Gotta get the word out!

How hard is it to tell the world about your book?

Not too hard.

It’s getting them to listen that’s the trick. 

 

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Speaking with a customer at the Dublin Library in Dublin, CA.

Saturday I shared books with other local writers at the Dublin (CA) Library, and even sold some.

Today my interview with Kaye Lynn Booth is out.

via Interview with author B. Lynn Goodwin

Take a look, leave a reply, and let me know if you’d like to interview me for your blog.

BTW, it’s never too late to pick up a copy of NEVER TOO LATE: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. 

Also available wherever books are sold. Just tell them to order from Ingram. 

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A delightful read that will teach you much about the process of discerning what is right for you.”    ~~Linda Marshall, author of A Long Awakening to Grace

Instead of continuing to search for a mate who is a mirror of ourselves, who is the most intelligent, wealthy, successful, witty, etc., embrace the person who is authentic and trustworthy, with styles or attributes that we lack, who brings out the best in us.” ~~L. Kain 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with author B. Lynn Goodwin

Fun to go back and read what I said a couple weeks ago, now that it’s out for the whole world to see. Let me know what you think.

Writing to be Read

B. Lynn Goodwin

My guest today is an author with a unique story. She’s published three books, two of which are nonfiction, inspired by her own experiences. The third is a work of fiction, so she traverses both realms. In addition she does editing and acts as a writing coach for her fellow authors on her site, Writer Advice. Her book, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62, which she’s going to tell us about, has recently become a 2018 National Indie Excellence Award finalist. I am pleased to welcome B. Lynn Goodwin to Writing to be Read.

Kaye: Would you share briefly the story of your own publishing journey?

Lynn: I began writing seriously while I was also caring for my mother in the last years of her life. It was a great outlet. I also began Writer Advicewww.writeradvice.com, which started as an e-mail newsletter…

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Woo-hoo or Trying to Make it REAL

 

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CONGRATULATIONS!

It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.

The lists of winners and finalists are proudly displayed on our website, please log on to www.indieexcellence.com and click on the Winners & Finalists tab to see your name and book cover highlighted for all to see. Awards are available for download and purchase on our website including: cover stickers, certificates, and medals. The 12th Annual NIEA contest’s Press Release will go out to a wide array of news, media and industry outlets (it is also on our website as a download for your use).

The team at the National Indie Excellence® Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in your ongoing success. You have our deepest congratulations.

Warmly,

The Team at the National Indie Excellence® Awards

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Exciting news indeed. In third grade I came in second in the spelling bee. In high school speech contests I once got a third place, but nothing better. In 1976 I  was named Teacher of the Year by an alternative, unsanctioned high school newspaper.

A couple years ago I won a Bronze Medal for Talent and later I was a finalist in the Sarton Writing Contest.

Today I actually won. Best in my category as they would say at horse races and county fairs. Everything changes.

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My husband, a major player in Never Too Late, says, “You don’t lose until you quit trying.” Good statement!

 

Writer Advice’s Flash Fiction Contest

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Would you like feedback on your writing as well as a chance to win a prize? Writer Advice seeks flash fiction(750 words or less).

  • Draw us in.
  • Open our eyes.
  • Dazzle, delight, and entice us.
  • Give us new insights.
  • Entertain us.

 Winners receive cash prizes and are published. Low fee for solid feedback.

DEADLINE: 06/01/18.

 FEE: $15.50 for individualized feedback and the possibility of winning a prize.

 PRIZES: 

  •  First Place:                        $160
  • Second Place:                   $   80
  • Third Place:                      $   40

 Honorable Mention Winners will also be listed.

Questions, but not submissions go to Lgood67334 AT Comcast DOT net. We look forward to reading your work.

Writer Advice has been running this contest for over 10 years, so we have lots of experience explaining what works and why as well as suggesting improvements.

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COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS CONTESTANTS:

“You are the first professional to offer feedback and your encouraging words have given me additional motivation!  It is reassuring to know that I was on the right track; you have a remarkable ability to give constructive feedback in a positive way (and you are absolutely correct).  Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration.  I look forward to submitting more stories and continuing to improve.” 

–Jamie Fouty

“Thank you so much for your feedback! I really appreciate you taking the time to give me your thoughts. I’m always striving to improve my writing, and feedback from editors like you make it much easier to do so.”  

–Margarite R. Stever

“Many thanks for your response, from it, I can tell you’re very good at what you do.”

–Kisa, Visually Versed

“Thank you so much for your detailed feedback!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to read and analyze my work . . . It’s not every day a contest gives you comprehensive feedback instead of a simple yes/no!”

–Lena Crown

“Thank you so much for your feedback, it always makes me feel inspired and motivated.”          

–Elizabeth Cockle

“Thanks for the wonderful feedback, never, never, got that before in thirty years.”   

–Jenny Hickinbotham

 

“Do tell your writer friends about the newsletter. They can subscribe by sending a blank subject header email to: FlashFictionFlash-Subscribe@yahoogroups.com.” Pamelyn Castro offers an excellent newsletter about Flash Fiction and I’m happy to share this resource.

Bay Area Book Festival

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Here we are, in all our craziness, at the  Bay Area Book Festival held in Berkeley on April 28 and 29, 2018. Lots of people. Lots of conversations. Lots of cold, cold weather.

In the photo the water is mine, the popcorn is his, and the table is missing, so let’s try this again.

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The one on the left looks better to me.  >>>>

 

Bottom line: This book fair was a great place to network, and it was wonderful to have Richard there. He’s a first-class salesman.

 

And, to give you a sample of something from the book, here’s the ad he wrote that attracted me:

CLASSIC
1944 classic roadster with many miles left!
Motor humms, transmission smooth and and all the gears work!
Only two previous owners, very great women.
Two tone, white with a gray top.
Seeking a new woman owner who knows how to drive a classic!
Thanks
PS, This car is at church every Sunday so if that is a problem with
you this car is not for you.
Obviously, he was shopping for his third wife. Before our first
date, he asked if I would ever marry if I fell in love.
Wondering how I responded? You can find it at the start of Chapter 2 (page 9) of
NeverTooLate
Share your thoughts here and/or on Amazon.
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Fun!

Reading for groups is great fun. Especially when your husby, who is the subject of your book, comes along. 🙃😉

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We had such fun last night sharing a part of Never Too Late at Get Lit, which is held quarterly at the Aqus Cafe in Petaluma, CA last night.

My husband suggested I start with his Craigslist ad, so I did. He has the inside track sometimes, and I know when to do as he says and when to have “selective hearing.” 

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Following his suggestion, I started with the ad in which he compared himself to a 1944 roadster. He’s a funny guy and the audience loved what he said. They also loved my response, and more. Somehow I came in under 5 minutes, despite the laughs after almost every sentence. 

In the interests of total honesty, I’ll also say that someone said he should write and share, and he can’t wait to get started. WTG!

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And the moral of this story is that I want to do more presentations. If you’d like me to do a You Tube video for your book club, service group, or dating organization, please let me know. I can talk about getting married late in life, writing a memoir, writing a novel, getting started with a story, acceptance, changing your life, opening your heart, and a lot of other topics. Let me know how I can help you and your group. 

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Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

 

Never Too Late Featured at Book Fair

My book was published far from California, where I live. The company, Koehler Books, is in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and my editor, Lynn Moon, pictured below, displayed top books, promoted the company, and answered the questions of those who’d like to publish with Koehler.

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What does it matter?

One of the books she brought was mine. It’s the blue one on the far right side of the table. You can read Never Too Late on it.

She sent me that picture and this one:

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It’s really hard to miss the book in that one.

She said there was a lot of interest in the book and she sent lots of people to Amazon People can get there as soon as they are sent, if they have a cell phone, and who doesn’t these days? 

So my Amazon numbers were up.

You can keep them that way. Buy a copy for a friend, for a library, for a relative, for a group, or for your book club to look at. I’m happy to talk by phone with any book club, writing group, service organization, singles group, or Meet-Up group. There are face-to-face methods as well, and I’m happy to talk to you about it. 

Please help me share my story with any group you are in. You can tell me how below.