Category Archives for Writing

Girls Who Read by Mark Grist

Amazing poem with such an amazing message!

Workshop: WordPress & Blogging 101 by Denise Alicea

WordPress & Blogging 101 by Denise Alicea

WordPress & Blogging 101

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It’s used on many hosting companies from GoDaddy to Dreamhost. It also has a free option via Just like all technology it looks like it has a lot of perks, but how do you learn them all? Lots of options become scary and complicated! Who has time to learn for something new? Don’t know all the resources or who to go to? Then this is the perfect class for you!

Day One: Introductions

 Day Two: Know Your Resources/Where to Start/hosting/

  • Hosting companies that offer wordpress for a fair price
  • What does offer?

Day Three: The WordPress Dashboard

  • Logging into your account
  • Managing Comments
  • Tracking statistics
  • Customizing the dashboard’s appearance
  • Updating your personal settings and profile
  • Updating general settings

Day Four: Themes & Customization

  • How to I customize my page?
  • What are themes? Where can I get them?
  • Learning how to customize a header.
  • Custom fonts

 Day Five: Plugins

  • What are plugins?
  • What plugins can offer and where to get them.

Day Six: Writing a post or a Page.

  • How to add a post and what is quick press?
  • Adding links
  • What are categories and tags?
  • Scheduling a post
  • Copy/pasting a post

Day Seven: Adding and Managing Media

  • How to add a photo
  • How to add a video
  • Adding pdfs, .doc, etc.
  • How to manage your media


Day Eight: Working with Link Lists

  • Adding links
  • Managing links

Day Nine & Ten: Questions and Answers

RWA Members $15 Non- Members $25

To register:

Consoling Angel going on Book Tour for the Holidays!


Consoling Angel is going on Tour with Paranormal Cravings! I’m a longtime supporter of this book tour site. So thanks! I hope to see you commenting and trying to win some cool prizes!

My Reading Room


Pebble In The Still Waters


Tome Tender Blog Spot


Strung Out On Books


Katie’s Corner


Two Ends of a Bookshelf


Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews


Fangtastic Book Tours


Books, Books, and More Books


Consoling Angel to be on!


Consoling Angel will be on Read!

So be sure to look out for it and grab a copy on your favorite reading device!


Workshop: Storytelling Through the Anxiety Curve — presented by Sally J Walker

October 7-November 2, 2013
Humans exist in varying states of anxiety allowing for survival. This writing workshop of lecture and writing exercises will teach you how to identify stress and coping mechanisms in fictional characters that will create a marketable short story or novel. From envisioning those dynamic, vivid characters to screwing up a “normal day,” your creativity will be challenged through brief exercises and class discussions.

Born to poor farm folk in the little rural community of Exira, Iowa, Sally attended many schools in western Iowa and the Omaha, Nebraska, area. She eventually graduated from Papillion (NE) High School then nursing school at the University of Albuquerque and, eventually received a BFA in Creative Writing back at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. That degree was accomplished while working full-time as a Critical Care/ER nurse and raising a very active family of three daughters with her engineer husband. Adeptly juggling family, nursing, civic and Episcopal church responsibilities, Sally founded in 1985 and has conducted the weekly meetings of the eclectic Nebraska Writers Workshop to feed her own hunger for in-depth knowledge and skills. The Workshop has grown from a few tentative to over 50 confidently publishing and produced writers. Her own goal-oriented writing ethic has resulted in a vitae packed with novels, short stories, poetry, magazine articles, stage plays, screenplays and a variety of writing seminars. In 2000 she was hired as part-time Editorial Director at The Fiction Works and Script Superviser for the affiliated Misty Mountain . After retiring from her nursing career of over 30 years, she was elected President of the prestigious Nebraska Writers Guild, serving 2007-2011.