Monday, 30 March 2015

Writer's Toolbox

Ryan Lanz
Ryan Lanz says “From book covers to writerly music, 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 ...

Seriously, Guys. What's With All The Bear Smut?

robert bevan
robert bevan says “New on the C&C blog: Seriously guys. What's with all the bear smut?” — My books have been picking up a bit more traction these days, so much so that I occasionally make it on to the tail end of Amazon's  Top 100 Fantasy Authors list. That's really exciting. As I've discussed before, it's been a long-term goal of mine to become a more regular fixture on that list. My recent release of The Land Before Tim took me all the way up to #87. Not pictured: An adequate depiction of just how excited I was about this. For a short time there, my goofy stories wer…


Tom Hocknell
Tom Hocknell says “How to stumble but not to fall ” — I've been writing my novel for longer than I care to admit without heavy sedatives; the Magna Carta has had more recent redrafts. I recently asked a Costa prize winning novelist how long it had tak...

It's Impossible

S. G. BASU says “It’s Impossible” — "It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do." ~Eric Jerome Dickey

6 Unusual Signs of Dehydration

Ryan Hamner
Ryan Hamner says “I just asked my doctor about this the other day --> ” — Dehydration can lead to fatal complications so it's important to catch it early on, but the warning signs might surprise you.

Sculptor Merges Animals And Plants In Otherworldly Sculptures

Monica Wilcox
Monica Wilcox says “LOVE Ellen Jewett's work & that she refuses to use toxic materials in her sculptures. ” — Ellen Jewett, an incredibly talented sculptor based in Canda, creates unbelievably detailed and delicate-looking clay sculptures of creatures that look like they'd be right at home in our wildest dreams (or nightmares).

New Adult Romance

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “New Adult Romance via @RobynRozeAuthor — When denial mixes with obsession, it's a recipe for disaster ... Olivia Marshall suffered a devastating loss as a child and an unforgivable betrayal as a teenager. Her inner strength keeps her movi...

Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions

Joseph John
Joseph John says “Large Hadron Collider Could Detect Extra Dimensions” — A paper in Physics Letters B has raised the possibility that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could make a discovery that would put its previous triumph with the Higgs Boson in the shade. The authors suggest it could detect mini black holes. Such a finding would be a matter of huge significance on its own, but might be an indication of even more important things.

Enhanced by Courtney Farrell new release!

Courtney Farrell
Courtney Farrell says “Cover reveal and giveaway!” — Enhanced by Courtney Farrell At the Institute, they breed people like livestock. One powerful doctor decides which children get to grow up, and which will die. Losers are dumped in the savage slum ...

Sheldon's Song

Darin M. Preston
Darin M. Preston says “Check out a great independent review of Sheldon's Song! ” — Sheldon's Song - Darin Preston I found the topic of Sheldon's Song to be fascinating. Two of my favorite authors are Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. I felt like this book was the perfect combination between the two of them. The idea behind it was similar to I, Robot by Asimov, but the feeling behind the book and the characters were reminiscent of Bradbury. What I love about this book is that there are so many in depth characters that I was able to relate to at different points thr…

The Trouble with Sophie Gresham

Enver Carim
Enver Carim says “My new novel officially launches today - "The Trouble with Sophie Gresham" published by @SilverWoodBooks
  ‘Women freed from the deadly curse of breast cancer. Babies born without Down’s syndrome, without muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis. Why are such medical projects consid…

Homes of the Culpepper Saga

Lori Crane
Lori Crane says “Homes of the Culpepper Saga”
In celebration of my upcoming April 10th book release, "I, John Culpepper," I'm posting bits and pieces about the people and places you will read about in the Culpep…


Arla Dahl
Arla Dahl says “Core  via @thereon_cara
An unedited sketch. I just need to do a quick write --"Lift a little higher." His hands wrap around my waist and adjust me just an inch. There's a brief br…

Win a $10 Starbucks Card

Rigel Carson
Rigel Carson says “See what's new at Booklover's Bench and win a $10 Starbucks Card via @authorterryo
I'm thrilled to be able to offer my five contemporary romance shorts in a single volume. Each of these stories was previously published individually by The Wil

One Percent Inspiration?

Elaine Roberts
Elaine Roberts says “Check out Francesca's piece on writers block: One Percent Inspiration? via @wordpressdotcom
Francesca Capaldi Burgess considers 'writer's block'. 'I don't know what to do for the blog this week,' I told my daughter, who promptly replied, tong…

What's In a Tagline?

Sarah Sofia Delaunay
Sarah Sofia Delaunay says “What's in a Tagline? And need it be real? + 3-key-tagline-elements-broken-down ”
Sarah Sofia Delaunay - Author. KEEP CALM This is URBAN FANTASY Served HOT FAST & REAL #RIISE What's In a Tagline?

Why You Should Vote for the WOTY   

Patricia Stoltey
Patricia Stoltey says “Members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, it's almost time to vote for the WOTY.”
By Liesa Malik Okay, friends, here’s the low down, the scoop, the real deal – the WOTY is fixed! That’s right. Fixed! And you know why? Because each year three distinguished author…

Do You Believe? a movie review

Jo Robinson
Jo Robinson says “Do You Believe? a movie review: via @mysm2000
I really didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie tonight.  The synopsis sounded interesting, and, of course, the timing is perfect for the upcoming Easter cel…

Duchamp's Toilet

Catherine Rose Putsc
Catherine Rose Putsc says “Duchamp's Toilet via @ioanmarcjones
In 1917, Marcel Duchamp, a French émigré residing in America, submitted an upside-down toilet for an art show held by the Society of Independent Artists in New York. He signed this…

A senseless death...

Lily le Fey
Lily le Fey says “A senseless death... via @donofalltrades1
We arrived at the Children's Hospital Emergency Room at the same time. He and his partner parked and I pulled up to their left and did the same. I got out of my car and watched...