Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Online Freelance Writing Classes

Sign up now for WITS Freelance Writers' Mentoring Program!

Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (WITS) will allow a limited number of students to join a mentoring program designed to bring new writers into the freelance writing business. During these weekly teleseminars, Yvonne Perry, the owner of WITS, will provide coaching that allows students to build a real-world portfolio while learning the craft and business of freelance writing. Weekly assignments will be given to the group and graded individually. Students will be given encouragement and help in specific areas of need.

A one-hour teleclass will be conducted each Wednesday during which Yvonne will discuss the lesson and explain the assignment for the coming week.

This newbie class will begin on Wednesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. and run through February 18, 2009. For more information, see our Writing Web site.

Materials required for each level include: access to a computer with a word processing program compatible with MS Word 2003 or 2007, email service (preferably Outlook), long distance phone service, and a desire for learning.

An entry essay will be required before admission is confirmed. These classes will fill up fast, so start writing your 500- to 750-word essay now. Contact us to be placed on the January 2009 newbie class roster.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Podcast Guests for January 2009

Our Podcast Guests for this month include:

January 16

Sarah Moore, author’s assistant for Writers in the Sky, will be talking with author Charles Tillinghast about his new book How Capitol Got the Beatles. Tillinghast worked for fifteen years as the head of the Law Department of Capitol Records, including the time during which The Beatles were signed with the label. He shares inside information about how the contract with The Beatles almost did not come to pass, who really discovered the Fab Four, and how strains in personal relationships caused problems with the band’s contract negotiations. Tillinghast puts aside his training in legal writing to create a book that is easily understood by the casual reader and has prepared a must-read for any Beatles fan. Listeners will enjoy some fascinating stories about John, Paul, George and Ringo as well as valuable information concerning the record industry in general.

For more information about Mr. Tillinghast and How Capitol Got the Beatles, please visit www.OutskirtsPress.com. Purchase on Amazon.com.

January 23

Writers in the Sky’s very own Yvonne Perry will conduct a special interview with author and publicist Pam Lontos. Pam is president of PR/PR, a public relations firm that gets experts, authors, and speakers into the media. She previously held the position of vice-president with Disney-owned Shamrock Broadcasting. She recently earned the great honor of being named “Publicist of the Year” by BPSC.

Ms. Lontos will be discussing her new book I See Your Name Everywhere: Leverage the Power of the Media to Grow Your Fame, Wealth, and Success. Detailing information that is certain to be important to all aspiring authors, Ms. Lontos’ book includes how to get your name into media, prepare for an interview, and create a winning press release. She also shares the most common publicity mistakes. This is a must-listen interview with a professional who excels in her field.

For more information about Pam Lontos, please visit her business website at http://www.prpr.net. Purchase this book on Amazon.com.

January 30

MaAnna Stephenson rounds out our fantastic podcast guests for the month of January. Ms. Stephenson will be interviewed by Yvonne Perry to share some information concerning her Just the FAQs e-book series. Blogs, written both for professional and personal purposes, are becoming increasingly sophisticated and instrumental in how we gather information.

Do you need to learn how to create and customize your own blog? How do you submit articles to the right directories that are certain to drive traffic to your website or blog? How do you best get your blog content to potential and current readers? Billed as the “Online Marketing Resources for Non-Geeks,” the four offerings include new e-books on blogs, RSS feeds, Web sites, and articles. Ms. Stephenson will share with our audience how her clear and colorful texts can help any aspiring blogger.

For more information about MaAnna Stephenson and her eBook series, please visit http://www.justthefaqs.net.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Keeping in Touch by Email without Spamming

An author asked me recently if there is an inexpensive way to market by email without setting off spam filters or spamming potential readers? I'm glad he asked!

Using your typical email provider such as Comcast, Gmail, or Hotmail to send an email to hundreds of folks at one time will trigger the spam police and get your email address black-listed or shut down. However, there are several programs (Constant Contact, GoDaddy’s Express Email Marketing) that offer a permission-based service that requires people to opt-in before you can send spam-free email to them. If you are subscribed to our newsletter list, you have "opted" in at https://app.quicksizzle.com/survey.aspx?sfid=13065

I have never purchased a mailing list. All my subscribers come to me through a permission-based service offered by my Web site host as an add-on product. I make it easy for people to subscribe. I have posted the subscription link on my Web site, all six of my blogs, and on social networking sites where I am a member. I also promote the newsletter on Twitter, facebook, and on MySpace as an incentive for people to click to our main Web site.

Plus, there is another option for keeping in touch with people who have visited your blog. Have them sign up for your RSS feed. This option only works if you have set up your blog or Web site for RSS feed as this blog is. Notice the orange icons to the right (and in this post below). We have given you the option of subscribing to the podcast or to the blog separately.

Subscribe to Our Podcast

Subscribe to Our Blog

This option is an easy add on if you are using Blogger (also known as blogspot.com), and you can learn how to do this in a great new e-book written by a longtime member of the WITS community. Just the FAQs - RSS Feeds and Just the FAQs - Blogs give you the step-by-step knowledge you need to set up a blog and RSS feed without going crazy with geek stuff. Check it out!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Confessions of a Freelance Writer

I figure there's not much work happening today so I thought it would be a nice time to post something fun.

The Honest Scrap Award was given to me and several others by Carma Dutra and I'm supposed to pass the award on to seven more people. The challenge is for me to reveal ten honest-to-goodness secrets about myself--things most people don't know about me. So, here goes:

1. I hate cooking and cleaning house, but I enjoy home decorating.
2. I've never been to college; I earned my degree online and by correspondence.
3. I love the smell of burning white sage and Nag Champa incense.
4. My Camry is ten years old and has accumulated 153,000 miles. Her name is Cammy.
5. I have a chocolate Labrador named Java.
6. I have six grand kids and three more on the way.
7. I'm 49 years old.
8. Drinking tequila makes me impossible to deal with (more so than usual) and VERY grouchy.
9. My cholesterol level is too high.
10. I'm addicted to Twitter.

I've tagged several people I find interesting and asked them to confess their flaws. Those lucky participants are:

1. Tim Stewart
2. Linnet Woods
3. Carl David
4. Tee Morris
5. Malcolm Campbell
6. Linda Davenport
7. Bill Mann

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays

WITS hopes everyone has an enjoyable holiday season.

Be safe, be warm, be merry, and bright!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing Newsletter

Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services publishes a free monthly e-zine called Writers in the Sky Newsletter. The publication provides a rich resource of articles and information about the craft and business of writing, publishing, and book marketing. Whether you are a published author or a writer-wanna-be, this e-zine is for you.

In our newsletter, you will find articles, announcements, poetry, book reviews, podcast shows, and other informative material written by the WITS team and our readers. You may submit your piece for publication using the guidelines below. Well-written and edited items receive higher consideration. Our goal is to connect the writing and publishing communities through networking that benefits both.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Xmas or Christmas? Which is correct?

Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, shares a Quick and Dirty tip regarding "Christmas" Versus "Xmas." As you probably know, I am a GG fan. I have downloaded all episodes of Grammar Girl's podcast from iTunes and have them on my iPod. I listen to them whenever I'm driving. In light of the season and to honor my word usage expert mentor, it only seems appropriate that I share her insight with you!

GG writes: Many listeners have written in to ask about the origin and appropriateness of "Xmas."

Retailers have long been accused of secularizing Christmas by using "Xmas" in signs and advertisements; therefore, I suspect many of you will be surprised to learn that "Xmas" has a religious origin.

In Greek, the letter "chi" is written as an X, and chi is the first letter of the Greek word for "Christ." Greeks sometimes abbreviated "Christ" as "X." For example, they abbreviated "Christ savior" as "XP." ("P" is the symbol for the Greek letter "rho," which is the first letter of the word "savior" in Greek.) The Oxford English Dictionary shows the first known English use of "Xmas" in 1551.

As for appropriateness, "Xmas" may have a religious origin and fit better on signs, but many people -- both those who use "Xmas" and those who complain about its use -- are unaware of the religious origin. If you choose you use "Xmas," you should know that some people will be infuriated.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Conversation with Editors

Join Yvonne Perry and Carolyn Howard-Johnson on January 13, 2009 for "Conversation with Editors."

Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Yvonne Perry will be facilitating a one-time class to air on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. "Conversation with Editors" will cover some of the common mistakes writers make and how to correct them. We will also provide helpful tips for impressing a publisher with your query letter.

If you would like your questions about editing and querying answered in this audio class, please post them by using the comments feature beneath this post. If you are an editor and would like to chime in on what mistakes you see most often, please comment below or contact Yvonne.

There is no need to register for the class. To get an email with the link to the recording on January 13, simply sign up for the RSS feed to this blog or contact Yvonne on her Web site.

Carolyn is an editor and author of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward To Avoid Humiliation And Ensure Success (How to Do It Frugally). Yvonne is a full-time freelance ghostwriter and editor, and the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services.

E-books for Non-geeks to Help With Technical Aspects of Online Marketing

New e-book series, Just the FAQs, gives beginners, who have little experience with online technology, the essentials for setting up a blog, adding RSS Feed, creating a Web site, and book promotion through article marketing.

These days, the Internet is a great place to sell just about anything and that includes books and e-books. With more and more authors promoting their books online, the need for technical knowledge continues to increase. Yet, many creative people have no idea how to create a Web site or blog, much less customize, optimize, and syndicate it for their needs. These folks don’t want to spend hours learning the technical side of online promotion, but neither do they want to pay thousands of dollars to have an expert to do it for them. That’s where the simple Just the FAQs series of e-books come in handy. They contain no geek speak, and no prior technical experience is required to understand them. These easy-to-use e-books contain just the “how-to” information needed to do the job, without the roundabout and unnecessary explanations about technical matters that only tend to confuse readers.

As the author of The Sage Age, Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom, the creator of these e-books, MaAnna Stephenson, knows first-hand the importance of marketing books online. However, she has the advantage of being degreed in electronics and decades of experience writing technical manuals. Most authors do not. While learning the necessary techniques for online book marketing, she documented the entire mechanical process. Her simple, clear-cut documentation is now the material in Just the FAQs series of e-books. She plans to write more of these do-it-yourself manuals to help guide folks who are ready for intermediate level information on topics pertaining to the technical aspects of online promotion.

Online book promoter, Yvonne Perry, says, “Just the FAQs is a great resource for new authors who are trying to promote their books online. The e-books will teach step-by-step how to set up a blog with RSS feed. I recommend these to the authors I work with.” Perry is a freelance ghostwriter and the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services.

With its January pub date, the FAQ series will contain four main e-books Just the FAQs – Blogs, Just the FAQs - RSS Feeds, Just the FAQs -Web sites, and Just the FAQs – Articles. A Quick Step Guide is also available for free. It contains just the bare essentials of setting up a blog with RSS Feeds. More detailed information about optimizing and customizing blogs and feeds can be found in the main e-books.

There are other free online marketing resources and downloads on the JTF site at http://www.JustTheFAQs.net. Updates, tricks, and tips can be found on the blog at http://JustTheFAQsblog.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Article Writing Group Accepting Participants

The Lieurance-King New Year's 2009 Article Challenge starts January 5 and will last till February 28.

The challenge will be to write a total of 45 new articles within that time period and submit them to online article directories.

Sign up for the challenge at http://www.lkarticlechallenge.com. And, while you are there, make sure you also sign up for the free e-course, “21 Tips: A 21-Day Course in Effective Article Marketing.”

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Characters Point of View

I "met" Penny Ehrenkranz on Twitter when I asked for help with a newsletter layout issue. I went to her blog afterward to thank her and found this terrific article about point of view.

Another important aspect of your character, as you tell his or her story, is the point of view. You need to be sure you know whose story you are telling. The main character, your hero or heroine, is your protagonist. Your character who causes problems for your main character, is your antagonist.

If you are writing a short story, your point of view should be that of your main character. When you are writing a novel or novelette, you have more room to expand and can switch to other sub characters' view points. The main thing to remember, when novel writing, is to not switch point of view in the middle of a chapter. If you must change POV in the middle of a chapter, use a space break or some other device to show that you have changed scenes. You want to be sure your reader knows which character is seeing, feeling, tasting, or touching at any given point.

Telling your story in first person from your protagonist's point of view is one way to approach your story. If the story is coming from your main character, you have the ability to let your reader know what's going on in his or her head and what is happening to each of his or her five senses. Many authors chose to use the third person, or omniscient point of view, when telling a story. This point of view is much the same as first person, except you use the character's name, or he, or she, instead of "I." With an omniscient POV, the narrator can see everything that is going on throughout the story. He misses nothing.

Research guidelines before determining which POV you wish to use. Some publishers will not accept first person stories. Try writing your story in different viewpoints. It can totally switch your story around.

Be sure to visit Penny's blog!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Compelling Mystery and Human Drama Combine in Offering from New Author

Author J. A. Nevling will be joining us today on the Writers in the Sky podcast. He will be discussing his new novel Burned: A Tragic Mystery

Nevling opens his book with an emotional description of an accidental house fire that destroys not only physical contents, but the security found in family relationships as well. To cope with the feelings she experiences after the tragedy, wife and mother Sharon Nagol moves to a new city and finds works at an accounting firm. She soon discovers company secrets that could have deadly consequences. In his first effort as an author, J. A. Nevling uses flashbacks, compelling language, and cliffhangers to develop a captivating novel. In his interview today, Nevling will discuss why he chose to employ the techniques that he did and why he was drawn to such a genre.

Click here to listen... to part one of the interview.

The interview also will reveal how Nevling took part in the learning process in which good writers are always engaged. With a background in the military and engineering, Nevling took twelve years to evolve Burned into the compelling mystery that it eventually became. He shares the many resources that he found to help with his craft, such as writing courses, online editing sites, and forums for writers to share their ongoing work.

Click here to listen... to part two of the interview.

You can learn more about J. A. Nevling and his new book Burned: A Tragic Mystery here.

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Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just visit the WITS blog. On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

Have you thought of hosting your own podcast? It's easy. Learn how here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting Author Radio Interviews

Authors can extend awareness of their books by being guests on radio shows and podcasts.

If you need a list of media contacts for radio and podcast interviews about your book, I suggest Fran Silverman’s book Talk Radio for Authors Getting Interviews Across the US and Canada. It lists the name of the show, contact information, and guest profile for hundreds of radio shows and podcasts. Also see radiorow.com, radio-locator.com, and live-radio.net.

If you are interested in being a guest on our writing show for authors and readers, please see the podcast query guidelines.

See our resources list for more information about book marketing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tools for Budget-challenged Authors

Those on a budget who need help with writing to help promote a book will be interested in the helpful tips in the e-books below:



Do-it-Yourself Copywriting Guaranteed to Ignite Sales & Explode Your Business is a must-have guide for anyone writing their own copy.

This do-it-yourself book is just the tool to help authors learn how to write toward their target market and get a response. Click here to obtain Copywrting 101.




The Complete Guide to Writing a Press Kit That Gets Results by Allison Nazarian is a very useful tool for anyone who needs an electronic press kit to introduce themselves or their products.

This is especially needful for authors trying to get book reviews, interviews on radio shows or podcasts, or trying to get the media to run a press release. Order here.




The Complete Guide to Writing a Press Release That Gets Results–A step-by-step guide to writing a press release easily, painlessly and skillfully is an eBook that teaches the basics by defining what a press release is (and isn’t) and goes into how one should (and shouldn’t) read, look, and sound.

After demonstrating when one should be written, the author provides a template to be used as a model and explains each numbered step in the template. Purchase here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Author Combines Mystery and Emotion

Author J. A. Nevling will join the Writers in the Sky podcast on Friday, December 19, to discuss his captivating new novel

Writers in the Sky's author assistant, Sarah Moore, will interview J. A. Nevling this Friday about his new book, Burned: A Tragic Mystery. Nevling's book starts with a tragic fire that changes the lives of the Nagol family forever. This moment of upheaval takes one member to a new city and a job at an accounting firm that is hiding secrets which could be deadly. Throughout the book, Nevling employs flashbacks and cliffhangers that keep readers moving from one chapter to the next, and inspires reflection on the importance of trust in relationships, especially in families. Since it's a mystery, you will have to read it yourself to find out the rest!

In this podcast interview, Nevling will discuss the techniques he used to create suspense and emotional investment from the reader. He also will share how he spent years developing the writing skills for his initial publication. With a background in the military and engineering, Nevling's evolution to a published author is an interesting story in itself!

You can learn more about J. A. Nevling and his new book, Burned: A Tragic Mystery, here.

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Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just visit the WITS blog. On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

Have you thought of hosting your own podcast? It's easy. Learn how here.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Using EN and EM Dashes in Writing

Some people do not use dashes in their writing because they are not sure of how to use them correctly. However, proper use of dashes can add zest to your writing so why not learn the proper way to punctuate a sentence with them?

Whenever you write a sentence that requires a break in thought, you may be accustomed to using double hyphens or two dashes (--); however, the proper length of the dash is dependent upon the punctuation needed in the sentence. The proper name of the symbol(s) you need is either an "en" dash , an "em" dash or a 3-m dash. Originally the en dash was the width of the letter "N" on a typeset, and the width of the em dash was the width of "M"; hence the names.

En dashes (-) are used to show duration such as when writing the time 9:00-5:00, or range such a date April 15-31 or number 100-150. The en dash can also be used as a hyphen in compound adjectives in which one part consists of two words or a hyphenated word: pre-World War I era. En dashes do not have spaces in front or behind them.

En dashes are created on a Mac computer by simultaneously pressing option-hyphen. For Windows users, the en dash is created by holding down ALT while typing 0150 on the numeric keypad.

Em dashes (-) are used in place of a colon or parenthesis to show an abrupt change in thought or to separate clauses in a sentence. Em dashes may be also used to show an open range: Jane Smith, 1987-

Mac users press shift-option-hyphen to create an em dash. The em dash is created in Windows by holding down ALT and typing 0151 on the numeric keypad. Microsoft Word will automatically create an em dash whenever you type two hyphens without spaces between them and without spaces before or after the words connected by the hyphens: word--word will convert to word-word.

Hyphens are used to connect two words and to separate characters in a phone number (123-555-0123).

The 3-em dash uses six hyphens before and after a word ( ------ and ------ ) when a person's name or some other word(s) is being omitted. You may want to start in the middle of a longer quote while indicating that other words actually preceded or followed the part of the quote you used. For example:

------ that religion is a matter that lies solely between man and his God ------ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Now you have the facts about dashes and it's up to you whether you decide to dash or not to dash!

Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer and the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (WITS). She and her team of ghostwriters are ready to assist you with writing and editing for books, eBooks, Web text, business documents, resumes, bios, articles, and media releases. For more information about writing, networking, publishing, and book promotion, or to sign up for free email delivery of WITS newsletter, please visit http://www.writersinthesky.com New subscribers receive a free eBook Tips for Freelance Writing.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Hollywood Bohemians

Between 1917 and 1941, Hollywood film studios, gossip columnists, and novelists featured an unprecedented number of homosexuals, cross-dressers, and adulterers in their depictions of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. During this era, actress Greta Garbo defined herself as the ultimate serial bachelorette, screenwriter Mercedes De Acosta wore mannish attire and began numerous lesbian relationships with Hollywood elite (including Greta Garbo herself), and countless homosexual designers brazenly picked up men in the hottest Hollywood nightclubs. These personalities, along with many others, played an important role in establishing Hollywood’s image as a place of sexual abandon, enhancing the movie capital’s mystique and selling Hollywood as a “must-see” destination.

This significant contribution to gay, lesbian, and film studies demonstrates that the Hollywood studios and mass media used images of these sexually adventurous characters to promote the movie industry and appeal to the prurient interests of a more conservative audience. Each chapter examines the happenings in one segment of important Hollywood locales, from stars’ homes to hippest nightclubs. Focusing on the media coverage of each location in nationally distributed newspapers and fan magazines, Hollywood novels, and the movies the studios made about Hollywood reveals how such media images indelibly altered the world’s fascination with old Hollywood.

1) Hollywood Dream: Hollywood bohemians revealed another part of the equation that has been omitted from the Hollywood story. The dream included people pursuing wild, outlandish, and “illegal” sexual activities and interests. This means that there was an audience for that behavior.


2) The bohemians are the forerunners of today’s highly sexualized images. They show us how we arrived at two controversial features of the way our media operates. The bohemians linked the celebrity and their sexual life, the main focus of extensive coverage now. They presented culturally controversial behavior images on display, pushing the envelope of what the media showed. The images were on the “cutting edge” which builds and maintains audience size and interest, then as today.

3) Unlike what appeared in the vast majority of the movies, books and newspapers in the era, the Hollywood bohemians were almost always depicted in a favorable manner.

The following is a note from the author, Brett Abrams:

Unlike many adults, I have not outgrown the habit of asking questions. I enjoy discovering the back stories that shape what exists around us. What’s more exciting, sometimes amazing, and other times disheartening are the discoveries of what could have been.

My curiosity about people and places has always been especially focused on the US entertainment and leisure worlds. Both film and sports cultures forge highly dramatic environments filled with stars who bask in the limelight and adulation of fans. Yet each has a place for role players who can rise to prominence with one amazing performance. My books reveal another commonality between these cultures. In Hollywood Bohemians, we learn how the early publicity machine around the stars forged Hollywood’s identity. In my second book, Capital Sporting Grounds (2009), I demonstrate that stadiums in Washington, D.C. are located and designed as tourism vehicles, promoting the city as a great place to visit.

Research is detective work. There is a range of likely sources of information that one keeps in mind---local newspapers, industry publications, the papers of notable persons and organizations. I read all these sources for insight into the issues and I also look for new names and details to follow-up additional sources and ideas. I take notes everywhere I go. I whip out pen and paper anywhere that I may be and write in short bursts, from coffee houses to standing at the bus stop. I notice that I get a lot of my ideas after random contacts.

So many unusual stories about Hollywood exist that I had to fight the impulse to share them with the people around me. I laughed when I read that during Rudolph Valentino’s divorce trial, his wife testified that he liked using her perfume. It surprised me to learn that Spencer Tracy had a public romance with Loretta Young years before his relationship with Katherine Hepburn. Unbelievably, a Life magazine caption for a photograph of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard called them a couple, while mentioning that Gable was still married to another woman.

Making these stories available to the public is part of what I relish about writing history, being an archivist, and teaching. Archivists play the key role in saving original information sources that preserve the nation’s history. We make information available to others who then write new incredible stories about our world. Teaching the history of sexuality and romance, and particularly the roles that the media have in shaping our understanding of these concepts, offers me the opportunity to share stories--those I have written and those of others.


Brett L. Abrams is a historian who focuses on US cities, sexuality and gender. Hollywood Bohemians is an expansion of his doctoral dissertation. He works as an archivist with the Electronic and Special Media Records Division of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Want to Hear More About Hollywood Bohemians? Tune into these sites on the dates below!
12/12
Writers in the Sky
www.yvonneperry.blogspot.com
12/14
Urban Bohemian
http://blog.urbanbohemian.com
12/16
Conversations with Writers
www.conversationswithwriters.blogspot.com
12/16
New Writing International
www.newwritinginternational.com
12/16
OhMyNews International
http://english.ohmynews.com
12/18
Gather
www.booklovers.gather.com
12/18
Reading & Reviewing
www.readingandreviewing.blogspot.com
12/20
Associated Content
www.associatedcontent.com/user/17113/rachel_boehm.html

The Baby Boom Generation Faces One Author's Criticism

Author M.C. Lloyd will be joining us today on our Writers in the Sky podcast. He will be discussing his new book Moving Beyond Woodstock and the negative impact he believes some Baby Boomers have had on our society.

The author's assistant for Writers in the Sky, Sarah Moore, interviews Mr. Lloyd for today's show. Lloyd is a member of the Baby Boom generation who shares a critical take on the subset of his peers to whom he refers as the "Woodys". These are the men and women of the 1960s who either attended the famous three-day concert in New York or who have the mindset of those particular music lovers. In both his book, Moving Beyond Woodstock, and today's discussion, Mr. Lloyd shares a humorous depiction of the Baby Boomers and personal stories about his formative years and how the values of the time created his generation's priorities. But, he also shares some serious concerns about the type of impact that the "Woodys" have on government, business, ethics, and our culture. His strong opinions and sharp wit make for an entertaining and controversial interview!

Click here to listen... to part one of the interview.

M.C. Lloyd uses his background as a poet to create a text that is rich in descriptive language and emotion. He hopes that his new book, Moving Beyond Woodstock, will be the beginning of a larger conversation and encourages readers of his book and listeners to this program to contact him. Please visit his website to learn more.

Click here to listen... to part two of the interview.

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Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just visit my blog. On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

Have you thought of hosting your own podcast? It's easy. Learn how here!

Monday, December 08, 2008

A Baby Boomer Takes an Honest Look at His Generation

Author M. C. Lloyd will be joining us on the Writers in the Sky podcast on Friday, December 12 to discuss his take on the "Woodys"


Writers in the Sky's author assistant, Sarah Moore, will interview M. C. Lloyd about his new release titled Moving Beyond Woodstock. Lloyd is a member of the Baby Boom generation who shares a critical take on the subset of his peers to whom he refers as the Woodys (based on the famous 1969 concert on a farm in New York). Lloyd uses his background as a poet to create a humorous depiction of the legacy created by the "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll" lifestyle of the Woodys.

While there certainly is a great deal of humor in Moving Beyond Woodstock, Lloyd also shares some serious concrns about the impact that the Baby Boom generation is having on politics, business, and our families. These frustrations are certain to be covered in the half-hour interview, and listeners can expect to hear some strong opinions!

Learn more about M. C. Lloyd and his new book, Moving Beyond Woodstock, at Outskirts Press.

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Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just visit the WITS blog. On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

Have you thought of hosting your own podcast? It's easy. Learn how here.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Unbridled Cowboy

Today we welcome another author to WITS blog. Actually, Bob Fussell is the grandson of the author, Joe Fussell. Bob has a very interesting story to tell about the story. By that, I mean, the book is interesting, but so is the story of how it came to be accepted by a publisher after the author's death. Read on...

Unbridled Cowboy is a riveting firsthand account of a defiant hell-raiser in the wild and tumultuous American Southwest in the late 1800s. At the age of fourteen, Joe Fussell hopped trains to escape from school and the authority he scorned. Joe became a roving cowpuncher across the Texas territory, tilling the land, wrangling cattle, and working in livery stables, moving on whenever his feet began to itch.

In a time and place with no law, the young cowboy exacted revenge on those who trespassed against him or those who abused authority. Joe recounts tales of cowboy adventures, narrow escapes, and undercover work as a Texas Ranger. Even after marriage, a spark of his wild cowboy spirit remained during the rise of the railroads in the Southwest when he worked as a switchman and yardmaster.

Joe's unadorned prose is as exposed and simple as the wide open Texas plains. His unpretentious and unique voice embodies the spirit of the old West.

About Joseph Fussell

Joseph B. Fussell was born in Tyler, Texas in 1879, the son of a cowboy and buffalo hunter. At fourteen, Joe quit school and ran away from home after nearly killing the school bully.

Fussell trekked across the Southwest working as a cowboy and livery stable operator. As a ranch hand in northern Mexico, he barely escaped the fate of his American friend who died at the bottom of a well.

At 27, he married and began a family. Ten years later, when Mexico was in the throes of civil war, Fussell took a perilous journey to Vera Cruz to check on the suitability of some land for oil drilling. After a stint as an undercover Texas Ranger, Joe began a new career in Arizona as Yardmaster and Librarian for the Santa Fe Railroad. During this time, he became politically active writing compelling letters to politicians and newspapers. After retiring from the Santa Fe in 1945, Fussell moved to California to be near his daughter and family.

With little formal training, Fussell wrote this riveting memoir about real life in the West at the turn of the century. He died in 1957.

Remarks of Bob Fussell, author’s grandson and editor of Joe Fussell’s Unbridled Cowboy

I remember my grandfather, Joe Fussell, as a rather tall, skinny old man who rolled his own cigarettes, wore Stetsons, never sat with his back to a window, and told exciting stories about the Old West. A riveting speaker and very loving man, he gave me books about the West of his father’s time which I still own. While he and my grandmother lived in Alhambra California and I lived in Western New York State we visited each other from time to time. Joe died when I was fifteen.

Gramps wrote his autobiography in 1948 when he was 68 years old. My father never told me about the book, but I learned about it when Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, gave me a copy in 1966. At that time I was 23 and making a trip around the United States, stopping to visit she and my uncle Johnny at their home in Idaho. For decades I had hoped to edit and publish the book, but nothing happened with the manuscript until 2002 when my admin entered it onto computer. By this time, I had written a novel and taken classes in writing at Writers & Books in Rochester.

After editing was complete, I met Dr. Gary Ostrower through a mutual friend. The History Professor from New York’s Alfred University was very impressed with the book and urged me to attend the Western History Association’s annual meeting in Saint Louis in October 2006 to meet with publishers. I spent several days in Saint Louis while presenting the manuscript.

