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Families Matter 07/25 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter with hosts VS Grenier, Kecia Burcham and Irene Roth. The Families Matter show airs live once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm EST - 5pm CST - 4pm MST - 3pm PDT The idea of this show on BTR’s World of Ink Network is to have guests and listeners (adults or kids) share information to help empower children and their families.

Our July show topic is Empowering Our Children.

This month we have a special guest...our own Irene Roth. She is a freelance writer for kids, teens and tweens. Irene writes about empowerment, drawing on her expertise from philosophy and psychology. She holds a Masters Degree in Philosophical Psychology and writes in the area of autonomy, authenticity and empowerment.

Irene has a series of picture books for kids 3-8. Her first book Courage will be released at the end of this year through Halo Publishing. Irene has also written an empowerment book for teens entitled Seasons of Empowerment. This b…

SFC Newsletter for Writers is Closing

For those who have known me since the beginning of my writing career know I have offered a free monthly, then later every other month a newsletter for writers. In 2009, SFC Newsletter for Writers was even in Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Newsletters/Websites. I was so excited and shocked when this happened. Even some of my blog posts I've written for this blog and others have appeared in SFC Newsletter for Writers; along with regular contributions from other writers, tips, market information and much more.

I've enjoyed putting SFC Newsletter for Writers together each issue. I've learned so much from working on it. It's hard to believe I started offering SFC Newsletter for Writers back in 2006 and now six years have gone by. It's been a fun run but with the demands of family and personal writing goals, I have decided to close its doors. I'm working on the very last issue to send to my subscriber list, which has doubled and tripled over the years. I…

The Stories for Children Show 07/23 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join host VS Grenier and Irene Roth on BTR’s World of Ink Network's The Stories for Children Show July 23, 2012 live at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MT - 11am PST

We bring children's authors together with their readers.

This week come meet author Dominick Domingo of the newly released young adult fantasy book The Nameless Prince released by Twilight Times books.


About the book: To find Elena, Seth embarks on an odyssey of riddles and self-discovery. Only in 'Interia' is it safe to discover the truth about his past, and the forgiveness that will set him free.
Excerpt and purchase link: http://twilighttimesbooks.com/TheNamelessPrince_ch1.html

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcYISQLNEFM
We will be chatting with Dominick Domingo about his writing and inspiration.
Want to meet more authors? Visit us at http://sfcmagazine.com and read interviews under our Featured Guest section.

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Guest Post Wed: Tips For Finding Your Own Writing Style

Be Yourself: Tips For Finding Your Own Writing Style As a writer, you have to have some sort of individuality in order to stand out from the crowd. If you look at all of the successful authors, you'll notice they all have their own distinctive writing style. Here are a few tips to help you find your own writing style.

Keep a journal and an ideas book.
Keeping a journal will allow you to write every day and give you a place to express yourself. Writing in a journal every day will help you find your own style as a result. You can use a number of techniques (stream of consciousness, question and answer, periodic reflection), in order to find the writing style that is perfect for you. In contrast, you can write down all ideas you have in your ideas book. If you take it with you wherever you go, you will soon fill it up. So whenever you need something good to write for an employer, you will have a ready bank of ideas there to tap into!

Experiment every chance you get.
Experi…

Revising Goals and Expectations

The Stories for Children Show 07/16 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Featured Show!
Come join host VS Grenier and Irene Roth on BTR’s World of Ink Network's The Stories for Children Show July 16, 2012 live at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MT - 11am PST

We bring children's authors together with their readers.

This week come meet author Jo Linsdell of Out and About at the Zoo, a rhyming picture book for young readers.
Out and About at the Zoo is a rhyming picture book with colorful pictures showing children a fun day out discovering different things in the world around them. This first book in the ‘Out and About’ series is a wonderful introduction to a day at the zoo for children young and old.

We will be chatting with Jo Linsdell about her new children's picture book series, the writing life and inspiration behind the books.


The World of Ink Network has joined in helping to tour author Jo Linsdell’s first book from the 'Out and About' series of rhyming children's picture books, Out and About at the Zoo. You can find out mor…

Mom's Choice Honoree Media Release: Babysitting Sugarpaw

Is Entering Writing Contests and Book Awards Worth It?

I have been asked this question more than once during my writing career. At first, I gave the standard answer I learned from my instructor at the ICL…YES! The question you maybe be wondering is has my opinion changed since then…NO.
Entering writing contests (Free or Fee Based) is always a good thing. However, you want to make sure the contest you are entering is with a known company or group. I only say this because you want to make sure you’re not paying money or sending your manuscript somewhere no one has ever heard of and to never see again. With that said, I have entered all kinds of contests. Some have been through the Institute of Children’s Literature, Writer’s Digest, League of Utah Writers, Preditors & Editors, Mom’s Choice and other unknown local and national smaller groups and companies. 
Winning is always nice, of course, but that isn’t why I enter contests. I do it to hence my writing and submission techniques, to hone my talents and learn from my mistakes. Writing …

The Stories for Children Show 07/09 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join host VS Grenier and Irene Roth on BTR’s World of Ink Network's The Stories for Children Show July 9, 2012 live at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MT - 11am PST

We bring children's authors together with their readers.

This week come meet author Sands Hetherington of the Night Buddies children chapter book series.
Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare is the first in a series featuring John, a young city kid who isn't ready for bed yet, and Crosley, a bright-red crocodile who shows up in his room to rescue him and take him on an adventure.

We will be chatting with Sands Hetherington about his fun nighttime adventure series, the writing life and inspiration behind the books.


The World of Ink Network will be touring author Sands Hetherington’s nighttime adventure for kids,   Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare published by Dune Buggy Press  all through July and August 2012. You can find out more about Sands Hetherington’s World of Ink Author/Boo…

SFC Blog: Families Matter: July '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Book Lovers July '12 Blog Hop:
Make friends, share the love of reading and be entered to win a FREE book!
By joining the Book Lovers Blog Hop, you are automatically entered in our Book Giveaway! There will be two (2) winners for this Book Giveaway. The winners will win a copy of Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare.

Learn more at the link below and to join/enter!
SFC Blog: Families Matter: July '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway:

Author Spotlight: Sands Hetherington

Sands Hetherington credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro.
Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scareby Sands Hetheringtonis an after lights-out adventure story that will delight young readers and middle graders who relish roller coaster fantasy and fun, filled with unforgettable characters and an astonishing and inventive collection of magical whatchamacallits.
The book is all about the nighttime adventures of a young boy named John (named after Sands' son), who is not ready to go to sleep, and his friend, a bright red crocodile named Crosl…