Monday, March 20, 2017

Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think By Carolyn Howard-Johnson


One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring
program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they're
afraid to write like they talk.

They never use one-word sentences.


They refuse to start sentences with words such as "and" and "but" because an elementary teacher way back when told them not to.

They try to sound important when they write. So they use long words in long sentences that make up long paragraphs.

They remove all slang from their writing so it's clean and pure. And
often, boring.

Business coach Michael Angier agrees.

"Too many times, I see people who are good verbal communicators try to put
on a different air in their writing," he says. "It doesn't work. It's much
better to be conversational."

Writing like you talk is one of 13 tips Michael offers for writing clearly
and convincingly. It was one of the lead articles in an issue of
Joan Stewart's free subscription newsletter, The Publicity Hound.
Nina Amir's book, Wired for Story (http://bit.ly/Wired4Story), shows us how humans from times long before writing were storytellers and how we are indeed "wired for story." We also call it anecdote. It works for articles like this. It works for novels—great novels. And you'll see it appearing more and more often as part of news stories. Another book I recommend is Tom Chiarella's Writing Dialogue (http://bit.ly/Chiarella) published by Writer's Digest. You may find it inexpensively on Amazon's New and Used feature.
In the newest book in my multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writing, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically, I remind authors that the best blurbs and endorsements come from people who compliment their books and their style in off-the-cuff conversations. When asked to write a blurb or endorsement, their language becomes stiff, official—and unconvincing. I tell them to ask their contacts if they can use what their reader just said to them rather than having them back up and make it into a brittle, lifeless twig.

When authors keep in mind that their readers probably spent many years reading staid textbooks and prefer to learn what they need quickly, they'll find that their readers bond to them. To matter the genre or kind of copy, connection is an important word to consider. Think loyalty. Think bonding. It isn't more important, but think retention, too!
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Her blog  TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, lets authors recycle their favorite reviews absolutely free.



Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Multi award-winning novelist, poet, and author of the HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers.
Web site: http://HowToDoItFrugally.com
Blog:http://SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com
Twitter: @FrugalBookPromo
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E-mail: hojonews@aol.com






"Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome" - Focus on the Family interviews Robert & Trevor Hendershot on World Down Syndrome Day, Tuesday, March 21, 2017





From author Robert Hendershot:
 
Greetings to all of you who have been supportive of Trevor and me over the years...however briefly, recently or even many years ago! 
 
Trevor and I are going to be the subjects of an interview "Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome", that will air on Focus on the Family's international radio show broadcast on World Down Syndrome Day, this Tuesday, March 21.

Locally in Southern California, the show can be heard on KKLA 99.5 FM at 4:30, 7:30, 11:30 am and then 10:00 pm.

The show can also be listened to on-line by clicking the links below.
 
We've also formed a 501(c)3 non-profit www.angelsforhigher.org to help facilitate the "Trevorizing" of every sports stadium on planet earth, and thereby transforming the pro-life, special needs culture of the world...one sport stadium at a time.
 
In addition, we've revised, reformatted, retitled and redeemed our original book to Angel for Higher, which can be obtained from our website.
Amazon just indicated that Angel for Higher is the "#1 New Release in Special Needs Children's Health", yay!

While this designation probably won't result in 'Harry Potter-esque' sales numbers, if we can help one person in our target audience who's struggling with addictions and/or facing the challenges of raising a special needs child, then I will have been repaid "...for the years the locusts have eaten." (Joel 2:25)
 
Finally, Trevor and I were also recently invited to appear on a live radio interview on The Bottom Line show, hosted by Roger Marsh, on World Down Syndrome Day, 3/21, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
This show can be heard locally on KBRT AM 740, listened on-line at www.kbriteradio.com or later in podcast at www.thebottomlineshow.com.
 
"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
 
Bob and Trevor
 
 
On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2017, Robert and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, will be the subjects of an interview "Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome" conducted by Focus on the Family's President Jim Daly and Co-host John Fuller, and then broadcast to millions of listeners across the USA and around the world. 
On March 21, 2017, listen here
On March 22, 2017 and for 30 days thereafter, listen here.
Click here for radio station listings

 
 

  
 
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 Mission Statement
 
"Angels for Higher will help facilitate the gainful employment of individuals with Down syndrome at sports stadiums across the United States and around the world."

                                                                                                                            Values Statement
 
"We believe that individuals with Down syndrome working in stadiums as both valuable employees and pro-life ambassadors will help the world appreciate how our omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God has created each and every human being to be incredibly precious, infinitely valuable and eternally significant in His sight."   
 
This is an incredible book. I laughed and cried reading it. One of the statements that ministered to me was "Now that this has happened, God, how should I respond?"  ~Carla C.
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
Angel for Higher chronicles the joyfully inspirational journey of Robert Hendershot, a recovering alcoholic, and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, as they seek God's will for their lives.
 
The practical lessons God taught Robert in his recovery helped him to become a better father to Trevor, and vice versa, the spiritual lessons God taught him as Trevor's dad have helped him to remain sober since August 24, 1997.
 
During Trevor's early school years he was bullied and told he was worthless. Nevertheless, as a senior he was elected Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in his high school's history.
 
Trevor was also told that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in a hotel laundromat. However, after graduating he was hired by Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels and by the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter at their Team Stores.
 
Trevor's known, admired and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees and professional athletes.
 
Robert and Trevor are in the process of forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Angels For Higher, to help facilitate the "Trevorizing" of additional stadiums and arenas. Their mission is to encourage the hiring of individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters (and pro-life ambassadors) at sports venues across North America and ultimately around the world.
 
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine…" (Ephesians 3:20)
 


 



How would you handle the birth of a special needs child?

On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2017, Robert & his son, Trevor, will be the subject of an interview "Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome" on Focus on the Family's radio broadcast.


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“Angels for Higher will help facilitate the gainful employment of individuals with Down syndrome at sports stadiums across the United States and around the world.”

Values Statement
“We believe that individuals with Down syndrome working in stadiums as both valuable employees and pro-life ambassadors will help the world appreciate how our omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God has created every human being to be incredibly precious, infinitely valuable and eternally significant in His sight.”

This is an incredible book. I laughed and cried reading it. One of the statements that ministered to me was "Now that this has happened, God, how should I respond?" ~Carla C.


ABOUT THE BOOK
Angel for Higher chronicles the joyfully inspirational journey of Robert Hendershot, a recovering alcoholic, and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, as they seek God’s will for their lives.

The practical lessons God taught Robert in his recovery helped him to become a better father to Trevor, and vice versa, the spiritual lessons God taught him as Trevor’s dad have helped him to remain sober since August 24, 1997.

During Trevor’s early school years he was bullied and told he was worthless. Nevertheless, as a senior he was elected Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in his high school’s history.

Trevor was also told that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in a hotel laundromat. However, after graduating he was hired by Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels and by the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter at their Team Stores.

Trevor’s known, admired and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees and professional athletes.

Robert and Trevor are in the process of forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Angels For Higher, to help facilitate the “Trevorizing” of additional stadiums and arenas. Their mission is to encourage the hiring of individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters (and pro-life ambassadors) at sports venues across North America and ultimately around the world.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20)

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On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2017, Robert & his son, Trevor, will be the subject of an interview "Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome" on Focus on the Family's radio broadcast.

On March 21, 2017, listen here.

On March 22, 2017 and for 30 days thereafter, listen here.

Click here for radio station listings


   WHAT IS ANGELSFORHIGHER.ORG?  
​​​​​​​
 
Mission Statement
“Angels for Higher will help facilitate the gainful employment of individuals with Down syndrome at sports stadiums across the United States and around the world.”

Values Statement
“We believe that individuals with Down syndrome working in stadiums as both valuable employees and pro-life ambassadors will help the world appreciate how our omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God has created every human being to be incredibly precious, infinitely valuable and eternally significant in His sight.”    

This is an incredible book. I laughed and cried reading it. One of the statements that ministered to me was "Now that this has happened, God, how should I respond?"  ~Carla C.
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
Angel for Higher chronicles the joyfully inspirational journey of Robert Hendershot, a recovering alcoholic, and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, as they seek God’s will for their lives.

The practical lessons God taught Robert in his recovery helped him to become a better father to Trevor, and vice versa, the spiritual lessons God taught him as Trevor’s dad have helped him to remain sober since August 24, 1997.

