Sunday, 29 March 2015

14 Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes (Memes)

Paul Keene
Paul Keene says “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. ” — To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Gary Smith Show On Radio Station WSDK - Optimum Performance Technologies, LLC

Gary Smith
Gary Smith says “Be willing to engage with people even those who may not believe as you do - @ChristianIntent —  Radio Station WSDK broadcasts The Gary Smith Show each Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click the WSDK Logo to open the media player so you can listen live! My Guest for March 28, 2015 This week’s guest is Jackie Smith. We will discuss Selling As A Christian. Jackie came to Christ at the age of 25. …

Hypnotizing Happiness

Jay Norry
Jay Norry says “So you're drinking your coffee, looking for a short read. Don't worry, I've got you covered.” — [This is the last part of a journal entry Jay wrote on October 28th, 1997. As always, you can read what Jay has to say about this subject now in the Post Script. Happy reading! ~ Dawn] If you want ...

O.C. Authors: Share Your March News

Ricki Wilson
Ricki Wilson says “O.C. Authors: Share Your March News via @LitCentralOC — Lit Central O.C. is dedicated to sharing and showcasing the work of local authors, and that’s why we dedicate the last Friday of the month to inviting O.C. writers to announce their new releases, writing awards, and other honors. If you’re a…Read more →

The Superwoman Myth · The Every Day Project

Ines Bautista Yao
Ines Bautista Yao says “Here's why calling moms superwomen does not sit well with me. ” — A few days ago, there was a heated discussion (one-sided but heated anyway) on Facebook about a certain yogurt ad praising Filipina women as superwomen. We can do it all, it said. We can wake up with a smile on our faces, make breakfast for the kids, exercise, travel to work, then come home and...Read More »

Rules Are Made To Be Broken

Timothy Baldwin
Timothy Baldwin says “Are you a rule breaker? Why do you sometimes root for the bad guy? Read this and find out.” — Explore the reasons why everyone breaks the rules sometimes and why we sometimes root for the bad guy. Vote for your favorite villain and take a quiz to see if you are a rule breaker or follower.

Can Twitter Help Publishers Reinvent Books?

AnnandDan says “Time to think about Twitter Fiction Festival: ” — Twitter's 140 characters may seem limiting for authors, but the platform is using rich media, images, and experimental prose to remake storytelling.

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

Rachel Amphlett
Rachel Amphlett says “Genius: The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death.” — Making a TV show is a terrible grind -- especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so many classic shows reached for the same handful of plots, over and over. Here are 12 storylines you'll find in every old science fiction and fantasy show.

 The Fly Swatter 

Rolly A. Chabot
Rolly A. Chabot says “Wonderful read by a beautiful friend...” — ScriptureJames 4:6-10 Think about:What do you do when chaos surrounds you? Can you surrender? Most of us have been taught from birth to take control of our lives, yet when we come to Jesus, He tells us to surrender it. Will you surrender?   

Industry Sales Rose 4.9% in 2014

Eric Hobbs
Eric Hobbs says “Sales were up on kids' books more than 20% in '14! Pretty awesome since we're competing with every app in existence.” — Total revenue for the 1,209 publishers who submit figures to the AAP’s StatShot program rose 4.9% in 2014. The increase was led by the children’s/young adult segment, while sales of adult books fell.


Sally Willow
Sally Willow says “Creative writing exercise: Post-Apocalypse” — This ekphrastic response to Andy Warhol's Atomic Bomb, 1965, was written as an exercise for my Writing from History course on the MA.  It draws on ideas from Walter Benjamin's 'The Work of Art in t...

Writing: A Methodical Way to Dream

Lisa Henderson
Lisa Henderson says “Writing: A Methodical Way to Dream ”
     On the last day of my college biology class, I turned in my final exam to my professor. He took it and studied me. “Another ‘A’ I’ll bet. You know, you are really good at this…

Book Review: The Straight Crimes - Matt Juhl

Author Matt Juhl
Author Matt Juhl says “I love getting 5 Star reviews on my book! Check out book blogger J.A. Steckling's positive review of The Straight...”
The Straight Crimes by Matt Juhl Kindle Edition: 390 pages Published by Matt Juhl (2013) ASIN: B00G8UA42U The author provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an ho…

The Faces of the War Collection

Eli Kale
Eli Kale says “Progress is being on my 3rd book! Check out my first 2 books here: ”
The "Faces of the War" collection is a grouping of historical fiction stories set during the Second World War. There are a handful of books planned to be in the collectio…

The evils of synopses

Annabelle Franklin
Annabelle Franklin says “The evils of synopses via @heyitsmejoy
You wrote a book, what is it about? This is the beginning of how you form your synopsis. You tell people about your book. You watch their reactions to see what grabs them or bores …

Recent posts on Effrosyni Writes

Effrosyni Moschoudi
Effrosyni Moschoudi says “Recent posts on Effrosyni Writes. Come and say hi, plenty to discover here!”
Hi peeps! I wonder how many of you have noticed that I no longer blog author interviews, book reviews and author tips here. This is because these are now being posted on my new web…


Scott Springer
Scott Springer says “He looked crazed, and he still held that gun ”
Inspirational Romantic Suspense Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs u…

An Interview with Author RJ Mirabal

RJ Mirabal
RJ Mirabal says “Please RT: My new interview with Kathy Wagoner of Southwest Writers, a great group of professionals. Check it out:”
RJ Mirabal is a New Mexico native and former high school English teacher whose debut novel The Tower of Il Serrohe was published in 2012 by Black Rose Writing. The Tower was a fina…

Fiddling with Graphic Figures

Paul Vanderloos
Paul Vanderloos says “Fiddling with Graphic Figures”
Would you believe that I have been living with my favourite created character, the erfin Mirrortac, for 28 years!? My original impression of the protagonist of this three volume se…

Seven Deadly Sins for Writers

Heather Weidner
Heather Weidner says “Seven Deadly Sins for Writers: ”
Most everyone has heard of the Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, and Sloth. I appropriated three from the original list and added some specifically …

The Hit List: gay romantic comedy

Anne Brooke Books
Anne Brooke Books says “The Hit List: gay romantic comedy”
Gay romantic comedy The Hit List has just been republished with a brand-new cover at Amazon, so pick up your copy today! Jamie Chadwick is straight. Determinedly straight. Or so he…

Friday Funny—Redneck Creativity

Linda Andrews
Linda Andrews says “Friday Funny—Redneck Creativity”
  A big thank you to Dan for the pictures:D Redneck Waterslide Red Neck Portable Deck Red Neck Faux Christmas Tree Red Neck Flip-flops Red Neck Beer Cooler Red Neck “Male” Box…

Dream Dancer

Karl Kaulback
Karl Kaulback says “Dream Dancer”
In a tattered dress she shimmers No shoes upon her feet Into my dreams she dances Distorting my torment complete Why do you come, I ask To bring you joy and peace, says she Why do …