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Book Review: How to Tell A Great Story, by Aneeta Sundararaj

For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.

After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 14, 2011 at 6:50am — No Comments

Please share your publishing experience! Self-pub? Indie/Small Pub? Traditional? Print-on-Demand?

Many writers are curious about the different publishing routes, and want to hear actual stories and experiences.  PLEASE share with us!

  • If you self pubbed or did print-on-demand (POD), how much did it cost? What service did you use? (some listed below)
  • What about those of you who went with an indie or small publisher? What's your cut?
  • Strictly an E-publisher? What's your cut?
  • Who went the traditional route?  And your cut of the sales?
  • Did you…

Added by Jan Fischer Wade on October 14, 2011 at 5:30am — 17 Comments

Rescheduled Interview

Please join me for my interview with Bill Murray Community Matters Wednesday October 26th 8pm Eastern Standard Time. As we explore the issue of Adult survivors from abuse. This is a rescheduled interview due to technical problems at the hosts end.

Added by Teresa Joyce on October 14, 2011 at 4:52am — No Comments

Attention!!! Parents! Teachers! And Everyone Who Has a Special Child in Their Lives!

            C.V. Smith, an educator for over 30 years, is having a book giveaway for her children’s historical fiction mystery entitled Nettie Parker’s Backyard.  With a bit of mystery and magic, she’s  woven the timely themes of anti-bullying and tolerance toward all into a  history lesson about  African-American slavery and WWII and the Holocaust.  Her main character, Nettie, is many things:  she’s kind, mystical and heroic.  But she’s got a problem she can’t seem to…


Added by C.V. Smith on October 14, 2011 at 12:47am — No Comments

Franklin Founds Philly Firefighting



            Here’s a great Fire Prevention Week story: The City of Philadelphia is installing an historical marker to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the very first ever American volunteer fire company, which beats most Indiana departments by over 150 years.

The city received financial support from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, an organization that I’d imagine got hard hit by disasters this…


Added by Mark R Hunter on October 13, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

I'm Blogging at J.C. Martin's site about Seducing the Myth

Hi everyone - I got involved in a Myth and Legend fantasy erotica anthology with 23 other authors called Seducing the Myth. I'm talking about the story behind the story...why I chose the Myth I selected for my story, Mushroom Hunting with Eros.

Check it out here:

Kay Dee Royal…


Added by Kay Dee Royal on October 13, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Evie Vogel will begin a Fantasy Journey with Trestle Press, enter the universe of” Norreal”!


Trestle Press is proud to continue to find new and interesting novels, novellas and digital short stories in the fantasy genre. “Roland of the High Crags: Evil Arises” and the soon to be released “Roland of the High Crags: Treacherous Brethren” are a few of the other titles Trestle has. Look for “Norrel” to be released in November. Here is a rundown of the new universe created by Evie Vogel:

“Norrel: Princess of Prophecy is set in the time before Earth was made and was the…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Virality , Yeah I need some of that stuff

I want to go viral. No, there is nothing wrong with me; several things have recently occurred to prompt this urge in me. The main reason is I think that Paul D. Brazill and B.R. Stateham have an awesome idea and I am hoping that word of it reaches its intended targets; in order for that to happen we need some help, a lot of virality.

To recap, Paul and B.R. were asked what exactly is noir and hard –boiled?I mean I get different answers from different people. Is it a matter of…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 13, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Welcome to my new blog

For those of you following my Finding Anna series blog, have no fear, I'm still continuing it. This new blog will have a slightly different and wider focus. I am hoping to include author interviews and maybe a few reviews of books I'm reading along the way.

If you are new to me as an author, let me take a moment to introduce myself and maybe explain the above. I am a romance author,…


Added by Sherri Hayes on October 13, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Steampunk: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

, I’m fascinated by the steampunk sub-genre, so you know I couldn’t resist when I got the opportunity to read an advance reader’s copy of Steampunk: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant. Although Steampunk is classified as young adult fiction, it’s definitely going to appeal to adults too. There’s really something for everyone in this anthology! Read the rest of my review at…


Added by Mk - on October 13, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Ravencraft's Romance Realm presents Dana Littlejohn ~ Vampires Rule! (guest blog)

Ravencraft’s Romance Realm presents Dana Littlejohn.  She’s written a couple vampire series (one hetero and one f/f) ~ which gives her quite a take on vampires. Come and check it out here:…


Added by Kay Dee Royal on October 13, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Comission by: RRonnie Floyd

I just completed reading this book.  The basic premise of the book is this:  pay more attention to the Great Commission.  Whether it be through an awakening of your own personal purpose, the purpose of the church, parenting etc.... Floyd mixed in a good bit of personal stories to illustrate each of the points made throughout the book.  Floyd then goes on to challenge the reader to accept the urgency of the Great Commission.  He gives a few ways how we all can be apart of…

Added by Derek Dix on October 13, 2011 at 1:21am — No Comments

Play the Literary Feud!

100 people surveyed, top 6 answers are on the board (so to speak!) 


CLick here to play the Feud:

Added by Eric Maywar on October 13, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

Celebrate Gay History Month With 30% Off All LGBT Titles

October is both Gay History Month, and also features National Coming Out Day on October 12th. In honor of these celebrations, Untreed Reads is offering 30% off all fiction and nonfiction titles in both The Untreed Reads Store and at…


Added by Untreed Reads on October 12, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

All Horror On Sale At The Untreed Reads Store and Amazon For October!

There’s a chill starting to form in the air. Mysterious creatures begin moving in the darkness, hatching evil plans. Spooky beings move in to create major havoc for humans everywhere.


No, we’re not talking about politicians getting ready for the next elections. It’s Halloween time! Time to crack out the pumpkins, dust off the…


Added by Untreed Reads on October 12, 2011 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Because We Care - Fran Lewis, Author

Because We Care – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds
‘As the primary and only caregiver for my mom who has Alzheimer’s I have had to develop different ways to keep myself active and my mind stimulated.  All too often as…

Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 12, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Getting On The Air

I am involved with a new Christian radio station preparing to go on the air in Central Florida. As this is a non-profit, it will rely heavily on volunteers and pledges.

WTYG 91.5 FM will broadcast out of Sparr, FL, but we still need a little help. Maybe you've heard of Kickstarter? It's a…

Added by Mark Miller on October 12, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

This Treat is No Trick

It is no secret that I like Horror stories. I like dark, creepy things like

those under your bed. As I have said repeatedly, Halloween is my favorite

holiday. I'd say I still get dressed up, but I don't look much different than

the rest of the year.

With that being said, I knew I wanted to

participate in Trestle

Press' Harbinger of Horror
month-long celebration. I wanted to do it… Continue

Added by Sam Lang on October 12, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

How long does it take to write a book?

I’ve been wondering how long it really takes for an author

to write a book. I’m not talking about a first draft, I’m talking about the

point where an author says “done!” and then sends it off to the publisher or

agent. For me, it usually takes about six months to write a draft worthy of

revision. But to consider the manuscript completed it takes a lot longer. Since

all of my books have been through the ringer with both agents and publishers

and I’ve used their advice…


Added by Neil D Ostroff on October 12, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Don't forget

Don't forget to nominate your list of books for our next read.

Added by Mocha Girls Read on October 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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