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Table of Contents


Interviews of Me on other Blogs

  1. Dr. Bob Rich Interviewed Me on His Bobbing Around Newsletter/Blog
  2. Roxie Put Me in the Spotlight on Her Blog

Personal Poems and Stories

  1. About Me
  2. A Hubcap Adventure
  3. An Agent wants to see my work
  4. Apples Are Growing on My “Cherry” Tree
  5. “As Quiet as a Mouse”
  6. From Caterpillars to Chrysalises
  7. I Am Proof That Submitting Often Works (PubSub3rdFri)
  8. I Hope in Your Lifetime
  9. I Should Have Stayed in Bed
  10. Now I Lay My Manuscript Down
  11. Thank You, Mother – A Tribute to Ethel D. Meyer
  12. Walking with Joan 2 – My Neighborhood
  13. What You Can Learn from a Deer
  14. 2012 What I Learned from Giving Workshops for Conferences
  15. You Are a Butterfly

Personal Trips

  1. Oceanside, Oregon: Beauty and Few Distractions
  2. Ducky Ride in Seattle
  3. Spruce Goose Helped in the Design of Big Jets Today
  4. From Chrysalises to Butterflies


Happy Birthday

  1. Happy Birthday Never Give Up Blog!
  2. Happy Second Birthday, Never Give Up Blog!
  3. Happy 3rd Birthday-Blogaversary
  4. Happy 4th Birthday, Twitter Pitch Contest, and Party Favors
  5. Surprise Celebration of My Birthday in 2013

 Wordpress Years in Review

  1. My WordPress Blog Statistics for 2012 in Review
  2. Summary of 2013 in Review
  3. Thank you for a Wonderful Year-2013!

Awards from Readers and Other Bloggers

  1. Awards
  2. Dianna Gunn Gave Me a Lucky 7 Meme Award
  3. I Was Tagged in a Writer’s Game of Tag
  4. I Won a Liebster Favorite Blog Award


  1. 100 Subscribers – Let’s Celebrate and Have a Good Time
  2. Thank you to 200 Subscribers as of July 21, 2014!


Numbers of Views

  1. Celebrating over 10,000 Readers from October 9, 2009-July 1, 2011
  2. More Than 20,000 Reads from October 9, 2009-February 18, 2012
  3. Celebrate 50,000 Views with Me
  4. Over 70,000 Views! Yippee! Oh Wow! Win free prizes!
  5. Over 100,000 Views – Wow! How Exciting! Thank You
  6. Oh My Goodness! My Blog Hit 140,000 Views Today!



  1. Testimonials for Joan’s Never Give Up Blog
  2. Testimonials Page
  3. Blog Tour
  4. Prayer Beret and Scarf from Lucille P. Robinson…Thank You.
  5. Never Give Up Subscriber Gift Logo and 20 Affirmations for Writers
  6. I Received a Signed Contract from 4RV Publishing for “Joan’s Elder Care Guide”



Other Posts according to subject:


  1. 18 Literary Agents Who Are Looking for You
  2. What I Learned about the Adams Literary Agency
  3. Five-Star Agent Blogs



  1. How to Keep Your Comments Out of a Blog’s Spam Folder
  2. Joan’s Tips for Blogging, Computers, Etc.
  1. Fourteen Reasons Why I Like My WordPress Blog
  2. Would You Give a Written Testimonial for This Blog?
  3. How to Comment on a WordPress Blog without Signing-in
  4. How to Create Your Writer’s Platform with Websites and Blogs


Book Proposal

  1. How to Write an Irresistible Book Proposal


Books on How to Write

  1. 4 Books to Give You Aha Moments in Writing
  2. 28 Books to Help You Get a Grip on Writing
  3. Five Books to Improve Your Writing Skills
  4. Two Books to Read and Study: Sands’ Making the Perfect Pitch and Herman’s Guide



