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January 2012 Blog Posts (67)

A new idea

One of the reasons I've joined is because Steve Norris, author of A Very English Revolution , has contacted me about a very clever idea.

Here's the idea - in order to boost rankings on Amazon (the book world's version of the Catholic Church - you do it their way or no way) - he's thought of a cunning…


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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 4, 2012 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

The first blog is the worst...?

So, what to chat about on a new blog? In this instance writing... My favourite subject and something of a curse perhaps.

Is it me are writers often driven people who can't help themselves? Rarely are authors looking for fame - fortune perhaps - but not fame. We are just goaded by the people, scenes and plots that unravel inside our minds and if we don't do something with them, we will go mad. Or at least that's how it feels.

At the moment, I'm in the process of finishing book 4…


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Added by Sarah Luddington on January 4, 2012 at 4:11pm — 3 Comments


  Obviously, i have not been on here in a long while. :/ I've mainly been doing school stuff, so I haven't really sat down and wrote. I'm working on a book with my friend, so I haven't totally ditched writing. The story, however, is in a notebook so I can't share right now.

   Recently I wrote an 8 page narrative for english. it involved my character Connor Carson. I think I'll send the document to my self from my school e-mail and post it on here, for you all to review. Considering i…


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Added by Nora Wilson on January 4, 2012 at 12:22am — No Comments

Active Voice and Passive Voice

Active and Passive Voice: When you are active, you do something. When you are passive, things happen to you. This is the same concept as the active and passive voice in sentences.

In the active voice, the subject performs the action described by the main verb. In the passive voice, the action…


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Added by David Bowman on January 3, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments


     As we prepare for the Entry of the New Year, we dedicate much Time for needed Reflection; tallying and totaling our personal Failures and Successes.  With the Coming of 2012, let us Forget Not our Fellow Man in our New Year's Resolutions; there are millions upon…


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Added by Stephanie a burton on January 2, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments author storms charts with debut book!

Just thought I'd share the good news with anyone interested...

First-time author Richard Shaw - who recently submitted the manuscript for his weight-loss book to our website - has quickly overtaken the likes of Dr Atkins and Paul…


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Added by Aaron- on January 1, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Spotlight Interview with author D'vorah Lansky

Q1: Thanks for participating in our Spotlight Interview series D'Vorah! Please introduce yourself and your book to help our readers get to know you.

A: My name is D’vorah Lansky, author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online I’ve been marketing online and mentoring leaders since 1994. I’ve spent thousands of hours in…


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Added by SpotlightInterviews on January 1, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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