Friday, April 27, 2012

Speical Featured Blog - Writers On The Move: Writing to Connect

Writers On The Move: Writing to Connect:

Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

Isn't it true that there are times when writing is a breeze? We sit down, put our fingers to the keyboard, and off we go. Isn't it also true that those times are all too few?

So often we struggle with inspiration. What should we write? What should happen next to that character? Where's the plot going to? You promised the reader 7 ways to improve their blog and you can only think of 5. Perhaps we can't think of what to write about at all—or perhaps we know exactly what we want to say, but the words don't come out the way we want them to.

Read the complete post at http://www.writersonthemove.com/2012/04/writing-to-connect.html

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Families Matter Show with Kecia Burham VS Grenier 04/25 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join Kecia Burham, VS Grenier & Irene Roth once a month on the 4th Wednseday on BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter.
Airs live 6pm EST - 5pm CT - 4pm MT - 3pm PST
This is a discussion based show. Call in at (714) 242-5259
This months show topic is on 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will air live April 25th.

We will be talking about tips for parents and teens so they can be successful in school and life.
The idea of this show is to have guests and listeners (adults or kids) share information to help empower children, teens and their families.
Please post any questions or stories you would like us to answer or share on the show to our chat room. We invited you to call in and join the conversation. Or email us here at Blog Talk Radio.
Call in at (714) 242-5259

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A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/24 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Please join Marsha Cook on Tuesday  April 24 at 8PM EST – 7PM CST- 6PM MT- 5PM PST – for 2 very special shows.

Authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo will be on first to discuss their wonderful new show for children on Saturday Mornings at 10 AM EST  IT’S  STORY TIME! GATHER AROUND.

The second part of the show we will be discussing books, screenplays and writing with Scarlet Black the author of THE FALLEN, THE FALLEN AND THE PURE and THE WISDOM OF EVIL.

This is one show you won’t want to miss. Sandra  Elrod will be joining the conversation as well as  opening the chat room and phone lines.

Listen live or on demand. It’s going to be a great show!

for more info on the guests -
http://www.thebookgarden.net/p/about-me-jd-holiday.html

Listen in by clicking on the link below:
A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/24 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Monday, April 23, 2012

Writers and Authors: Self Publishing

Writers and Authors: Self Publishing: Proactive Most authors want to have their book chosen by an exciting traditional publisher and then to be given a wonderful advance.

This is a wonderful post to read from our April '12 touring author Nicole Borgenicht.

The Writing Mama with VS Grenier 04/23 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

A Blog Talk Radio "Today's Pick"!

Come listen to a special Writing Mama show April 23rd at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MST - 11am PT.

BTR’s World of Ink Network: The Writing Mama show with hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth.
Our guest is Kenneth Weene, a New Englander by upbringing and inclination, a teacher, psychologist and pastoral counselor by education. He is a writer by passion.

Learn more about Ken on The World of Ink Network blog http://worldofinknetwork.blogspot.com




The Writing Mama show will air live April 23rd at 2pm EST. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-525



Learn more about The World of Ink Network, our shows, hosts and services at http://worldofinknetwork.com

Listen to the show at the link below
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Friday, April 20, 2012

What is Success Show with VS Grenier Marsha Casper Cook 04/20 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join hosts VS Grenier & Marsha Cook on April 20th at 1PM EST – 12PM CT – 11AM MT – 10AM PST.

This is a discussion based show. Marsha and Virginia will be happy to take your calls if you have questions.


Call in number: 714-242-5259

This Week's Topic: Can you truly write a manuscript (novel or script) in 30 days from rough to final draft and really be ready for submission?
Call in, post your questions in our chat room during the show or email your questions to us here.

Also stop by our website http://worldofinknetwork.com and learn more about the hosts and our shows, plus services we offer.

Click on the link below to listen -
What is Success Show with VS Grenier Marsha Casper Cook 04/20 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Author Spotlight: Kenneth Weene

Life itches and torments Kenneth Weene like pesky flies. Annoyed, he picks up a pile of paper to slap at the buzzing and often whacks himself on the head. Each whack is another story. At least having half-blinded himself, he has learned to not wave the pencil.
A New Englander by upbringing and inclination, Kenneth Weene is a teacher, psychologist and pastoral counselor by education. He is a writer by passion.

Ken’s short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous publications including Sol, Spirits, Palo Verde Pages, Vox Poetica, Clutching at Straws, The Word Place,Legendary, Sex and Murder Magazine, The New Flesh Magazine, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly, Bewildering Stories, A Word With You Press, Mirror Dance, The Aurorean, Stymie, and Empirical.
Ken’s novels, Widow’s Walk and Memoirs From the Asylum, and Tales From the Dew Drop Inne, are published by All Things That Matter Press.
To purchase Ken's books visit http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Kenneth%20Weene

Come listen to a special Writing Mama show April 23rd at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MST - 11am PT with Kenneth Weene as our guest.

BTR’s World of Ink Network: The Writing Mama show with hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth will air live April 23rd at 2pm EST. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-525 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2012/04/23/the-writing-mama-with-vs-grenier





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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FOCUS DISCUSSION - HOST - FRAN LEWIS 04/19 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Please join Fran Lewis - on Thursday April 19th at 4PM EST - 3 PM CST - 2 PM MT - 1 PM PCT. Her special guest authors for the Focus discussion are Sheryl Woods and Iris Johansen . Sandra Elrod will be there to open the chat room and telephone lines.

Listen to the show at the link below
FOCUS DISCUSSION - HOST - FRAN LEWIS 04/19 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Monday, April 16, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/17 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Please join Marsha Cook on April 17, 2012 at 4PM EST - 3PM CST -  2PM MT - 1PM PST when she interviews her special guest Fran Lewis. 

Fran Lewis has been a very special friend to many people, a wonderful educator and reading expert,Radio Show host but her claim to fame at this point in her career she is a very honest book reviewer and most importantly she always gets what the author is trying convey. Authors are constantly telling her that she understands them and that is truly a very unique quality.She has recently written a  Handbook for Caregivers and Volunteers dealing with Alzheimer's Patients.

Sandra Elrod will be opening up the chat lines and the phone lines.

Listen to the show at the link below
A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/17 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Journaling Tools that Add Life and Variety to Daily Writing

Since journaling has become popular as a hobby and as therapy, a number of journaling tools have become available. In essence, you can keep a journal with nothing more than a supply of paper and a sharpened pencil. In fact, these are the tried and true tools of many generations. Thankfully, we can now choose from a wide array of papers, lined and unlined bound books to write in, colored pens, and pencils of all sorts.

In addition to different writing tools you can use to spark your creativity, you can also choose journaling software for your computer. There are award winning programs available that give you not only prompts to get you thinking, but that organize your entries into categories. You can try a free download of a simple program or purchase a more elaborate one. You might even try a mind mapping program for problem solving.
Electronic journaling tools are convenient and save paper, but for some people they just seem a little too inorganic or something. Many people prefer pen and paper. Some of the most prolific journalers still choose a traditional bound composition pad with black and white cardboard cover. Composition notebooks now come in more creative colors, too. There are some advantages to using these books. For one thing, they are inexpensive. Also, the pages are bound in so that you have a lasting creation when you are done.

A simple sharpened pencil has been the traditional choice when it comes to writing implements, but the selection of pens available now just has to spark a writer's creativity. Gel pens in a wide array of colors (and sometimes scents!) add sparkle and life to journal entries. Colored pencils are nice for both writing and sketching.

One thing to consider when choosing writing tools for journaling is that being able to erase has its advantages. They are hard to find, but erasable pens come in more colors than blue and black. Watch out about cheap brands. Sometimes they drop little watery places or globs of ink or on your paper. Shaking an erasable pen like you would shake a thermometer can help the pen to write better.

Depending on your needs, you can choose either a blank journal or one that includes thoughts to ponder. Many self-help books have matching journals that include prompts so that you can journal about the principles in the book. Other journals stand alone with writing prompts that encourage the introspection needed for personal growth and development.

Don't be surprised if you find yourself using more than one type of journal at the same time. A simple spiral notebook in the kitchen can be wonderful for jotting down everything from recipe ideas and menu plans to phone messages and notes to the kids. For stay at home moms, the daily "to do" list can go here, and so can shopping lists. Keep the pages bound and you have a record of your planning, ideas, and things accomplished.
While you have your home journal and your guided journal going, you might like to have a small journal for traveling. There are some really nice little journals that will fit in your purse, pocket, or briefcase easily.

Here's a final thought. Did you ever receive a beautiful bound journal as a gift, but procrastinated about using it? One avid journal writer recently found an unused bound blank book in a thrift shop for less than a dollar. In the front cover was an inscription - "To a wonderful teacher. Oct. 1984." Is this a commentary on saving the good stuff for later, or what? If you have a blank journal that seems just a little too nice to use for your paltry musings, think again! What are you waiting for?

Copyright © Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ



Download an excerpt of The Authentic Self: Journaling Your Joys, Griefs and Everything in Between below:
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If you want 3 writing *sparks* delivered to you every day for 31 days, check out WriteSparks!™ Daily HERE for info on how to get started -- it's free :o) Thank you for reading. Keep writing!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/10 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join Host Marsha Cook on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 6 PM EST - 5PM CST - 4PM MT - 3PM PST and her very special guest Mark Rosen as they discuss how to eat right and stay healthy when you have Kidney Disease and how to prevent certain illnesses by eating right and taking proper care of yourself.

This is a Universal problem and they will be taking calls. Sandra Elrod will be opening up the chat room and the phone lines.

CALL IN NUMBER - 714-242-5259

This is a really important show. This is a live show and right after the show is over it will be on demand.
      
More info about Mark
www.facebook.com/marko122
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kidney-Disease-Diet-ideas-and-help/20581286278683

More info on the show  - www.michiganavenuemedia.com

Here’s the link to listen to this important show  
A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 04/10 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Also, don't forget to check out our website http://worldofinknetwork.com

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Stories for Children Show with VS Grenier 04/09 by WorldOfInkNetwork

Author Nicole Borgenicht on Blog Talk Radio’s
World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children – April 9, 2012 

Listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: Stories for Children with host VS Grenier and producer Irene Roth as they chat with children’s author Nicole Borgenicht about her recently released children’s chapter book, The Kids of Dandelion Township.

 About the Book: The Kids of Dandelion Township is a story about new friends who in the process of discovering magic together, learn about their similar emotions and different cultures. All in the context of a child's day, the kids unravel mysteries of A students, and invent ways to be creative while completing their homework assignments. Preparing the way for children to receive magic, the kids of Dandelion Township wish all children will experience it one day.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/rK3ChBjL5H0

About the author: Nicole Borgenicht is a children's fiction writer. Her most recent picture book, The Bridge was published by Publish America. Some of Nicole's other kid's stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Kid's Reading Room section, Stories for Children Magazine and LadyBug Flights Magazine. Additional works comprise poetry and essays, short stories, one act plays or articles in magazines such as Arts and Entertainment Skyline and American Fitness.

The Stories for Children show will air live, April 9, 2012 at 2pm EST. Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

You can find out more about Nicole Borgenicht’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/6we4qlj. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Borgenicht and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

WOI Spotlight: Nicole Borgenicht author of "The Kids of Dandelion Township"

SFC Publishing, LLC and the World of Ink Network will be touring author Nicole Borgenicht’s children’s chapter book The Kids of Dandelion Township, which released in April 2012.

The Kids of Dandelion Township is a story about new friends who in the process of discovering magic together, learn about their similar emotions and different cultures. All in the context of a child's day, the kids unravel mysteries of A students, and invent ways to be creative while completing their homework assignments. Preparing the way for children to receive magic, the kids of Dandelion Township wish all children will experience it one day.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/rK3ChBjL5H0

Publisher: Create Space
ISBN Number(s): ISBN-13: 978-1466466401
                           ISBN-10: 1466466405


Author: Nicole Borgenicht
Illustrator: Lisa M. Griffin

Places where book is available for sale: Amazon


About the author: Nicole Borgenicht is a children's fiction writer. Her most recent picture book, The Bridge was published by Publish America. Some of Nicole's other kid's stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Kid's Reading Room section, Stories for Children Magazine and LadyBug Flights Magazine. Additional works comprise poetry and essays, short stories, one act plays or articles in magazines such as Arts and Entertainment Skyline and American Fitness.



You can find out more about Nicole Borgenicht’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/6we4qlj. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Borgenicht and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.


In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The host VS Grenier and Irene Roth will be chatting with Nicole Borgenicht about her book, writing, the publishing industry and experiences. Borgenicht will also be sharing writing tips and trials and the tribulations of the writer’s life.

The Stories for Children show will air live, April 9, 2012 at 2pm EST. Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)