Author Archives: Betsy Norman

Brainstormer Book Release!!

Congratulations to one of our amazing Brainstormer crew – Liz Czukas!! Her debut novel, Ask Again Later, was released today!! Go and buy it RIGHT NOW: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ghrhqx Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1fRLN2j Indiebound: http://bit.ly/1nFr3M3

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Down “Write” Funny – Mentorship

So, I fancy myself a bit of a mentor. *snort* Okay, so I blow a lot of smoke out of my cake-hole and pretend it’s important manna from writing heaven. It’s called fake confidence. I have loads of it. If … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Here Comes the Judge!

I’m a mama bear. Definition: Shit on me all you want. I have broad shoulders and I know how to flush. However, shit on my spawn, and we got problems, buddy. This is what happened. Gazelle Girl works out at … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – New Web Banner!!

Ladies, Gentlemen and Squirrels – May I present my awesome new web banner, created by the even more awesome Elle J. Rossi!!! Please click my link and love it: BetsyNorman Then hustle your patookies over to EJR Digital Art to … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – So 2013 wasn’t The Year

So 2013 wasn’t The Year. Wasn’t My Year. Oh. Well. That doesn’t mean I’ve quit. (It may mean I’ve been lazy, but this isn’t a confessional, so blah.) I had a lot of bright, shiny moments in 2013 that kept … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – How Does Band Compare to Writing?

So I’m trapped at yet another one of my spawn’s high school required viewing events. This time, it’s a band concert. I’m scrunched into an auditorium chair clearly built for teenage bodies, playing with my phone like every other parent, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Land – Repost

I posted this last year – thought it might be worth a revisit to kick yourself (and me) in the pants. Enjoy! NaNoWriMo. No, I’m not saying “Hello!” from the planet Ork. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Physical Therapy for Writers

I’ve been gone awhile. Did you give a shit? No? Me neither, so there, blah. It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. This summer has been filled with my physical issues finally put to rights. Health trumped blogging. … Continue reading

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Writer Websites: Using WordPress to Make Your Site

Originally posted on Liz Lincoln:
A few different writer friends have recently asked about creating a writer website. So I’m quickly sharing my very limited knowledge. It seemed a blog post was a better way to reach multiple people asking…

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Down “Write” Funny – My Cheaterpants Link of the Week

I’m going to cheat this week, because I am a lazy, lazy cheaterpants who needs to be working on taxes and judging contest entries and edit/polishing my manuscript, and I just don’t have the damn time already to come up … Continue reading

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