Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fear The Walking Dead's Flight 462 Is Finally About To Be Relevant

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Fear The Walking Dead's Flight 462 Is Finally About To Be Relevant: Last year, AMC took a chance and gave the ...” — Last year, AMC took a chance and gave the go-ahead for Flight 462 , a Fear the Walking Dead tie-in shortform series that would not only tell a standalone story but also connect to the hour-long drama. And that connection is happening soon.

Mark Haddon: 'I’ve read too many beige short stories in my life'

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Mark Haddon: 'I’ve read too many beige short stories in my life': The author of The Curious Incident of the Do...” — The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime explains how, in order to find his voice as a short story writer, he had to escape the legacy of Chekhov and Carver

Wanting to fight: An old soldier’s chronic affliction

S.L. Shelton
S.L. Shelton says “Blog Bang: Wanting to fight…an old soldier’s chronic affliction” — I’m not a young man. As much as I like to delude myself into thinking that my weight, sore joints, failing eyesight and lack of stamina are temporary conditions that will be remedied at some …

The Six R's of Revising Your First Draft - XterraWeb

Siobhan Davis Author
Siobhan Davis Author says “The Six R's of Revising Your First Draft” — Share this post          {lang: ""}Share this post          The Six R’s of Revising Your First Draft   The Six R’s of Revising Your First Draft Reading as a reader Rewriting sentences or sections for clarity and flow Replacing weak words with stronger words Relocating paragraphs andShare this post          

Join the Food Revolution Summit!

Tina Frisco
Tina Frisco says “Join The 2016 Food Revolution Summit with John and Ocean Robbins — April 30-May 8 via @AFoodRevolution — Get cutting edge insights from the world's top food experts during the Food Revolution Summit. Join for free and from anywhere on earth!

What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Gaming News > What Are We All Playing This Weekend?: I don’t care what you’re actually doing this weekend. Yo...” — I don't care what you're actually doing this weekend. You're playing video games, and you'll ruddy well tell us all about it, won't you? Won't you? You will if

Why so many celebrities have died in 2016 - BBC News

Rose Edmunds
Rose Edmunds says “BBC News - Why so many celebrities have died in 2016 interesting, but doesn't address why so many die so young!” — The deaths of Prince and Victoria Wood this week come off the back of a number of other celebrity deaths this year: so are more celebrities dying?

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Hundreds Of Thousands Of Antelope Dropped Dead Last Year

Joseph John
Joseph John says “Last year, 200,000+ antelope dropped dead in a matter of days. here's why.” — Late last year, news trickled in about the horrific mass dying of the saiga antelopes of central Kazakhstan, of which it has been estimated that over 200,000 of the animals dropped dead over a matter of days, with scenes of entire herds of the antelope, made up of mothers with calves, littering the landscape. What caused this sudden widespread mortality initially baffled biologists and zoologists who struggled to find the culprit.

Self-Publishing Trends 2016

Mark Tilbury
Mark Tilbury says “Examination of self-publishing trends of 2016 ”
I’ve been reading many articles and blog posts in which predictions have been made about what will happen this year in the self-publishing industry, from how books will be so…

I’ve Lost It!

Lisa Henderson
Lisa Henderson says “I've Lost It! via @birthofnewbrain
    Um…Lucy ate the entire pint of talenti dark chocolate gelato in one sitting. Not me! I never had a significant weight gain until bipolar disorder entered the pi…

TKJ. Shylock is Innocent OK?

Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage says “Excellent post! TKJ. Shylock is Innocent OK? via @DariusStransky
  It’s Shakespeare’s death day today (died 23rd April 1616). This blog is NOT about Shakespeare. I’ll keep this brief – I write historical novels based in thirteenth cen…

5 Steps to Being More Gracious

Ricki Wilson
Ricki Wilson says “5 Steps to Being More Gracious via @MimiBarbour
by Stephanie Queen Like a Queen – but not me, not this Queen. I’m only writing about the 5 steps because I need to take them myself. I can be the most un-gracious queen or queen-na…

PJ Sterling on Twitter

Aaron-Michael Hall
Aaron-Michael Hall says “Did it like a boss! LOL I actually got a lot written today. The recordings were behind. Glad we got those finished!”
“@TheRiseofNazil Show them who's boss!! 😂”

Hubble Captures A Bubble

S. G. BASU says “Hubble Captures A Bubble”
On Sunday, April 24, the Hubble Space Telescope will turn 26. No matter how old Hubble is, it continues to capture gorgeous images. The latest one released by the Hubble team, one …

Edmund Ironside

Janet P. Reedman
Janet P. Reedman says “Edmund Ironside”
Edmund II (Ironside) is a curiosity among English Kings. He reigned for barely seven months, succeeding his father Ethelred II (Unraed) on St. George’s Day 1016 but dying …

Friday’s Five Star Finds

Liz Ellyn
Liz Ellyn says “Featuring: One With You by @SylDay See ”
Five Star Books that I’ve reviewed in the past week (click on book to read the review) April 22 One With You by Sylvia Day April 15 Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. April 8 Bo…


Roisin Black
Roisin Black says “So much truth in this! DEAR AUTHORS - FROM TB:”
"REPOST" This post was written over a year ago yet still feels relevant now so thought we'd repost for those who may have missed it the first time around.  ´♥ ´♥ ´♥ …

Kids' Happy Thoughts Rocks and Journal - Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba
Stacy Juba says “Kids' Happy Thoughts Rocks and Journal - I saw the movie The Internship,...”
I saw the movie The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, this summer and it really struck me how those guys worked so hard to instill a positive attitude in the jaded…

Issue 420 #RPBP News

Jackie Parry
Jackie Parry says “Book promotion services for indie authors:”
In today's Issue - The new Featured Book of the Week by Andrew Branham, a shelf full of 99c deals from Judith Lucci plus 99c deal from Becky Corwin- Adams and much more!

Freaky Friday Features

G.S. Wright
G.S. Wright says “Freaky Friday Features - Wacky but True Sayings. via @ginstweeter
Wacky But True Sayings Seems the last few months have brought an onslaught of emails bearing those witty little sayings that we are all subjected to on a fairly consistent basis th…

I’m not counting

Linda Hill
Linda Hill says “I'm not counting via @weebluebirdy
How many times can I say no. There is a number which brought us together: 23.  Each of us living in a flat at No. 23 in different parts of town. You said it was meant to be. The he…

What Matters Most - Bette Lee Crosby

Bette Lee Crosby
Bette Lee Crosby says “When the garage door came down, I said that's it! I am now a man of zero responsibilities.”
Try a sample of What Matters Most at these vendors: Amazon – CLICK HERE Nook – CLICK HERE iBooks – CLICK HERE Kobo – CLICK HERE GooglePlay – CLICK HER…

His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 7

Wesley Allison
Wesley Allison says “His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 7”
The remainder of June shot by. Each day Mike got up and showered, to find a warm dry towel waiting for him. This was followed by breakfast, which he had gotten used to. Mike began …