Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
My first book was picked up last year and I had to agree to a few minor 'tweaks." My editor did a lot of critiquing but never in a constructive way. She made me change both of my main characters' personalities because she didn't like them. And when I told her I no longer recognized the story as my own she told me she only liked the concept and to have it in print I had to completely reconstruct the manuscript.
I did contact a few authors before pulling out from the deal because this…Continue
Added by Melinda Smith on November 27, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments
“I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!”
I wish I could see this done more often.
I didn't need too much time to figure out how this relates to writing. Teamwork. Specifically, support groups in the form of: writers' critique groups, the Posse, and author groups.
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 27, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Stephanie Lynne Thorburn on November 17, 2015 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 13, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
Every time I kick I fall down, push I fall down
Excuse me but skating was something I never learned
But as the world turns I embrace it
With bruises across the face
And inerasable cuts, scrapes and burns
In turn, I give the world my all
Kick flip my flaws
The harder they are
The bigger the fall
The stiffer they guard
The quicker they are
To fall short and get back up and do trick with the…Continue
Added by J. D. Jones on November 10, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments
This week, I don't pick up my featured author, he gives me directions. I start out by transporting to Paris. Then I have to act as if I know how to effect a French accent to tell the cabbie an address (although I could be telling him I'd like to date his sister for all I know) - “sank roo doe noo”.
Fortunately, he doesn't drag me out of the vehicle and pummel me. Instead, in a few minutes I find…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on November 7, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments
The year is 3010, the human race divided; the new breed living inside the World Administration dome network and outside the older breed. A pandemic, broken out throughout the dome network by a corrosion in the citizens' wrist chips, is causing the planet to die. Whether the outbreak was accidental or intentional, either way the reptilian race stood to gain from such an…Continue
Added by D. M. Kirtaime on November 5, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments