In high school, my passion for writing grew. By the summer after graduation it was a possibility. Then I was blindsided by a MVA (motor vehicle accident) that changed the direction of my life. I lost sight of my…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on May 15, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
I am currently working on a grown-ups version of Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By entitled Zen Fairy Tales…Continue
Added by Stephen F. Kaufman on April 21, 2013 at 6:28pm — 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
I’ve been doing well and have been quite busy with my freelance writing, editing, and formatting career. I recently did some work on my website. I added two new pages (“books” and “testimonials“). I also did some minor adjustments throughout and to the “…Continue
Hello fellow readers and writers!
I was graciously asked by B B Shepherd to participate in an author blog challenge. It’s called the “seven/seven blog challenge” and it sounds like a great opportunity to share my work-in-progress, Chronicles of a Troubled Girl, with you! Before I do, here are the details of the blog challenge:
1. Choose seven lines from page 7 or 77 of your current…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on March 11, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments
On an unusually warm day in early November of 2011, Manny was hanging on the corner of 24th and Oxford Street with his older brother Kiree and their best friend D-Ball. Manny had just turned 26 and was making plans to have a big birthday party at Luxe Lounge in the Old City section of Philadelphia. Times had been good for Manny and business had been booming for both he and his brother. They had become large over the years in the hustling game and were making more money than they…
Added by Yani on February 26, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
I might be completely wrong here but my sense is that it is harder to break the glass ceiling of publishing success if you write young adult, mystery, thriller or romance novels which feature diverse writing styles and brown, black or Asian characters. I admit that there are writers like Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes R. K. Narayan, Kiran Desai, Amy Tan, Lisa See, and Yoko Agawa who have created memorable non-white characters and have gained much international repute. There are also…Continue
Added by Suneeta Misra on January 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Long Road Home: The Death and Birth of America is Nick West’s second novel and the sequel to his first book, The Great Southern Circus.
In this story, we follow the lives of the same characters from book 1 as they traverse the difficult and painful years of the American Civil War. Four people, four lives: two men–one white, one black–join the…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 3, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments
A native of Gainesville, Florida, author Nick West attended the University of Florida where he became interested in writing. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and together with his family, have owned and operated a landscape business in the area for over twenty years. He and his wife Kay and their children, Tammy, John and Christy, along with their families all live on the…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 2, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments
My debut novel, A Shadow in the Past, is currently sitting in 2nd place in the YA category at the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. I would appreciate your vote. Help me make it to #1. You can cast your vote here. http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml
If you've seen this post elsewhere and have already voted for A Shadow in the Past, my heartfelt thanks.
Added by Melanie Robertson-King on December 30, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
I just published two blog posts of interest to readers and writers for the holidays. I hope you'll stop by!
1. 12 Fun Holiday Presents for Writers - If you don't know what to ask for this year, or are looking for a gift for a writer friend, stop by and browse. If you have anymore gift ideas, add them to the comments. I have some interesting ones so far including an ergonomic keyboard, typing gloves, and some great writing books and software.…
Added by Stacy Juba on December 5, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
Hello Out There!! Anyone who is an author, blogger, writer, reader or interested in books.....are welcome to join my new page just for you. ABWB is a great sharing spot and…Continue
Added by Barbara J Shelton on October 15, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
As most of you know, I recently finished up a month-long blog tour for my book, Freelance Writing Guide. I feel the blog tour was a success, because all of the bloggers posted on the correct days, there was effective communication between me and the bloggers, I made some valuable connections for the future, and it generally went smoothly and was easy to keep up with. Below I will share with you my tips on organizing and running your own blog tour.
For a month-long…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on October 4, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments
My month-long blog tour is nearing its end. I feel like I’m losing a friend. It’s been fun seeing all the posts about Freelance Writing Guide and keeping in touch with the blog tour participants. It took me one month to organize the tour and one month for the tour itself, and now, it’s coming to a close. I will miss all of the fun I’ve had. I hope you’ve had fun too – learning readers’ opinions about my book, getting to read an excerpt from the book, learning more about me, and…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on September 23, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments
My name is Clancy Tucker, an Australian young adult fiction story teller, writer, author, blogger, photographer and sometime poet. I run a daily blog full of tips for emerging / aspiring writers, but I also have regular special guests. Why, because it's all about getting your name out there and, I like to…Continue
Added by Clancy Tucker on September 22, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Today, on my blog tour, I have written a guest post for Literary Lunes Publications. The post explains three important tips I learned as a freelance writer. Check it out!
Added by Christine Rice on September 22, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments
“Make sure you’re excited about your work. When you research a story, it should feel like…
Added by Lacey Louwagie on September 17, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
“Here lies one whose name was writ in water.”
These are the words etched on John Keats’ tombstone. Keats, an English Romantic poet, died at the young age of twenty-five with a keen understanding of life’s transience. But did he choose these words because he was aware of his mortality or because he feared it?
Experiencing the death of both his parents before eighteen, Keats obviously understood the nature of life’s unpredictability and impermanence, providing him with a…
Added by Sherry Parnell on August 23, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Pretend you’re in business and your building needs a new roof. You look in the Yellow Pages under 'roofing' and find just two entries: 'Ace Roofing,' and 'Lonnie’s Massage Parlor and Roofing Service.'
You want it done quick and you want it done right. Who you gonna call?
Sometimes the decision isn’t so easy. Depending on what kind of service you need, you may not be qualified to make a decision. That’s when you need a consultant.
Pretend you’re an amateur genealogist.…Continue