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May 2013 Blog Posts (31)

The Three Worlds of the Witches

Fifth wasn’t aware she was drifting off to sleep but soon she was asleep and began to dream. She was a hawk, high in the air circling the village, lazy in its attempt to find prey. A rabbit ran across her path and she swooped down on it and just as she was about to grab it in her talons it…

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Added by Mary Seaton on May 31, 2013 at 5:03pm — No Comments

The great outback of Australia

   TALES FROM THE SAND HILLS

A humorous collection of stories about life growing up in

the…

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Added by Mary Seaton on May 31, 2013 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

Read some 'Tales from the Sand Hills'

Tales From The Sand Hills an Australian Outback Adventure.

‘Tales from the Sand Hills’ is set in the Australian outback during the 50’s and 60’s. The times were pretty hard in post-war, post-depression Australia and to survive out there in the Australian outback you had to be a bit tough. And…

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Added by Mary Seaton on May 31, 2013 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Acceptance and Fear

So another week has passed. The upheaval from last continues with new frustrations this week.

Over a rainy weekend I secured a temporary place to live and this week, have started packing. Today I filled an entire dumpster with stuff I've accumulated over twenty years but haven't seen in years or haven't…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 31, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Novel Writing...Choosing a Point of View!

      How am I going to tell my story? Which Point of View?

      Choices? Choices? Choices?

     When I sit in front of my computer and start to pound the letters on the keyboard, I must decide on the point of view to tell the story! I swallow hard and try to figure out a “voice” in which to…

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Added by JE Thompson on May 30, 2013 at 5:22am — 3 Comments

Just here, writing.

I don't see myself as a blogger, but I do like to tell what I'm currently working on, or things that interest me in the world of fantasy writing.  I have two self publish books under the title The Darkstone Chronicles, and I am working on my third novel (not related to the first two).  I have a blog site at www.darkstone8.wordpress.com and

I have a couple pages on facebook.  …

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Added by Jason Marcellus Hampton on May 30, 2013 at 12:57am — No Comments

Searching for quotes

I am currently looking for a website that has some good quotes for motivational and inspirational quotes for women.  I am getting ready to write a new book.

Any information would be great.

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Added by Jewel Tyler on May 29, 2013 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Your Book

If you don't write about your book or talk about your book, people won't know about your book. Keep the excitement about your book alive by sharing tidbits in as many formats as possible. Trust me - IT WORKS! 

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Added by Velyn Cooper on May 29, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments

'Earth Essay- The Promise & Wisdom of Nanotechnology'.

 

Stephanie Lynne's Authors.com blog, May 2013.…

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Added by Stephanie Lynne Thorburn on May 28, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Hello from Lori Stephens

Hello, writers! Lori Stephens here--book editor, book writer, book publisher, and all-around supporter of the literary arts. Looking forward to connecting with you. :-)

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Added by Lori Stephens on May 26, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Change

good-choice-bad-choice-sign This was not going to be the topic of this week's post. I was going to discuss last weekend's writers' retreat I attended where I met some great people, made some new friends, and had a lot of fun, especially Sunday morning trying to avoid the rain.

However, what I learned Sunday afternoon on the drive home turned my world upside down. From Sunday through Thursday (yesterday) my…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 24, 2013 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional

As an author and self-publisher it is absolutely essential that you have a presence on Amazon. And luckily for us, Amazon provides many powerful ways to connect with potential readers and buyers. Even if you use a regular book-publishing company to publish your book, you will still need to have a presence on Amazon. Especially if you expect to sell any books. Amazon is the largest book retailer in the world. Amazon has more market presence, and more marketing…

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Added by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr. on May 21, 2013 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

7 Things Readers Notice When Picking Up A Book

If you have any hope of having your book achieve financial and critical success, you must understand how your readers (your customers), view your book (your product) when they first see it (online or on a shelf). Once you fully understand how your readers will perceive your book when they first see it, you can adjust your book accordingly.

In order to accomplish this, you must separate yourself from your personal feelings about your book, and think like the objective buyer…

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Added by Joseph C. Kunz, Jr. on May 21, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Please help my cluelessness- ISBN numbers

Hello all,

Excuse my cluelessness but I'm self publishing my book in August through Blurb first and then going from there, but my formatter/editor and general handler of things I don't understand was talking to me about ISBN numbers... Now I understand that I need to pay around £126 for one!? I'm a student and recently lost my job and haven't found another one, so I can't exactly afford it right now. We have a plan but can somebody out there please explain the ISBN thing to me because…

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Added by Imogen Ilsabeth Laverick on May 19, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

This Writing Business -- an unending Odyssey?

Until I stumbled unto this community, I intermittently wondered if indeed this writing business is not just an unending pointless Odyssey. Discovering a community like this assures me not only that there are so many others out there able and willing to sustain the arduous, shifting and often thankless business of writing but also that there may be something, afterall, no matter how indefinable or elusive, that compels and drives dreamers like me to stubbornly get on with it.

If you…

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Added by Akin Bello on May 19, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Bad Words

Grammar-Police In my almost forty-seven years I've matured in the ways of language. Somewhat. To hear me speak, maybe your thoughts would differ. Let's agree I've tried to think about language and the words, or rather, their correct usage, before I speak. Do I still say 'gonna' and 'sorta'? Sure, and I also tend to speak faster than some people, namely my students, can comprehend. But I'm working on it and I think…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 17, 2013 at 7:31am — 2 Comments

'Rok Stars, Snooker Legends and Artistic Cream at Coffee Circus'.

Stephanie Lynne Thorburn's blog.  16th May 2013.

 

'Rok Stars, Snooker Legends &…

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Added by Stephanie Lynne Thorburn on May 16, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

YOU'VE CHANGED—HAS YOUR WEBSITE?

Websites are now as important for establishing identity as a birth certificate or a driver's license. Yet, I've noticed that once an author puts one up, the site is often forgotten and neglected.

I research authors when they send me query letters in my capacity as acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. I like to know who I'm dealing with and, short of doing a background check, websites are all I have to give me an inkling of their accomplishments up to this stage in their…

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Added by Sunny Frazier on May 13, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Attitude

Attitude This is the first in a series of life skill blogs. These will tie in the aspects I teach in my taekwondo classes. Sometimes there will be a connection to writing, sometimes not. I think it will be up to the individual to relate these to his/her  specific situation, whether writing or other activity. I hope you will enjoy these and, as always, I invite comments.

What can be said about…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Don't make blatantly self-serving blog posts or status updates please, people!

We're a fantastic community. Sometimes we need to and do address issues that are brought to our attention to keep it that way.

Please be aware that constantly linking to your own work or copy/pasting it here is irritating to many other members. To those who do: you're not making yourself look good in the eyes of the community. No one likes a taker who doesn't give back to Authors.com and only makes self-serving posts. And it REALLY hurts us on Google when it's duplicate content. Read…

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Added by Kay Elizabeth on May 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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