JOANNA ELM, Author, Journalist, Attorney

October 28, 2017
by joanna

The Year I Earned More Money From Gambling — Not Writing

It was 1991. If memory serves correctly, it was March of that year when my husband, Joe and I won $28,000 in one night of playing blackjack at the Mirage in Las Vegas. I had just started writing my first … Continue reading

October 21, 2017
by joanna

How To Get You (And Your Novel) Into The Headlines

In all the chatter among self and traditionally published authors about how to get your novel noticed by the book-reading public, one method has gotten short shrift lately. I’m talking about getting some media attention as in getting your novel … Continue reading

October 14, 2017
by joanna

How To Write A Screenplay In 42 Days : One Author’s Story

One of the best things that can happen to a writer is to have a novel or screenplay made into a movie or TV series. The next best thing –almost– is to hear your dialog (over which you laughed, cried, … Continue reading

October 7, 2017
by joanna

‘Someone Opened A Window Into Hell’ –TV Talk Show Hosts Battle Guns

“It seems like someone has opened a window into hell.” That’s how Jimmy Kimmel described it on his show this week. And there was no punch line. Fifty-Eight Gunned Down He was talking about the mass shooting in Las Vegas … Continue reading