Soon after my return to New York, I was contacted by Truman State University Press who distributed copies to advance readers who reviewed the book.

A few months later, Truman State sent me the excellent reviews from their anonymous readers. I subsequently learned that two of the readers were Texas historian and author Mike Cox and US historian Alfred Runte. Based upon their reviews, Truman State offered to publish my grandfather’s memoir.

I believe the story is totally accurate, as do Truman State’s readers, and partly for the same reasons. Dr. Runte said, “There is no reason for this manuscript to be a hoax. The investment in this amount of material would be substantial, and in some cases hard to glean…The point is that all of the factual materials fall effortlessly into place. The nuances are not strained. Perhaps a Larry McMurtry could have ‘faked’ this manuscript, but it would have taken someone of his knowledge and skills to do so.”

Mr. Cox said, “There are plenty of clues in Fussell’s character as he reveals it (like the time he walked off from the locomotive fireman’s job) that demonstrate his having had the potential for doing what he claims.”

I provided a copy of Unbridled Cowboy to a woman I met in Lubbock last September when I attended the Cowboy Symposium. She wrote recently and told me that she, her father and her grandfather had all worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, and that my grandfather’s descriptions of that company were totally accurate. Based upon the veracity of his description of life at the Santa Fe, she assumed the rest of Gramps’ stories were also true.

Before publishing the book I tried to verify the murderous events in Mexico, but got nowhere. A Mexican priest told me that any records that may have existed were almost certainly destroyed during the Mexican revolution. Furthermore, my father and grandfather were both scrupulously honest, very intelligent men with excellent memories.

On the inside cover of his autobiography my grandfather, in a handwritten note to family members, expressed his hope that many of his, “experiences during childhood, adolescence and early manhood will be accepted with all the tolerance they are able to muster.” Those are not the words of a man who made up his stories.

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Story of a Soul Exchange or Spirit Transfer

Co-authors, Ray Brennan and Masomeh Fritz, will be joining us today on Writers in the Sky Podcast. We will be discussing walk-ins, walk-outs, and soul exchanges (also known as spirit transfers).

This interview and book are very important to me. You see, the Universe led these authors to me because I have had this experience. Don't think I'm crazy until AFTER you listen to the interview! I've written about my experience at http://www.deathdyingafterlife.com.

The Legacy of the Chose One is a story about a walk-out named Laila. She is now in the Spirit World although her physical body still breathes and functions on the Earth plane! This is a true story of a Spirit Transfer. I was told by my Spirit Guides that my work on Earth was done and it was time for me to return to the Spirit World At the same time I was told I had choices. Four choices were presented, and I chose the one I thought would serve me and my family best. The book has two parts. Part One is the story of Laila as told to the authors. Part Two briefly explains all of the spiritual principles involved, and gives practical guidance on how to achieve higher consciousness.


Ray Brennan and Masomeh Fritz are well-known in the field of metaphysical spirituality, with decades of experience between them. They also have a wealth of experience providing metaphysical workshops and lectures. Ray has been instructing for 27 years.

Brennan, a 25-year resident of White Meadow Lake, NJ and a member of the Institute for Spiritual Development in Sparta, NJ, has studied mediumship and spirituality under Spiritual Science teachers and renowned teachers from the Arthur Findlay College in Stanstead, England. He is a member of the Lily Dale Assembly and holds a Commerce degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Law degree from St. John’s University.

Fritz, a 25-year resident of West Orange, NJ who recently moved to Pennsylvania, studied with the same renowned teachers, and at A.R.E. (the Edgar Cayce Foundation) with N.A.T.H. (National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy). She is a metaphysical and spiritual teacher who holds an Engineering degree and a Computer Science degree from New York Institute of Technology and is a Certified Hypnotist. The pair, both Mediums and ordained spiritualist ministers, operate the Spiritual Science Center of the Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Click here to listen to part 2...

Contact: Contact Ray and Masomeh on the Web at legacyofchosenone@gmail.com.

You may purchase The Legacy of the Chosen One on Amazon.com.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story

From creating your writing environment to twenty-five unique ways to sell your book, A Book Inside How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story has it all for the writer who has questions.

Carol uses an easy-to-understand checklist at the end of each chapter to reinforce her step-by-step instruction on how to write, publish, and promote a book. Solid information about determining target market, picking the best title for a book, knowing what’s hot on the market, arranging book components, establishing proper book length, formatting for interior layout and cover design, copyrighting, and obtaining the ISBN. Her material on creating eBooks and audio books bring the author up to speed on newer digital technologies.

As a freelance writer and editor, I must say thank you, Carol, for reminding authors that they need to have their book professionally edited no matter what publishing route they take to market, and for including a list of problematic words that most amateur writers aren’t even aware they are misusing.

With excellent tips on the different types of publishing, the associated costs, and what to expect in each of these processes, it’s the book that answers most of the questions my clients ask me on a regular basis. Now, I can simply suggest they read Carol Denbow’s book!

Including a list of helpful resources, A Book Inside offers help with online book promotion as well as print media and trade shows. From the inside out, this book is just what the writer needs to become a successful published author."


~ Yvonne Perry,
Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services
Author of Right to Recover, Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What Yvonne Perry Does as a Freelance Writer and Editor

I have four book projects this week.

1. I formatted a book for an author to send to a printer. He is self-publishing and needed help with the layout for a 6x9 book. I formatted margins, headers, footers, section breaks, page numbers, table of contents, font size, style, etc.

2. An author's publicist requested that he make changes to a medical book for which he already has a publisher. He did not have the software, Adobe Acrobat (not the Reader version), or the time to mark those changes directly into the PDF as his publisher requires. I inserted the publicist's changes, as well as my own that I provided as a line editor, and those of the author, into the PDF and sent it to the publisher for layout of the final copy.