  1. 6 Ways to Make Your Characters Memorable and Enticing
  2. 10 Shortcuts to Make Your Main Character Vulnerable and Lovable
  3. 12 Mistakes for Your Characters to Make
  4. Can a World Disaster Be an Omen of Bad Things for Your Main Character?
  5. Desire That Clashes with Values Equals Conflict
  6. Does a Holiday Signify a Deep Emotion for Your Main Character?
  7. Does Your Main Character Fall into the Bottom of a Deep Pit of Trouble?
  8. Do You and Your Characters Follow the Crowd’s Emotions?
  9. Eight Character Archetypes to Emphasize the Conflict in Your Story
  10. Inner Motives Lead to Conflicts of Characters
  11. Is Your Main Character’s Head Filled with Lies?
  12. Know Your Main Character
  13. Make Character Pay an Arm, a Leg, and His First Child!
  14. Make Your Character’s Actions Show Emotions
  15. Negative Behaviors Are Clues to Your Personal Needs and Those of Your Characters
  16. Pull Readers in – Show Believable Emotions in Your Writing
  17. Put Your Readers in an Emotional Tug-of-War
  18. Show the Inner and Outer Conflicts of Your Characters
  19. What’s a Sidekick? What’s His Job?

Computer hints

  1. Control A and Other Helpful Shortcut Keys


Conferences and Workshops

  1. 2014 How to Focus to Get the Max out of a Writing Conference-2014
  2. 2014 I Am Presenting 3 Workshops at the SCWW Conference in Myrtle Beach, October 24-26, 2014
  3. 2013 Register Now – Free Muse Online Writers Conference, Oct 7-13, 2013
  4. 2012 I’ll Teach Two Workshops for the Muse Online Writers Conference October 2012
  5. 2012 Make Your Next Writing Conference Pay Off Big Time
  6. 2012 How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Writing Conference
  7. 2012 How to Reap the Most from the 2012 Fall SCBWI-Carolinas Conference
  8. 2011 How to Get the Most from the SCBWI Carolinas Fall Conference 2011
  9. 2011 Free – Register Now – Muse Online Writers Conference – October 3-9, 2011
  10. 2013 Keys to Success: Prepare for a Conference
  11. 2013 Simplify to Boost Your Learning for Your Next Online Conference
  12. 2012 Blogging Basics Workshop – SCBWI-Carolinas – Friday, September 28, 2012
  13. 2012 The Catholic Writers Conference – Online and Free – March 17-31, 2012
  14. 2011 After the Conference – 13 Ways to Optimize Your Learning
  15. 2010 Conferences and Markets
  16. 2010 How to Get the Most from a Writing Conference
  17. 2010 Five Good Things to Do after a Writing Conference



  1. A Critique Is a Gift – It Contains Choices and Possibilities
  2. A Writer Needs a Bullet-Proof Vest and Helmet
  3. Do You Need to Wear a Special Writer’s Hat?
  4. Get a Review of Your Book on Amazon and GoodReads
  5. Guide for a Good Manuscript Critique
  6. How to Benefit the Most from Your Critique Group
  7. Is an Amazon Book Review on Your List of Gifts Writers Like to Give and Receive?
  8. Questions for a Manuscript Critique


  1. Who’s Talking? Can You Tell by the Dialogue?
  2. Watch How People Talk
  3. Watch the Hands of People When They Talk
  4. What Is the Purpose of Dialogue in Your Story?



  1. Do You and Your Characters Follow the Crowd’s Emotions?
  2. Show Emotion and Conflict in Your Writing
  3. Use an Emotion Orchestra in Your Story


Famous Writers Who Recovered from Rejection Series

  1. Famous Writers Recovered from Rejection, So Can You. Submit Again #1.
  1. What Does It Mean When an Agent or Editor Says, “NO?”


