Editor's Blog
March 2008

Mar 31, 2008, Poem Of The Week

Canada's Poet Laureate features a poem of the week on the official Web site.

Here's a great way to sample excellent poems. This is one to bookmark.

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Mar 31, 2008, Terms of Use For Writer's Helper

Terms of use for the Writer's Helper Web site, including explanations of how some behind-the-scenes features work.

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Mar 30, 2008, Announcing The SCRIPT Award

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, SCRIPT has created a new Canadian writing award with a prize value of $1,000 – The SCRIPT Award! The SCRIPT Award was launched on Hug-A-Writer Day (January 24), an annual holiday created by SCRIPT last year to celebrate the great work done by writers.

The award is designed to find scientifically minded people who are also great creative thinkers. That’s you! We know you‘re up for the challenge! The task? To write a “mini epic” in exactly 100 words. Any topic is acceptable – scientific, non-scientific, humorous or serious. We’re looking for original ideas expressed powerfully.

And please feel free to pass along this information to anyone you feel may also be interested in participating in the SCRIPT Award!

Mar 29, 2008, Stand-Alone Or Series

If you are wondering whether it's better to write a stand alone or a series, consider Lee Fodi's experience. A children's author with both types of book, Lee, shares his experience.

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Mar 29, 2008, News From Lee Fodi

Door to Unger receives Award Nomination
Submitted by Lee Fodi

The Kendra Kandlestar books continue to grow in popularity and sell well. I'm continually thrilled with the response that these books get, not only from kids, but from teachers and critics.

The latest literary honor comes in the form of an award nomination. Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger has been nominated for a Cybil Science/Fiction award. Coincidentally, fellow author James McCann has also been nominated. Thankfully, our books are in different categories, so my little Eens don't have to directly battle his vampires and werewolves. Who do you think would win?

Special thanks goes to Mark Blevis of Just One More Book for nominating Kendra Kandlestar for this award.

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Mar 28, 2008, The Federation of BC Writers Presents

The Federation of BC Writers presentsThe 20th Annual Literary Writes Competition

This Year's Category: Short Fiction, any genre(literary, mystery, romance, speculative or science fiction)
Deadline: July 1, 2008
First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150

The Federation of BC Writers is calling upon all creative souls to enter this year'sLiterary Writes fiction contest. Be it literary or mystery, speculative or science,your short story should grab the readers' attention, holding them sweet hostageuntil the very end. Enter now and you could be a winner in Literary Writes 2008!

For submission guidelines, check out http://www.bcwriters.com/literary.php

Mar 25, 2008, Self Publish Or Trade Publisher

Which route, self-publish or trade publisher? In an interview, Lee Fodi, prolific children's writer, explains why he sometimes self-publishes and why he sometimes publishes with a trade publisher.

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Mar 25, 2008, Book Launch Blue Bonnet Girl


Press Release: Gibsons, BC

When eighteen-year-old Daisy Quarterman's love of humanity and yearning for adventure prompt her to leave behind her family and friends in England to become a Salvation Army missionary in South Africa in l896, her life changes forever. She soon finds herself caught up in the bitter conflict of the Anglo-Boer War in 1899, forcing her to make some far-reaching decisions.

And when she meets the love of her life she wonders how long this war will keep them apart. Will their faith sustain them through all the turmoil, achievements and heartache as they go about their daily lives in a beautiful, restless country?

If you relish reading books that leave you inspired and uplifted, this is the book for you. Appropriate for any adult member of your family, this book would be a wonderful gift for a young person beginning to make their mark in life.
Cathie Roy, Coast Reporter.

Daisy's story is a powerful reminder of the triumph of the human spirit. We exult with her when she finds her calling, weep with her in times of hardship and celebrate her many triumphs. Spanning more than ninety years across two continents and set against the Boer War and two World Wars, it is more than just the story of an exceptional woman. It touches on the history of the Salvation Army she so faithfully served, and on the 'dark continent' in which it takes place. This is an inspirational story dear to the author's heart. It has become so to mine as well, and so, I am certain, it will to yours.
Niv Harris MA.

Available from:
Dot Scott
4 - 623 Farnham Road
Gibsons B.C.

Telephone/fax: (604) 886 9531

E mail: dougscott70@hotmail.com

Price: $l4.95 plus postage.

Mar 24, 2008, Writing A Web Site

Writing a Web Site is the newest and possibly the most profitable form of self-publishing.

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Mar 24, 2008, Business Opportunites Online Home Page And Beyond

It seems everyone is looking for business opportunities online. Home page building is only the beginning of an exciting journey. Learn more about building an online business get help with your idea.

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Mar 21, 2008, Callling Historial Novel Authors

If you write historical fiction, check out this Web site.

Submit your book for review and listing as an author of historical fiction.

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Mar 19, 2008, Book Review Democratic Rules Of Order

Read the book review of the self-published parliamentary guide, Democratic Rules of Order.

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Mar 18, 2008, Free Resume Writer

Find out about the free resume writer examples available on the Internet.

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Mar 15, 2008, Create An Ebook

A great path to self-publishing is to create an ebook. You can test the waters for a hard copy of your book, or simply go with a low cost distribution.

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Mar 9, 2008, Free PDF Writer -- Do You Need One?

If you are thinking about using a free pdf writer, consider what's available and weigh the pros and cons.

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