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March 2012 Blog Posts (54)

Catherine Green Radio Interview - Cauldron FM

It gives me great pleasure to share my very first live internet radio interview. Here I talk about my debut paranormal romance novel Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel), the inspiration for my Redcliffe series, and life as a pagan mother. Have a listen, and I appreciate any feedback……

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Added by Catherine Green on March 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The Devil's in the Details

As a book reviewer, one of the areas of the book I analyze is writing style. I try to inform the potential reader about what type of book I’ve read.

 

Think about the different authors you’ve read. Besides the different genres having, or sometimes requiring, different styles, consider the multitude of authors in only one genre.

 

Horror – H.P. Lovecraft wrote lengthy sentences with details galore.

Stephen King writes flashback scenes with a lot of detail.…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 30, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

American Caliphate

My new archaeological mystery - American Caliphate - has just been released by Dark Oak Mysteries.

http://www.amazon.com/American-Caliphate-William-Doonan/dp/1610090438/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333029909&sr=8-1

Archaeologists Jila Wells and…
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Added by William Doonan on March 29, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

One of my poems from my upcoming Poetry edition, Do enjoy and please leave comments if you like. CW

Enchanted

The right lead which proceeded towards the utmost need. The inheritance of thy mind, heart, body and soul. The absolute knowledge of the rivers of true living water. It's when the tide is high, fully manifesting it's self towards the very given moment. Being anointed is it's favorite attribute. The growth of wisdom is embedded and the full meaning of it all is " Enchanted".

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Added by Chuma Akil Jahi Watson on March 29, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Quantum Physics; What's the big Mystery

Ecclesiastes 3:15 "That which is has been already; that which shall be is nothing new." This verse of Scripture explains what has taken science by storm with the discovery of quantum physics.

Science has discovered that all things, including solid objects, are made up of particles of light known as photons. These particles of light are perplexing to science due to the fact that they cannot be measured accurately.

If science measures the speed…
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Added by Jesus Villalobos on March 29, 2012 at 3:46am — No Comments

Just a little insight based on my first upcoming novel

                                      The faith of God empowers life and is much greater than the faith of man. Our role models where just like us or even worst, I may resume. The thing is, many remember who they where for there own benefit. A few truly acknowledge the reflection of another at the very given moment of there success. Being a brother's keeper rather than no keeper at all.…

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Added by Chuma Akil Jahi Watson on March 29, 2012 at 12:14am — No Comments

8 Sentence Patterns for Academic and Technical Writing

An expert academic or technical writer needs only a few basic sentence patterns to produce easy-to-understand writing. Each of the sentence patterns below will result in clear academic or technical writing. However, do not use any one pattern more than twice in a…

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Added by David Bowman on March 28, 2012 at 10:01pm — No Comments

I Do Birthday Parties, Too!

Not really.





At least, not yet.





With mega-book chains closing their doors (Borders) and online booksellers battling for eBook domination, authors are faced with the daunting task of connecting with their readers. How do we get our print books out there? How do we connect with our digital readers?…



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Added by Mark Miller on March 28, 2012 at 6:41pm — 2 Comments

A NOVEL APPROACH Number 16: The Basics of Shooting Free Throws

In the middle of all these heavy topics about writing scenes, characters, conflicts and so on, it is easy to lose sight of the basics. This is about as basic as I can get: writing is like shooting free throws. Really. (March Madness is in the air…)

Every free throw attempted is taken for two purposes – to count, and to practice for the next one. You can’t practice for the last one; not one free…

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Added by Sandy Lawrence on March 26, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Deadly Currents

By Beth Groundwater

www.bethgroundwater.com

 

Plot

In the whitewater rapids of Colorado’s Arkansas River, Tom King falls out of his raft. Mandy Tanner, ranger and river guide rescues him but King dies anyway. Mandy subsequently finds…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 26, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

An excerpt from The Principles and Philosophy of WEISHENDO by Zachary E. Lewis

Victory is easy for those of us who plan for it, while defeat is easy for those of us, who do not plan to be victorious....

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Added by Zachary E. Lewis on March 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Tolken For Celandine : A Set Of Unoriginal And Mediocre Cliche’s Set In A Very Dark World

A Tolken For Celandine By Laurell K. Hamilton

Not much of a intro here, just another short story review found in Laurell K Hamitlon’s Strange Candy short story. This one is a dungeons and dragons style piece called “A Toklen For Celandine.”

So the story is not like Hamilton’s other books. It happens in a medieval setting, featuring the traditional classic fantasy elements such as trolls , elves, unicorns and what not. They story follows a female elf warrior named Bevhinn, who…

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Added by Samie Foster on March 22, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Self Defense

I conduct several self defense seminars for high school students and women, as well as the various techniques shown in my regular classes. One of the things I teach those who participate in self defense courses is to have options available to immediately utilize.

 

For example, let me keep it simple and discuss a basic wrist grab. After determining the level of threat indicated, the person would pull his/her wrist against the opponent’s thumb, that finger being the weakest part…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A great tool for all writers

I'm a traditional writer armed with a pad and good pen, but often I use my laptop to write stories in manuscript form. As a reader I prefer 'real' books rather than e-readers, but I understand the convenience of the latter. The tool I have started to use recently is a digital voice recorder, for the ideas that pop in the mind when a pad and pen are not in easy reach, ie when driving.

The one I bought was £27 a little more expensive than stationary but very convenient especially as I…

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Added by SR Clowes on March 22, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

A Dream Come True

I’ve wanted to be a published author since I was a little girl. Like most girls my age, I read every Judy Bolton and Nancy Drew mystery; they were among my most prized possessions. When I was ten years old, I submitted a poem I’d written to my Sunday school magazine. I can still remember how thrilled I was when I saw my name printed under the title. My first byline! Now, many years later (no need to tell how many), I feel…

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Added by Patricia Gligor on March 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Simply Amazing

I find it amusing that when you begin to write a story you learn how to pay closer attention to the things and from everyone around you. I never really paid that close of attention to things until i became a writer and began to notice how other peoples emotions relally had an impact on my character's emotions when dealing with there own issues. To beable to draw from others and use it in my own stories and still make an impact with my auduance is simply amazing.  To change the way they see…

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Added by Mandy Steinfeldt Crane on March 20, 2012 at 3:39am — No Comments

My Interview with Amy Manemann

Amy Manemann, author of Deadly Reunion, a Taci Andrews mystery, and the soon to be released Deadly Science,  as well as "the Mini Drill Sargeant for Events Communications and Blogging Communications" at World Literary Cafe, has interviewed me at her blog.



You can read it…

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Added by David Berger on March 19, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Gay Characters and Task Force: Gaea

When I started writing this novel years ago, I had an internal conversation about whether or not I was ready to commit to having gay characters play a prominent role. It wasn't because I was ashamed of being gay myself, but rather more of a concern that my book wouldn't be well received because of the content. After all, would an 18 year old straight guy want to read a novel if the main character were gay? Or, if gay characters showed up throughout? It was…
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Added by David Berger on March 19, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Why writing stinks

I hate writing.

This confession will be astonishing to most people, as the sole overriding desire of my entire life, the one constant from about the time I was ten years old until today, is a burning desire to be a writer. This, of course, requires me to write. But as anybody who has ever tried to do it will tell you, writing isn't easy . Many people (who have never written a complete paragraph and think it's perfectly acceptable to use "U" when you mean "YOU")…

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Added by Blake M. Petit on March 18, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Romance in Fantasy

Recently, I’ve been pondering something that a friend mentioned to me while reading Task Force: Gaea: why is there no romance in the novel? A worthy question, to be sure, and it started me thinking about the nature of “romance” in literature. Now, I’m not sure why she commented about it—unless she truly wished to see characters engage in a romantic relationship. Within this story (about the birth of the…
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Added by David Berger on March 18, 2012 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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