Volume 20 Number 4

"There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.”

Jim Thompson
July - September 2017

Brag Board/Announcements

Announcements From Our Readers


Do you have a writing related announcement that you’d like to share with the readers of Writer Advice? Please send it in a blurb of 40 words or less to Lgood67334 at comcast dot net. Thanks!


September 23, 2017 only:

So You Want to Write a Book

Saturday, September 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street, (925) 973-3200

 If you have any interest in writing and/or being published this is a “must-attend” event. A panel of local authors who are members of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club will discuss their writing and publishing journeys and answer questions as time permits. This is a free event.


B. Lynn Goodwin received an excellent review of Talent from the Midwest Review of Books. “The review goes to the Helen C. White Library's "Cooperative Children's Book Center" (University of Wisconsin, Madison) where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin's public school systems and community libraries. This review has also been provided to the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.”



Anne K. Ross won a Silver Award in the Family & Relationships category of the 2016 Indie Awards. An earlier interview that she did with Writer Advice is in the archives. Read about the and book at https://awards.forewordreviews.com/books/beyond-rain-man/.

Ellen Aubry’s two stories, “Hardship Duty” and “A Suitable Place,” were published in the Las Positas College anthology, Beyond the Window. “Hardship Duty” won an Honorable Mention and the author read a selection from the story at the publication ceremony.


Sally Kimball’s Fiction story “Betrayal” placed Second in Prose and published in the Las Positas College Anthology, “Beyond the Window.” The book is available at the Las Positas College Bookstore, Livermore, CA.

Mainstream suspense audiobook. Just released on Audible.com: House of Eire: Hillary Broome Novels, Book 3, Royalty Share. Email for code for a free copy. June Gillam, Gorilla Girl Ink: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harlan Hague, PhD is happy to announce that his novel audiobook, A Place for Mei Lin, is on Amazon. A story of the healing quality of love, set in Idaho’s Stanley Basin in the early twentieth century. https://www.amazon.com/A-Place-for-Mei-Lin/dp/B072LXGRJF/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497747744&sr=1-1&keywords=a+place+for+mei+lin<https://www.amazon.com/A-Place-for-Mei-Lin/dp/B072LXGRJF/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497747744&sr=1-1&keywords=a+place+for+mei+lin>. Free with a free Amazon Prime trial.

Harlan Hague’s audiobook, Seven Ways to Die in Belize, should be up on Audible and Amazon by the time you read this. A sometimes humorous tale about a tour group that gets targeted by a terrorist plot to discredit the government by killing tourists.


  • Talent

    Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver’s license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. Copies of B. Lynn Goodwin’s Talent on Amazon, BN, and elsewhere on 11/01.

  • Shorts And Briefs

    Shorts and Briefs by Gregory Fletcher is a collection of short plays and brief principles of playwriting, with cover blurb support from Christopher Durang, Tina Howe, and Charles Busch. A craft book that entertains and applies to all of creative writing.

  • Manuscript Consultation

    Is Writer Advice's Manuscript Consultation Service right for you? Let's find out. Email the first 750 words of your work. I'll answer questions, say what I love, and make suggestions. Send to Lgood67334@comcast.net. Put Manuscript Consultation Request in the subject box.

  • Journaling

    Journaling: Gateway to Self Discovery is available by special arrangement. Contact Lgood67334@comcast.net for information.

  • Your Ad Could Be Here!

    Contact Lynn for more information.

  • Writing Heals

    Writing heals. Whether you are a current, former, or long-distance caregiver for a parent, spouse or special needs child You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers can help you process stress and find solutions. Click on Journaling for Caregivers to order the book or visit www.Amazon.com.

  • Writing After Retirement

    Writing after Retirement paints a realistic portrayal of what it takes to get started in the industry. Learn about: • Linking one's writing to current activities • The nuts and bolts of writing • Planning one's estate • New career paths • Writing opportunities • Practical advice on how to take that first step

  • On The Rim Of Wonder

    One reviewer’s thoughts: “Juliana Lightle empowers people in her poetry collection, On the Rim of Wonder. ‘Choose. Be who you want to be; do what you want to do.’ … My only response can be, ‘I will!’

  • Poetry Resource Guide

    The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide.

  • The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

    Scholarly Carmen Principia jumps into college socially unprepared in The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter. First, there's her weird roommate. And the men! Radical protester, Franco, who shares her Hispanic heritage, or frat rat Joe, who makes her laugh? Follow her hilarious, heartbreaking adventures. Buy at Amazon.

  • Unlikely Teachers

    Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict by Judy Ringer A practical tool to generate clarity, power, and flow in your life, Unlikely Teachers offers stories, reflection, and practice. Click on Unlikely Teachers to order or visit www.Amazon.com.

  • The Frugal Editor

    Writers can be in charge of their own careers in this economic downturn with Carolyn Howard-Johnson's multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. www.howtodoitfrugally.com

  • Book Printing

    ECPrinting has been providing affordable high quality book printing for small publishers and self publishers since 1955.

  • Jan McDaniel

    Take the next step in your writing career with me, Jan McDaniel. My editing services include a free initial consultation, line edits, plot and character feedback (for fiction), and follow up discussion. Visit janmcdaniel.weebly.com or email

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