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November 2013 Blog Posts (13)

The Bad Day

bad day pic (This was written a few months back. I've since moved on and hope I can avoid this kind of experience in the future)

I know. Everybody has bad days but don't you feel some people have more than their fair share? You may even think this about yourself.

As writers, bad days can turn into opportunities for story content. So, feel free to use any of my experiences in one of your…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 29, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments

Reader Francis Greiff Phantoms of Rockwood Book Review!

     "The Phantoms of Rockwood is excellent and an original idea. The cover photo is good. Your characterizations were excellent. I like the fact that Coach Jones LOVED his players. He was smart, sweet, and a super good coach coming off a 30 game-losing streak.…

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Added by JE Thompson on November 25, 2013 at 3:33am — No Comments

So, what's happening? I'll tell you!

• I'm holding a Giveaway at Goodreads for ten copies of Memory's Curse. Enter now before you can't (last day is Dec. 15).



• The film treatment for Finding Balance is in the works, and I have a screenwriter looking it over for me as we speak. I want it the best it can be before giving it to 490 Entertainment.



• Book two of the Task Force: Gaea series,…

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Added by David Berger on November 24, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Around the Globe with NANCY LYNN JARVIS

Well, I have to admit that winter has arrived. It snowed last night and when I went out for dinner the roads were slickery...is that a word? Anyway blech! to winter. I'm ready for spring.

That's why I was so happy to get away from the cold Midwest with this week's featured author. I picked her up in my…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 22, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

We Have No Societal Darlings Here

 

Written By: Ralph Hawk

 

 

            I think most mortals will agree that whenever one begins to do a task, the repetition of which

 

will now surely become a part of that one’s life for some length of time, that one will “learn”

 

how to complete that task more easily, and most likely more efficiently with each performance of it.

 

And that’s certainly been the case…

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Added by RF Husnik on November 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Around the Globe with J.R. RAIN

After a cool week and a dusting of snow (blech!) this weekend is back up into the high 50s. This morning, however, I'm off to pick up this week's featured author who say he has the perfect spot for our interview. Soon we're relaxing in a clearing on Mt. Shasta in…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 15, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments

IN DEFENSE OF CRAZY CAT LADIES

Right now I have the matron of the house standing guard by the computer making sure I write positive things about the tribe. Gemini, who entered my life on my birthday, allows me to tap at the computer keys for just so long, then reminds me to take a break by crawling into my lap for a few strokes of her own.

The other four are off doing their own thing: Kitler is asleep on a cardboard box, a favorite spot of all cats (along with the step stool, the…

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Added by Sunny Frazier on November 13, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

When Vampires Came to England

(reposted from my guest blog at World Weaver Press: http://worldweaverpress.com/2013/10/14/when-vampires-came-to-england/)

Much has been written lately about the sudden explosion of vampires onto the literary and popular-culture scene, from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, to Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries and their HBO television version True Blood, to the hundreds of…

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Added by Margo Bond Collins on November 13, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Author Promoting vs. Author Networking

The number one rule for authors is to network with other authors.  I have been informed numerous times that authors who resist others in the field, often disappear.  What’s the best way to network?  Find someone smarter than you. It's the only way we will learn and/or grow.…

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Added by Katie McKnight on November 13, 2013 at 5:05am — No Comments

The Third Shift Book Is Now Available On Kindle...Thank You For Your Support! #Blessings

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Added by McKinley Horton, La Shana Spann on November 9, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Crowd-funding A Book!

It’s a term I first heard last year: “crowd-funding”. What’s that? I hear many of you ask. Well have a quick look over www.kickstarter.com and you’ll soon learn that it is a way to fund creative projects / entrepreneurial ideas through small donations from “the crowd” as opposed to the traditional way of large venture capital, expensive loans or self-funding. Of course lots and lots of small affordable donations can add up to…

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Added by P W Chattey on November 8, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Around the Globe with RUTH ANN HIXSON

A cold morning in November as I enter the transporter and set the controls to pick up this week's featured author. When I ask her where shall we go to conduct the interview leans in close and whispers, "It's a secret." Then she hip check me out of the way. Before I can regain my balance and see what location she's…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 8, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

Around the Globe with JOHN WILLS

Bless me soul and kiss the Blarney Stone, October is oughtta here and we wish for some Irish luck for November. Unfortunately, no shamrocks, since we're heading into the deep fall season but we can still enjoy some Irish coffee. Well, you enjoy the coffee, I'll enjoy the Irish.

Why all the Eire talk? Well when I…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 1, 2013 at 8:49pm — No Comments

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