OF ELAINE L. ORR
Writing in Retirement:
Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work
How many times have you said this is the year you'll start that
book? Now you're retired or close to it, so no excuses. Useful for
any age or writing project, Writing in Retirement can help turn
your fantasy into reality and build additional income. The book
takes you from thought process, to types of writing, to preparing
a book to publish. It guides you through formatting for ebooks
and paperbacks, and loading the book to online retailers.
At all Amazon sites.
Arcadia Publishing issued Elaine's book, titled simply
Monett, in 2006. It is a pictorial history of this Barry
County, Missouri town that was born because of the
Frisco Railway and continues today with a vibrant
economy and friendly atmosphere. You can purchase
Monett at most online booksellers as well as local retail
outlets in the Monett, MO area. They include The
Modern Variety Store in Monett and the Barry County
Historical Museum in Cassville.
Orr, Campbell, Mitchell, and Shirley Families:
Descendants of Paul Orr and Isabelle Boyd in Ireland and America
From linen weavers and grain mill operators of Aghadowey Parish in Northern
Ireland to the cities and plains of North America came the descendants of Paul Orr
and Isabelle Boyd.
Orr, Campbell, Mitchell, and Shirley Families has almost 2,400 entries and a detailed
index. It would not have been possible had it not been for a 1954 booklet prepared
by the Orr Reunion Association of Mount Vernon, Missouri.
Words to Write By
Putting Your Thoughts on Paper
The approach to this Words to Write By is reflected in
two key factors for anyone who wants to learn to
- Don’t be afraid to write badly while you learn.
- Practice by writing about what you know.
Available for all ereaders and in paperback. More info and links here.
Caring for Treasures is a mix of personal experience and practical advice, with a
heavy dose of encouragement for those who provide care to their parents at an early
age. Its goal is to provide an overview without overwhelming you. And caregiving
can be overwhelming. My four siblings and I were fortunate to provide care for our
parents over many years, beginning in our early teens. I did a brief version of Caring
for Treasures in 1995, and then put it aside. When my article on "How to Help Your
Aging Parents: Deciding When to Step In" had 7,000 hits on Yahoo Voices, it seemed
time to share our experiences as an ebook. The humor with which my family handled
our mom's years with MS is reflected in Caring for Treasures.
Writers like to reach readers. To help do that on Twitter, I wrote
500+ Hashtags for Writers. There is some information on using
Twitter, but it's mostly about how to target your tweets. In
ebook and paperback.
Find out how to organize and store tweets so you can work
quickly and efficiently.
FROM BLOGS TO BOOKS
Eclectic mix of articles
on reading, writing,