3. and 4. Two book proposals: Both needed a marketing plan, which I pulled from my e-book http://OnlinePromotionMadeEasy.blogspot.com. They also needed chapter summaries, and sample chapters.
  • One book was already written; I served as a developmental editor on it. The author is querying publishers early next week. I have a publisher interested in the book should her query not produce the response she needs. She's hoping for a strong contract, which I feel the book deserves.
  • The other book is in the writing process. I am serving the author as a mentor and teaching her how to put the entire manuscript together. Somewhat of a challenge since she is weaving three retro stories simultaneously. Working from an outline helps. Clear transitions are a must.
I work with three publishers on a regular basis. For two of them, I serve as a contract editor to prepare their author's books for the market.

Perhaps this gives you an idea of the type of work I do on a regular basis.

How may I assist you?

Yvonne Perry
615-884-1224
http://writersinthesky.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Unbridled Cowboy Virtual Book Tour Dates!

Unbridled Cowboy is a riveting firsthand account of a defiant hell-raiser in the wild and tumultuous American Southwest in the late 1800s. At the age of fourteen, Joe Fussell hopped trains to escape from school and the authority he scorned. Joe became a roving cowpuncher across the Texas territory, tilling the land, wrangling cattle, and working in livery stables, moving on whenever his feet began to itch.

Want to hear more? Check out the following dates & sites to learn more about Unbridled Cowboy!

12/1
Texana Review
http://www.texanareview.com/
12/2
Texas History Page
http://www.texas-history-page.blogspot.com/
12/4
Michy's Book Reviews
http://www.michys-book-reviews.blogspot.com/
12/6
Writers in the Sky
http://www.yvonneperry.blogspot.com/
12/8
Western Sensibility
http://www.westernsensibility.blogspot.com/
12/10
Western Americana
http://www.westernamericana.blogspot.com/
12/24
Bookgeeks
http://www.bookgeeks.wordpress.com/

Dyan Garris Automatic Chakra Balance

Today we welcome Dyan Garris to our writing blog. She is discussing her DVD for Automatic Chakra Balance “Doors To The Soul.”

YVONNE: Tell me something about yourself and your writing background.
DYAN: I’m a clairvoyant counselor and have built a Spiritual Toolbox™ full of products that are designed to work together for integration of mind, body, and spirit. I’ve published several books. My book “Money and Manifesting” is an Amazon Bestseller and is currently a finalist in the USA National Best Books of 2008 Awards. I’ve also started a new service recently and that is “Manifesting Therapy.”

YVONNE: What is the title of your DVD? Give us the basic story line so we’ll know what it’s about.
DYAN: The DVD is “Doors To The Soul” and it’s for Automatic Chakra Balance™. This is a technique I developed to balance the energy field in a short amount of time using music and visuals as a way to do it. The DVD is very relaxing and automatically balances your chakras in about 10 minutes. All you do is watch. And you will find that amazingly and to your surprise it keeps on working all day.

YVONNE: What inspired you to write this book?
DYAN: “Doors To The Soul” is part of the Spiritual Toolbox™ I’ve been building for the last three years. Many people have interest in balancing their energy field but have no knowledge of how to do it. The DVD does it for them. It balances mind, body, and spirit.

YVONNE: Is this the first book you have written?
DYAN: In addition to my Voice of the Angels – A Healing Journey Spiritual Cards I’ve written an intuitive cookbook, a book of daily channeled messages, a mini book about the pattern of entitlement, a book about why the LOA is not enough to manifest and exactly what to do about it, a journal for journaling about your card readings, and a journal for journaling about your meditative journeys.

YVONNE: How long did it take to make this DVD? Any interesting tidbits about how the DVD developed?
DYAN: I’d like to think I usually have some interesting tidbits about the way my products have developed because they all go together and they all are built one atop the other. The Spiritual Toolbox™ is a system that is designed to help people integrate mind, body, and spirit and that is a necessary step in learning to manifest. The DVD took a while to make because vibrationally with the music and the visuals it had to do what it says it’s going to do – balance the chakras. The person who was originally working on the animation had some root chakra issues of their own and was having some difficulty with that part of the animation. I had to find someone else to do the animation eventually. As with my music and meditation series, it was essential that this DVD be vibrationally correct and effective.

YVONNE: How did you publish your DVD? Tell me about your publishing experience and what you learned from it. Please go into detail if you wish.
DYAN: I’ve published 12 CDs, so publishing the DVD wasn’t really a challenge. It’s basically a similar process. You just establish relations with a reputable replicator and a graphic artist and you’re good to go.

YVONNE: Did you work with an agent? If so, how did you find the agent? Was it beneficial to you?
DYAN: I did not work with an agent, no. Finding an agent seems to be challenging. In my case, I would only need an agent to find a publisher who would then be interested in picking up the entire product line. And I’d only need that in terms of distribution. However, I already have distribution, and I’m working on building a national sales force, so finding an agent at this point for me is probably moot. But in most cases major publishing houses will not entertain unsolicited material for your protection and theirs. This is where the agent is needed. If you want to submit your publication to a major publishing house you definitely need an agent. And getting an agent requires that you have an outstanding query letter and a thorough book proposal.

YVONNE: Where are your products available? Do you have a Web site or blog where we can learn more about you or your products?
DYAN: My products are available in a multitude of places. My main website is www.voiceoftheangels.com. Everything is available there. But I do have several other websites and affiliates as well. Retailers can order through New Leaf Distributing or Baker & Taylor. I’m on Amazon and also on B&N online. And any local metaphysical store either has my products in stock or can order them for the customer.

YVONNE: As far as marketing, do you do more online publicity or print/radio/TV promotion? Tell me some ways you have promoted your products. Give examples and links to any sites you feel might help other authors.
DYAN: I do a balanced mix of publicity with a focus on online promotion. Radio is a fantastic way to promote and it’s fun! As for promotion, I think I’ve done it all. I’ll try anything once or twice. Nikki Leigh has helped tremendously with online promotion. I don’t believe there is anyone better at online promotion than this woman. She’s incredible. Here is her link for promotion.

