Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WOI - Academy Awards Special - Let's Talk about The 2015 Academy Awards

Welcome to BlogTalkRadio's featured World of Ink Network. Join Virginia S Grenier and Marsha Casper Cook on Wed. Feb 25 - 9PM EST - 8 PM CST - 7 PM MT - 6 PM PST - It's all about the dream! It's going to be a great show with their guests, RJ Jeffreys, Melissa Keir, Arnold Rudnick,Kelly Abell and Joanna Lee Doster.

On this special WOI: What Is Success show, you'll get the latest news about the 2015 Oscars who won, who lost, who cried and who laughed at the 87th Academy Awards!

Missed what happened and want to get the whole scoop? Visit http://oscar.go.com/ to get 2015 Oscars highlights from the red carpet to winning speeches!

Listen in and have some fun! We invited you to post comments and questions in the chatroom.

The World of Ink Network brings you show topics such as books, writing, interviews, self-help, empowerment, families and much more.

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Listen live or on demand at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2015/02/26/woi--academy-awards-special--lets-talk-about-the-2015-academy-awards

Monday, February 23, 2015

WOI: Author J.E. Thompson on the Stories for Children show

Welcome to BlogTalkRadio's featured World of Ink Network. Today on the Stories for Children show, host Virginia S Grenier will be chatting with Author J.E. Thompson about his books, Revelation and Deliciously Dark Tales.

J. E. Thompson began his stormy relationship with writing at age fourteen when his English teacher nominated his short story for inclusion his school district’s writing competition. With the joy of success, and the sourness of that first submitted story’s subsequent failure behind him, he puttered on and off, writing fiction stories, non-fiction articles, and commercial copy for years. In November 2003, he accepted the NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) challenge to complete a fifty-thousand word book in one month. That rough draft, after myriad revisions, edits, rewrites, edits, revisions, professional editing, rewriting, eventually emerged as his first book, Revelation.

Revelation is the first book in a trilogy that chronicles fifteen year old Michelle Thorn’s life as it grows continually more confusing after she sees a Bigfoot in the Oregon forest near her home. Retaliation, the second book in the series continues to tell Michelle’s ongoing story, and is due out in August 2015.
Deliciously Dark Tales is a collection of sixteen short stories for those who like it dark.

J.E. Thompson's blog: jonthompsonauthor.blogspot.com

The World of Ink Network brings you shows each week on topics such as books, writing, interviews, self-help, empowerment, families and much more. Follow us at http://worldofinknetwork.com

Host Virginia S Grenier is an award-winning author, an editor for Halo Publishing, Int., and also, the director of the St. George Book Festival.

Listen to the show live or on demand at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2015/02/23/woi-author-je-thompson-on-the-stories-for-children-show

Monday, February 9, 2015

BlogTalkRadio's WOI: Author David Smith on The Writing Mama show

This is The Writing Mama Show on BlogTalkRadio's featured World of Ink Network. This week host Virginia S Grenier will be chatting with David W. Smith of the Amazon Best-selling adventure series Hidden Mickey.

David Smith has published over 300 articles, books, and publications over the past ten years. He has been a Keynote Speaker for the National Honor Society; he received "Speaker of the Year" for the USPTA several times. He also worked at Disneyland in Southern California which inspired his novels, Hidden Mickey as well as his non-fiction work, "In the Shadow of the Matterhorn."

Find all of David W. Smith's books at http://www.amazon.com/David-W.-Smith/e/B002WDKU44

We invited you to post comments and questions in the chatroom.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

What is Your Writing Priority?



Every New Year, people sit down and write out their resolutions on the things they want to happen over the next year. The lists can be long or short, it doesn’t matter. We all have done it, but how often do you complete the goals listed? Rarely in my case; so I spent all of January doing more than just writing my New Year Resolutions, I spent time thinking about what I really wanted to see happen in 2015 and then took it a step further by listing ways to make those things happen. I also looked long and hard at the things I have been working on and doing. I evaluated each of them and the ones that weren’t taking me where I wanted to be I dropped off my list of things to work on in the New Year. 

Once I was happy with the list I had, I began looking at my time and seeing if there was enough time in my week and daily to work on each item. In some cases…I didn’t. I was right back to reworking my list and making sure I was putting goals in the right priority. A few things at the top of my list I wish I could remove or move down, but they have proved to be important in building my reputation over the last few years. However, I was able to reduce the amount of time spent on those things to make room for others. It’s a delicate balance and one I’m willing to tweak until just right.

As writers, we have many goals, but we seldom take the time to outline how to reach those goals. I have many things I want to do as a writer, blog talk host and writing coach, but I can’t do them all. I also need to reflect and really think about if the things I want to do are beneficial to my writing career. I don’t mind doing a few things for fun, but ultimately I need to keep my focus on what will move my career forward, make me a better writer and help me reach my goals.

There are lots of writing opportunities out there, but do you know what your writing priorities are? Do you have an outline in place? Are you carving out the right amount of time to get things done? If you don’t, I challenge you to sit down and get your lists refined to help you meet your 2015 writing goals.