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July 2012 Blog Posts (77)

A Handful of Blossoms

My latest release is my first historical fiction A Handful of Blossoms (ISBN 9781471727962), 96 000 words, self-published on Smashwords and Lulu. Paranormal romance. Written in form of a diary, which genre (epistolary, confessional) was so popular in the 18th century and which sounds so comprehensible in our time of blogging, web-diaries and web-journals, the novella may be called a love story. A story of a sixteen-year-old damsel and her weird marriage. Time: 1764, a year after the Seven…

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Added by Lara Biyuts on July 8, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments

ONE MOMENT WITH GOD

Based on a true story, ONE MOMENT WITH GOD just might change your life as it did the auth

 

http://www.onemomentwithgod.com

 

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Added by Ridgley B. Merritt, Jr. on July 8, 2012 at 3:23am — 1 Comment

Westercon 65 (2012) Seattle. Panel: Writing in an Historical Voice

A Crash Course in How to Change your Idiolect.

[a work in progress. Version 2.5]

By G.Robin Smith Writer/Speaker/Educator

         alymere@gmail.com

 

An Idiolect is a personal lexicon.

A writer’s choice of words, word order, rhythm

and phrasing. A…

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Added by G.Robin Smith on July 7, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Hi everyone

Joining the community here is great, and although we can lead busy lives, particularly if we are writing. Hopefully we can connect with each other, and share our thoughts and ideas.

Markus

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Added by Markus Taylor on July 7, 2012 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

An Intimate Interview with a Recovering Alcoholic

An Intimate Interview with a Recovering Alcoholic…

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Added by kimberly gray on July 7, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

Spotlight Interview with Author Rionna Morgan

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

A: Hello. My name is Rionna Morgan. I write romantic suspense. I have recently signed with Crimson Romance a newer imprint of Adams Media.

Q2: Please explain how you came to be a writer, what inspired you to write your book(s) and how long it took.

A: I have been a…

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Added by SpotlightInterviews on July 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Around the Globe with FRED LICHTENBERG

This week has been a series of hot, hot days. I am so glad to be able to leave this state, transport down to Florida to pick up this week’s featured author. We’re off to New York City and the famous Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street in the heart of Manhatten. Built in 1902, the Algonquin has been a standard for luxury and comfort for decades. They’ve recently…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on July 6, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Immersion (The Dam part 5)



Underwater World » by Felipe Skroski)





In the storyline of « The Dam, » once the obstacle is recognized and the necessity of the conquest accepted, the protagonist must transform to become what they feel they must…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 6, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Authors of One Interviews: Ron Starbuck

Poet and spiritual student Ron Starbuck gives some insight about his contribution to the One series.
MM: Ron, thank you for joining the One series. With Story Nine: Wheels Turning Inward, you introduce poetry into the series. Up to now, all of the entries have been prose and personal narrative. The goal of One is to explore our faith and you do it in a different way. What was your inspiration?
Read his…
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Added by Mark Miller on July 5, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Self-Published E-Book Riches--How in the Hell?

 Take a look at this list of successful self-published e-book authors. Some of them have POD paperbacks too:





http://ebooktop100.blogspot.com/2012...han-50000.html





I'm damn frustrated. I'm agog, atwitter and absolutely dumbfounded by the number of successful self-published authors who are raking in sacks…

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Added by Chris Stevenson on July 5, 2012 at 12:47am — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Wuss Up?

This new breakout book by EL James, just acquired by Random House, has gone through a plethora of reactions from readers and writers alike. You can say it has drawn Good, Bad and Ugly comments and feelings from anyone who has been touched by it, or rather, clobbered over the head by it.



The Good:



Fifty Shades originated from a fan fiction site, and was more or less written as kind of a Twilight knockoff, with eventually, the character names and settings, changed to…

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Added by Chris Stevenson on July 5, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments

Do You Think You Have a Breakout Novel?

When considering my interpretation of a breakout novel, for this topic I'm referring to a book that is pre-publication and pulling in a lot of interest from either agents or editors. That's why I phrased it, "Do You Think...?" A breakout novel can also be one that immediately takes off in sales, garners voluminous reviews and climbs the best-selling ranks in very short order. That's post-publication. We've seen some of the self-published e-books do this just recently. But what if you're in…

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Added by Chris Stevenson on July 5, 2012 at 12:44am — No Comments

Vigilance



Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)





« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.



Each of the segues highlights a…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 5, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Chronoscope (The Idler part 2)



Mainspring on a Sea-Gull ST16 movement » by Hustvedt)



« Chronoscope » is the second movement of « The Idler. » In the storyline of the suite, this section is a reflection on the passage of time that culminates when the protagonist realizes the repetitiveness of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 4, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Reflection Of Evil

Hi to all members of Authors.com,

As a new member I just wanted to share a little information about my debut novel "Reflection Of Evil". It has been an amazing journey and a life changing experience. My inspiration to write came during a very dark period in my life. Crippled by debilitating migrains I resided in a world of physical, mental…

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Added by Bridgette Powell on July 3, 2012 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Rumble's First Scare

An alternative look at the monster/victim relationship. I view Halloween from the monster's perspective...a delightful children's story. You will fall in love with Rumble.

www.dreamwritepublishing.ca

 

I made the little Rumble soft toy...it is a hit with the kids & adults…

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Added by Mandy Eve-Barnett on July 2, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

River (The Dam part 2)



Moonlight Night on the Volga river » by Vladimir Ivanovich Ovchinnikov)



The second part of « The Dam » is entitled « River » and expounds the original situation, before the obstacle is recognized and dealt…

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