Friday, 16 September 2016

3 Things To Look For When Self-Editing: Part 1

Ethel Lewis
Ethel Lewis says “Edit yourself: 3 things to look for to tight your story. | The (official) Website of Alex Clermont” — I’m not that great at self-editing; I’m no good at copy editing my own writing; although I freelance as a proof reader, when I look at my own writing, spelling and grammar mistakes pass…

Five Movies Where A Book Steals The Show

kathy gates
kathy gates says “5 movies where a book steals the show ” — We all know that many, if not most, movies are based on books. Since the invention of motion pictures in the 1890s, literature has been a rich source of inspiration…

Celestial Bodies is now Available for Purchase!

Keith Sikora
Keith Sikora says “My poetry book - Celestial Bodies - is now live on Amazon! Check it out:” — Hello, Earthlings, The second edition of my best-selling poetry collection, “Celestial Bodies” is now available on Amazon! This is sensual, romantic, fantasy poetry. Nothing like the gi…

Emotional Beats Launch

Nicholas C. Rossis
Nicholas C. Rossis says “Emotional Beats Launch” — Exciting news! My latest book, Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings, is finally available on Amazon. You may remember the book from my poll back when I was cho…

Readers’ Gallery 2

Jay Spencer Green
Jay Spencer Green says “A new addition to the Readers' Gallery: Lorcan in Monaghan!” — Photos of some of my wonderful readers with their copy of Ivy Feckett is Looking for Love. For a chance to win one of five free copies of my third novel, Fowl Play (out in 2017), just send a pic of…

Why I Love To Write #013 – Sudden Insight! Publishing!

J.K. Norry
J.K. Norry says “It turns out that I didn’t need an assistant at all; I needed a partner. ” — Let’s slip back into the time stream as smoothly as possible here. I can rant, and get all lovey, and even wax philosophical from time to time; but I always bring it back around. I had published my…

Book Release: A Long Ways from Home … Share the Good News

Mike Martin
Mike Martin says “Book Release: A Long Ways from Home … Share the Good News” — A Long Ways from Home, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available for sale across the country and around the world. It will be trickling into bookstores far and wide over the next few weeks b…

Mediaeval family trees, including Edward IV….

Janet P. Reedman
Janet P. Reedman says “Mediaeval family trees, including Edward IV….” — The above illustration is from BL Harley 7535. (Thank you Laura Blanchard for the identification.) Oh, I do love the intricacies of mediaeval heraldry. Which family carried which coat-of-arms? Why …

3 Ways the Internet of Things Benefits Marketers

Sherri Huleatt
Sherri Huleatt says “3 Ways the Internet of Things Benefits Marketers: ” — The “Internet of Things” is a fairly new concept in the marketing world; it’s the idea that there’s a network of physical objects connected with sensors and software, and these objects track …

Triple Cross – Free Short Story

Dan Anderson
Dan Anderson says “Free Read - TRIPLE CROSS!” — The stunning redhead in her late twenties pulled her Buick into the parking lot behind the roadside diner at the edge of town. Within minutes, a small sports car eased into the parking space beside…

Flashback Friday: A scientific analysis of internet trolls finds that yes, they’re actually sadistic psychopaths. - Seriously, Science?

Firenza Cole
Firenza Cole says “Here's a "that explains a lot!" moment for y'all: Trolls score highly on psychopathy, sadism & Machiavellianism:” — Why do internet trolls do what they do? Here, scientists used online surveys to learn more about trolling personalities. Interspersed among questions like  “Do you post comments on websites (e.g., YouTube, news sites, forums, etc.)? (even occasionally?)”  were questions such as “I have sent people to shock websites for the lulz”, “I like to troll people …

Lindsay Bamfield on Twitter

Susie Kearley
Susie Kearley says “Oh yes, that's true. I do have a particular dislike of corporate jargon and corporate bullsh*t.”
“I don't hate many words but loads of annoying overused phrases. Especially 'workplace' ones. There's a word I hate. Workplace. #writingchat”

‘Y’ — the casual vowel

Paul Vanderloos
Paul Vanderloos says “‘Y’ — the casual vowel”
Yes, we  all know that ‘Y’ is a consonant, but sometimes it likes to masquerade as a vowel. It carries out its duty as a consonant at the beginning of words like yacht …

How to Create a Classic -

Clay Stafford
Clay Stafford says “My take on "How to Create a Classic" along with a song from Jimi Hendrix. ”
It’s one thing to write a story, compose music, or paint a landscape; it is another to create the work itself so that there is a distinction about what is it (a detective novel, a …

Slow Grow is not no Grow!

Timothy Grant Carter
Timothy Grant Carter says “Life does not best respond to pressure tactics/Such tactics wear you out & alienate you from those u need as allies.”
Americans are always in a hurry for everything. When I taught sales. People always wanted to know how much they would make, before they developed the technique to make it. In my ka…

Heather Wardell

Heather Wardell
Heather Wardell says “Here's my September newsletter - - why not subscribe? You could win free books! :)”
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The Two Ways of Being

Bob Gilbert
Bob Gilbert says “RT @AMZ0NE The two ways of being. READ THE BLOG. ▶”
There are really only two ways of being. Neither of them are wrong in and of themselves. Either of them can be destructive when they are substituted for the other. Welcome to the b…

Apologies for the Cat

Matthew D. Ryan
Matthew D. Ryan says “Apologies for the Cat”
For the record, I am not politically correct. In fact, I have a very strong urge to do the exact opposite of what the politically correct say I should do. That said, I used to be a…