Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Email nightmares

It's true, I'm a writer, and as such I admit I'm not much of a techie. When my email began to fail (it would receive, but not send) I got into a bit of a panic. How to resolve this? What to do? I fought with it for several days, had not clue as to what all that stuff means in the 'receiving' and 'sending' section of email info. And I was getting worried. Folks were writing to me, expecting an answer but I didn't know what had gone out and what hadn't.

So, between throwing things and swearing I began to talk to my friends online and low and behold one came up with that turned out to be the answer for me. Sea Monkey.

Uh, yeah, Sea Monkey. You can check it out here:
Combines web and Email. Very convenient. Works very well. Actually does send out the email I need to have gone - and it was easy to setup. Amazing. Crisis is over.

Now, back to writing which is what I do much better than battling technology.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Helpful Writer's Articles

It suddenly dawned on me that I have quite a list of archived articles aimed at helping writers. Since the slight went on I thought I'd post the links here. Click on over if something looks like it might be of help in your writing day. You'll also find some new articles over at under P A Bechko.

Here's the archive of articles published with IN magazine:

The Darn Good Query Letter October, 2006

Blood Oozing From Your Pores... January, 2005

Monday, July 20, 2009

A quiet yet busy writer's weekend

Well, things started out busy. Spent a lot of time reading some of my writing that needs editing. I got to that and got through a lot of it. Posted to twitter a bit and facebook. Then shifted gears to my jewelry making and posted several new pieces to my Etsy site at Finished the weekend off by giving all three dogs a bath - one would think they'd enjoy it with the temps in the 90s, but no, everyone got pretty soaked.

Back to writing this morning. A few more pages to edit. Here's a good quote I stumbled across while surfing: When asked what adivce he had for aspiring novelists, American writer, Richard Ford said, "Marry well''. Sage wisdom.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Busy time for this writer

It's been a busy week. I've been working on my newest romance novel, editing and getting ready to work toward the finish. Rescued a hummingbird from the livingroom which totaled one morning's work. Have been promoting Out Of Thin Air at and posted some articles at See my writer's help posts at

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How to Pitch a Book or Script Article Posted

Check out for an article with tips on pitching written work to editors, publishers, agents and producers.

Write Again...

Back from a 4 day jaunt to Denver. It rained a whole lot of the time and we were coping with some in-law health issues. Got back to clean up a whole lot of emails that had arrived while I was gone.

Now it's back to serious work. I'll be posting a couple of new articles to in the next couple of days and will get back to work on my latest romance novel. There's some 'ghosting' waiting in the wings but haven't heard back yet so I'll scramble to get my own work in order before that surfaces.

I'll be posting a couple of new items to my ETSY site at in the next couple of days as well.

Oh, and be sure to follow me at for writing tips, writer's quotes, book suggestions and great writer's websites.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Quiet Blog

Things will be quiet here for a few days while I'm off to Denver. Won't be blogging until next week, but in the meantime for those writers who hunger for helpful info, check out a website that explains statistical terms and how to use them to beef up your writing. Have a great 4th!

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