Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Yeah baby, yeah, woo hoo! Phew. I’ve just finished my first round of edits, and I’ve sent them back to my editor. Today it only took me 10 hours to finish. But it has been an intense four days of it. A total of 47 1/2 hours worth of editing. Put like that it doesn’t sound a lot though. But the first day I was at them for 14 1/2 hours, the second day 12 hours, the third 11 hours and finally today the final day 10 hours. So it’s been a pretty intense four days. Ah well round 1 of edits…Continue
I tend to think of the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz when I see this word. It is all he wanted. He thought he could rule the jungle but lacked the nerve. He thought he didn't have that inner strength to face the fears around him.
Fear. I have seen this word as an acronym. F.E.A.R. False Evidence Against Reality.
Basically, what scenario you think might happen,…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on June 20, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments
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Added by Kaelin C. Murphy on June 20, 2014 at 3:01am — No Comments
You're going to get a laugh out of this. It wasn't funny to me at the time, but now . . .
Back in the day when I was writing and promoting my songs to various artists, I had a chance to preview some of my songs to country singer Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden). She was gracious enough to take my cassette player/recorder to her bus to listen to them. Good deal, huh?…Continue
Added by Jo A Fulkerson on June 17, 2014 at 1:48am — No Comments
When does promotion start?
The minute you take yourself seriously as a writer.
When my first book, FOOLS RUSH IN, came out in 2006, I was a novice at promotion. I did pretty well, but the…Continue
What do belly dancers, ghost hunters, tarot cards, and crystal from Brazil all have in common? They and much more were seen at the 25th Annual Metaphysical Fair (commonly known as the Psychic Fair) held last weekend at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
This annual events brought over 80 vendors and speakers. If you're a true believer, an open-minded skeptic like me, or just curious, this…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on June 13, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments
I was asked to choose a quote from my first novel, A Brownstone in Brooklyn, to reflect on the unpredictable nature of life. How things are never the same and human beings have to adjust to life’s changing events. A Brownstone in Brooklyn is about growing up in the turbulent sixties, one of the most event filled decades in Black-American history.…Continue
Added by J.E. Thompson on June 13, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments
This is my current book of poetry.
Written to reveal the beauty and simplicity of life and show God's Love for humanity.
This book contains poems and short prose that I have been inspired to write. My hope is that you find help and encouragement through the reading of these poems. I…Continue
Added by Lisa C. Miller on June 10, 2014 at 7:40pm — No Comments
This is my first book of poetry.
This book was written with the help of God's Spirit to mine for the rest of the world to enjoy.
This book is a compilation of prose and poetry that I have written over the last twenty years. THese are all stories that are relevant to my life and…Continue
Added by Lisa C. Miller on June 10, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments
April) What gives you ideas for your novels?
DJ Shaw) Truthfully I have found inspiration everywhere. Driving down the street, see a billboard, Oh I can do something really wicked with that.” That kind of thing lol
April) That’s pretty cool, it means the World is your inspirational playground :D So for my next question to you, I would like to know, do you find yourself laughing, crying or have any other emotions while writing your…Continue
Added by April Hollingworth on June 8, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments
What is needed is a phone that will list the name of the person who's calling even if you don't have that person as a contact. So much easier to avoid sales people or telemarketers. I still get calls from them every once in awhile.
This truth reminded…Continue
I'm doing my cover reveal tomorrow on my Facebook Author page for my book Double Magick in the Falls book 1 in A Candi Reynolds series: https://www.facebook.com/aprilhollingworthauthor
My wonderful cover artist Debbie Taylor's website: http://www.debbietaylorcoverartist.com/cover-portflio.html
Added by April Hollingworth on June 6, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments
I'm so happy ~ the wonderful Debbie Taylor from Dca Graphics just showed me the most amazingly stunning cover I've ever seen ~ it's mine! It is so gorgeous yeay. Thank you so much Debbie, your amazing and totally brilliant, mwah
I now have my cover, and have just received the three different sizes for it. I'll be showing it off soon I promise, and hopefully will have a release date soon woo hoo I'm so happy :D
Added by April Hollingworth on June 6, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments
A couple weeks ago I was watching a horror movie (and may I digress for just a moment to say that horror movies don't really impress me much anymore? One has to be pretty darn good to be 'scary'.) and I thought about some of the lessons or truisms to be learned from these movies. I posted some of them on Facebook but later I wrote them down to post them on my blog. Plus, this would be a good…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 30, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
A good story always leads you into suspense wondering what is going to happen next. You become so inteested in the story that you anxiously turn the next page to see what will happen next.
After becoming wildly engaged in the story, the words on the page become intense as your heart pant with rythm for the upcoming events of the next chaptr.
Everyday we write our own stories filled with love, suspense, ..... and someone always reading your story, the friends that you tel all…Continue
Added by Jannie Marie DeBose on May 26, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments
I had a baby on August 12,2013. It was a blessing just to have her in my arms and share her with my family. When I first saw her, she was so small. She is growing more every day now. Melanie is one amazing baby. she makes me smile knowing she is what God made out of me and my husband Gordon. We are so blessed to have her in our life. She is our miracle baby we never thought we would have. When I was first born, The doctors thought I would not walk, talk or even read. I was born with a…Continue
Added by Rhea b Woodruff on May 21, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Today I join in the World Blog Tour. I've done something similar in the past but I hope to keep it going by first, thanking the one who proceeded me, Sherri Hanson, (www.sherriehansen.wordpress.com…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on May 16, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Author DC Grace
April) DC Grace how pleased are you to have met Dade and Shelby?
DC Grace) Tryamon actually gave me the idea. I found her picture in a deck of faery tarot cards, and she wouldn't stop screaming in my head. It didn't take long to know it was a story that had to be told. :)
April) Dade Blue-Therror and Shelby Mercy what made you decide to invite Dawn to write your…Continue
Added by April Hollingworth on May 15, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments