Tag Archives: Joanne Guidoccio

May We Never Forget

Several years ago on November 11th, singer/songwriter Terry Kelly visited a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55, he heard an announcement over the store’s public address system asking customers to give two minutes of silence at eleven o’clock. … Continue reading

Posted in What's Up With Joanne! | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Inspiration and Motivation From My Bookshelves

In 1977, I purchased my first self-help book, Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Since that time, I have devoured hundreds (possibly thousands) of self-help books. Some I’ve purchased…others I’ve borrowed…some I’ve reviewed…many I’ve given away. Here are ten … Continue reading

Posted in What's Up With Joanne! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Marketing Methods By Authors

Each time I’m faced with a new book release (or resurrecting an older release), I ponder the most effective ways of marketing my book. Over the years, I’ve learned by observing other authors and their methods. For this blog, I’ve given … Continue reading

Posted in A Bit of Catch-Up With Kim, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

How to Select the Right Title

Once I have the initial spark of an idea, I let it percolate for several days, sometimes longer, until the right words come to mind. Those two to six words often come with no warning and provide the starting signal … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Life Lessons from Mary Poppins

In addition to many fond memories of the magical nanny played by Julie Andrews and her side-kick Bert (Dick Van Dyke), a Cockney jack-of-all-trades, I have great appreciation for the life lessons imparted by Mary Poppins. Well begun is half-done. … Continue reading

Posted in What's Up With Joanne! | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

10 Cool Delights…On a Budget!

Last week, I treated myself to a Dairy Queen banana split. I tried not to gasp when the clerk told me the price was $6.77 (CDN). I inquired about the other prices and discovered that, like everything else, Dairy Queen … Continue reading

Posted in What's Up With Joanne! | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

From My Bookshelves

For over two decades, I have been collecting books that inspire and motivate my creativity. While many of my early choices were craft books, I have also gravitated toward self-help literature dealing with writing blocks. Here are ten of my … Continue reading

Posted in What's Up With Joanne! | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments