August 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Finding Devo: A Novel Adventure by Seve Verdad – Book Review

4 out of 5 stars

Escape from the system?

Sports journalist Russell Martell is on holiday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico .  His wife Rosalita has recently died and Russell feels lost and hurt, drifting through life.  Then his…


Added by Raymond Mathiesen on August 24, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Changing the game against the odds

I published Nigeria's first counter-terrorism novel titled operation game change earlier this year. The incessant wave of terrorist attacks and the prevailing opinion that the terrorists cannot be stopped fueled my desire to change this perception and by extension show those involved that the game can be changed if they change their approach. So far, the response has been good and the book is getting more attention from the public. My interview with Nigeria's number one newspaper can be read…


Added by Akinola Ajani on August 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Work that Brain!

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot what you were doing there? It happens to me all the time. As we grow older, our brain’s neurons tend to grow weak but the good news is there are a few ways we can strengthen them.

1. Be a Volunteer Tutor – when you offer your services to help teach people, you sharpen your cognitive skills and work the part of your brain (the prefrontal cortex) that has to do with analyzing, planning and problem solving.

2. Work out – physical…


Added by Ann Esievoadje on August 19, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

An Editor's Musing - Why do some writers "let it all hang out" instead of editing their posts or comments? How can comments be helpful?

This post was recently published on our website:

Gayle as Esprit Editor     Gayle'e retirement party present At left  you'll see a photo of "editor me" at my desk on one of the last days before retirement (in 2004) as Editor of Esprit magazine and Program Director for Evangelical Lutheran Women at our office…


Added by IanGayle Moore-Morrans on August 18, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Is Family Important?

To my characters in Against Their Will, family is…


Added by Nancy Livingstone on August 18, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

A Moment With Death

 Here is a little whimsy ... enjoy!

Sweet ambrosia! That was my first thought when I saw her that very first time. Not that I knew what ambrosia was. She sat softly weeping over her soon to be departed father. The sun shone in from the setting sun, giving a golden glow to her already golden brown curls. Even there in the hospital her scent was noticeable; citrus touched with coconut. So angelic!

He did not die that night as doctors came in and hooked him up to life…


Added by M. Kari Barr on August 18, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

10 Analogies for a Great Leader

1-     The Great Leader is like the Lion: He does not fear in any kind of tragic circumstances and grabs the 'Lion's share' (market share for his company) and also gives us the protection from…


Added by Gulzar Sadruddin Hassanally on August 14, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments

It Was My First Indie Sweet Romance: Turtle Soup

Two years ago after snorkeling with sea turtles off the coast of St. Thomas, I knew I had a wonderful occupation for my cynical marine biologist, Jack Brandon--the hero of a writing project I called TURTLE SOUP.


FUN FACT: Turtle Soup was President William Howard Taft's favorite…


Added by Danielle Thorne on August 10, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Trying to get recognized

I guess I'm just too old to be able to list my books at his site.  I have two self published works and one other regular published book coming out in Sept.  At this time I do not have a web site, therefore, am unable to list my books in READERSBOOKS.  sigh!  I do look at this IWS site often, however and have learned a great deal about writing even though I've been writing for years.  So many good books out there.

My two self published books, "Karielle And The Gift of Magic" and…


Added by Jo Ann Gilbert Stover on August 8, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

12 Habits of Perfectly Organized People

1. Clarity Be clear. Clarity is the primary goal of all communication, and in business writing, the degree of transparency in one's message can determine whether one succeeds or fails in a venture, whether you're transmitting a report or closing a deal. State the intention of your message, provide the necessary details, and request the precise response you need or want.

2. Active Voice Employ active construction (subject-verb-object). "This report was sent to me by John Smith" is not…


Added by Gulzar Sadruddin Hassanally on August 7, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

5 stars review by Dinorah Blackman for Readers’ Favorite

It doesn’t matter how old you are, you are at risk of being judged and labeled by others. In The Power of Label…


Added by Marsy Beron on August 5, 2014 at 1:43am — No Comments

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This month eBook One is free. BookS 2, 3 & 4 in this exciting series of near future, artificial intelligence, adventures.

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Heroes of Philosophy, Volume Two, Spinoza, Steiner and Goethe

Started by Robert S. Hare in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Aug 18, 2018. 0 Replies

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Middle Grade Adventures and Mysteries

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New SINC Chapter

Started by P.I. Barrington in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Jan 15, 2018. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone!Would any East Tennessee authors be interested in a local chapter of SINC (Sisters In Crime)? I am trying to gauge whether it would be viable and if I should continue talking to the national office. You don't have to be a female author…Continue

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My latest novel: THE GODS OF WINTER

Started by Gerald Gehrid Griffin in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES Nov 20, 2017. 0 Replies

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Free e-book promo!

Started by Tim Murray in AUTHOR'S BOARD Sep 24, 2017. 0 Replies

I just made my E-book, Thumar, Free on Kindle and smashwords. This is a three week promotion to get it in the hands of many more readers, Check it out.Continue

New member and newly published!

Started by Tim Murray in INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES. Last reply by Linda Barnett-Johnson Sep 12, 2017. 1 Reply

My name is Tim Murray and I recently self-published my first Sci-fi novel, Thumar!I am excited to explore the tools that Indie writers offers. I'm presently mucking my way through self-marketing.You can discover my offering on…Continue

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