chance. What she didn’t know was how much she would enjoy having sex for money.


Follow Lilly and the other escorts in this series — they're going to be a lot of sizzling hot fun! Watch for the next book, coming soon.

L J Sinclair is an optioned screenwriter who loves to tell a story. She's been doing this for years but the Guilty Pleasures Series is her first Sexy Romance Series. She loves writing short stories about her characters and she's looking for a long career in the book market.
Her first experience in reading sexy stories were books her grandmother shared with her. Her grandmother loved Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon and so did she.

Lady Jane Sinclair's friends call her L J and she hopes her readers will do the same.
Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter to find out about new releases and special offers.

Author Links:
Buy Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YinK14
Lilly

Becoming an escort was the only decision Dr. Lilly Peters could’ve made. It might be unappealing to some, but for her it was the right choice. It paid the bills.

She would never forget her first encounter. They met at a small hotel in Chicago. Lilly was a little tired from being in the ER all day, but when she stopped for an espresso, she knew she’d be okay. Thank God for Starbucks!

As she sat sipping her coffee, she noticed an attractive guy giving her the eye. He was a little older than her, but he was extremely nice looking. He had straight blonde hair, bright blue eyes and he was built like an Adonis. He looked like he might’ve just come back from a vacation; his skin was tanned and had a healthy glow.

When he finally got brave enough to approach her, she learned that his name was Nick. He didn’t talk much, but Lilly was fine with that. What she had in mind for him didn’t require much conversation.

They went back to his hotel room, where he seemed a little nervous. “Would you like some wine, dear?” he asked timidly.

He has such a charming voice; maybe he should talk more. “No, thank you. I think I’d rather have you.” She was totally out of her comfort zone with this stranger, but it was also kind of exciting.

Should I talk or just get undressed? Maybe this isn’t for me. I should leave and forget this night ever happened. I can’t be an escort. I don’t feel sexy enough. The doubts ran through her mind until she noticed the way he was looking at her. The hunger in his eyes sent a signal straight to her core.

She went to him and kissed him lightly. He responded immediately and they continued to kiss for a while, until they both relaxed. She took his hands and led them to the buttons on her shirt. He deftly followed her unspoken instructions then took the initiative and also unhooked her bra. His hands were gentle, and the color of his eyes had deepened with lust.
She took a few deep breaths to get herself under control. How can I be so turned on by someone I don’t even know?

Apparently he felt the same way, because he pushed her down on the bed, raised her legs and took off her panties in one smooth movement. She could feel his warm breath and searching tongue as he began exploring her body. He’s hardly touched me yet, and I can’t believe how wet I am.

“You’re so very beautiful,” he whispered.

She was still a little cautious, but wanted more. He switched his focus to her breasts, and as he circled her nipples with his rough fingers, she could feel them harden. He wants me, and I defiantly want him.

Then, he was on top of her, and immediately inside her. She was on fire, and he was perfect. This is so much better than I ever imagined!

She liked it when he touched her hair and smiled afterwards. How can being with a stranger be so sensual? There was something special about this secret tryst. She’d never shared a bed with someone she didn’t know. It was a thrill and an incredible high. I’m in! This escort thing is definitely something I can do.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Writers Talk on World Of Ink Special with Marsha Casper Cook

Welcome Jack Remick and Larry Crist to the World Of Ink Network on A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY, May 18th at 1 PST 2 MT 3 CST 4 EST for a great conversation on writing, acting and poetry. You'll want to join them for a lively discussion.

For more info about the WORLD  OF INK NETWORK
http://www.worldofinknetwork.com -
http://www.marshacaspercook.com
http://bobandjackswritingblog.com/

Tune into the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2016/05/18/writers-talk-on-world-of-ink-special-

Monday, May 16, 2016

WOI Guest Post: 12 Nuggets of Writing Wisdom

1. Work hard to become competent.

Neil Gaiman said, "There's no magic formula. To become a competent writer, you write until you start to sound like you, and then you keep on writing. Finish things you start. Get better."

2. View life from different perspectives.

Douglas Clegg said, "Get out and live and travel and see the world from perspectives other than the one with which you've been saddled. Youth doesn't last very long, and it might be better to participate in life awhile before writing from it."

3. Write one page at a time.

John Steinbeck said, "When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me and I know I can never do it. This happens every time. Then gradually I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate and I eliminate the possibility of ever finishing."

4. Strive for vigorous writing.

William Strunk, Jr. said, "Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts."

5. Be vigilant and ever ready.

Earl Nightingale said, "Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away."

6. Develop your own writing voice.

Michael Chabon said, "A voice, not merely recognizable, but original, unique, engaging and above all derived from, reflecting, and advancing the meaning of the story itself, is necessary to good and worthwhile literature."

7. Write with confidence.

William Zinsser said, "Don't say you were a bit confused and sort of tired and a little depressed and somewhat annoyed. Be tired. Be confused. Be depressed. Be annoyed. Don't hedge your prose with little timidities. Good writing is lean and confident."

8. Develop a writing habit.

Richard North Patterson said, "Cultivate steady work habits: a schedule that contemplates either regular work hours every week or a certain number of pages. Artistic inspiration is one of the most overrated premises for a writing schedule; a writer should try to get pages done on a regular basis, then work to improve them. If one waits for inspiration, rather than treating writing like a serious task, it becomes much harder to ever finish a book."

9. Write right now.

Jack London said, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

10. Venture out and attempt to be read and published.

John Campbell said, "The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home."

11. Rejection is part of the writing life.

Meg Cabot said, "You are not a hundred dollar bill. Not everyone is going to like you or your story. Do not take rejection personally."

12. Write with passion.

Ann Patchett said, "The end result for a writer may be finding a publisher, but publishing is not anywhere near the beginning or the middle of this process. So when we advise young people about writing, it would be best if we could move students away from that kind of thinking and say, 'Write because you're passionate about it. Think of yourself as a glass blower. You don't blow your first glass and take it to Tiffany's. You blow your first glass, and you smash it. You blow it again, and you smash it.'"



Copyright (c) 2004 Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ

Sunday, May 15, 2016

World of Ink Network Speical - Authors Talk


Join in on a wonderful show with host Marsha Casper Cook on May 17th at 8PM CT 9PM EST 6PM PST 7PM MT when she welcomes KellyAbell and Doris Cooper McCurry to A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY.

For more info about the WORLD OF INK NETWORK http://www.worldofinknetwork.com

Tune into the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2016/05/18/authors-talk