The Modern Rules of Home Workplace Organization, an Infographic by Emily Johnson

More helpful/needful information from Nicholas Rossis. I don’t know how he finds this information and the graphics, but I’d like to print them all out and put them in a notebook with plastic sleeves. Thanks, Nicholas.

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Emily Johnson, who has produced an awesome infographic with some great ideas on organizing your home workplace Organization. A topic that I find very interesting, as someone who’s worked from home for the past 25 years.

The Modern Rules of Home Workplace Organization

Being a reader of this blog, you must be fond of writing; therefore, it is high on your list. When it comes to writing process, productivity boost is a must.

Here’s the deal: your workplace impacts not only your productivity but creativity as well. Being inspired by the visual guide about writing workplace organization, we’ve made the list of modern rules for a writer to read and save.

  • Keep your writing desk clean;
  • Hide extra stuff into lockers;
  • Use modern gadgets;
  • Decorate your desk with live plants;
  • Select the right color for your workplace walls;
  • Find a place to relax

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Saturday Historical Novelist Interview with Kristin Gleeson

Loved this interview. I want to read all of her books.


kris pool vignette crop1Today’s Saturday Interview guest is historical novelist Jristin Gleeson. Welcome to my blog. Please tell us a little about yourself as writer and as person.Tell us a little about yourself as writer

I am originally from Philadelphia, but I moved to Ireland some time ago and live in the West of Ireland in the Gaeltacht where I teach art, play the harp and fiddle, sing in a choir and write.  I work in a library during the summers most times and am a self-confessed bookaholic and my writing spills over from that.

Why did you choose to write historical fiction?

I love history and have a Ph.D. in it so it was a natural fit for me.  I love so many periods that it was a great way to explore the different time period.

What in particular fascinates you about the era(s) you write about?

I find I enjoy…

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Nancy Drew

I don’t think I ever read these three. Maybe I should go back and try to find them myself. If you are also a fan of those childhood memories, you might want to find the Cherry Ames series. She was a nurse. One year for Christmas my parents got me a set of five books: Heidi, The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Little Women, and two other books whose titles are lost in my mental file cabinet.

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Don’t ask me why but recently when I was laid up and sick for about 2 weeks, I wanted to read simple and uncomplicated stories. I picked up the “Fourth Estate”  by Jeffrey Archer and the “Child left behind” by Anne Bennet but neither of them gave me that satisfaction that a Pink Whistle or a Famous Five ( Enid Blyton) book could have given me and I was too sick to think of going to a book shop and looking for books with innocence( is what I like to call them).

Finally about a week into my convalescence, I went to the local grocery store book section and found some of my childhood favourite series of books- Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene. I  used to love these books growing up but never have read the complete series- these books were often not available where I lived.

So I was…

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Author @BRChitwood releases STRANGER ABDUCTION #mystery

Multi-published author and friend, Billy Ray Chitwood, has just released another book. I’m pleased to help spread the news of his mystery called Stranger Abduction inspired by true events.

The history of how this story came to be written is also an interesting one, and you can learn more about it on Billy Ray’s blog.

Now, let’s learn more about Stranger Abduction, and help congratulate Billy Ray on his latest book!

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It is a sunny Sunday in May, 1993. After church, a mother and her lovely fourteen-year old daughter walk three miles to a country store for cigarettes and ice cream. It is a walk members of the family often take in this rural Sulphur Springs Valley area of southeastern Arizona near the Mexican border.

The mother and daughter arrive at…

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Six Years: From Teacher to Novelist, From Querying to the Year After Debut

Kate Brauning is an author I think I would enjoy meeting and getting to know. I’m sharing her newsletter here because I want to support a YA/fanstasy author that may resonate with readers of those genres, and because I like her “talking one-on-one-with-you” style.

Kate Brauning

This week marks a big change for me. Not a change most of you will see, but it is one that changes my life.

For the last six years, I’ve felt like I’ve been living in a revolving door, only gradually moving forward, but mostly moving in circles.

This is what my life looked like six years ago, in 2010: I started teaching at an online school- 7th through 12th grade English and communication, teaching over webinar and the phone. Ready to answer questions on everything from proper form during a speech to poetic meter, from explaining the themes of the created monster in Beowulf and Frankenstein to plural possessives. This ended a six-month unemployment streak for both me and my husband. I’d just graduated college six months ago, was in my first year of marriage, was trying and failing to find time to exercise, and was loving helping my…

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Author to Author + Book Review: HOW WE FALL by Kate Brauning

Jenny Moyer

One of the best things about being a debut author has been getting to know some of the other amazing young adult authors. I had the privilege of meeting Kate Brauning at a conference where we instantly connected. We discussed writing, her publishing journey, and some of the things that inspired her to write her debut, HOW WE FALL.



When Jackie’s best friend leaves town and is feared murdered, Jackie throws herself into a relationship with her cousin that neither of them can control. Neither Jackie nor Marcus can separate love from obsession.
As the long, hot summer lengthens, they grow closer, despite their best efforts to stay apart, despite knowing that their secret love could tear their families apart.

Now Ellie has been missing for months, and the police, fearing the worst, are searching for her body. Swamped with guilt, Jackie pushes her cousin away. The plan is…

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