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Wreal 8

Where writers and readers relate!
Roads Diverged - my "bookish" blog
Kristine Lowder, Writer

In This Issue

Tickling Funny Bones
Blog Buzz: Sandy Keith
Featured Author: Cheryl Kincaid
What's Up?
Quick Picks
Your Turn
Resources & Recommended
Tips & Tidbits


Author Media - Growing your platform online
Author Central - Promote your books for free

Book Blogs - Read, write and publicize books
Book Buzzr - DIY online book marketing
Linda Barnett-Johnson - Editing and proofreading services
Redbud Writer's Guild - Women writers fearlessly expanding our voices in our churches, communities and culture thru writing.
Writer Beware
Warnings about schemes, scams & pitfalls that threaten writers

I Lift Up My Eyes - Edifying, encouraging and refreshing devotionals
Living Stones International - Christian fiction
Uncial Press - Extraordinary e-books

Tips & Tidbits

How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy

10 Ways To Get More Facebook Fans This Week

Quit Wasting Time Now
Greetings from the soggy Olympic Peninsula!

You may be wondering what "Wreal 8" is and how it came to be. Fair enough.  Here's the short version:

 I launched a writing/reading newsletter for four main reasons: 1)  Newsletters are one of the least expensive and most effective P.R. tools for drawing attention to one work's or web site; 2) Mailing out a quality newsletter on a regular basis keeps potential customers, colleagues, friends, Romans and fellow countrymen updated and connected; 3) Frequency of mailing builds familiarity, and familiarity inspires return visits; 4) I just like doing newsletters.  (Possibly due to a genetic defect.)
'Lecture-Free' Zone
Anyway,  Wreal 8 is intended to be a dialogue, not a lecture.  Submit links to your brilliant blog post, sparkling short story or publishing prowess for Your Turn.  If there's a topic, resource, link or idea you don't see here but would like to, send it in!   Have a writing-related blog?  Send in the link for Blog Buzz.  Mosey by Quick Picks for titles I've read and enjoyed or that come highly recommended.   Submit your favorites here.   Don't forget to check out Tips & Tidbits and Resources/Recommends.  Lotsa good stuff here.
A Win-Win
Speaking of 'good stuff,' here's the Wreal 8 bottom line: I help you build your audience.  You help me build mine.  More connecting builds more connections. It's a win-win.  (Tip: If your dry humor is a bit rusty, you may want to dig up some WD-40.  I'm just sayin'.)

So pour yourself another lemonade.  Grab a chair.  Put your feet up and enjoy Wreal 8, where writers and readers relate!

Grace and Peace,
Kristine Lowder
Editor and Publisher

By Kristine Lowder
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Blog Buzz

Sandy's Ramblings - By Sandy Keith.  Clean, crisp, and inspiring.  Everything from Mama's hankie to a black leather jacket and motorcycle boots.  Check out Sandy's other blogs: One Widow's Journey, Once a Week Vegan and Family Vacations Worth Taking.

Featured Author: Cheryl Kincaid
I've known Cheryl Kincaid since just after the earth's crust cooled.  Or since junior high, which is pretty much the same thing.  She authored Hearing the Gospel Through Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which presents the history of Christmas and Dickens' motivation for writing A Christmas Carol.  Cheryl is also a children's author at Lighthouse Publishing. A graduate of Bethel and San Franciso Theological Seminaries, Cheryl serves as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Clifton, New Jersey.

In the next issue: An author interview with writer and wordsmith Peggy Matthews-Rose.

Quick Picks
Asking authors which books are their favorites is like asking a mom which kid she likes best.  But if you insist, here are a few from the "top shelf":

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 - Richard Paul Evans.  If you have a reluctant teen reader, hand him Michael Vey.
Because of Mr. Terupt - Rob Buyea.  Fifth grade, a new, energetic teacher and one snowy wintry day that changes everything - and everyone.
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks.  Landon Carter and Jamie Sulivan, Baptist minister's daughter, and a twist of fate.  Set in 1958 Beaufort, North Carolina.

Your Turn
Did that curmudgeonly editor finally recognize your talent and say Yes?  Has your latest stroke of genuis been published?  Did you win a recent writing contest?  This is your chance to share it! Submit here for inclusion in the next issue.

"There are two kinds of writers: those that make you think,
and those that make you wonder."
- Brian Aldiss

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