Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
I am going to get right into the action with this one. I mean, what exactly does the title mean? Here you go:
“Over the past year, one thing we've come to appreciate on The Literary Lab blog is the value of artistic freedom. To celebrate this freedom, we put together a collection of stories that were accepted before they were actually written. Our fellow writers gained entry into the anthology by impressing us with past work or proposals. From those early applications, we selected…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 12, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments
People frequently ask how it came to be that two sisters wrote a novel together and what it was like to work as a team. The answers are “simple” and “great.”
It was March. The snow was dirty brown and the sun was absent here in Bangor, Maine. I was spending a lot of time on my sofa, channel surfing and landing nowhere. Joanne called from her home in Florida.
“Wanna write a book together?” I wrapped the afghan around me tighter and yawned from lack of blood flow to my…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 12, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Fun Match ... A Tail of Whoa
copyright 2011 by Mary Anderson
Picture this. We are short on time so everyone is in super efficient mode, including me .. I'm up next with Roadie ... The friendly lady is judging ... then she leaves the ring for a moment and the super experienced fellow with the perfect 'performance" dogs is there .. I wasn't aware that they had switched places as judges .. so, I decide to take Roadie for a short practice run up the red carpet so to speak (she…
Added by Mary Anderson on April 11, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments
I have some new things to talk about; yes besides the stuff I yapped about last week, yes, it is true. New stuff already! Here is the deal; I am adding a new segment to my blogtalk show, it is going to be all about writing process. Basically a panel of authors is going to discuss a facet of writing each month and hopefully something new can be learned and we can each get something from it. Let’s face it, gas is going through the roof, trying to get to one of these authorfests is tough and…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 11, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments
So You Want To Co-Author A Novel…
My sister and I have written a novel together called Wicked Good. People ask me all the time what was it like co-authoring a novel with my sister.
My response: all good!
It’s been my dream to be a writer since I was eight years old, and trust me, that’s a long time ago! Amy never wanted to be a writer. She is happy spending time with her sons and saving all the dogs of the world. It wasn’t planned that we would write novels…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 11, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments
I uploaded my first novel last September to Smashwords and Amazon. By late November I had uploaded the rest of my novels and short stories for a total of over ten titles. I promoted this through my Twitter account (over 1300 followers), my Facebook profile (3000 friends) and my indie publisher Facebook profile (3100 friends), along with my blog (hundreds of views per week) and author interviews, etc.
After five months I was selling around 40 titles a month. That’s it. So I started…Continue
Just to clarify a few things: I didn’t put together a best of Self-Published novels for the quarter because I basically didn’t do any posts on them for all of January. I could not even put together a top ten if I tried, so I will combine it when I do the second quarter’s list; it will be fair that way. I hope that you have found by now that I am a big supporter of Self-Published authors and in no way shape or form mean any disrespect by not having a best of list this time around.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 10, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments
We made Butler Did It! free last week, .99 cents on Amazon because I have yet to figure out how to make it free there. The result was a HUGE increase in downloads. It's so cool to think that that many people were at least tempted to read it.
I wish I knew what they thought of it. The feedback we have gotten has been good overall, with our two most honest and critical family saying they thought it dragged until Kobi jumps off the yacht. We have considered rewriting and re-posting…Continue
I didn’t know this when I read this story, but it is part of a larger work, the launching point of the author’s next novel. Good stuff as far as I am concerned. I like the use of the digital short story to whet my appetite for it. What does this firecracker of a story have inside it? Check it out; I have included the author’s bio as well:
“Trestle Press award winning author R.W. Doyen crafts a tale that will mesmerize you. The story begins with a difficult birth during a vicious…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Hello and welcome to the weekend! For me that means more work, but I am not complaining. Being busy is good right? As I am writing this, we are getting the Improvised Digital Short Story rolling and the first two authors are composing their pieces of the story. The three words they get to use are: Bartender, Library, and Dumpster. It should be interesting. Check in to the G-ZONE later today, around 2:30 to 3pm as I interview Robert Ford, author of Fall of Grace, from the World of Hek Series,…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments
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Really I promise this will be my last post for a while. Sincerely, at least until tomorrow. Here is the last thing I need to get out of my system before I call it a day posting. Next week I will only be posting on Self-Published authors and /or Independent Publishers, basically no one from the Big 6. To make my point, on Vincent Zandri’s Vox ( if you do not read his blog I suggest you do, great stuff), I was lucky enough to guest post on there Sunday, or was it Saturday, they all meld…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 12:55am — No Comments
Added by David Bowman on April 8, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments
In the previous post of the day I made mention of the fact that Vincent Zandri and I are going to be doing something along with a class of graduate students from West Virginia University. It seems that the class has been following our blogs and Zandri’s success in class and one of the students called in to my blogtalk show yesterday, Thursday, as Mr. Zandri was my guest. The young woman is a Facebook friend of mine and follower of our blogs, Katherine LaHart. She put the suggestion to us…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Added by Osie Jackson on April 8, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Yes I know it is Friday but we have so much going on here I need to do a few things with the posts today. Each one of the following posts is going to contain important info into what I have going on here at Gelati’s Scoop and The G-ZONE, my Blogtalk radio show. First the immediate stuff: Siabello Giorello is my guest tonight on The G-ZONE @ 8.30pm EST. It should be fun, how could it not? Next we have the next in our series of Improvised Digital short Stories scheduled for tomorrow and…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments
I just love digital short stories! They break up the week for me in such a fun way, definitely little bursts of energy that just make me smile as I read them in all kinds of fun ways: smartphone, laptop, Kindle, home computer, fish bowl. Okay just checking if you were reading or breezing by. Here is my Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories, almost all are available for the measly price of $.99; you cannot go wrong! Now, drum roll please, or perhaps some AC/DC, maybe…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Wow, it is Thursday already and we are moving like a bullet train headed for a big day on Saturday. Our second Improvised Digital short Story will be happening then and I am totally amped at the prospect of working with a fine group of authors on this next project. We will start at 8am on Saturday and hopefully be done everything by 3pm.I am giving each author a time limit of 1.5 hours to put together their 1,000 to 1500 words of the story. Basically within a nice 8 hour time span…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments
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The connection between kimberlite pipes and diamonds.
It's been discovered, that diamonds are brought close to the surface of the earth through volcanic eruptions which are originated in the depth of the earth, carrying diamond-bearing rocks through volcanic…Continue