During Trevor’s early school years he was bullied and told he was worthless. Nevertheless, as a senior he was elected Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in his high school’s history.

Trevor was also told that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in a hotel laundromat. However, after graduating he was hired by Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels and by the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter at their Team Stores.

Trevor’s known, admired and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees and professional athletes.

Robert and Trevor are in the process of forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Angels For Higher, to help facilitate the “Trevorizing” of additional stadiums and arenas. Their mission is to encourage the hiring of individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters (and pro-life ambassadors) at sports venues across North America and ultimately around the world.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20)
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How would you handle the birth of a special needs child?
On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2017, Robert & his son, Trevor, will be the subject of an interview "Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome" on Focus on the Family's radio broadcast.

On March 21, 2017, listen here.

On March 22, 2017 and for 30 days thereafter, listen here.

Click here for radio station listings


   WHAT IS ANGELSFORHIGHER.ORG?  
​​​​​​​
 
Mission Statement
"Angels for Higher will help facilitate the gainful employment of individuals with Down syndrome at sports stadiums across the United States and around the world."

Values Statement
"We believe that individuals with Down syndrome working in stadiums as both valuable employees and pro-life ambassadors will help the world appreciate how our omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God has created every human being to be incredibly precious, infinitely valuable and eternally significant in His sight."    

This is an incredible book. I laughed and cried reading it. One of the statements that ministered to me was "Now that this has happened, God, how should I respond?"  ~Carla C.
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
Angel for Higher chronicles the joyfully inspirational journey of Robert Hendershot, a recovering alcoholic, and his son Trevor, who has Down syndrome, as they seek God's will for their lives.

The practical lessons God taught Robert in his recovery helped him to become a better father to Trevor, and vice versa, the spiritual lessons God taught him as Trevor's dad have helped him to remain sober since August 24, 1997.

During Trevor's early school years he was bullied and told he was worthless. Nevertheless, as a senior he was elected Homecoming King in the greatest landslide in his high school's history.

Trevor was also told that the best job he could ever hope for would be folding towels in a hotel laundromat. However, after graduating he was hired by Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels and by the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks to be the Greeter at their Team Stores.

Trevor's known, admired and often loved by hundreds of thousands of sports fans, fellow employees and professional athletes.

Robert and Trevor are in the process of forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Angels For Higher, to help facilitate the "Trevorizing" of additional stadiums and arenas. Their mission is to encourage the hiring of individuals with Down syndrome to work as greeters (and pro-life ambassadors) at sports venues across North America and ultimately around the world.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine…" (Ephesians 3:20)
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Tip for Authors: What to Put on the Back Cover of a Book



If you have accomplished the arduous task of writing a book, you may not embrace the job of choosing what to put on your book's back cover. Maybe you think that a short biography, along with a few endorsements should suffice. Actually the material on the back cover can carry out its intended job, without the presence of a two or three line bio.
It does pay to highlight any endorsements you have received from experts within the industry, or from recognized members of government or society. Still, you may not have on file an endorsement that can stir up the emotions in a potential reader. Yet you have little reason to hope that the reader of the rear covering piece will elect to look at the pages between the covers, if you fail to trigger that same person's emotions.
With that fact in mind, you must consider what emotions might push a book lover to purchase the publication that bears your name. Maybe that potential reader feels challenged by a problem. Confidence that your book offers a solution would motivate that same person to reach for a wallet or a credit card.
Perhaps that book lover/possible buyer wants to take home something that can offer relief from everyday trials. If you can prove that your book promises to get any reader laughing, then you have satisfied one emotion-filled desire. Alternately, you might succeed in convincing a dejected or confused bibliophile of your book's ability to inject a sense of purpose into his or her life.
Of course, emotions tend to stay bottled up in an individual, until some event or comment causes them to come out in the open. In the same way, the emotion-triggering ability of what you have written will remain hidden, until you can give it a voice. Use your back cover to provide it with that voice.
Make sure that your voice acts as a motivating force. In other words, it should motivate performance of a particular action. Furthermore, it needs to link performance of that action with the reader's acquisition of some benefit.
While that suggestion appears at the end of this article, it ought to direct an author's choice of all the material that fills the rear covering piece. Ideally, a distinct voice emerges in the back cover's headline. An author can ensure the realization of such an emergence by starting that headline with an action verb.  https://www.rfp-templates.com/Research-Articles/List-of-Action-Verbs
 
Authors pay attention. Do not waste your time. Start thinking up some action verbs that match with your book's message. Include one or more of them in a headline, and begin working on your back cover. 


BIO: Sue Chehrenegar became interested in book promotion after a story she had written was included in an anthology. A good back cover helps to enhance a promotional effort. Sue has written this guest blog post as a way to help other authors.
 

Monday, March 13, 2017

First Time Authors






"Raises the shade on the editor's door and gives writers
a look at what really goes into those decisions to accept
(or—sob!—reject) a manuscript. A motivational must-read for any children's writer dreaming of bylines and bucks!"
 Mary Lou Carney, Author and former Editor of Guideposts for Kids

     The reaction to the book has been electric. New writers and veteran editors alike have been singing its praises.
     It's easy to understand the reasons why editors praise the book: First-Time Authors gives readers the full story behind 64 glorious first-time publishing successes.
  • The authors' own inspiring stories about how they did it . . . how they conceived the ideas . . . how they developed them . . . how they selected potential publishers . . . how they worked with the editors that accepted their stories and articles.
  • Then the editors who said "Yes, I want this piece" reveal what attracted them to these stories and articles in the first place—the spark that caught their eye—and how they worked from their side of the desk to help the authors refine those pieces until they were ready for publication. 
  • Together with the actual breakthrough story or article—64 examples of new writers achieving that all-important first success.
  • With insights into how editors at leading children's magazines evaluate manuscripts, "clues" that may help you fine-tune your manuscript to publishable standards. Included are magazines such as Boys' Life, Boys' Quest, Calliope, Child Life, Cicada, Cricket, Faces, Fun for Kidz, Guideposts for Kids, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack And Jill, Ladybug, Nature Friend, New Moon, Odyssey, Pockets, Skipping Stones, Soccer Jr., Story Friends, Teen, Turtle, U*S* Kids, and Wee Ones, among others.
  • With writing targeted to all age groups from preschoolers to teens.
  • With stories that cover genres such as adventure, fantasy, mystery, sports, drama, inspirational, historical fiction, humor, and multicultural.
  • And articles that include how-to, nature, profiles, history, sports, science, crafts, arts, rebuses, multicultural, biography, technology, and self-help.
     Since you are a valued member of the Institute's family, we invite you to make good use of these inspiring success stories from fellow writers. 
What it is
     The hallmark of First-Time Authors is that these authors tell you how they replaced their writing dreams with published realities. They detail the mistakes, dead ends, frustrations, and anxieties they experienced, and you learn how you might avoid these same pitfalls. 
     They explain how they generated their ideas, how they revised and rewrote, how they adapted to an editor's needs and style, and how they finally achieved that breakthrough success. Each author takes you through the step-by-step process they used, what worked, what didn't work, and why. For example, you'll learn . . .
  • How a mother of seven and grandmother of five wrote a story that won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Magazine Merit Honor Award.
  • How a schoolteacher took her son's desire for a parakeet, added a neat story twist, and had her first publishing success.
  • How a rescue squad worker used her training (and her biology major in college) to help fashion an article about fire fighting. 
  • How a farmer observed his horses and published an article about how to interpret what horses are "saying." 
  • How an English teacher successfully revised her story by reading it aloud to herself, over and over.  
  • How a baseball and volleyball coach mined her childhood memories and wrote a winner.
     There are 64 real-life publishing success stories in this exclusive collection. You'll learn hard-won lessons from a dentist, a pilot, a scientist, a legal assistant, an accountant, a school principal, an office worker, a librarian, an artist, a piano teacher, and many others. They are all different, yet they all shared one dream: to break into print.
     Now they are sharing the secrets of their successes. You'll benefit from taking specific clues and directions as well as generous doses of inspiration and motivation from these heart-warming real-life success stories.
What it isn't 
     There are hundreds of writers' how-to books published each year. Many of them are for children's writers. But all they give you is one professional and accomplished author's plan for success, based on his or her own personal experience. That's one road map. Maybe it will apply to you. Maybe it won't.   
     But with First-Time Authors' 64 success stories, you'll find a lot that may apply to you. You'll glean a nugget here that will apply to you as a writer, a nugget there that will relate to your story, and then another nugget that helps target a publisher. Pretty soon you'll have drawn your own road map for success . . . and you will be off and running.
      Our 64 authors' stories and articles strongly demonstrate that there's more than one "right way" for a new writer to break through and achieve that initial publishing success. From our years of working with emerging authors we know for a fact that there are almost as many ways to break into print as there are writers. 
     We knew that the stories first-time authors had to tell would fill a need so widespread and so unfulfilled by other books on the market that we were truly excited by the opportunity to bring these inspiring stories together, to make them available to writers who have that yearning to get published and want to learn more about how it can be done.
"First-Time Authors is an exciting compilation of fiction and nonfiction from new authors. The stories behind the stories that follow each selection are enlightening, showing how writers draw on their own interests and experiences to create stories that clearly engage young readers. First-Time Authors is a book to get lost in and learn from."
Deborah Vetter, Senior Contributing Editor of Cricket, Executive Editor of Cicada, and Editor of Cricket Books
     "Writers waiting for that thrilling first acceptance will gain both inspiration and insight by studying the selections together with the comments from authors and editors. First-Time Authors is a valuable inside view into how being published really happens."
 Paula Morrow, Publisher of Boxing Day Books 
    "There is no other collection so motivating and revealing as First-Time Authors. It's a fascinating opportunity for any emerging writer."
   Kent Brown, Executive Director for Highlights Foundation, Inc., former editor of Highlights for Children, and Publisher for
Boyds Mills Press, Inc.
And editors too
     We think we've done it. Many editors agreed with us and wanted to include their
perspectives on how these writers broke through. So not only do you get the authors' stories behind the stories, you will benefit greatly from the insights that the editors who bought these stories and articles have to share.
 These editors reveal . . .
  • How to use your own personal background and experiences to generate a good, saleable story or article idea;
  • How to flesh out your idea and develop it into a publishable story or article;
  • What to avoid that might make your submission look amateurish, and how to make your submission look more professional;
  • How to tailor pieces to a magazine's readership, style, and language;
    How to revise, restructure, rewrite—sometimes multiple times-your story or article until it virtually yells "PUBLISH ME" to an editor;
  • How to achieve that all-important collaborative working relationship with an editor, one that has potential to become ongoing.
You'll be on the inside
     You'll be sitting at the desks of these editors as they explain why they accepted a manuscript while rejecting others—what meshes with their editorial wants and what does not; what worked and what needed work on the manuscript they received; what the spark was that attracted them to the piece and why they decided to work with the author on polishing it for publication; how the revision process worked; how and why they decided to mentor this previously unpublished writer through to success.
     Of course, each of the 64 stories and articles representing the authors' first published pieces are also presented in full, often with original artwork. You'll be able to relate the author and editor commentary directly to the final piece. It's a great way to measure your own ideas and manuscripts against known yardsticks of first successes.
If you're still not sure—read on
"Although I've been writing and publishing for several years, I've found I can never get enough encouragement or knowledge, which is why I purchased this book," says Denise Dewald of Michigan. "I certainly haven't been disappointed!"
"I love First-Time Authors!" says Jennifer Smith of Texas. "This is one of the most helpful books I've been able to get my hands on!"
"I found the book to be most helpful," reports Alice Uvanvile of
Ontario. "Now I have a better knowledge of what editors are
looking for and what authors did to attract their attention."
"I've been hesitant about submitting my work, even though my ICL instructor
has said several are ready," says Alice Miller of New York. "This book has
given me encouragement to submit."
"I could hardly put this collection of stories down . . . My 'idea vault'
is bulging at the seams, thanks to this motivating and inspiring book,"
writes Melody Friesen of Saskatchewan.
 
     If you want to learn more about being a freelance writer, order First-Time Authors now.
  
     Sincerely
     C. Judith Brunstad
     for the Institute of Children's Literature
P.S. You can be a first-time author only once. Order First-Time Authors now. This is your chance. Why not click here now
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