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Anybody have any words about this? So far, I've booked fiive shows, done one and had two cancel. One didn't tell me until 45 minutes before the show and the other didn't bother to let me know at all.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Isiah Hurts Oct 23, 2011.

Book trailers

I'd like to create a book trailer for the upcoming book, but my computer is not compatible with the software I want. There was a site out there that allows you to create one right on the site, but I…Continue

Started Aug 5, 2011

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I've visited the blogtalk radio site a few times and am confused as to how it works. I'd like to be a guest on someone's show, do an interview, talk about the upcoming book, my previous book, etc.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lawrence Brayton Aug 9, 2011.

 

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Adult Truth #15

“I think the freezer deserves a light as well.”Why not? Illumination certainly would make finding that long forgotten frozen bagged hunk of round steak you placed in there eight months ago an easier task. This is one of those questions that nobody has taken the time to answer.How does this truth relate to writing? Again, you'll have to stretch your imagination a bit, and use your creativity. When I read this I thought of…See More
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Food for Thought - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse6075 Mills Civic ParkwayWest Des Moines, IA 50266Phone: 515-333-5665 Fax: 515-309-33596800 Fleur Dr.Des Moines, IA 50321Phone: 515-287-0847 Fax: 515-287-0850….........................................Today we find Lori Campisi back home after a Friday night out after a long, tedious case. She is speaking through her encoded video conferencing software to her contact back in…See More
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Chapters - II

“It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often need to buy things during 'siesta' time-this should be banned.”I'm sure if the person had spoken to the mayor, he would have made a new law right then and there. Sheesh!***This brings up the topic of schedules. Since the move back in October, '13 to a bigger city (well, a suburb of a metropolitan area) and a new job, my schedule has…See More
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Determination

This is along the lines of perseverance but I think where perseverance tends to lean toward trying and not giving up, determination comes before.If you persevere for something, you are going to try and try, overcome whatever obstacle in your path. Tagging along with this can be a determination-al mindset that you are determined-dedicated-to reach your goal.However, I view determination as riding higher than…See More
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Around The Globe With: Kathryn Daugherty

This morning I'm awakened early by this week's featured author. It's one of my friends from the weekly writers' group I attend in Knoxville. Into the transporter we go and I set the destination controls and before we take off, she pushes a button on the side of the console, one I've never seen before.Soon we're in Nashville, at…See More
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Research Rejection, Part III

I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:David Schlosser: I once wrote a scene in…See More
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Research Rejection, Part II

My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact information and I think…See More
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Research Rejection, Part I

I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier in the book. The…See More
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I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt in taekwondo. I'm a writer, have done some editing and have two blog sites. One features author interviews and various writing posts and the other features book reviews. Thanks for visiting.
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Adult Truth #15

#15I think the freezer deserves a light as well.”

Why not? Illumination certainly would make finding that long forgotten frozen bagged hunk of round steak you placed in there eight months ago an easier task. This is one of those questions that nobody has taken the time to answer.

How does this truth relate to writing? Again, you'll have to…

Continue

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:48am

Food for Thought - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

6075 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: 515-333-5665 Fax: 515-309-3359

6800 Fleur Dr.

Des Moines, IA 50321

Phone: 515-287-0847 Fax: 515-287-0850

….........................................

Today we find Lori Campisi back home after a Friday night out after a…

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Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:53am

Chapters - II

C02It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often need to buy things during 'siesta' time-this should be banned.”

I'm sure if the person had spoken to the mayor, he would have made a new law right then and there. Sheesh!

***

This brings up the topic of schedules. Since the move back in October, '13 to a bigger city (well, a suburb of a…

Continue

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:51am

Determination

Determination This is along the lines of perseverance but I think where perseverance tends to lean toward trying and not giving up, determination comes before.

If you persevere for something, you are going to try and try, overcome whatever obstacle in your path. Tagging along with this can be a determination-al mindset that you are determined-dedicated-to reach your goal.

However, I view…

Continue

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:36pm

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At 6:34pm on October 8, 2010, Kate Lindsay said…
Welcome! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

There is always a giveaway going on at The Book Buff, click on the book title for more info:

The Aristobrats by best selling author Jennifer Solow (YA)
The Island (audiobook) by New York Times best seller Elin Hilderbrand (Women's Contemporary Fiction)
Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant (Christian Fiction/Romance)

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At 12:55am on October 8, 2010, Kate Evangelista said…
Hi Stephen,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at: http://kateevangelistarandr.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there,
Kate
 
 
 

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