Monday, 2 March 2015

Goodbye, Mr. Spock.

S G Basu
S G Basu says “Goodbye, Mr. Spock.” — Leonard Nimoy, in his role of the pointy-eared, smart and cool Vulcan, Mr. Spock, was one of the reasons I fell in love with science fiction. He may be gone, but the memories of Mr. Spock's irrefut...

Murder In Elysium (The Full First Chapter)

George Wier
George Wier says “My newest release, Murder In Elysium, is almost here! Read the first full chapter here: ” — I wasn’t there that cool March night in 1977, but it plays like a movie sometimes in my dreams. A man is walking up the outside steps that lead to Apartments 2B and 2D, but the one he wants is the ...

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED

Eichin Chang-Lim
Eichin Chang-Lim says “The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED ” — The original image is in the middle. At left, white-balanced as if the dress is white-gold. At right, white-balanced to blue-black. swiked Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the…

Riding Amanda – an excerpt from my WIP

Penelope Syn
Penelope Syn says “If you read Lydia's Path did you wonder how Amanda came into the fold? ” — Hi everyone! I’ve managed to get some work done on my latest Work In Progress, and as promised here’s a little teaser from please enjoy! From Riding Amanda: “Well, now, that wasn’t too hard...

Writer's Toolbox

Ryan Lanz
Ryan Lanz says “From Plot Ideas to Creating Book Trailers, check out the Writer's Toolbox: ” —   A writer needs a toolbox as much as any other occupation. When building a house, for example, the right tool speeds up the progress and can shave time off your goal. Listed below are my top ...

Self-Publishing Checklist: 12 Steps to Success

Katherine Starbird
Katherine Starbird says “"Self-Publishing Checklist: 12 Steps to Success"” — You’ve put in the hours. You’ve bled and cried. You’ve driven yourself crazy trying to iron out that nasty plot hole. And now you’ve done it – you’ve finished your manuscript! Huzzah! Congratulatio...

Book-a-day Giveaway

Rosanna Leo
Rosanna Leo says “Book-A-Day-Giveaway at @trs_studio. Enter for a chance to win The Stand-In!” — Today's Giveaways (3/2/15)   Author giveaways:   Reckless by Kathy L Wheeler (ebook)   Every day all year long (with the exception of the holidays) we hold a drawing for a free book(...

Help for Depression - Peggy Mound McAloon

Peggy M McAloon
Peggy M McAloon says “Depression: You need to talk about it and seek help to regain your life” — Here are some resources if you are suffering from depression. We all need to reach out and ask for help at some point in our lives. Find Hope in other's.

Stephen Hawking: This Could 'Destroy Us All'

Merlin Corey
Merlin Corey says “Be gentle, survival of our species depends on it...” — Forget doomsday asteroids, global plagues and super volcanoes. British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says we're facing a much more immediate threat -- and it's our own behavior. “The human failing I would most like t...

10 Lessons Dr. Seuss Can Teach Writers

Elizabeth SaFleur
Elizabeth SaFleur says “10 Lessons Dr. Seuss Can Teach Writers” — In the spring of 1925, a Dartmouth College senior named Theodor Geisel was caught drinking, a serious offense during prohibition. As punishment, he was forced out of his role as editor-in-chief of Dartmouth's humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. That didn't stop Geisel from writing, though. He submitted humor stories under a variety of pen names, L. Pasteur, L. Burbank, and, the one he would one day become famous for, Seuss.

Fey Izlyesende's Riddle

Lita Burke
Lita Burke says “Fey Izlyesende's Riddle ” — We are now on our way home after a splendid day of riding in Wizard Kadmeion's airship. During today's trip, the wizard explained the differences between various magical minutiae. His Clockpunk Wiz...

