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Character Names

Character Names 

I can’t claim originality on this topic. I replied to Joanne Guidoccios’ blog on this.

This caught my attention immediately. It is difficult to be completely original. One’s character name is really important. Part of the joy of writing fiction is that you can make things up …. that’s right, lies out of whole cloth…. and includes names of characters. At some time in the far past it was all right to use common names if your character was written to…

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Added by Timothy J. Desmond on July 31, 2012 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

Interview and guest blog post for Night Owl

I WAS INVITED TO DO A GUEST BLOG POST FOR NIGHT OWL AS WELL AS AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW AND BECOME ONE OF THEIR FEATURE AUTHORS. HERE'S A SNIP OF MY BLOG POST:





THE IDEA FOR HUMANLESS CAME TO ME OUT OF NOWHERE. I TRULY DON’T REMEMBER HOW IT…

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Added by Teodora Kostova on July 31, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

The Year That Was - 1971

Enter the psychedelic time tunnel and hang on for an inspirational and amazing story. Zen teacher Don Lubov gives us Story Ten of the One series. It is available now from Trestle Press for ONLY 99 Cents and you can get it here: http://goo.gl/JkFJs

 

You can read the full post at my official blog - …

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Added by Mark Miller on July 31, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments

WOMEN CONQUER AND RULE

Besides being a writer, I’m a woman, a wife, mother, grandmother and a great grandmother. And I’m a human being, an American, a daughter of pioneers.

 

Over the past 28 years that I’ve written and been published, I’ve seen the role of women in novels and stories evolve from the meek to the mighty. Some could say this has happened much too slowly, some could add that the female role has become a bit ridiculous in some instances. Women who fight and conquer monsters might seem to…

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Added by Velda Brotherton on July 30, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6)



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In « Surface, » the sixth chapter of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is gradually returning to activity after having transformed into who they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 30, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Are You Reading?

One of the key ingredients of advice to aspiring writers is to read.

 

The neophyte might then ask, what am I to read? Does it mean how-to books? Books written by the advisor? What?

 

My personal feeling is a writer should read the types of books he or she wishes to write. Most would-be writers are already readers. Inspired by the books they read for pleasure or edification, they strive to emulate, feeding both an innate need and a desire to share their thoughts…

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Added by J. R. Lindermuth on July 29, 2012 at 9:17pm — 11 Comments

Reviews for THE SANDMAN.

http://www.amazon.com/Sandman-David-Lucero/dp/1438937946

 

My upcoming novel 'Who's Minding the Store?' is due for release this fall. Until then I'd like you to have a look at THE SANDMAN. This was my first published novel that placed 1st Runner-up in the Military Writer's of America's book awards. I'm particularly proud of this book and it's story is still relevant…

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Added by David Lucero on July 29, 2012 at 4:31am — No Comments

Contact Details for Kaden Brown

Official Website: http://kadenbrown.wordpress.com/

Email: kaden.brown@live.co.uk

Telephone (mobile): 0064-212375907

New Zealand Society of Authors profile:…

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Added by Kaden Brown on July 29, 2012 at 3:52am — No Comments

A Bit About Me

Kaden Brown lives in Christchurch, New Zealand where he studies, writes and works. He moved from the UK in 2008 where he worked full-time.

He has attended three universities, having studied BSc Applied Psychology at JMU, BA Politics and Social Policy at VUW, and BA(Hon) Political Science at UC. His passion is taking ideas and extrapolating hidden plots and stories making them into bigger, more vibrant worlds.

His feature-length screenplays include “Dee Dee” (NZ/paranormal),…

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Added by Kaden Brown on July 29, 2012 at 3:47am — No Comments

All Time Best Bible Stories

I have chosen some of my favorite Bible stories as the basis for my new short stories. Starting with Noah's Ark, I will introduce the themes and messages of the stories I grew up with into my fictional Amish community of Karsten Field.

These are only my favorites. I would love to hear which ones are yours. It might inspire me (and sometimes, we all need inspiration).
For now, have a look at my new story, which you can get here for $0.99 - …
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Added by George Michael Loughmueller on July 28, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

The Third Shift Book

The Third Shift is a Compelling, Self Help, Inspiratioinal Memoir....www.thirdshiftsite.com

We all have a Third Shift!

The Third Shift is a timely and touching addition to the…

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Added by McKinley Horton, La Shana Spann on July 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Good Reasons to Read 'Who's Minding the Store?'

No mental gymnastics here. Simply put, a very well developed story.

Lucero has obviously made full use of the ever changing, day to day experiences in “his store”. The events described beg the question ... “I

s the customer always right?”

His cast of characters will amaze you. Some come to life right before your eyes ... not without the savory seasoning of a fine writer.

A…

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Added by David Lucero on July 28, 2012 at 4:54am — No Comments

THE STORY OF A MEMORY

The story of a memory that  turns into

life love sex and pain all describe by feelings telling myself that we were different but so much alike when we was in middle school breaking all the rules to be together, we was bullshiting playing games being bad ass…

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Added by TAMIKA on July 28, 2012 at 2:33am — No Comments

"TOXXIC" By Byron Lacey

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Added by Byron Lacey on July 28, 2012 at 1:46am — No Comments

We Are Looking for Authors That We Can Pay For Articles!!!

 

Book Fun Magazine is launching in September and we need good content. We are also willing to pay for it.

We are looking for articles and photos centered on Reading Groups.

We also have some advertisement space available at reasonable rates.…

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Added by Fred St Laurent on July 27, 2012 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

Around the Globe with JUSTIN NUTT

Again another author assumes control of the transporter. You know, all they have to do is tell me the destination and I could get us there in no time. But, Justin is a country boy and they have their own of doing things, so I suppose I’ll go along. With visions of Deliverance in my head, I’m pleasantly surprised when…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on July 27, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Well Of Passion

Oh! my love, break this silence,

My soul seeks love, no violence;

After all these years gone by,

Well of passion, hasn’t run dry.

 

Words aren’t enough to express,

Your inner beauty and your grace;

Futile, though, every lover have tried,

Down the ages, to impress their…

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Added by Sanjeev Acharya on July 27, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Protect The Brand

Protect the Brand. This is one of my business mottos. Recently, I heard Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine and Steve Harvey say the same thing. I’ve gotten accustomed to many people not having any idea of what I was talking about when I say it, so it was truly refreshing to hear other people with the same perspective. So many people call themselves…

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Added by Super Woman on July 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

10,000 words and counting...

I'm excited to have reached the 10,000 word mark on my first novel.  I know that might not be a lot for those of you with experience but I'm feeling very accomplished this morning!!  

p.s.  I continue to really enjoy this site and so pleased I joined.  You are one inspirational group!!!

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Added by Andrea Phillips on July 26, 2012 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Weaving with Words, Music, and Choreography - Three Reasons Why Self-Publishing Rocks!

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Choreography (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week I started choreographing for a big dance show in the studio where I teach ballet. What makes it even more fun for me than usual is that I have been given creative license, and if you knew me well enough you’d know that…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on July 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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