Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
The week just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today’s novel has a really cute cover but a really creepy and intense inside. Susan Whitfield has a winner here in Sin Creek. But wait, what else do we have going on here on The Scoop and the G-ZONE? Plenty! This weekend we have a ton of stuff going on. On Saturday: Our next Improvised Digital short Story with The Girls vs. The Guys. The teams are set and ready to go for the next Improvised Digital short Story. The Girls are: Bri…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 6, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments
Roars down the mountian
Always to the sea
The mother of creation…Continue
I love this kind of stuff…short stories. I almost put this on Digital short Saturday but thought better of it as it sold as one packaged good. How could it qualify for a digital short story, you ask? I read this on my Kindle. It is broken up into different short stories by different authors, thus the digital short stories. Tomorrow I am popping in my Top 20 Novels of the First Quarter of 2011, and then on Thursday I am calling it The Delicious Dozen Of Digital short Stories First Quarter…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 5, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Good Morning to everyone, especially Debra Lee! Today is her Birthday, and I thought it would be fun to run the guest post she sent today. I will be posting on here novel for Self-Published Sunday, look for it. Today though, find her, seek her out, and give her your heartfelt best wishes on her day. Debra Lee’s website and social media addresses are at the end of the post. Enjoy!
First, let me say thank you to Giovanni. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here. My name’s Debra. I…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 5, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments
Added by Osie Jackson on April 4, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Being a big Bill & Ted’s Great Adventure fan, I could not pass this sci-fi work up. I mean getting another crack at Socrates, does it get any better. Later on today the author of this fine piece of work meets me in The G-ZONE. I think it is a great way to start the week personally, another reason to wake up, all that kinda stuff. Just to clue everybody in, this is another huge week of guests and posts as we make a mad dash toward Saturday and another Improvised Digital Short Story…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 4, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Publishing my first book turned out to be more of a learning experience than anything at all. Some parts of me are screaming that it was and is a night mare but really, being a victim of an attempt murder who for her dental compensation had received a debilitating dental work.....
What I learned is slightly hair raising but it only validates what I knew all along but could not admit. Most people are liars.
Its not that a lie is a crime. Although the law achieved the definition…Continue
Added by Tkumah A&T&D on April 4, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
Sci-fi has not been my thing of late. I have read some of it, and found it to be wanting. This though is different and imaginative in many different ways, including the fact this penned by a husband and wife team, not too shabby. Wait, it is Sunday, the end of the work week for me. I get no time off as usual, and I have my posting schedule set for the coming week, so I suggest you check out my Goodreads homepage; it has the novels, graphic novels, self-published novels and digital…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 3, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments
I am a 13 year old girl that is working her butt of trying to get the attention of any writing agents possible. Now hows that working out for me? Horrible. I have a full manuscript sitting on my desk looking for a home, but no one is willing to take it in. I need someone to open the door for I can walk in and start my writing career; is anyone willing to help me? Please? An agency that might want my work? Please it would mean everything to me. Thanks.
Added by Bree Holden on April 3, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments
Have you ever felt so full of ambition, so right, so hopeful and 'bright'? It all started when I woke up this morning dazed and fogged. It took a gallon of coffee to get me to open my eyes enough to check my face book messages. To my utter surprise a long cherished relative had finally responded to my email.
Instantly I understood that at times feeling blue is not what reality is no matter what and how it feels So many things are in the works and are hidden from a normal everyday…Continue
Added by Tkumah A&T&D on April 3, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments
FYI: This post sets off a busy day here on The Scoop. I am going for four today as I have a backlog of posts on digital short stories. My problem of late has been I have enjoyed reading them way too much as I have been able to find a diversity of stories to read which I think fuels my desire to read even more. Starving in Malibu is a prime example of that. Dianne Sherry Case has written three things now that I have read: her full length novel Elephant Milk, Starving in Malibu, and one more…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 3, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments
Check this out ,I got this right from the source, Matt Williams himself, who better to tell you about the story and his main character:
“ I started writing Jak Phoenix in September 2008, after beers with friends led to the inevitable conversations nerds have about movies, comics, space and how we always had ‘better ideas’ than the churned-out supply of Hollywood remakes and reboots.
‘Better ideas’ is a pretty subjective term, but after the 50th conversation about…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 2, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments
My Mother always told me: DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! That would be a big mistake here. The squirrel on the cover is cute and funny but the story inside is all too real and surreal at the same time. The story revolves around a poor guy that gets downsized after working at the same place for 25 years. Basically he is told one day that his services are no longer needed and he is shoved under the bus. Dribbles then comes into the picture as our now unemployed everyman has hatched a plan…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 2, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments
I wanted to lead the day off with this one and today is big, four posts on four very different digital short stories. Robert Ford, Cody Toye, Matt Williams & Diane Sherry Case each bring something to the table. I am going a different route today with the posts, short sweet and to the point. Remember when it comes to downloading these stories there are plenty of free applications to make it easy to read these stories on just about any e-reader: smartphone, laptop, home computer, tablet,…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 2, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments
On the day that my first book was published Be Afraid of a Dentist, Be Afraid, my parents were diagnosed both with six months to live. I spent my celebration in the hospital fighting for their lives. Then, my brothers decided to separate my parents and put my mother in a home.
No amount of crying stopped her from going and as soon as she arrived there she understood what my brothers did to her. She had a fit. My brothers refused to take her back home. She stood there in the lobby…Continue
Added by Tkumah A&T&D on April 2, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by william paul henderson jr on April 1, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments
fellow authors. My name is Monique Jordon.
Thank You for the priveledge of joining your group. I am very new at this and welcome the company of others
who know what goes on in the world of writting. Needless to say the first experience is the…Continue
What is a hero...?
A hero may different from me and you.
To a little kid a hero is a person wearing a cape with superpowers,
A kid may be the same.
To a mid-age child it may be a special person or still a "Super-hero"
To a normal teenager it is normally some entertainer or celebrity they idolize...
But not me.
My hero, is a rather extraordinary.
The way I see sometimes the best hero's are the ones that stand right before your eyes but…Continue
I come from a background where estimating and predicting events or developments was a key part of my job. Taking this to heart in a career of writing, I would place research as either the first or definitely a high priority cornerstone to any writing career.
That said, I have been reading and reading and reading what other people say about how to write and produce a novel. A favourite of mine is the book by two US writers and publishers, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry. Easy…Continue
Vampires anyone? Laurie Bowler has taken the genre to a whole new level with her body of work. She is definitely a busy gal with her newest full length novel, The Depths of Darkness. She also has her new series Across the City which has three installments in publication already: The Beginning, The Battle Begins, and Carnage with a fourth on the way, The Alliance. Laurie will be my guest in The G-ZONE next week April 5th @ 8.30am EST to discuss all that and much, much, much more.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 30, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments