Saturday, May 01, 2010

Inspiration for Career Building in a Video

Dear Sharing with Writers Subscribers and Visitors:

I am including this video because it is inspirational and because I believe in UCLA's Extension program, particularly its Writers' Program where I learned to polish my fiction skills after a career as a journalist. (Many of us writers don't realize that each new genre we try requires a whole new skill set.)

I have been teaching at UCLA Extension for several years now. It's a way to pass on the joy that writing has brought to me. If you are interested in my next one-day seminar on August 7th, please let me know at Or just go to UCLA Extension and sign up for the class.

Here is a video that came to me by e-mail. I love the little anecdotes about how furthering our educations can make such a difference in our lives:


Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about it:

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