Low-Tech Parenting: a Guide for 2015

Playdate Fun 4 Kids
Playdate Fun 4 Kids says “Low-Tech Parenting: a Guide for 2015 | Free eBook ... by JAGO ” — We live in an era of lightening fast communication, 24 hour 7 day a week connections and communications, it's fast and accelerating every day. As a parent with kids who're more...

Kale and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Global Food Book
Global Food Book says “Kale and Mushroom Soup Recipe ” — Kale and Mushroom Soup Recipe is such a refreshing and delicious soup recipe that you cannot resist to try. The soup is very easy to prepare and above all very healthy.

Sparking The Fuse

Scarlet Genesis
Scarlet Genesis says “Sparking The Fuse READ via @RiversofGrue — Sparking The Fuse Suggested Audio Candy:  MPHO Box N Locks for no other reason than that it gives me a broad smile every single time I listen to it Inspiration is all around me. Today I have felt l...

Darian Rodriguez Mederos

Stacy Conde
Stacy Conde says “New works by Darian Rodriguez Mederos @condecontempo — Darian Rodriguez was born in 1992 in Santa Clara, Cuba, where he attended his first two years of art school at Leopoldo Romañach.  His last two years were spent at San Alejandro in Havana, where he...

Cover Reveal: Johnnie by Cardeno C.

Cardeno C.
Cardeno C. says “Cover reveal w/blurb for my mid-March release: Johnnie (paranormal), via @jayhjay432 blog ”
Today I am so pleased to welcome Cardeno C. to Joyfully Jay. Cardeno has come to share the cover for an upcoming release, Johnnie. Please join me in giving Cardeno a big welcome! &…

The turn of the season...

Christina James
Christina James says “The turn of the season…”
Last Saturday, I helped my husband to prepare his allotment, for sowing with a new cycle of plants and seeds. He needed some assistance, because during the long winter months the s…

Angel Maker: Part Seven by B. B. Wright

Barry B. Wright
Barry B. Wright says “Part Seven of Angel Maker: An Inspector Alexander Collier Mystery by B. B. Wright”
Angel Maker A Short Story by B. B. Wright An Inspector Alexander Collier Mystery Inspector Alexander Collier Mysteries will often provide a choice for the reader. If you want to ob…

MY FIRST BLOG - Victoria Raine

Victoria Raine
Victoria Raine says “@@BINGBING_LUXURY thanks so much for the favorites and Retweets luv :) Tk a look at my 1st blog lmk what u think!:)”
 This is my very first blog.  And I’ve decided to admit something.  The idea of a blog for the world stage was terrifying and overwhelming for me, it caused a lot of anxiety.  Afte…

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

Elizabeth Guizzetti
Elizabeth Guizzetti says “A sad day for Star Trek fans everywhere, but my favorite of his roles was in Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
News - pays tribute to the one and only Leonard Nimoy, StarTrek's legendary Spock, who passed away this morning at the age of 83.

Building an author website and blog

Omar Luqmaan-Harris
Omar Luqmaan-Harris says “it is tempting to think that building a website is a waste of time and resources. But here's why they are MUST haves.”
With all the social media tools at our disposal in 2013, it is tempting to think that building a website is a waste of time and resources. Allow me to counter that with this questi…

Buy The Books

John Davis
John Davis says “Visit my website for plenty of freebies:”
Gunship is the breakaway hit from 2011 that spawned an ongoing series. Mixing the grit of the Wild West with a theme of spaceships, alien races and interstellar warfare, Gunship ha…

Hacking my Keurig 2.0…

imasillypirate says “Thoughts on hacking a coffee machine by @DivertirPublish :”
For Christmas last year we purchased a Keurig 2.0 coffee maker. People who know me will tell you I drink a lot of coffee (usually with cognac in it when I’m reading queries). I too…

4 Tips for Writing Reversals

Pamela Weatherill
Pamela Weatherill says “4 Tips for Writing Reversals ”
One of the most important scenes in any book is the midpoint reversal. A reversal is an event that creates a fresh complication for the protagonist. It increases the stakes and sen…