Hello! My name is Vashti and I'm new here. My first book, The Basement will release 08/20/13. I'm very excited about that. Also my first Author Interview has been published today. Please visit the site and read my interview. If you can leave a comment. I appreciate the support. Hopefully the interview will help you get to know me a little better. Thank you!…Continue
Am I the only writer that does this? Invariably, I will fall in love with my antagonist and have the WORST time sending them on their way, back to the Otherworld, or wherever they need to go. It's not that I…Continue
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He began writing as a child; his first short story concerned a true incident about his reactions to discipline. During high…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on April 27, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments
You might ask how I came to develop the 7 Characteristics of Good Fiction Writers. It all started early one morning when I was reading tweets from other authors; I realized fiction writer’s are a diverse group. I had an intuitive insight that there are some common characteristics that good writers share. I came up with the 7 characteristics of good fiction writers:
Added by Michael O'Gara on April 12, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Pearl: A Historical Fiction Based on the Early Years of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Pearl S. Buck
By: R. Lee Salkind-Merliment
Pearl is a wonderful nostalgic historical fictional novel of the early years of Pearl Buck. The story weaves the story of the life and background of this wonderful writer and author. It is an inspiring and spell-binding book, one that will be read and re-read by many.
Added by Irene Roth on April 11, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Michael Brookes is an Executive Producer with a leading UK games developer. Working in games and writing are two of his life passions and he considers himself fortunate to be able to indulge in them both. He lives in the east of England, enjoying starry skies in the flattest part of the country. When not working or writing he can sometimes be found sleeping, which is good, as that is where many good ideas come from.
Christine: Are you solely a writer or do you have multiple…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on March 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I am very happy to be offering a 'Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key' - preview!
Prelude today, Chapter One, tomorrow. Grab the holy water...
Life as part of a debt-free, middle-class family in…Continue
Added by Mark Knight on March 15, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments
Very pleased to have appeared on author Ellie Garratt's blog today:
'This week's Speculative Fiction Writer is YA fantasy, horror, and science fiction writer Mark Knight. Read about the brave decisions he made on route to publishing Blood Family.' …
Added by Mark Knight on March 13, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments
“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” -Erica Jong
One of the greatest ironies is the writer who doesn't write. The person who reads books like one devouring cupcakes after a ten-day juice fast. The person, who is passionate about prose, recites lines of poetry, memorizes quotes from the classics and loves to tell a good story. The person who declares "writer" as a profession yet often fails to write.
Why does a…
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I met Aoife on Book Blogs – a great website to network with other authors. Aoife is twenty-eight years of age. She lives in Kells, Co. Meath, a small town just outside Navan. She was raised in Navan but left with her family at the age of sixteen. She has always had a passion for writing but mostly poetry. This…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on February 7, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
I am a humor writer/author of two published books. # 1 My Life as a WEED " and
#2 " Whatever I'm Still Here .." Available at Amazon.com / Barnes and Noble and Internationally...
I write short stories/poems ,based on true experiences on living and dealing with the " quirks in Life " , many of which ask " what was I thinking ".. You can view these @ http://…Continue
Added by kjforce on February 4, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments
Every writer who has sat among broken pencil tips and crumbled paper strewn about the desk and floor understands the time, effort, frustration and work involved in producing a novel. The endless notes scrawled on every scrap of paper, the outlines, pounding headaches and cups of strong coffee attest to the difficulty often involved in this endeavor.
Writers also know what it feels like to complete a manuscript--satisfied, anxious, unsure, and ready. Satisfied to have…
Added by Sherry Parnell on January 25, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hmmm. What do I write? I have nothing to write. Everything has already been said. Every story has been told. Every new character has been created. There is not a romance or a mystery that hasn't been recounted. Every writer, at some point in her career, has tapped her pencil in time to the steady beat of her thoughts of doubt and insecurity that all the good stories have already…
Added by Sherry Parnell on January 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Do you have a book blog? Then I would like to invite you on the tour for VICIOUS, a novel of 65,000 words by me, Bryan W. Alaspa (author of the bestselling horror novels RIG: A Novel of Terror and The Dead Phone and the thriller After the Snowfall). The novel was initially released on September 29,…Continue
Even when writers stare into the empty space before them, they are still working. It is because, as writers, we are always in our minds. The games of make believe that many played as children; we never ceased playing. While others' interests turned to the practicality of medicine, law, politics, our imaginations grew with fantasy. We often don't fully immerse ourselves in the world because we are too much in our minds.
Much like Lord Alfred Tennyson's, Lady of Shalott, we…
Added by Sherry Parnell on January 11, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been posting mostly reviews and interviews for the past couple of months. And you are right. Since mid-October I haven’t posted about my books, namely my works-in-progress. Back in early September, I pretty much stopped writing in my works-in-progress due to publishing one of them (Freelance Writing Guide) and having a blog tour. I have no regrets, of course, because I was ecstatic about publishing a book I had been working on…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on January 7, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I have been a barista and I am currently an author. Also I love both coffee and books.
When the cold bite of winter and the hustle and bustle of the holidays make you weary, what is the perfect pick-me up? Coffee. And not just any coffee but flavored, spiced, milk added, foam topped, creamy drizzles dripping down the sides, coffee.
Fortunately, you can find your fix on almost every corner with Starbuck's freshly brewed, sugary spiked Gingerbread…
Added by Sherry Parnell on December 11, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
I first met Pamela “Penlady” Jones on Twitter when she asked me for help with technical ghostwriting. I wasn’t interested in technical writing, but we’ve stayed in touch ever since. I love visiting her blogs and chatting with her about writing careers. She is an online writer who resides in Northern California.
Christine: How long have you been a writer?
Pamela: I’ve been a writer for 17 years.
Christine: What types of writing do you do?
Pamela: I’m very…
Added by Christine Rice on November 14, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments
"For many children and teens holidays are the only time of year they read a book and are often snorted at by other more well read people for not reading all year round. Why is this? Is it not better to read a really good book once…Continue
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On Tuesday, November 6th, the polls will open and as American citizens it is our right and duty to cast our ballot for the person who we feel will best fulfill the role as president. Now is point of inflection, a time of change and a moment of choice.
But how do you make this important decision?
You weigh both sides. You educate yourself. You think about which issues are important to you and why. You assess which person you believe will actually tackle the…
Added by Sherry Parnell on November 2, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments