Urban Friday Facebook Event—November 6, 2015

[Urban Friday]Check out this Facebook event, which is happening on Friday, November 6, 2015. This is just one incredible day in the week-long Virtual FantasyCon, which runs November 1—8. Why am I excited about Urban Friday? Because I will be there, chatting with authors, artists and fans about edgy, urban horror thrillers. Oh, and I will be giving away copies of Books One, Two and Three of TELL ME WHEN I’M DEAD.

Event Description
Come meet all the fantasy authors who write Urban Fantasy as well as the bloggers and artists who take part in this genre. Participants include …

Alexandra Engellmann
Arie Farnam
D.L. Colon
Danielle Annett
Emma Adams
Hannah Gordon
Ismael Manzano
J.P. Sloan
Jaq D Hawkins
Jason P Crawford
Jay Norry
Jen Leigh – Fantasyworks Publishing
Jena Baxter
Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson
K.N. Lee
Kara Ashley Dey
Kia Carrington-Russell
Kindra Sowder
Lauren Dawes
Lesley Donaldson
Lu J Whitley
Maer Wilson
Michelle Irwin
Nadja Losbohm
Nessie Strange
Pavarti Tyler
Rachel Tsoumbakos
Rissa Blakeley
Sarah Buhrman
Shannon Dearing
Shea MacLeod
Sherry Robinson
Steven Ramirez
Thais Lopes
Tommy Hancock
Victoria Foster – Artist

And if you can’t make it Friday, there are still two more days of fun!

November 7—Steampunk Saturday | November 8—YA Fantasy Sunday

Hope to see you there.

Your Home Workplace—5 Things to Start Using Right Now

[Emily Johnson]Guest post by Emily Johnson

This post contains new, original material, and is based on the article “How to Organize Your Writing Space at Home,” which appeared at GalleyCat in September.

As a writer, if you know how to organize your home workplace, that’s great. If you know which items can help you stay more productive, that’s even better!

It’s simple: try to use these things to boost your productivity.

1. A digital highlighter. This device can help you scan, translate, and transfer texts. Once you start using this gadget, you’ll start boosting your productivity. Create texts and just transfer them to your computer or phone.

2. Mini elliptical trainers. If you want to stay productive and focused, you need to pay attention to your health. Using mini elliptical trainers helps to prevent health problems and promote a good posture.

3. A USB cup warmer. We often drink coffee or tea while working. If you want to take a cup of hot tea, you should use this gadget. Plus, try to drink green tea only, as it contains L-theanine and caffeine that lead to improving brain functions.

4. Live plants. As soon as you decorate your workplace with live plants, you will see spirits boost. Plus, it goes without saying that live plants freshen the air. No matter what type of plant you like—whether a cactus, an aloe, or an Orchidaceae—you can make your writing place look cozy.

5. A painting or quotation. Every writer needs to find his or her muse. If you want to get inspiration, find a corner where you can hang your favorite painting or a quote. It will motivate you to work harder and better!

Is there anything we left off the list? Add your own ideas in the comments section below.

[Your Writing Cabinet]

About the Author
Emily Johnson is a writer and a blogger at OmniPapers.com, an academic writing extravaganza. You can find her on Twitter.