Author Archives: Joey@IdeaJones

Want To Read Donald’s Emails?

Just a mention, we have a page for the Presidential Pen Pal. That would be me… I get emails from Donald Trump, his family, even his buildings, and once a week, I answer: http://ideajones.com/?page_id=1811

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Gatekeeper Secrets: 5 Ways To Start Off Ahead

Continuing my online writer conference (since I had to miss the PNWA con this year). Day 5 — Gatekeeper Secrets Because I interviewed a bunch of “gatekeepers,” people who look over submissions and decide if they merit consideration, I have … Continue reading

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On Falling, Getting Up, Finding the Neosporin, and Trying Again

I had a whole plan, at least for the next week. My bags were packed for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference in Seattle, WA. I had spent time researching the workshop presenters, the agents, and the publishers who would … Continue reading

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Don’t Bet Against Gravity (or) The Graduation Speech

To The Class of 2021… And All The Ones To Follow Dear Future Old People: I am honored to speak to you, at the request of absolutely nobody. The sight of your shiny blue faces, illuminated by your phone screens, … Continue reading

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Conferences for Introverts: Big Events for People Who Like People In Small Doses

Often, extroverts (and there are far more of them than introverts, which makes sense — who is more likely to get out and find people to mate with?) think introverts don’t like people, or don’t like to go out.  They … Continue reading

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