Monday, October 9, 2017

13 Ways to Help Your Author Friends

Your author friends can really use your support! Here's how you can help:

1. Review/rate their books on Amazon and Goodreads.

2. Like and share their Facebook posts.

3. Follow their blogs and websites.

4. Buy their books as gifts.

5. Buy and donate their books to your local school.

6. Suggest their books to your local library.

7. Retweet them.

8. Buy their books.

9. Recommend their books to your friends and family.

10. Post about them and their books on Facebook.

11. Blog about them and their books.

12. Share their blog posts on Facebook. 

13. Share their website on Facebook.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Writing Wisdom

When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them --  then the rest will be valuable.     Mark Twain

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.  Jules Renard

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.    Saul Bellow

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.     
Jack Kerouac

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.   Douglas Adams

Easy reading is damn hard writing.   Nathaniel Hawthorne

Write what should not be forgotten.   Isabel Allende

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.   Maya Angelou

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tolerance: How to Nurture It

Facing the challenges of racism, sexism, and other prejudices in our society can be overwhelming for us adults. For kids, intolerance is even more confusing and frightening. How can teachers create an atmosphere of acceptance in their classrooms? Read my post on the JCLUB blog for some suggestions.