Independent Study offered through Story Circle Network

Real life doesn't have a script.

April 8 – May 6

Class Description

What is keeping you from your dreams? 

Do you have an idea for a story but don’t know how to start? 

Do you have a draft but need an editor? 

Are you stuck on your summary? Cover letter? Query? 

Do you want to make your story, memoir, or fiction shine and sparkle?

During this 4-week session, I’ll take your writing to the next level. That means something different for everyone. I’ll ask questions about your overall project and the chapters, segments, or scenes you submit. You’ll start seeing new possibilities and approach your writing with renewed energy.

Enroll by clicking on ENROLL

Tuition
SCN members: $200. Non-SCN members: $250

Instructor Bioimage

B. Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice. She’s written You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers (Tate Publishing), Talent (Eternal Press), and Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62.
She was short-listed for a Literary Lightbox Award and won a Bronze Medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Talent, and she was a 2018 National Indie Excellence Award Winner, a Human Relations Indie Book Awards Winner, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards & Best Book Awards Finalists plus a NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner for Fall 2018
Goodwin’s work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers; Hip Mama; Small Press Review; Dramatics Magazine; The Sun; Inspire Me Today; Caregiver Village; GoodHousekeeping.com, PurpleClover.com and elsewhere.
She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network, and she is a manuscript coach here at Writer Advice. She always has time to write guest blog posts and answer questions. Visit her website and her blog.
Advertisements

Moonlight Mondays(Interview #7)

 

IMG_2098

 

 

One of the interesting things about indie authors is that working on publicity never ends. I’ll bet you know exactly what I mean.

My latest interview is with idleskybps.com  via Moonlight Mondays(Interview #7)

It’s always fun to read an interview over a while after I’ve written responses, and I’d love to have you take a look and leave a comment, reblog, and/or like.

Please keep writing. It will make a HUGE difference in your life.

6-9-18 ,AuthorShowcase(DubLib)1 2

A few words to the wise

 Wish I could tell you where this originated.

2015102831

It’s easy to tell others to take risks. It’s harder to live by that rule, especially if you’re wise enough to consider the consequences. Have faith. Take a leap and trust that someone will catch you.

 

Weigh your choices.

 

Don’t hesitate to give to a stranger but don’t give everything away.

 

Be who you are. Everybody else is taken.

 

Life is short. Have the courage to leave a miserable job, if you’ve tried everything you can. The same is true of a miserable relationship, as long as you’re not hurting your children. If you’re afraid you might be, weigh the value of staying in a struggling relationship against the possible outcome of moving on.

10-16Advice-300x210

Don’t be afraid to move on and move forward. Don’t let fear hold you back.

 

Don’t be afraid to love; don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.

 

Remember that life is what happens while you’re making other plans.

4-18 Contests

Consider your body, with all its imperfections, a gift from God. Treat it well and know what you can and cannot change.

Accept what you cannot change; change what you can; ask for the wisdom to know the difference.

Be grateful for what is right in your life.

da328f_f76ae4a077a242b09d8edcfd8b5af27d~mv2 195_FINALISTBBNEWSM_Dragonfly_Royal_Seal_Winner-01NewPinnacleAward3D2

 

IMG_2098

Purchase Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

All is well…

All is well with me. How about you?

NewPinnacleAward3D2

I’ve come up with an answer to my last post:

Yes. Awards matter.

Maybe they shouldn’t. Maybe I’m being vain, but they sure make me feel good.

I am pleased to report that another award has come  my way. This one turned up in my spam box! Who knows why it landed there. I mentioned it to the company owner, because it seemed odd and strange to me.

What’s the award for? Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. Awards from 5 different companies must mean something. If you’re following this blog, you already know what it’s about. If you’re new to the blog, click on the link.

The stickers are small enough that I could find a place to put them without ruining the cover design. Maybe I should do that…

So what’s going on in your writing life and the rest of your life? Inquiring minds want to know. What was your best moment this month? Leave a comment and let me know, okay?

IMG_2098

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at  62 

One Year Later: Do Awards Matter?

SM_Dragonfly_Royal_Seal_Winner-01

 

A year ago I wanted to win as many awards as I could for Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. So I entered in a bunch of places, and won some First Places and some Honorable Mentions and some Finalists. As you can tell from the tone of that last sentence, it mattered more before I did it.

I love that I have won from 4 or 5 different organizations. The latest one is the Royal Dragonfly.

Having been a writing contest judge, I know it’s the repetition that counts more than any one prize. I know opinions vary, and the fact that Never Too Late is receiving so much recognition is rewarding, but it’s a little scary that I could not name the awards from memory.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll look back on these days and wonder why I didn’t lean into this time more. Then I’ll remember how much Richard and I were both doing, and maybe I’ll remember these as some of the best years of our life together.

IMG_2098

Be sure to check the mirror in the upper left-hand corner.

I believe this is the one-year anniversary of Never Too Late‘s publication, and I’m glad I said yes to my husband and my publisher.

I’d love to read your comments about publishing books and articles. Can you share?

December 10 – Giving in Paradise (California)

I wonder how the people we saw in Chico and at the fairgrounds are doing now. When are the checks coming? How many are with relatives? How do you cope as the loss sinks in? How many have still not been found?

One Woman's Day

By B. Lynn Goodwin

Volunteers matter—especially when emergencies come up. At the Butte County Fairgrounds in November my husband and I found a mixture of hope and despair, of gratitude and anguish.

We couldn’t get near “Paradise Lost,” as reporters dubbed the Northern California town ravaged by fire, so we went to the tent cities at the Butte County Fairgrounds and the parking lot next to Walmart.  We found unparalleled need along with volunteers helping those who’d lost everything but their lives.

My husband and I took a huge stack of $50 gift cards donated by people in our church.  We followed the suggestion of a church guest, who returned to Paradise on weekends. He was there with his wife, who barely made it out ahead of the flames. They’d lost their home but had each other. He said, “Take gift cards and give them directly to the people.” My…

View original post 375 more words

Giveaway

B. Lynn Goodwin

Here’s a quiet giveaway for the e-book version of

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62.

Go to https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/2fa33846b918dfd7#ln-dei and you stand a good chance of winning a copy of Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. The giveaway ends November 2.

Even if you’ve read the book, you can pay it forward to a friend, a library, a senior center, a book club, or anyone who claims she can’t find that right person. Maybe you can help your friend reinvent the meaning of “right person.”

And why is this a quiet giveaway? I haven’t acquired skills in promoting it. So if you see this, why not give it a try.

There is hope for anyone seeking a life partner. I am living proof of it.

Enter the giveaway today.

https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/2fa33846b918dfd7#ln-dei

da328f_f76ae4a077a242b09d8edcfd8b5af27d~mv2NeverTooLate