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Since starting Thayer Literary Services, a book editing business, in 1997 and after reading what seems like a gazillion first novels, I have seen the same mistakes over and over again. After a while I started calling them “the usual suspects.” I have considered collecting them into a book, but I thought that seeing so many of…Continue
Added by Paul Thayer on July 7, 2018 at 1:57pm — No Comments
This topic is really big right now. Any writer or reader familiar with books coming out these days has probably noticed a huge trend in shorter fiction. Short stories, novellas, even episodic or chapter-length works are releasing all of the time on Amazon and other book sellers. And it appears that there are two schools of thought in response.
One is comprised of a group of writers and readers who see no issues with shorter fiction. In fact, they encourage it!
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments
I wanted to come in and talk about a specific topic. I get so many people, mostly aspiring writers, reaching out to me for advice and the one question I see the most is…
“What should I do next?”
In other words, the writers believe they have exhausted their options. Or maybe they simply haven’t read up on that particular subject. But, there is a moment, I think, in every writer’s career in which you don’t know what to do next, what steps to take. This is usually the moment I…Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on July 1, 2018 at 1:46pm — No Comments
On 19 June 15, the Ancient Origins website published an article by Mark Miller entitled "Ancient Greeks apparently feared zombies so much they weighed down the dead". In his article, Miller says ancient inhabitants of the…Continue
Added by Elise Abram on July 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The first line of a novel is incredibly important in that it sets the tone of a novel, establishes point of view, and hooks the reader. Here’s your chance to see how your novel’s first line stacks up.
Added by Marla Sherman on July 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
For Immediate Release…
Contact: Marla Sherman
EMSA Publishing is an independent online publisher whose goal it is to facilitate new and established authors in having their novels published. We strive to…Continue
Added by Marla Sherman on May 16, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments
Our overriding job as fiction authors is to entertain our readers. They buy our books not to be impressed, awed or confused but rather to be entertained. Here are some do's and don'ts that I think we need to pay attention to.
(1) Unpronounceable Names. Some authors give characters unpronounceable names. Bad idea. Most readers subvocalize so words that are difficult to pronounce usually get skipped over. If the reader…
Added by David Grace on February 8, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments
What is writing fiction all about? If you're an author, ask yourself this question. It's important, and here's why. You have to make a decision about why you write. If you write to make a big splash on the literary ocean, then that's the wrong reason. If you write because you believe what you have to say is…Continue
Added by Chéri Vausé on February 7, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments
When Brea Cass, a young mother, is awakened in the night by the news that her loving husband, Paul, has been shot during a robbery, she is stunned. Arriving at the hospital to discover he has died…Continue
Let us embark on a journey together. I am pursuing my dream of becoming a famous author. Follow with what I post here on the internet and support my efforts in whatever way suits you, such as buy and read my books, or if you are in Portland Oregon, attend some of my events. In return, I will provide you with novels to entertain, move, stir you up, and inspire you. At the events we will have…Continue
Added by Gary R Moor on September 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
To my characters in Against Their Will, family is important in different ways. Not only are the relationships that are typically formed between family members an important part…Continue
Added by Nancy Livingstone on August 18, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Sharon’s life was at its fullest or so it seemed. She had one of the best paying jobs, a high flyer; climbing the career ladder at a pace most people could only imagine. Blessed with toys typical of the fast-paced life, state of the art automobiles, jetting from one city to another on vacation, and been courted by the most eligible…Continue
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Waking Up Dead is a paranormal mystery novel that follows the quest of a ghost to solve the crime of another murder victim.…Continue
Added by Dee Thomas on October 9, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Often there are many acquaintances and family members that don't know our struggle. Some have given advice that fits their life but would not resolve our issues or assist our needs. There are those who are guilty, for they have compounded our lives with their problems and increased our stress, purposely. Often we want to say something but find it won't change a thing. We seek a break.........
Janet Robinson is a character facing…
Added by Nanette M. Buchanan on September 10, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
On effective writing
What’s your best chance of surviving as a freelance writer? Before answering this, let us tie this question up with the time and space in which we live. In the present world, earning money from writing words is one of the most difficult jobs. That is what makes at least some of us wish, if we could live in the 19th century when you didn’t have such competition.
Added by Anu Lal on July 9, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments
From my WordPress blog https://michellespaul.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/fair-trade-kenyan-green-beans-net-good-thing/
Mavis the Fat Fairy asked:
“Always intrigued about fair trade green beans from Kenya. The fact that they are flown in from Kenya scores negative points for environmental impact. But they are fair trade, so doesn’t that mean I…
Added by Michelle Spaul on June 21, 2013 at 2:04am — No Comments
I have joined today: a few hours ago. I have written eight eBooks and would like to invite member friends to download them free. They are available at Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, Obooko, Lulu.com and a few others. The titles are:
1. The Honey Gatherer - a story set in the deep jungles bordering India and Nepal
2. Aroma Of Orange Pekoe -…Continue
Added by Jeff Tikari on May 20, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments
I'm Marie McGaha, author, editor and owner of Dancing With Bear Publishing, a Christian publishing company. I love with my husband and a plethora of 4-legged critters in SE Oklahoma in the beautiful Kiamichi Mountains. We are members of The Patriot Guard and love to ride our motorcycles as often as we can get away. We have a bunch of kids, and a bunch of grandkids that we love to spoil! I am also a doula and have my own shoe line!
I'm currently on a blog tour promoting my book, One…Continue
Added by Marie McGaha on May 19, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments