Tag Archives: Writers in the Storm

Do You Have A Devilish Soundtrack For Your Launch Party?

I’m loading the iPod for Tuesday’s Worldwide Book Launch Party over on #DevilColony. We’re starting to hang the streamers here on The Devil-ish Playground and the buzz is building.  Yesterday, we discussed the all-important SNACKS. How is your party prep … Continue reading

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Friday Devil’s Playground: The Key To “Man-Speak” and a Devilish Party

For our Friday Triple D post this week, we’re going to provide the key to “Man-Speak!” But before I do that, I’d like to do a big shout out to the Man of The Week, James Rollins. Yesterday, we talked … Continue reading

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How Writers Can Rock LinkedIn

In yesterday’s post, we discussed the “fun party-line” aspect of Friday’s LinkedIn Webinar. (For all of you who are new to More Cowbell, this webinar was the May prize for the Let’s Meet Up Contest.) I saved all the great … Continue reading

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The Triple D: The “Bad Boy” Phenomenon Has Been Confirmed

A recent study on attraction from the University of British Columbia determined that women are least attracted to men who smile or appear happy and men are least attracted to women who are proud and confident. WHAT??! I was so … Continue reading

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Techie Tuesday: All Eyes on E-Publishing

The amount of information available on e-publishing has exploded in the last few months. The Indie market is alive and well and becoming a more respected option, particularly for the mid-list authors that feel they are stagnating elsewhere. Below is … Continue reading

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More Cowbell Mash-up #7 – Kick Creativity In The A$$

After a Saturday of inspiration and brainstorming techniques from a successful writer, I asked a musician friend of mine the following question:

“You’ve made an album a year for TWENTY years now. What is the creative process that allows you to do that?”

He smiled at me, a really benevolent cozy smile that made me feel better about bringing work to his Saturday night of fun. And then he said, “I don’t really know.”

My response: WHAT? That’s it? Come on! I thought this music business was different than being a writer. That’s what all my writer pals would say. Continue reading

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Show Up For Your Writing

Originally posted on January 5, 2011 by writersinthestorm Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up.” My New Year’s resolution for 2011 is to show up for my writing. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I thought so too until I … Continue reading

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