Month: April 2019

Friday Writing Question: Draft or Edit

Hi, SEers! Mae here today with something for you to ponder. During the course of life, there are many mind-boggling questions that cross our paths. Which came first—the chicken or the egg? If a tre… Source: Friday Writing Question: Draft

Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope

Hello everyone. Happy Thursday. Today, I’m posting a book review from an ARC read via NetGalley. 4 Stars Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins for this ARC of The Other Half of Augusta Hope. Though I have given this book

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Plot, Inner Change, Evocative Writing—What Really Rivets Readers? ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

Here’s a counterintuitive fact: Writers spend way too much time obsessing about “the writing.” They sweat over the words, the technique, the language, the flow, the use of metaphor, and hey, are there enough sensory details?  Fact: In and of

New Pen Name and New Cover

Check out this awesome new book release from Staci Troilo … I’ve pre-ordered mine! … Check out the amazing new cover for The Gate, book one of the five-book Astral Conspiracy Series, part of the Sterling and Stone Invasion Universe.

How to use IFTTT (If This, Then That) with Twitter

Hello SErs! Harmony here. With all the recent changes to Twitter’s tweeting and auto-tweet rules, I thought it might be useful to talk about how we can use the IFTTT platform to help us out a… Source: How to use

Another Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone. Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek from my wedding hair trial. I love it. Considering my hair is superfine, I can’t believe what hairdresser Freya did for me on this! Majorly excited about the big

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21 Questions You Can Use To Help You Sell More Books

Here are 21 questions that you can consider using to improve your book description to get more attention, which could help you sell more books. Source: 21 Questions You Can Use To Help You Sell More Books

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Did you know this week was National Library Week? I’ve been celebrating with a post here and there on Facebook and Instagram. But I couldn’t let the week go by without ment… Source: Author Inspiration and This Week’s

Friday Book Share: The Last Fifty Pages

Check out this excellent writing tool for finishing your novel … Hello SErs! Harmony here. Today is the day for a book share, and I’ve chosen The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell. Staci Troilo first put me on to this

That hero’s journey, monomyth thingie

Hi gang, Craig here with you again. An understanding of story structure is important to our efforts, and I’m taking on one of the biggest ones. I’ll have to break this into several posts so it does… Source: That hero’s

Cover Reveal: Whatever it Takes by S. Burke #Pre-Order #PsychologicalThriller #Suspense

I’ve pre-ordered mine … have you? … Check out Suzanne Burke’s new book release over on Mae Clair’s blog today … I’m delighted to be able to take part in the cover reveal blog splash for Whatever it Takes by my

Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family

Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday. Today, I’m posting a book review from an ARC read via NetGalley. 1 Star Thanks to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for this Advanced Review Copy.I had looked forward to reading this book, given that I love

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The Series Premise

Ciao, amici. Last time, I gave you a rundown of what goes into a series bible. This time, we’re going to discuss the first item that goes in the bible—the series premise. A while ago, I… Source: The Series Premise

This Week in Indie Publishing

Independent writers are choosing their own paths to success Until recently, if you were a writer who had a novel or other work, there was essentially a single path to follow: you tried to find an a… Source: This Week

Writing a Choose Your Own Adventure (With a Demo!)

Image – Wikipedia If any of you are as old as me, you might remember the ‘choose your destiny’-type books from the 80s and 90s. In particular I remember the Stephen Jackson and Ia… Source: Writing a Choose Your Own

A Master’s Self Doubt

Once again, it was my friend, Krystallia, who alerted me to the awesome creativity of Melissa Ng (pronounced “Eng”), creator of Lumecluster–“where dreamers find courage.R… Source: A Master’s Self Doubt

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I started this week with the best of intentions, then I was derailed almost immediately. But I’m determined to have a better week next week. It’ll be a busy one, for sure, yet I know it… Source: Author Inspiration and

Five for Friday: Books You Never Forget

Check out a great post on books that stay with you by Mae Clair over on Story Empire today 🙂 Hello, SEers, and welcome to another Five for Friday. For “Mae Day,” I want to trot out five books that

Sneak Peek

Hi everyone. Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek from my wedding make-up trial yesterday. I love it. Shauna from Affina Beauty Salon in Liskeard really made my eyes pop! Am getting so excited now. The big day

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Three’s a Crowd

Stock Photo Challenge Hello everyone. Today is Stock Photo Challenge day over on Don Massenzio’s blog. You can find that post HERE. The Rules: Write a story, poem or other type of prose of 100 words or less and post

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Free Story: A Twist of the Tail

*** Read Infinite Waters for free on Kindle Unlimited *** In April 2018, I posted my thousandth post on this blog. To celebrate, I started sharing here all my short stories. Every couple of weeks, … Source: Free Story: A Twist of the

March Book Reviews, Part 2

Check out more great book reviews from Mae Clair on her blog today …   I’m back with part two of my reviews for books I read in March. If you missed part one, you can find it here. To

On Becoming a Writer (Part Two)

Check out this great post on becoming a writer (part 2) by Joan Hall over on Story Empire today … Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today with the second part of my post On Becoming a Writer. If you haven’t

#MondayMeme – #MondayBlogs

Great Monday Meme over on Marcia Meara’s blog … 🙂 A lot is happening around here at present–will fill you in on details in another post–so I’m keeping it short today. But I hope you’ll enjoy this one, anyway. I

March Book Reviews, Part 1

I’m so excited it’s April. Spring has arrived and all of the nasty white stuff is gone. That’s reason for celebration! Another reason is all the great books I read last month, reviews of which I’m … Source: March Book

#bookreview Sue Coletta’s SILENT MAYHEM #suspense #novel #TuesdayBookBlog

Ciao, amici! Another Tuesday, another book review. I’m excited to share my thoughts on the latest installment of Sue Coletta’s Mayhem Series: Silent Mayhem. Blurb: Some things in life d… Source: #bookreview Sue Coletta’s SILENT MAYHEM #suspense #novel #TuesdayBookBlog

This Week in Indie Publishing

A great rundown on this week in Indie Publishing, via Don Massenzio’s blog … Plagiarism, ‘book-stuffing’, clickfarms … the rotten side of self-publishing Scams are rife, particularly when some authors can rake in thousands each month – but high-profile victims

How to Hone Your Elevator Pitch

Check out this great post on pitching your books by P H Solomon over on Story Empire today … Me-me-me-me. Uh-hmmm. Since I’m warmed up, here’s my best singing demonstration. April fool’s joke, Story Empire readers, I’m not going to

How to Write a Novel

Hello everyone. Today, I wanted to share my journey with you on writing my latest novel, which will be finished soon. (After my big day, when I’ll be a married author, lol, but not too long after.) For a while,

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