Saturday, 23 April 2016

Where Was I Today? Guest Blogging Locations!

Charles Yallowitz
Charles Yallowitz says “Where Was I Today? Guest Blogging Locations!”
legendsofwindemere.com — So I’ve been doing guest posts to help promote the fact that Beginning of a Hero is now free on Amazon and Smashwords.  I was reblogging them before, but that was becoming a slight mess.  Ins…

A Guest Post by S.R. Mallery

Sarah (S.R.) Mallery
Sarah (S.R.) Mallery says “"Massive Hugs" to David Prosser for featuring my TALES TO COUNT ON ”
barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com — I’m treading new ground today and asking a friend to stand in for me and write a guest post. Sarah Mallery is a successful novelist who has other strings to her bow I’m sure she’d…

8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories

Aurora Springer
Aurora Springer says “8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories”
io9.com — Short fiction is the "garage band" of science fiction, claims Tor Books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, so it's time to step on that fuzzbox and thrash as hard as you can without knocking over your mom's weed-trimmer. Actually, I think Nielsen Hayden was referring to the fact that you can try more crazy experiments in short SF than in novels, because of the shorter time commitment of both writer and reader. But how can you become a super-master of the challenging form of…

Moving from Indie to Hybrid Publishing - Christine Nolfi

Christine Nolfi
Christine Nolfi says “How I Did It: Moving from Indie to Hybrid Publishing ”
christinenolfi.com — With all the stories of authors trading in legacy contracts to publish independently, you might wonder why I’m heading in the opposite direction. My story is sadly typical. I won awards that led to representation, which then led to interest by New York publishers. Second Chance Grill and Treasure Me received oodles of compliments from …

Momentum Is Everything

S. G. BASU
S. G. BASU says “Momentum Is Everything”
sgbasu.com — I am stuck. Pathetically, hopelessly stuck in the muck of inertia. Usually, I roll along pretty nicely. I jump nimbly from one project to another, handle down times and deadlines with equal (almost…

Bill Friedman on Twitter

Lola Blake
Lola Blake says “True Crime story about the seedy Las Vegas Underworld”
twitter.com — “Prohibition's 3 top gangs turned to elegant illegal casinos across U.S., before building 80% of early #LasVegasStrip”

Opportunities for Writers: May and June 2016 - Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Jason Huebinger
Jason Huebinger says “Opportunities for Writers: May & June 2016 (writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities) ”
www.aerogrammestudio.com — Each month we aim to provide a helpful round-up of writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities and more for writers at all stages of their careers.  For new writers, or for anyone seeking a refresher, we highly recommend reading How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines. Deadlines and details do sometimes change, so please check the …

R is for Rock Star

J. Thomas-Like
J. Thomas-Like says “R is for Rock Star”
jthomaslike.wordpress.com — You know what? R is for Rock Star! Originally, I was going to post some fluff about my book, but instead I will take this opportunity to talk about another rock star who will be greatly missed. Pri…

The ADHD Guide to Building a Writing Habit

Kelsye Nelson
Kelsye Nelson says “The ADHD Guide to Building a Writing Habit via @JeffGoins
goinswriter.com — Those of us with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a bit of difficulty when it comes to sitting down to write. We read the articles on finding our voice, but the act of writing, the act…

Wands Are Out In New Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Rehearsal Video

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Wands Are Out In New Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Rehearsal Video: The curtain goes up for the Harry Pott...”
www.cinemablend.com — The curtain goes up for the Harry Potter sequel play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. As previews approach, the highly anticipated West End production has given us a glimpse of the action� well, rehearsal-action. The wands are out as we see some of the actors working out scenes from the hugely anticipated production�

Prince Dead at 57

Harry Hunsicker
Harry Hunsicker says “If anybody needs me, I'll be listening to Purple Rain for the rest of the afternoon. RIP, Prince.”
www.tmz.com — Legendary musician Prince has died at the age of 57

6 Indispensable Social Tools for 2016

Kerry Butters
Kerry Butters says “6 Indispensable Social Tools for 2016: ”
www.socialmediatoday.com — For the business owner, entrepreneur, author and other enterprising souls out there, social media and the sheer scope of managing it can be somewhat daunting.  

Steampunk London

Lita Burke
Lita Burke says “Steampunk London ”
litaburke.com — Zeppelins. Top hats, gears and gadgets. What fun–let us explore Steampunk and its stylish attitudes. Time to visit another fantasy world that Lita loves–Steampunk. There are a couple of…

Just because you can’t hang it on the fridge with a magnet…

Lia London
Lia London says “Family not getting excited about your latest novel? I've got a pep talk for that.”
lialondonbooks.com — From childhood, people who like to paint or draw often receive encouragement from friends and family, as do those who create music or dance.  This happens even if no one is paying them to do so&#82…

Kapoor & Sons Movie Review!

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “Kapoor & Sons Movie Review! ”
Every once in a while, you watch a movie and it leaves such a profound mark on you that you have to talk about it. Kapoor & Sons is one such movie!! After the movie was over, p…

Happiness Pills for Today – Friday

Catalina de Greiff
Catalina de Greiff says “Happiness Pills for Today – Friday”
Do not be concerned today about money. Be concerned, instead, about happiness. How much joy are you experiencing in this moment? How much joy are you bringing to this moment? The h…

This Queen Serves a King

Stephanie P McKean
Stephanie P McKean says “Happy 90th Birthday to the Queen who serves The King of kings. May God continue to bless & keep you.”
From my memory of childhood fairy tales, kings and queens were nearly always portrayed as cruel tyrannical villains. Thus, it was heartening when poor downtrodden folks won a victo…

Videos & Nasties

Keeper of The Quill
Keeper of The Quill says “Just posted VIDEOS & NASTIES @phantasm2
WARNING: If you suffer from a nervous disposition, then you may not wish to keep scrolling at the end of the article. Wrought iron gut? Then you’ve come to the right place. S…

The Reward is Worth the Risk - Sheila Callaham

sheila callaham
sheila callaham says “Ask yourself if the potential reward is worth the risk when you make decisions.”
Taking a chance can be nerve-wracking, especially if we are attempting something new that takes us out of our comfort zone. As worrisome as risk-taking might be, I’ve recently lear…

A to Z – Statue of Liberty

Lori Crane
Lori Crane says “A to Z - Statue of Liberty”
April 2016 A to Z Challenge – I’m blogging about history. S is for Statue of Liberty         Most people around the world know the Statue of Liberty…

Why women really have affairs

Patricia Mann
Patricia Mann says “WebMD: Why women really have affairs”
Every affair is different, and so are every woman’s reasons for having one but there are some common threads which can spark off an illicit encounter.

The Invitations

Dean J. Baker
Dean J. Baker says “The Invitations via @deanjbaker
            We’ve talked too long, silence is more appropriate to this song – my feelings are clear: what do you fear from words or inactivity? The night is high with …

His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 5

Wesley Allison
Wesley Allison says “His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 5”
The next morning Mike woke up late but feeling great. He stretched in bed and then looked around. He had become used to being greeted as he woke with breakfast and that smiling per…

Borderliners - the Prologue - Kirsten Arcadio

KHArcadio
KHArcadio says “Borderliners. Prologue on my blog and ebook free to download today.”
It was time. I switched off the flickering TV screen, blinking as the house was plunged into darkness. Sticking to the plan, I went out to the hall and fetched my jacket from the c…