My own business bores me to death. I prefer other people's. Oscar Wilde


Get Back to Writing!

Learn Scrivener Fast and Get Back to Writing!

Scrivener is an amazing program used for writing books, articles, blog posts and more. It's inexpensive and it's filled with so many ways to use it that often I feel a bit lost.

 

Enter Learn Scrivener Fast!

How high does your frustration level go when you want to paste a photo in your research file and you don't know how.

Do you have an amazing start of a book in Word and you want it in Scrivener but aren't sure how to do it?

Learn Scrivener Fast is what you need. 

Joseph Michael, the creator of Learn Scrivener Fast, is easy to understand on the videos. I'd even say he's erased the panic I've felt many times trying to figure out something like 'How to Add Files and Folders to the Binder.' Listening to Joseph Michael is a pleasure. He explains what Scrivener can do with a calm voice--always good when you're frazzled. 

What is it?

Learn Scrivener Fast is a video class on the different aspects of how to use scrivener. There are lessons for both Mac and Windows versions. Each video breaks down Scriveners brilliance into short learning classes about 5 minutes long. And if your internet connection is slow-no problem. There are detailed steps along with photos on how to do the thing you are trying to do.  Learn Scrivener Fast

Joseph Michael, the creator of Learn Scrivener Fast, has the perfect voice for video. He's easy to understand. I'd even say he's erased the panic I've felt many times trying to figure out something like 'How to Add Files and Folders to the Binder.'

Why I love it

When I'm working on a project I don't have time to flip through pages of a book, or long video tutorials on how to do something. Learn Scrivener Fast is set up in to be a time saver. In 5-10 minutes I can watch a video and put the information to work for me. 

What I've learned

How to import my files from word and how to get them back out of Scrivener into word for my publisher.

How to use it to write blog posts.

How to use it to make ebooks.

How to work Smarter And so much more! I'm still learning.

If you write books, articles, blog posts or need a place to keep your ideas organized I recommend getting Learn Scrivener Fast before you waste any more time figuring something out on your own.

Click and Learn!

Click the link below and check it out. You can preview a video and see what you think.
 

*This is an affiliate link but seriously I would not recommend this if I wasn't using it.

Moving On

It's sad to leave, but sometimes it's for the best. I've moved to a self-hosted site.

 I can be found at www.dianabrandmeyer.com 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Well, not me excatly but what I've blogged on will be there.

Meanwhile here is a peak at my new cover. Mind of Her Own will be out in January.


A Dangerous Stage



 Protection for Hire

guest post by Camy Tang

Hi everyone! My name is Camy Tang and the second book in my Protection for Hire series, A Dangerous Stage, just released a few days ago! It’s a humorous romantic suspense about a woman who is the niece of the San Francisco Japanese mafia boss, who went to prison for a crime she didn’t commit and then found Christ in prison. Now she’s out and has formed her own bodyguard service. She has to protect her latest client, a popular contestant in a televised singing competition, when he and his daughter discover evidence the show is rigged, all the while dealing with her dysfunctional family and the pressures of her uncle, who wants her to come back to working for the “family.”

Camy Tang with purple streaks in her hair 
When I first wrote A Dangerous Stage, I knew I wanted the backdrop to be a singing competition like American Idol, or The Voice, or X-Factor. I couldn’t use the name of any of those shows for legal reasons (and I wouldn’t want an angry note from Simon Cowell anyway!) so I had to come up with a name for my fictional singing competition.

I brainstormed for days, but couldn’t come up with anything better than “Screechers,” which my husband vetoed. :) So I posted on my Facebook Author page (https://www.facebook.com/CamyTangAuthor) to ask my Facebook friends for help.

I had a ton of great ideas! The best one was from Amancay, which was Grab the Mic. I loved that title right away and inserted it into my manuscript only a few days before I sent it to my editor at Zondervan.

I always love asking for help from Facebook friends because I get so many creative ideas! I hope you’ll join me there if you have a Facebook account.

book cover
Thanks for letting me guest blog, Diana!

Readers can find me here:
http://www.camytang.com/
http://camys-loft.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CamyTangAuthor
http://www.twitter.com/camytang

And there’s a page about A Dangerous Stage on my website here.








Thanks for being here, Camy. I have to get this book, the first one Protection for Hire kept me turning pages way into the night. 

Camy Tang is one of my favorite writers. She takes me into unusal places and I get to learn about different cultures. She's written some fun books too if you aren't a suspense reader. 
Here are the titles in the Sushi Series.
Sushi for One?
Only Uni
Single Sashimi
Weddings and Wasabi 

Here's an interview I wrote featuring Camy in 2008. Camy Tang

Do you like reading books with characters in different cultures than yours?

Diana

Good Read! Callie by Sharon Srock

REVIEW OF CALLIE

DON'T MISS THE BOOK OR GIVEAWAY!


Callie by Sharon Srock was a pleasant surprise. The book follows the journey of a woman in her 50s and two sisters with a huge secret. Callie doesn't want to be involved with them but she feels God pushing her to help despite the tragedy she bears extreme guilt that she can't get beyond. It's affecting her marriage, her job and her faith.

There is much to absorb for readers from these pages. It's a heavy book, but has light moments of fun. Despite the seriousness Callie doesn't leave you feeling weighed down and drained wishing you hadn't taken the time to read it. Instead Srock has the genuine ability to make the reader feel a part of the story, almost as a best friend to Callie and the girls. It is an enjoyable read, one that I couldn't set aside until I finished it in the early morning hours. 

Sharon Srock is giving one commenter from her blog tour a chance to win a bunch of goodies.

A copy of Callie's story
A certificate for Terri's story when it releases in April
A 6 piece Cherry blossom bath set
pink eye mask, tennis bracelet, amazon gift card
A cosmetic bag
A Bath Wrap
A Cozy pink eye mask
A Pair of aloe infused booties
A Hair Turban
A Tennis Bracelet
A 25.00 Amazon gift card

Here's the back cover copy:
Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. 
One miracle to save them all.
Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.

Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.

Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

About Sharon:
Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s writing credits include numerous poems and short stories published in science fiction fanzines.


Get in touch with Sharon here:
Don't forget to leave a comment and your email address to be entered into Sharon's drawing.
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