Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mama Mía, A Josie Tucker Short Story

EM Kaplan
EM Kaplan says “New on my blog: a free Josie Tucker story for Mother's Day. ”
justtheemwords.com — almost midnight before Mother’s Day, 2016 Josie’s lock-picking skills were on point tonight. The door to the business office at her mother’s nursing home had a straightforward pin-and-tumbler setup, so a couple of bent hairpins were... #emkaplanfreeshortstoryjosietucker #freeshortstory #josietucker

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Tanya Jones
Tanya Jones says “Looking for free review copies of new books? Sign up at:”
panopticnews.com — EVERY author started somewhere. EVERY author needs feedback & reviews. YOU could hold the bragging rights to playing an integral role in the rise to BestSeller for the next J.K. Rowlings or Cassandra Clare or Rick Riordan or… {Insert Bestseller Here} YOU could … Continue reading →

Romero & Carmack Return With FPS BLACKROOM

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Gaming News > Romero & Carmack Return With FPS BLACKROOM: John Romero and Adrian Carmack, two of the founders...”
www.rockpapershotgun.com — John Romero and Adrian Carmack, two of the founders of id Software, have reunited to work on a new FPS game. It's called BLACKROOM and it has just arrived on

Truths and Lies about Self-Publishing

Anne Leigh Parrish
Anne Leigh Parrish says “Truth and Lies About Self-Publishing, my piece in Women Writers, Women's Books ”
booksbywomen.org — Some say self-publishing is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Others say it’s ruining the industry. A lot of people have weighed in on this hugely popular phenomenon. Now, it’s my turn. I’…

Happiness Pills for Today – Monday

Catalina de Greiff
Catalina de Greiff says “Happiness Pills for Today – Monday”
catalinadegreiff.wordpress.com — Quotes about happiness and inner peace: All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. The mind is everything: what you think, you become. Hatred does not cease through hat…

Never Lost

Stephanie P McKean
Stephanie P McKean says “Not all vacations are restful! Especially if you can't get to your destination!”
authorstephanieparkermckean.com — I feel a blog coming on. About being lost. Not that we’re ever lost—just temporarily misplaced. Misplacement happens often. Alan and I just returned from a mini-vacation packed with adventure. The …

A writer's routine: How to get into a creative headspace | Sandra Gulland

TheNotebookBlogairy
TheNotebookBlogairy says “A writer’s routine: How to get into a creative headspace via Sandra Gulland”
www.sandragulland.com — My friend asks: “Does it take you some time each day to immerse yourself in your writing?  If so, any tricks to ease into the creative headspace?“ Writing has stages: a first draft is dream-like, immersive, while subsequent drafts are part cerebral/part immersive and often involve gnashing teeth, pulling hair, and moments of despair interspersed with joy. …

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Brandy L Rivers
Brandy L Rivers says “Check out this sweet deal at InstaFreebie”
brandylrivers.com —   FREE BOOKS! Tell a friend or two :) Sweet Escape by Bailey Ardisone (Book one is FREE!) The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit Scornful Sadie by Felicia Tatum Nights Embrace by Brandy L. Rivers Dark Spirits by Rebekkah Ford A Dark Faerie Tale: Books 1 and 2…

Bad word count days - Bloggish Stuff

Jeramy Goble
Jeramy Goble says “Have bad word count days? Bah! No such thing! ”
blog.jeramygoble.com — Jeramy discusses word count goals, and how to handle overcoming the times you miss them, as well as how to plan for getting back on track.

What To Blog About As An Author (spoiler alert, not grammar)

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor says “Indie author and stuck on what to blog about? Today's kinda your lucky day. Read this”
jakehancockbooks.wordpress.com — Blogging is important for indie authors. It helps keep writing skills sharp in between writing books, gives readers something to read in between reading your books, and it’s cheaper than a shrink. …

We Are Not Amused

Mark Tilbury
Mark Tilbury says “Where is my muse when I need him the most? Have you lost yours too? ”
– ‘Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! Said my muse to me, look in thy heart and write.’ – Philip Sidney  It’s Monday morning, it’s rainin…

Review: Vampire Crusader by Dan Davis

Dan Davis
Dan Davis says “Awesome book review! Historical revenge with vampires ”
“He was crusader, outlaw, khan. He was a count, a cavalier and a cardinal. William was a murderer, a devil. A vampire.” England, 1189. Earl William de Ferrers and his s…

Reading in the Big Apple, Part 2

Michael  Daigle
Michael Daigle says “Reading in the Big Apple, Part 2”
The bar fell from the pages of a noir classic. Dark, cramped, second floor walk-up. This is the KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street in the East Village.  Beer tickled dry throats, wine and…

Fibromyalgia Test -What is Mapping?

HealingCFSME
HealingCFSME says “Mapping is a fibromyalgia test. Is it relevant to those with a diagnosis of ME and CFS?”
Mapping is a fibromyalgia test. What will happen in the test? Is it affordable? And is it relevant to those with a diagnosis of ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

TABUN – A Dramatic Murder Weapon!

James J. Murray
James J. Murray says “TABUN - A Dramatic Murder Weapon! A Blog On Lethal Substances”
Although first developed as a possible pesticide in Germany in 1936, tabun quickly became known as an excellent chemical warfare agent and was made on an industrial scale by...

What is an “Indie” Author?

Ian Thomas Malone
Ian Thomas Malone says “New article on what exactly is an "indie" author.”
This a question that I’ve seen countless times over my writing career and wanted to weigh in. If you follow any book blogs or book related accounts on social media, you’ve probably…

The New Face of Infidelity

Patricia Mann
Patricia Mann says “Research shows women may be cheating now almost as much as men; the toll of new temptation”
Research shows women catching up to men in extramarital affairs, writes Peggy Drexler—which is (sort of) what we asked for, isn't it?

Seasoning

Dean J. Baker
Dean J. Baker says “Seasoning via @deanjbaker
          You have a right to your opinion like a fat woman has a right to another piece of pie. Same caloric output, same intake of the indigestible sweets, chemicals and …

The Liberation of Lambs

Vanayssa Somers
Vanayssa Somers says “The Liberation of Lambs via @wordpressdotcom
‘Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.’             -Isiah Berlin People often speak in similes and metaphors. We find comfort in symbolism and allegories, creating a sense of …