Sunday, January 31, 2010

Exciting News for Children's Writers- Blog Chain this Week

News Flash for writers. Nationally known author and writing coach Suzanne Lieurance is sponsoring a blog chain for the next 10 days.

  • There will be published and new authors offering tips, reviews, and information useful for writers of all genres. There will be some sites offering free giveaways and all sites have mailing lists to sign up to gain even more information for your own writing careers.

Follow Suzanne at her website and at The National Writing For Children Center at to see who is in the blog chain and how you can access all the fun information in the next 10 days.

Don't be left out. And check back here everyday for tips and a surprise guest along with a book review and encouraging words to keep your writing on track. Join the fun as we follow the blog chain where ever it leads us.

Starting Monday..... go to to see what comes next.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Goals... How are your's coming along?

How are your writing goals for 2010 coming along? Here it is almost the end of January and many of you may not even have established your firm goals for 2010.

If you want to have a productive writing career you really must set one or two major goals for the next 11 months. I recommend setting 2-3 major goals first.

This means you must identify what it is that you really want for your writing for 2010. Take a few minutes to think about your goals.

Next, write out 2-3 tasks you can do daily, weekly, and monthly to promote progress towards the major goals you want to reach.

Every smaller task you do should be in some way related to the major goals you have set for your writing career.

Now go forth and write, outline, research, and promote. Do it in small steps, sometimes even tiny steps making sure that your steps are creeping however slowly towards your writing goals for 2010.

Good luck and check here often for more encouragement and inspiration. Together we will meet or exceed the goals we made for the New Year.

Remember to stop in on February 3 for the blog tour and book review of Nancy I. Sanders new book titled America's Black Founders. See you then.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Great book by Nancy I Sanders

Here is another great book by Nancy Sanders. The picture book is D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ALPHABET. It's illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Here's a link to see some of the awards it has won:

Take a look at Nancy's website too for more ideas and inspiration. You can find her at

This author is a great example of how to diversify your writing interests into manuscripts fit to be published. Check out her blog tour stop here on February 3 for a book review on another of her educational books for kids 9 years and older. It will be fun.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Website for Writers Who Want to Write

Those of us who want to write and be published simply cannot SLEEP on the job.
  • We must constantly be reading, learning, and honing our writing skills by taking tips from other successful authors.
Click on the links below: This site is filled with interviews and news on publishing, authors, and writing. Check this out
And click on the following link to go directly to an interview by Author Suzanne Lieurance at
You won't be disappointed. Check it out and let me know what you find. Be sure and sign up for the mailing list too for free tips and up to date information helpful to new writers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Great Blog to Check Out

New Writers will be inspired and gain information to spark their muse by visiting the blog of children's author, Donna McDine.
Visit her blog for book reviews, writing tips, and encouragement for experienced as well as new writers here at
Be sure to sign up for her newsletter. You won't be disappointed. Check it out and let me know what you find.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Magazine Market Site

You have your writing goals set. You have started to work towards your goal. Now where do you go for the information you need to get published.
If being published in the magazine arena is part of your 2010 goals, then you must not only write material but you must research the market place for what you have written.
Check out for a complete guide to magazines for kids and teens.
The information on this site will help you to hone your marketing skills and to write your material with a specific magazine in mind. It clearly gives guidelines and links to follow to keep current.
This site should be part of your marketing research and bookmarked as a favorite. Check it out.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Off to a great start for 2010

I am off to a great start for 2010 and I owe it to my writing friends and my mentor. These are the folks who hold me to a marketing plan, reasonable and attainable goals, and offer encouraging words when I have one of those days when I don't feel like a writer.

Today, I feel like a writer.

I have a daily, weekly, and monthly plan with the actions listed to help me to achieve my goals.

I have written an article a day ( some days I did two to make up for the day I missed, but it still counts) for the ezine article challenge of 100 articles in 100 days.

And I have outlined my first picture book for kids weaving first aid with fictional characters for ages 4-7.

Finally, I am partnering with a writing friend on a couple of projects that I hope will help others who are going through a health crisis.

I am a writer. How are you feeling about your writing career? Email me so we can share in your progress as you begin to believe that YOU ARE A WRITER. Yoo Hoo.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Daily Words of Encouragement Now Offered to Writers Who Need a Little Help Getting Started Every Morning ;

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 2, 2010 - Writer Suzanne Lieurance bills herself as "The Working Writer's Coach" and says she helps turn part-time writers into "working" freelance writers. As such, she knows how hard it is for some writers to get started each day. Either their muse refuses to show up, or a full-blown case of writer's block develops.

To deal with both of those problems, Lieurance created The Morning Nudge, a few inspiring words to motivate writers to get a little writing done each day.
Every weekday morning, writers on Lieurance's mailing list receive an e-mailed copy of The Morning Nudge. One day Lieurance might coax new freelancers to begin "living the writer's life," simply by sitting down and writing something. Another issue of the Nudge might encourage writers to celebrate the writing they did manage to accomplish that day rather than the writing they didn't get around to doing.

"Writers face so much rejection," explains Lieurance. "It's easy to get discouraged, particularly when just starting out. I like to think The Morning Nudge gives writers a positive little message every morning that lets them know they are not alone, and that they can't really fail at freelancing as long as they don't give up."

Writers seem to enjoy The Morning Nudge. Lieurance receives appreciative e-mails almost every day. "Hey, thank you for your Morning Nudge," said writer Amy Kelly. "It is a great way to start the day!"

Lieurance coined a cute little catch phrase for her daily words of inspiration and motivation. She advises, "When your pen won't budge, read The Morning Nudge."
To learn more about The Morning Nudge, go to -

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Check out The Morning Nudge

Writing is a solo gig for most of us, yet we need the support of friends, family, and mentors to be successful. Sometimes a daily email from a mentor is just what you need to jump start your writing day and get your creative juices going.
The Morning Nudge by Author Suzanne Lieurance does just that. Subscribe to her daily email newsletter for $12.00 per year for 365 daily inspirations for your writing career.
It is a great and affordable resource to help you with your writing goals.


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