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New Release – Busting Writing Myths

We have a new release – Busting Writing Myths

Busting Writing Myths

Busting Writing Myths

This was a fun book to research. It’s amazing how many writers and successful authors have fallen into the trap of believing these myths at some point in their career. And I’m not excluding myself from that group. We all fall prey to believing myths because they are convenient for us to do so. But if you’re aware of them before they try to get you you’ll fair better at warding them off.

Also I think you’ll enjoy the ditch the desk bonus section. This section jumps right into telling your desk you can write any where I want. I give you ideas of places you can go to get away from your desk and rediscover your creativity.

Here’s a short description of the book.

There are many myths about writing and if you fall into the trap of believing them you’ll seriously hamper your creativity and ability to write. We’ll cover the most common myths and how you can keep them under control. In not believing in the myths you will be in control of your writing success.

Included with Busting Writing Myths you’ll also enjoy the bonus section Ditch the Desk – Find your creativity and time to write.

To purchase Busting Writing Myths for only .99c CLICK HERE

Have a great day and happy writing.


Short Story Crash Course Now Available

Crash Course Cover

Short Story Crash Course

Short Story Crash Course is an intensive 21 day course that will whip your stories into shape. We’ll take your manuscripts from desk drawer to editor’s desk in three weeks.

All those stories languishing in your drawer will receive new life as a published piece.

You’ll learn how to evaluate, organize and prioritize your stories. You’ll learn the steps to effective self-editing and how to recruit beta readers. You’ll learn how to identify your stories genre and how to research the market. (A list of helpful sites are included) You’ll learn how to write a cover letter, format your manuscript, assemble a submissions packet and create a tracking sheet for all your submissions.

Short Story Crash Course includes a course book, and three weeks off writing assignments. Each week you are given objectives to complete. If you complete the objectives before it’s time to move on to the next set of assignments, there is a bonus or stretch assignment to keep your momentum going.

This is a self-contained course. Everything you need, you’ll find in the course book.

How do you know this method works? Laura has used this method to publish over 60 titles and counting.

What are you waiting for? Take your writing to the next level and move your stories from drawer to editor’s desk in only 21 days.

To purchase Short Story Crash Course for only $9.99 Click HERE.

Coming Soon – Short Story Crash Course Full Throttle.

The Full Throttle Course takes everything from the self-contained course and cranks it up all the way. In the Full Throttle course you receive critiques of two stories, check ins and questions answered as if in “live” class. Registration will open in the coming weeks.


Journaling Guide and E-Course Now Available

I am very excited about our first e-course, Journaling. It has been a long time coming and now it’s here.

Journaling Guide and E-course

This insightful book and e-course will help you discover an exciting new way to express yourself. You’ll discover how you can use your journal to explore your thoughts, feelings and values. You’ll also learn how to use your journal to support the discovery of the true you. Journaling in this way opens you to the possibilities of transformation and personal growth.

There are many positive benefits to journaling. It can help you with your personal growth and development, gaining insight into yourself, problem solving and stress reduction. Journaling can help you through times of lose and grieving to assist you through the healing process. It’s also a place to reflect on the happy events in our lives, our relationships and how they affect us.

There are no rules in journal writing but writing.

As part of this journaling guide is an e-course. This thirty day course will help you create a lifelong journaling habit. You will receive a daily e-mail with a question, a quote that will have you reflect on journaling, an exercise and additional insights. Even though you receive daily e-mails this class is self-paced.

At the end of the thirty days you will have established a positive journaling habit and routine.

Enroll and start learning today. Your first lesson comes within minutes of enrollment confirmation.

Journaling Guide and E-course $14.95 To purchase your copy and begin your journaling journey today.


Have a great day and happy writing!

New Release Tips for New Freelance Writers

Being a freelance writer isn’t one of the easiest ways to make a living but it’s one of the most rewarding. Your job is writing about things you love and are passionate about. You get to learn new things and share them with others. How awesome is that?

Some of the tips I’ll be sharing include researching your topic before pitching, writer’s guidelines, simultaneous submissions, repeat business, handling rejection and much more.

This book also contains links to other resources and job boards to get you going.

Visit to purchase Tips for New Freelance Writers for only .99c

Have a great day.

Poem a Day Challenge is Coming in April

That’s right folks. The Poem a Day Challenge is back. We will again be celebrating Poetry Month this April.

Here is a breakdown of how the challenge works.

  • You do not have to register anywhere to participate in the challenge.
  • There will be  prompts (Which you can use or lump) on our Face book and Blog page
  • Post your poem drafts to the Starving Writer Blog under the prompt that inspired it. If you chose to lump the prompt simply post to the day you wrote it. You can see my attempts at the prompt on the blog.
  • The challenge will begin April 1st and conclude on May 1st
  • Beginning May 1st edit and revise your poems for submission.
  • June 1st start submitting to magazines and publishers.
  • Let us know when you’ve sold your work.
  • Good Luck and may all your poems be published.

This is a fun and easy way to celebrate poetry.

If you haven’t been to our face book page here is the link

If you’re itching to get started on writing some poetry but need a bit of inspiration then come and check out our new release Jumpstart Your Poetry. This prompt book was written specifically with poetry month in mind.

Here’s a brief description of the book.

Have you always wanted to write poetry but have no idea where to begin? Or have you been wring for years but need to restart the creative engine?  This book has over 1000 prompts to get you going.

To view the books page visit

Have a great day and we hope to see you on April 1st for the challenge.

Two New Releases

That’s right we have two new releases. Mega-Volt Story Starters and Buy My Book! 50 Plus Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Book.

Mega-volt Story Starters

Jumpstart your next writing adventure with one of over seven hundred story starters in this Mega-volt collection. You’ll find dialog and phrases you can use to spark your creativity or use to weave your next story. The possibilities for your imagination are endless.

Buy My Book! 50 Plus Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Book 

Buy my book is what you want to yell from the mountain top, but not the most effective marketing approach. Discover book marketing strategies that will sell your book. The key is to find the ones that are right for you and your book. This book isn’t a light weight marketing list. I give you as much information as possible to give you the best opportunity at success when trying these strategies.

Marketing your book doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. As you’ll see there are a multitude of no-cost or low-cost options. You’ll put in a lot of sweat equity while marketing but it makes success that much sweeter.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and sell your book.

These and our other titles will soon be available on Apple, Kobo, Sony, Diesel and Barnes and Nobel.

Have a great week.


Story Starters

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope 2012 was good to you and 2013 will be great. Now that were in the new year we need to get back to writing. I know I slowed way down the last three weeks of December due to the holidays. So let’s jump start our writing with some story starters.

  • Mom, the snakes got out.
  • Write about the Grouchiest Person you know.
  • We’re being invades by flying jelly fish!
  • Cranky Co-worker Day What makes them so cranky?
  • When did you first discover the mole on your rump?
  • I swear officer it wasn’t me!
  • Why did you name your fish Bob?
  • Did you hear that?
  • No I’m serious that’s how the turkey got in the tree.
  • Holy Crap, how did the chair catch on fire!


Coming in January Mega-volt Story Starter E-Book.


Don’t forget about all our current books on writing available on Amazon.

The Big Book of Exercises, Prompts and Block Busters

Monster Book of Prompts

The Basics

You’ve Decided to be a Writer, Now What?

Show Me Your Shorts – Writing and Submitting Short Stories for Publication

Visit to purchase the above titles.


Have a great week writing.