YVONNE: Have you hired a publicist to help promote your products? If so, what was your experience like?
DYAN: Yes. Nikki Leigh is my book and Virtual Book Tour publicist at the moment. She’s a joy to work with. She’s very on top of things. I have a music promoter Ed Bonk, who does all my music promotions. He’s the best.

YVONNE: Any other comments or things you would like for us to know?
DYAN: You are very thorough with your questions. I think we’ve covered it all.

YVONNE: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and learn about your book. I wish you well.
DYAN: Thank you, Yvonne for the opportunity to connect with you again and with your readership. I appreciate it greatly.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Writers' Podcast Offers Perspectives on Human Behavior during this Holiday Season

Writers in the Sky December Podcast Guests to Discuss “Walk-Out Spirits,” the Mindset of Baby Boomers, and the Impact of Tragedy on our Relationships

Nashville, TN, December 1, 2008 – The holiday season is upon us and, this month, Writers in the Sky will be featuring a series of interviews that address three very distinct perspectives on the human experience. With the end of the year commonly considered a time of self-reflection, we hope the conversations with these authors will provide you with some food for thought. We begin with a discussion of movement between the spiritual and physical worlds. Then, a new author explains the psychological impact that his generation has had on our country. We end our month of interviews learning more about a novel of suspense that challenges the strong bonds of family and friends. We believe that these weekly podcasts will provide a welcome moment to pause during the frantic pace of the holidays.

On December 5, Yvonne Perry will discuss the concept of “walk-out spirits” with Ray Brennan and Masomeh Fritz as they share information from their new book titled The Legacy of the Chosen One. Yvonne will ask them about their main character, Laila, who exists in the spirit world even though her body remains in the physical world. Through this storytelling format, Brennan and Fritz hope to remove some of the mystery from metaphysics. They also will provide some insight as to why they believe such activity is happening in today’s world. Listeners who are intrigued by the spiritual world will love this informed exchange between Yvonne and her guests. For more information on The Legacy of the Chosen One, please visit the book’s page at www.OutskirtsPress.com.

The Writers in the Sky’s author assistant, Sarah Moore, interviews M. C. Lloyd on December 12 about his new release titled Moving Beyond Woodstock. Lloyd is a member of the Baby Boom generation who shares a critical take on the subset of his peers to whom he refers as the “Woodys”. These are the men and women of the 1960s who either attended the famous three-day concert in New York or who have the mindset of those particular music lovers. Lloyd employs his background as a poet to develop a humorous depiction of the legacy created by the “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle of the Woodys, but also shares some serious concerns about how his generation has had a negative impact on our society. Lloyd’s strong opinions and sharp wit are certain to make for an entertaining interview. For more information on M. C. Lloyd and Moving Beyond Woodstock, please visit www.OutskirtsPress.com.

Our final podcast of the year will take place on December 19. Tune in to this week’s broadcast for an interview with J.A. Nevling as he discusses his new thriller, Burned. Nevling’s book starts with a tragic fire that changes the lives of the Nagol family forever. Nevling powerfully weaves a plotline with flashbacks and cliffhangers that keep readers moving from one chapter to the next, and inspires reflection on the importance of trust in relationships, especially in families. In his interview with Sarah Moore, Nevling will discuss how he carefully crafted his sentences to build a novel that creates suspense and emotional investment from the reader. He also will share how he spent years developing the writing skills for his initial publication and why Burned was so long in the making. For information on purchasing Burned, please visit www.OutskirtsPress.com.

“I know that everyone is busy during this time of year and I think our podcasts will provide a nice break at the end of the week,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “Our three guests this month each offers unique insight into the human condition, both within ourselves and how we relate to other people. What a perfect focus while preparing for a new year and a fresh start!”

About Writers in the Sky: Writers in the Sky blog, podcast, and newsletter is a three-fold production filled with information about writing, publishing, and book publicity created by Yvonne Perry as part of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services
(www.writersinthesky.com).

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A Legacy of the Chosen One

Ray Brennan and Masomeh Fritz will be joining us on Writers in the Sky Podcast December 5, 2008!

The Story of a True Spirit Exchange!

My name is Laila. I am now in the Spirit World although my physical body still breathes and functions on the Earth plane! This is my story, a true story of a Spirit Transfer. I was told by my Spirit Guides that my work on Earth was done and it was time for me to return to the Spirit World At the same time I was told I had choices. Four choices were presented, and I chose the one I thought would serve me and my family best. The book has two parts. Part One is the story of Laila as told to the authors. Part Two briefly explains all of the spiritual principles involved, and gives practical guidance on how to achieve higher consciousness.
Ray Brennan and Masomeh Fritz are well-known in the field of metaphysical spirituality, with decades of experience between them.

They also have a wealth of experience providing metaphysical workshops and lectures. Ray has been instructing for 27 years.

Brennan, a 25-year resident of White Meadow Lake, NJ and a member of the Institute for Spiritual Development in Sparta, NJ, has studied mediumship and spirituality under Spiritual Science teachers and renowned teachers from the Arthur Findlay College in Stanstead, England. He is a member of the Lily Dale Assembly and holds a Commerce degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Law degree from St. John’s University.

Fritz, a 25-year resident of West Orange, NJ who recently moved to Pennsylvania, studied with the same renowned teachers, and at A.R.E. (the Edgar Cayce Foundation) with N.A.T.H. (National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy). She is a metaphysical and spiritual teacher who holds an Engineering degree and a Computer Science degree from New York Institute of Technology and is a Certified Hypnotist.

The pair, both Mediums and ordained spiritualist ministers, operate the Spiritual Science Center of the Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Contact Ray and Masomeh on the Web at legacyofchosenone@gmail.com.
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Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just click this link: http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/ and go to my blog.On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

Have you thought of hosting your own podcast? It's easy. Learn how at http://nashvillewriter.audioacrobat.com/