First Pages

  1. What Is a First Page?
  2. Where Should You Begin Your Story?



  1. How to Write an Intriguing Memoir
  2. What Are Chapter Books?
  3. What Are Easy Readers?
  4. What Are Middle Grade Novels?
  5. What Are Picture Books?
  6. What Are Young Adult Novels?


  1. Illustration Friday
  2. My First Blog Portfolio
  3. Captivate Readers by Adding Words to Images


Interviews of Authors I Admire

  1. Ann Eisenstein Catch the Great Dialogue of Amazon Best-Selling Author, Ann Eisenstein
  2. Becky Shillington Interview with Picture Book and Chapter Book Author, Becky Shillington
  3. Bob Rich, PhD Interview with Dr. Bob Rich: Writer, Mudsmith, Psychologist, and Editor
  4. Bob Rich, PhD Use Guided Imagery Meditation for Health and Well-Being – Interview with Dr. Bob Rich, Psychotherapist
  5. Carol Baldwin Interview and Amazing Facts about Teacher and Author, Carol Baldwin
  6. Carolyn Howard-Johnson Meet Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Author/Editor, Marketing Guru
  7. Gretchen Griffith: Interview with Gretchen Griffith, Versatile and Talented Author of Books for Children and Adults
  8. Janis Silverman: Guided Imagery for Children and Adults – Interview with Janis Silverman
  9. Review of Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents
  10. Jeff Herman: My Interview of Jeff Herman
  11. Jeff Herman Book Review and Interview with Jeff Herman on January 11, 2011 with Giveaways
  12. Joy Acey Delightful Interview with Joy Acey, the Princess of Poetry
  13. Joy Acey Says Pub Sub Works (PubSub3rdFri)
  14. Joyce Moyer Hostetter Interview with Joyce Moyer Hostetter, Award-Winning Historical Fiction Writer
  15. Juliana JonesTop Ten Reasons I Love Being a Part of PubSub3rdFriday! by Juliana Jones
  16. Linda Andersen: Linda Andersen Is Proof That PubSub3rdFri Works
  17. Linda Andersen What Entices You to Submit Your Writing by Linda Andersen (Guest Blogger-PubSub3rdFri)
  18. Linda Martin Andersen Interview and Great Writing Tips from Author, Linda Martin Andersen
  19. Linda Vigen Phillips – Writer of Prose and Poetry for Young Adults and Middle Grades
  20. Karen Cioffi-Ventrice Interview with Karen Cioffi-Ventrice – Writing and Marketing Guru
  21. Margaret Fieland Interview with Intriguing Sci-Fi Author and Editor, Margaret Fieland
  22. Maureen Wartski. In Memoriam: Interview with Maureen Wartski, Artist, Author, and Friend
  23. Megan Vance Interview and Great Writing Tips from Author, Megan Vance
  24. Nicole Thompson-Andrews Nicole Thompson-Andrews Loves Pub Subbing
  25. Samantha Bell An Interview with Samantha Bell: Impressive and Talented Author and Illustrator
  26. Sandra Warren Fascinating Ideas and Advice from Sandra Warren, Author
  27. Sarah Maury Swan: Pub Subbers: What Do We Get Out of It? by Sarah Maury Swan
  28. Vivian Zabel and 4RV Publishing Interview with Vivian Zabel and 4RV Publishing

Miscellaneous Topics

  1. Family Sewing Projects – Jedi Robes and Princess Leia Ponchos
  2. Days to Repaint a Wooden French Provincial Bed
  3. My Photo Links Have Been Changed to Shutterfly
  4. How to Digitize and Share Your Priceless Family Slides, Movie Reels, and Photos
  5. Scan Your Old Photos Now
  6. Don’t Use the Red Flag – Take Mail to Post Office – Check Fraud Alert



  1. A Selling Pitch Is Short with a Strong Emotional Tug
  2. How to Deliver a Short Gutsy Pitch to Entice Editors, Agents, and Readers
  3. How to Entice an Editor/Agent with a Pitch (Logline)
  4. How to Write an Effective Selling Pitch for a Romance Novel
  5. How to Write a Pitch, Summary, and Synopsis That Sells
  6. Pitch Exercise #1 – Would you accept or reject these pitches?
  7. Pitch Exercise #2 Romance – Would You Accept or Reject These Pitches?
  8. Results of Pitch Exercise #1 – Which Pitches Did 12 Responders Accept?
  9. What Is Pitch Corner USA?
  10. Which of These Best-Selling Romance Pitches Is the Best? Why?



  1. Put Dilemmas in Your Stories for a Compelling Punch
  2. Put Your Main Character into a Pit and Watch Him Devise Ways to Get Out
  3. Put Universal Conflict, Theme, and Emotions in Your Story
  4. Questions to Make Sure Your Plot Has Believable Consequences
  5. Story Essential: Plot
  6. What? I Need a Plot?
  7. What Is Your Story’s Premise? Editors Want to Know
  8. Universal Plots and a Story that Illustrates Each


Positive Personal Health, Well-Being, and Spirituality

  1. 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up
  2. 7 Ways to Move Toward Your Goals in 2014
  3. 8 Reasons to Walk in 2013
  4. 10 Ways to Put a Positive Spin on Your Emotions and Thoughts
  5. 12 Ways to Get More Energy
  6. 15 Words to Prove That You Are Unique – Writing Exercise
  7. 33 Books to Harness the Power within You
  8. 43 Ways to Prevent, Lessen, and/or Eliminate Stress
  9. Accept Yourself as You Are
  10. Any Job Is Easy, If You Have the Right ToolsArt Can Inspire and Relax
  11. Ask for God’s help
  12. Being Calm in the Face of Emergency
  13. Believe You Can, Visualize Success, and Take Action
  14. Be Specific in What You Ask For
  15. Beware: Scam of Grandparents
  16. Can Your Faith Be Seen?
  17. Celebrate You On Dreary Days
  18. Celebrate Each Step You Make Closer to Your Goal
  19. Choose to Live: Cross Streets Safely
  20. Dance Your Way to Cheerfulness
  21. Does the Weather Control Your Happiness?
  22. Does Your Anger Leave You Sizzling?
  23. Doing Something for Others Will Make you Feel Better
  24. Do It and the Energy Will Come
  25. Don’t Give Up…Read My Blog!
  26. Don’t Ignore Unexpected Treasures
  27. Do You Have an Overactive Inner Critic?
  28. Ear Plugs to Block Your Inner Critic
  29. Enjoy What You Have
  30. Find Your Laughing Place
  31. Focus an Hour
  32. Focus on Good Memories and Things That Make You Smile
  33. Food Brings Us Closer to God
  34. Friends Can Renew Your Spirit and Strength
  35. Focus on What You Want
  36. Four Steps to Success: Gratitude, Education, Motivation, and Faith
  37. Getting Motivated to Take a Risk
  38. Go Ahead and Cry
  39. God’s Emergency Phone List
  40. God Will Show You How by Mary L. Kupferle public domain
  41. Griping
  42. Happy Thanksgiving
  43. Healing Sounds
  44. Here Is a New Remote Control to Set Your Mood
  45. How to Bloom Where You Are Planted?
  46. How to Get Out of Fear’s Trap
  47. How to Get Your To Do List Done
  48. How to Keep Out of the Snares of Long-Term Sadness
  49. If You Are Worried, Take Action
  50. I’m at the Bottom of the Pit and the Bottom Drops Out
  51. I Said a Prayer for You Today
  52. Is Blaming Beneficial or Is It Better to Say: “It is what it is” and Go On?
  53. It Is What It Is!
  54. Jokes and Puns Make Life Fun
  55. Laugh: It’s Healing
  56. Look for Three Surprise Blessings Each Day
  57. Mastery Learning Technique to Help Your Child Learn
  58. Pay Yourself First
  59. Power of Thankfulness
  60. Prioritize & Focus
  61. Read a Funny Book: Laughter Is Music for Your Body and Soul
  62. Read Positive Minded Quotes on the Web
  63. Sing Songs to Cheer Your Mood and Heal Yourself or Others You Care For
  64. Start a Good Mood: Watch a Funny Movie
  65. Stop the Blame Game – Take 100% Responsibility
  66. Thank You Gives Power and Energy – 30 Ways to Show You’re Thankful
  67. Think and Say Good Words about Yourself
  68. Think in Abundance
  69. What Are Your Personal Goals for 2013?
  70. What to Do When You’ve Strayed Away from Your Goal
  71. What I Learned from the book “How Full Is Your Bucket?”
  72. What Is the Secret to Your Strength, Determination, and Endurance?
  73. Trust Creates Limitless Possibilities; Distrust Rips You Apart
  74. Try Reading Positive Minded Books
  75. Twelve Ways to Get Over Disappointment
  76. You Are Special – One of a Kind
  77. You Are the Expert
  78. You Make a Difference
  79. Walking with Joan 1
  80. Walk 15 Minutes a Day and Reap the Benefits
  81. Walking with Joan 3
  82. What You Say and God’s Reply
  83. When You’re Feeling Low
  84. Why Is Sleep Important for You?


