Monday, November 04, 2013

"E-publishing: the Best Guides to DIY"

Dear friends,

I am sharing the below link with you because Author Elizabeth Ducie gives excellent advice about self-publishing; if you want to go that route rather than traditional...

Elizabeth's Page: E-publishing: the Best Guides to DIY: OK, so you've finished your novel. You've edited it so tightly, you can't slip another word in without an unsightly bulge. Your...

Enjoy Elizabeth's blog!

~Rosanne C.
Founder, Publisher & Author

Monday, October 07, 2013

Author Academy 101

I am sharing the Author Academy 101 webinar of a friend of mine:

As it turned out, Denise's webinar is not for me since I am writing a fiction novel. But it may be for you if you're writing a nonfiction how-to or personal growth book! See below for further info on Denise Michaels and her webinar...

Denise Michaels

Hi Rosanne - my "Author Academy 101" six week webinar program is to help you write your how-to or personal growth book. 

The program starts Thur Oct 17 at 3:30 pm pacific time. To register and pay for the program go to:

For those going, enjoy Denise's webinar!


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Anne R. Allen's Blog: The Laws of the (Amazon) Jungle—Eight Rules Author...

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The Laws of the (Amazon) Jungle—Eight Rules Author...: Everybody tells authors we must use social media to have successful careers in the E-age, but nobody talks much about the dangers that lurk...

You see the link above, my dear readers? Well, today I am sharing again. This time it is a definite "must-read!" for all writers / authors! That link goes to author Anne R. Allen's blog (with author Ruth Harris blogging too!), which is extremely informative and blew me away- it was that good! 

I would advise you to check this out so that you can stay safe, I mean really safe - protecting your author reputation and career safe - on the Internet. And I do not know why I never knew about Anne and Ruth's blog until today but I'm glad I finally found my way there! Thank you, Anne and Ruth. 

If I had known about their blog 12 years ago, when I first went full-time with my writing, I would never have gotten scammed by (probably calling themselves something different nowadays) and would not have had such a bad, nasty experience in 2009 on the site when a man, then another man and a woman, attacked me personally for a comment I wrote in regards to a cause I cared deeply about. I reported them to Care2 but it seems Care2 does not care about their members - my own profile is no longer on Care2 but yet I still receive their emails. Go figure! Now go read - happy reading!

Enjoy the very helpful and scary info Anne shares with you about social media sites! 

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Angela Adams: Autumn Contest Update

Awesome writing contests!!! Thank you for sharing them AND your blog, Angela! :)

Take a look at "Angela Adams: Autumn Contest Update" blog post for excellent contests to enter:

Angela Adams: Autumn Contest Update: Writing contests are an awesome resource for writers. I will forever be grateful to someone I've never met -- a judge who offered suggestions ...

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The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Magazine

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Piero Tosi to get honorary Oscars

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Piero Tosi to get honorary Oscars

Way to go, Angelina!!! You truly deserve the Humanitarian Award for all you do to HELP children and adults in other countries :)

Guess I should also congratulate actor & comedian Steve Martin, actress Angela Lansbury, and Piero Tosi on receiving an "honorary" Oscar - Congrats Steve, Angela, and Piero!!!

Maybe writing about Hollywood Awards is more interesting than what is happening in the country of Syria to the children, men, and women of Syria... After reading some comments from Americans on the Internet, I am ashamed to be part of such an uncaring, uncompassionate, and selfish part of humanity.

Now I will end my post by saying that my husband, who is in law enforcement, stated to me that "Chemical weapons - in particular sarin gas or the other poisons Assad is using on his own countrymen - is the WORST way to die imaginable. You die a slow, painful and excruciating death. Think about that, Americans . . .

Also chew on this thought for a while - if the United States government were gassing us to death, would you want other countries to do NOTHING to help us? To have the same attitude most Americans do toward Syria - "We have enough of our own problems that we shouldn't be helping the Syrians!" Imagine IF our government were to use chemical weapons on us and nobody but nobody came to help us fight back. Oh right! I forgot. We have guns and rifles to fight the government with. Shame on me for 'forgetting' our 2nd Amendment rights that you hold so dear.

I am not even sure anybody will read my post - only have 8 members on here, yet I have 13,000 subscribers! So I will now end my 'venting' of how outraged I am that the majority of Americans do NOT CARE about other countries; in particular, what is happening in Syria. And on that thought, try to have a wonderful weekend!

Goodbye for now but not forever,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Angela Adams: Touching Our Emotions...

My dear readers, 

Below is a link to the highly recommended blog of author Angela Adams! Do check her blog out; especially her post of Sunday, July 28, 2013 . . . . 

Angela Adams: Touching Our Emotions...: The other night I watched the movie “Back Street,” the 1961 version with Susan Hayward and John Gavin. The premise of the movie is a wealt...

~Rosanne Catalano (Umland)
Founder, Publisher & Author
The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers Magazine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Bookshelf Muse: 3 Big Problems with Describing Emotions, LINKS & a...

The below link to The Bookshelf Muse takes you to a very informative blog for writers. 
So go and check it out now!

The Bookshelf Muse: 3 Big Problems with Describing Emotions, LINKS & a...: Hi everyone! A few neat things going on, so I just wanted to touch base and toss a few links your way. First up, you can find me over at Rom...


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Angela Adams: Writing Contest Update

Below is important contest info for the writers out there!

Angela Adams: Writing Contest Update: I’m a Big – no make that HUGE – fan of Writing Contests.   Aside from the wonderful feeling you get from accolades if you final (or win!),...

Good luck to those who enter these writing contests! Also, enjoy reading my friend Angela Adams' blog as much as I do! And please leave a comment on her blog if you like what she has written.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Giving peace an online chance -

Do check this article out! 
It is absolutely amazing and oh so wonderful what GOOD the Internet CAN do.

Giving peace an online chance -

Leave comments after this article from the Times of Malta newspaper, then check out the Facebook pages that were created for PEACE Around the World!

~Rosanne C.

amy wilentz | Google Killed Me

This is sad but interesting!

Thank you to writer and journalist Amy Wilentz for sharing "Google Killed Me":

amy wilentz | Google Killed Me

Once you have finished reading Amy's blog post (above), do leave a comment for her; writers love to hear from their readers.

~Rosanne C.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Legal Tidbits

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Legal Tidbits

If you are a writer, do check out Victoria Strauss' "Writer Beware Blogs!" (link above) for great info on who & what to beware of in the publishing world. I personally feel Victoria's blog is a must-read for ALL writers, established or not!

Also would like to let you know that I have another blog over on my author site, where I have been sharing some of my published short stories:

Enjoy my new blog! Not to worry my readers, I will be on this blog as often as I can to share helpful info with you....

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