October 2016 Blog Posts (49)

Removing the unwanted bits.

October 29th. 2016

I have now more or less broken the back of my first draft. I still have about 10,000 words to go before reaching my initial target of 80,000. When I have finished the re-write, I expect to raise this figure by about ten percent. If I was still under contract to my last publisher, now defunct, I would have been asked to trim the word count by a considerable margin. As an Indie writer, I can do as I please, although I have to remember that more words does…

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Added by Michael Parker on October 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

A KEANU REEVES’ FILM BRIEF!

Hello, Everyone! Welcome to Miss TaffeytheChamp’s Blog. Although, my Author or Pen name is Taffey Tawanna ChampionAre any of you familiar with Keanu Reeves’ films? There are quite a number of them. One of them that I enjoyed was the original, “Point Break, which starred the late great, Patrick Swayze; may he rest in peace.…

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Added by Taffey Tawanna Champion on October 27, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

I'm truly offended!

I’m offended; flat out, totally affronted, will never get over it  kind of offended. And what was it that brought on this state of affairs? I’ll tell you; the number of people who think that being offended is a right.

Being offended is not a right, it’s not even an issue. If something offends you, move on. If someone says something you don’t like, don’t listen,…

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Added by Glen R Stansfield on October 27, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments

Lost In His Eyes by Ginger Simpson

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Added by Ginger Simpson on October 26, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why I wrote the self-help book, Fast-track to Fabulous Fulfillment

Ever since the 1960s, I have been inspired by the best wisdom literature of the self-help and self-improvement genre. After amassing a wealth of knowledge in this field over several decades, I decided to compile what I considered the best of what I had learned into a self-development home-study course. This was before the internet took off as a public free-for-all, so my course was publicized through magazines primarily. I self-published the course from home,…

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Added by Alan Ackroyd on October 25, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Now Available in Print

'Dark Days Inside the Light While Drunk on Wine' is now available through Amazon.com in paperback form, and has 15 poems added to its Table of Contents...…

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Added by James Dennis Casey IV on October 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My rules for writing romance

With: J. Arlene Culiner

I have very definite rules when writing romance. My books have to contain the following elements:

·      Realistic heroes and heroines — people who are just like us, and who find themselves on the magic journey of falling in love
·      No business moguls, no billionaires — just intelligent men and women who feel passionately about what they do
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Added by J. Arlene Culiner on October 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Science Fiction Short Story Line Up

For those who have been following my short stories with interest, here is my schedule for the rest of 2016.

Each story offers a glimpse into the Last of Her Kind or the Newearth Universe

July 30th

Rain from a Cloudless Sky

August 13th

Mirror…

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Added by A. K. Frailey on October 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Human Question – Short Story

Planet: Lux

Capital City: Qui

Assembly Hall: A stadium-sized room with a glass ceiling and a smooth stone floor, with multi-colored floras growing up the…

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Added by A. K. Frailey on October 22, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments

A Patchy Week (Apache?)

October 22nd. 2016

Looking at my diary for the previous seven days, it’s blank. Anyone would think I don’t do anything. I’ve managed to add about two thousand words to my WIP, but have had to interrupt the flow because of hospital appointments, a flu jab, and a trip to Specsavers. We also made a pointless journey to a garden centre to buy something they didn’t stock. We didn’t know that until we arrived. So, stayed there, had lunch and drove home. Sometimes the week is more…

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Added by Michael Parker on October 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colby the Courageous Cat

Colby is one of a litter of four kittens. The kittens get into all kinds of trouble. Being the biggest and strongest, Colby's mother expects him to watch over the smaller kittens and keep them safe.

Read and find out what Colby does to meet his mother's expectations.Colby%20front%20cover%201.jpg

Available…

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Added by Janice Spina on October 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Storyteller

As a storyteller living in the countryside, one who loves the seclusion and now has online forums to advertise; I figure it this way. I love what I do. If anyone else likes what I do I have conquered one obstacle, I have shared my vision with (someone) out there.

I began telling tall stories on paper with a pencil, then my mother picked up an old typewriter from a garage sale, so I spent countless hours learning the keys, making a ton of errors, and…

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Added by vicki lee zell on October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Skeletons in our family are marching out of the grave, slowly but with great ambition my book is ending this viscous cycle

Post Trauma: Facing My Pain and Embracing Change , started out as a tool to help me but over the last three years I have found that it is helping many people in my extremely dysfunctional family share their stories of abuse and the pain that it has caused them in their life.

I began sharing my story after realizing I had been addicted to prescription pain pills for the better part of twenty years. I also began to realize that my childhood abuse had left many more scars than I would…

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Added by Renata Kell on October 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bloody Klondike Gold

Here is some info for my newest release that just came to the digial world today! If it looks interesting, please check it out! This series is for older kids, tween, teens and YA audiences. Rated PG to PG-13.

A summer trip to the Klondike…

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Added by A. K. Taylor on October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ginger Nuts of Horror—5 Minutes with Steven Ramirez

Hey, check out my author interview over at Ginger Nuts of Horror. And thanks so much to Jim Mcleod for the opportunity. I had a great time doing it.

Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?

In college, I started writing screenplays. I did that for a number of years. If you live in LA, you sort of have to. I managed to sell…

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Added by Steven Ramirez on October 19, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

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