It was a pretty hairy Thanksgiving holiday! Guests started arriving on Tuesday night, and left on Saturday. Ali and her boyfriend, both professional chefs, served up a five-star gourmet feast and we all later pushed back our chairs in gleeful, gluttonous agony.
We also played some rowdy games of Rock Band for two nights in a row and that was a hoot! I had no idea how many talented singers we have in the family!
I’ve been a WritersWeekly subscriber for a few years now and we have corresponded.
As I sit on the brink of self publishing my first book, I have to take a moment to reach out to you today to say thank you and here’s why. I’ve watched and listened. I’ve seen how cut throat this industry can be. I’ve seen people who offer help at exorbitant prices and then don’t deliver. I’ve seen people who prefer to watch others struggle than to offer advice or give direction. I guess it’s the nature of business…
And then there is you. We don’t know one another personally, but I can tell from WritersWeekly and Booklocker and your responses to my random panicked emails that you genuinely care about helping the writer succeed. That is so rare. In fact, you are one of two people I have come across in the publishing industry with this kind of heart [the other is my favorite author, Marita Golden]. Heading in to Thanksgiving and Christmas – if no one else tells you, I want you to know very appreciated you are.
Sorry to be so long winded about it, buy hey, I’m a writer – anyone can just say “thanks!”
You and your family have a wonderful holiday season and you will be hearing from me in the next couple months via BookLocker.
Yours in writing,
The key for both engaging historical fiction and history is that they both should be about people so that readers have someone to identify with…
What began as a hunt for work as a yoga instructor six years ago has continued as a career path in writing. A simple search on CraigsList.org with the key word YOGA pulled up a website looking for writers. Within 2 weeks I was a paid writer for a spiritual website…
Yahoo.com – sued by Singapore media company for alleged copyright infringement. The plaintiff alleges Yahoo reproduced content from its newspapers without permission
Forty-six more individuals (John Does) – sued by John Wiley for illegally sharing Dummies books online.
Publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Stephens Media – Concedes that posting brief excerpts of a articles in forums is not copyright infringement.
Angela is running around like a turkey about to be plucked, hosting a crowd of 20 for the Thanksgiving holiday week. News From the Home Office will return next week.
HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY! by Angela Hoy
Using Angela’s MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years, and record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook. Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography! **Also works for biographies and memoirs.**
Someone who read my book asked me to do a booksigning at the local high school craft fair. I read what you wrote about this, and decided to give away cinnamon cake with the recipe since there is a chapter in my book about cinnamon cake. The recipe contained an excerpt from the book with the title and info. as to where to buy, etc. This worked as people stopped for the free cake and, in doing so, read about my book and talked to me. The local paper, hearing of the booksigning, called me to do an article.
The Plaid Robe
A memoir of a Baltimore girl who transitions from blissful innocence to austere realism. The upheavals of the sixties merge with her journey from an innocent fifties childhood.
I want to share a secret with you. A secret that will help you make your reputation as a writer and land repeat assignments with editors in every field…
Whispers and Warnings will return after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Next week, relatives from three different states will be converging on our home. We are VERY excited because chefs Ali and Mikey will be cooking us a five-star gourmet Thanksgiving feast!