JOANNA ELM, Author, Journalist, Attorney

September 23, 2017
by joanna
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How To Survive Five Days Alone With A Bad Guy

I don’t know what other authors do, but when my husband, Joe, recently left for five days on a trip to Florida, I spent that uninterrupted, quality writing time with another man. What can I say? The guy’s good-looking, smooth-talking, … Continue reading

September 2, 2017
by joanna
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Eight Great Websites for Authors

This was a great week: A recent blog of mine was included  as a guest post on one of the great websites for authors, thebookdesigner.com (see below), and my British bestie, Julie, arrived for a visit so I took some … Continue reading

August 19, 2017
by joanna
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Island Of Adventure: A Day Trip For Location Research

Taking a day off for location research is one of the fun parts of writing a novel especially when you have to go out on the water on the most gorgeous day of the summer, and you can bring along … Continue reading

August 12, 2017
by joanna
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Before You Hit The “Publish” Button: An Indie Author’s Checklist

Most indie authors grapple with the all-consuming issue of how to stand out from the crowd by creating memorable content and sufficient “buzz” for their self-published novels. Of one million books published a year, some 700,000 are self-published. Very few indie … Continue reading