Category Archives: Free ezines

Working Writer newsletter

It’s Sunday so I don’t have to post my X word until tomorrow, so I thought I’d mention Working Writer, a newsletter for writers.  I’ve been enjoying it for a number of years now, and I’ve contributed articles to it now and then.  Check it out and ask for a free issue: 


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Sharing with Writers (link)

You can read  the latest issues of Sharing with Writers, Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s writing newsletter (published since 2003 and full of writing advice, tips, and sources) here:


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Book covers: The basic tenets (link)

You need to know these tenets if you’re working on a book cover.  It never occurred to me that some writers are apparently putting bios on their back covers.  I always thought that that was where a blurb and maybe a couple good review quotes went.  Anyway, check these out.  Great idea about subtitles, btw!  Link:

From Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Sharing with Writers e-newsletter and blog.



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Joy’s writing news update

The February issue of Sorcerous Signals is now online:

This issue, along with The Lorelei Signal, will be available later in Mystic Signals.  That print issue will also include my story, “Crystal Quest,” as a bonus.

I’m getting Detour Trail, my western novel, ready for publication; and I’m waiting to hear if my science fiction novelette has been accepted by Kindle Singles…

And don’t forget that Pretty Pink Planet is free from Smashwords: 

And my short story collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is available on Kindle:  (Don’t forget your free Kindle apps!)

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The Lorelei Signal (fantasy ezine)

I have a story upcoming in Mystic Signals, which is a print publication that includes all of the stories published in The Lorelei Signal and Sorcerous Signals, as well as two print exclusive stories.  So, anyway, I was browsing The Lorelei Signal webpage, and learned where this fantasy ezine title came from:

“The title of this magazine was taken from the Animated Star Trek episode by the same name. In that episode the men of the Enterprise fell under a siren song and it was Lt. Uhura who had to take command of the Enterprise.  It was a pretty hokey set-up to finally get a female in the command chair of the original Enterprise, but at least she got there.”

(I’ve never seen the animated series, but some of the storylines I’ve read about elsewhere sound like fun.) 

You can check out the ezine at:


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