  1. Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? And Other Questions to Put in Your Reader’s Mind
  2. Image Props for Stories #1: All That Was Left – a Stapler, a Money Bag, and a Bird Ornament
  3. Image Props for Stories #2: Bananas, Scissors, a Vacuum Cleaner, and a Ferris Wheel
  4. Choose a Prop to Symbolize What Your Character Is Willing to Die For (Image Prop #8)
  5. Props for Characters: Toys, Games, and Other Items
  6. Put a Hat on Your Main Character or His Sidekick
  7. Image Props for Stories #3: A Basketball, a Pillow, and a Pair of Boots
  8. Image Props for Stories #4: A Remote Control, a Basket of Flowers, and a Bandage
  9. Image Props for Stories #5 – Love Bug, Dog/Cat, and Love letter
  10. Image Props for Stories #6: Coffee Maker, Earphones, and a Lamp
  11. Image Props for Stories #7 Pay Phone, Blue Wildflowers, and Fast-Moving River



Pub Sub Posts (Started out as PubSub3rd Fri)

  1. Help Celebrate PubSub3rdFri’s First Birthday – Submit on Friday, February 18, 2011
  2. 7 Good Reasons to Submit Your Story (September PubSub3rdFri)
  3. 7 Reasons to Submit Your Manuscript! Pub Sub
  4. 8 Ways to Smooth the Road to Publication
  5. 15 Steps to Increase Your Chances at Publication (June PubSub3rdFri)
  6. 20 Reasons to Submit Your Manuscript
  7. 20 Ways to Celebrate Your Writing Talents (PubSub3rdFri)
  8. 22 Goals for This Month That Will Lead You to Publication (PubSub3rdFri)
  9. Attend a Workshop, Conference, or Take a Course – It’ll Get You Closer to Publication (PubSub3rdFri)
  10. Become a Pub Subber (PubSub3rdFri October)
  11. Be Smart! Submit Your Manuscript
  12. Be Your Own Valentine! Submit Your Manuscript in February
  13. Do the Pub Sub Submission Wave (PubSub3rdFri)
  14. Go for the Gold in Your Heart – Submit Your Manuscript (Pub Sub)
  15. How Often Should You Submit a Manuscript? (PubSub3rdFri)
  16. Fine Tune Your Manuscript – Week One (PubSub3rdFri)
  17. I Encourage You to Submit Your Work (PubSub3rdFri)
  18. Is Your Manuscript Ready to Bloom with an April Submission? (PubSub3rdFri)
  19. Joan’s Manuscript Quality Control Test
  20. Join the Pub Subbers Yahoo Group
  21. Learn New things to Spread Your Writing and Illustrating Wings
  22. Let Go of the Old; Put OOMPH into the New (PubSub3rdFri)
  23. List of PubSub3rdFri Posts 2010-2011
  24. Make a List of Possible Publishers – Week One (PubSub3rdFri)
  25. Prepare Submission for Third Friday (PubSub3rdFri)
  26. Print Out the Publisher’s Guidelines (PubSub3rdFri)
  27. Pub Subbers
  28. Pub Sub Week One
  29. PubSub3rdFri – Week Two
  30. Pub Sub 3rd Fri – Count Down to Submission on Friday, August 20, 2010
  31. Reward Yourself for Each Step to Submission
  32. Take a Chance on You, Submit Your Ideas, Send a Query (PubSub3rdFri)
  33. Select the Publisher – Week One (Pub Sub 3rd Fri)
  34. Start Your Submissions (PubSub3rdFri)
  35. Stuff Your Turkey with Submissions in November (Pub Sub 3rd Fri)
  36. Submit Once a Month (Pub Sub)
  37. Submit Your Manuscript – Pub Sub Goals for 2012
  38. Submit – Do the Pub Sub Dance
  39. Submit the Very Best Quality Manuscript You Can, But Submit
  40. Submit to an Editor or an Agent in August (Pub Sub)
  41. Submit a Manuscript to Celebrate the 3rd Birthday of PubSub3rdFri (Pub Subbers)
  42. Submit a Manuscript to Celebrate the 3rd Birthday of PubSub3rdFri (Pub Subbers)
  43. Submit a Query or Manuscript Now: Roll Yourself into Publication (PubSub3rdFri)Submit Your Work This Month (PubSubber)
  44. Twelve Gifts for You in 2011: Submit Once Each Month (PubSub3rdFri)
  45. Use Words from Unusual Sources (PubSub3rdFri December)
  46. What Are Your Goals for This Month? (Pub Subber)
  47. What Are You Thinking? To Succeed, Reword Your Thoughts (PubSub3rdFri)
  48. Week One: Choose Publisher/Agent. Get Work Critiqued (PubSub3rdFri)
  49. Week 2 – Let Your Manuscript Rest (Pub Sub)
  50. Week Three – Submit Your Work This Friday (PubSub3rdFri)
  51. Week 3: Reread, Correct Errors, Print Pertinent Papers, and Send (PubSub3rdFri)
  52. Week 3 Submit on Third Friday (Pub Sub)
  53. Week 4: Educate and Motivate the Creative Muse (PubSub3rdFri)
  54. What Are You Afraid of? Submit That Manuscript! Pub Sub.
  55. Week Two: Writing the Pitch, Query Letter, Proposal, Resume (PubSub3rdFri)
  56. Week 2
  57. Week 3
  58. Week 4
  59. Write a Pitch for Your Manuscript – Week Two
  60. Week 1 Select the Publisher (Pub Sub)
  61. Write Down Your Writing/Submitting Plan for the Month (PubSub3rdFri)
  62. You Are a Writer; You Are a Quarterback
  63. You Have the Luck of the Irish – Submit a Manuscript Today (PubSub3rdFri)




  1. 27 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
  2. Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Submissions
  3. Resources to Find Publishers


Query Letters

  1. Will Your Query Letter Sell Your Manuscript?
  2. Components of a Good Query Letter


  1. 5 Writing Course Sites and 7 Articles to Inspire Your Writing
  2. James N. Frey Books to Improve Your Writing
  3. Add the Power of Three to Your Writing
  4. Backstory: In Description, Dialogue, and Flashback
  5. Can Your Draft Manuscripts Have Two Spaces after Periods?
  6. Errors That Might Escape Spell Check
  7. Five Ways to Cut the Number of Words in Your Manuscript
  8. Get a New Perspective When You Revise Your Manuscript
  9. Get Rid of “Foggy” Words
  10. Get Rid of Passive Voice
  11. Goodness! How Could I Have Submitted That Manuscript?
  12. How to Get Better at Writing – Rewrite
  13. How to Handle Links and Periods at End of Sentences
  14. Look for Four Writing Errors When You Revise
  15. Ten Minutes a Day to Good Writing Using Seven Senses
  16. Ten Steps to Become a Better Writer
  17. Use Plain Said; Cut the “ly” words




  1. First Lines from Non-Fiction Best Sellers
  2. How Many Words Should Your Sentences Contain?
  3. How to Write a Good Sentence
  4. Memorable First Lines
  5. Stop Boredom: Vary the Beginnings of Your Sentences
  6. Vary Your sentences: Begin with a Different Part of Speech
  7. Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphors


Social Media

  1. 7 Things You Should Know about RSS
  2. 9 Reasons to Use Google Plus+
  3. Collect Images for Fun and Research – Use Pinterest
  4. How to Use Glogster – A Personal Electronic Poster Maker
  5. Facebook: The Pros, Cons, and How to’s
  6. Which Social Media Is Right for You?
  7. Ten Reasons to Use LinkedIn
  8. How to Use and Why Use Hangouts on Google Plus+
  9. Seven Advantages of Using Twitter




  1. Susa Silvermarie and Lynn Cohoon Are Winners
  2. Donna Earnhardt For January 9th, the Winner Is…
  3. Megan Vance…and the Winner Is Megan Vance
  4. Joyce Moyer Hostetter:.And the Winner of a Free Book from Gretchen Griffith is…
  5. Karen Tomas The Winner of the Free Consultation to Make Your Blog Zing is Karen Tomas
  6. Linda Martin Andersen And the Winner Is…
  7. Joy Moore…and the Winner is Joy Moore
  8. Margaret Fieland Won a Free Critique
  9. Kristinia Stanley And the Winner of the Free Critique Is…
  10. Claire Iannini: The Winner of Finish the Story #3 is Claire Iannini
  11. Steve Mathison The Winner of the Free Critique for Pub Subbing in February is Steve Mathison(#PubSub3rdFri)
  12. Juliana JonesThe Winner of the Giveaway is Juliana Jones
  13. Linda Andersen and Mary Jo Nickum Won a Free Critique
  14. Dorothy GriffinWinner of Free Critique is…Dorothy Griffin
  15. Linda Andersen and Jean Matthew Hall…And the winners are Linda Andersen and Jean Matthew Hall
  16. Widdershins, Linda Andersen, and Sandra Warren. And the Winner Is…January 18, 2014
  17. Samantha Bell won the free paperback copy of Flip Flap Floodle
  18. Free Giveaway of Flip Flap Floodle on Kristi Bernard’s Blog February 25, 2013
  19. Mary W. Jensen The 50th Person to Subscribe was Mary W. Jensen
  20. Linda Andersen, June Phyllis Baker, Brenda Madole, and Elaine Green Winners of Finish the Story #1 Contest
  21. Kathy Burkinshaw And the Winner of Batman and Robin’s FRIGHT CLUB from Linda Martin Andersen Is…
  22. Elaine Green Winner of the Finish the Story #2 is Elaine Green
  23. Andrew Gaines And the Winner of the Free Healing Scripts CD from Dr. Bob Rich Is…
  24. Linda Martin Andersen Won a Free 1000 Word Manuscript Critique!
  25. June Phyllis Baker The Winner of a Free Personalized Meditation from Janis Silverman is…
  26. Feywriter and Mary W. Jensen The Winner of a Free Critique is: Feywriter – Mary W. Jensen
  27. MaryAm Tabibzadeh, Joel Shulkin, Linda Andersen,And the Winners of a Free Critique Are
  28. I Gave the Very Inspiring Blogger Awards to 15 Blogs
  29. I Gave the Blogger of the Year 2012 Award to 3 Blogs
  30. Free Never Give Up Motto Image for 2014
  31. Kristina Stanley, Linda Martin Andersen,Kathleen Burkinshaw,Widdershins, Maureen Wartski, Jeanne Vincent, Joy Acey, Susan Hornbach, June Phyllis Baker, Mona Pease, Brenda Madole, Dianna Gunn 12 Winners of My Plot Diagram and Winner of Free Pitch and 1000 Word Manuscript Critique
  32. Karen Cioffi-Ventrice, Ann Eisenstein, and Juliana Jones Winners of Critiques and Books to Celebrate over 70,000 Views
  33. Linda Andersen Winner of Joan’s Plot Diagram
  34. I Gave the Sunshine Award to 10 Bloggers
  35. Free Logo: Live, Love, Laugh, Write – Never Give Up
  36. Linda Wilson Winner of the Free Copy of Ann Eisenstein’s Book, Fallen Prey
  37. Dianne Sagan And the Winner of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Frugal Editor, Second Edition Is…
  38. Sandra Warren And the Winner of a Free Critique of Two Poems from Linda Vigen Phillips Is…
  39. Pam Martin, Linda Andersen, Elizabeth King Humphrey Three Winners of Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents
  40. Sandra Warren and Mona Pease The Two Winners of The Perfect Pet by Samantha Bell Are…
  41. Sandra Warren The Winner of Free First Page Critique from Megan Vance Is…
  42. Claire Iannini And the Winner of a Free Copy of Flip Flap Floodle on January 19, 2014 is…
  43. Linda Andersen And the Winner of Arlie the Alligator Paperback and CD Is…
  44. Judith Aplin and Annette Sheldon The Winners of My Birthday Blog Giveaways
  45. Ann Eisenstein And the Winner of Healing Waters by Joyce Moyer Hostetter Is…
  46. Linda Martin Andersen, Janis Silverman, Cindy B, and Becky Shillington And the Four Winners of Free Manuscript Critiques Are…
  47. Kristina Stanley Won a Free Manuscript Critique
  48. Linda Andersen And the Winner of the Giveaway Is…
  49. Ann Eisenstein The Winner of the Free Paperback Copy of Flip Flap Floodle is Ann Eisenstein
  50. How to Get Your Free Gift Logo for Subscribing: Never Give Up…Build It One Block at a Time


Writer’s Block

  1. 7 Ways to Get Your Words to Flow
  2. 17 Reasons to Write – Why Do You Write?
  3. Deadline: Creativity Blocker or Enhancer?
  4. GrammoWriMo – Join Largest Number of Authors to Write a Novel Together
  5. National Picture Book Writing Week (NaPiBoWriWee) – May 1-7
  6. Stumped about What to Write! Ask Questions. Take a Walk. Get the Answers
  7. What Are Your Writing Goals for 2013?

Writing (Miscellaneous)

  1. 1 Writer’s Crossword Puzzle
  2. Celebration Tuesday
  3. Digital Notes – Post-It Notes and Sticky Notes
  4. For Fun: Enter Washington Post Style Invitational Contest
  5. Great Sites to Aid in Writing
  6. Is the World Power Shifting to Digital Self-Publishing?
  7. “Let’s Face It – English Is a Crazy Language” by Richard Lederer
  8. List of Goals and Encouragement Posts on My Blog
  9. List of Writing, Editing, Marketing, and Other Resources on My Blog
  10. Monday – A Day to Learn
  11. My Top 20 Blog Posts from October 9, 2009-August 8, 2012
  12. Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) – November
  13. Save Your Writing
  14. Seven Reasons Writers and Illustrators Need Business Cards
  15. Slow-It-Down Saturday
  16. What to Do on a Whimsical Wednesday?
  17. When and Where Do You Write? How Long and How Many Words?
  18. Whimsical Wednesday 2
  19. Whimsical Wednesday






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