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Frequently Asked Question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?

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Today’s question comes from the Insecure Writers’ Support Group . You know, this is probably sad … but I really don’t celebrate.  In fact, I seldom really celebrate a book release!  I’ve had a couple of book release events, either solo or with fellow authors, and it’s nice to see the couple of friends who show up.  But real celebrations?  Not so much. Maybe that’s something I need to reconsider.  Maybe, rather than heaving a sigh (whether or not it’s from relief) and moving on to the next project, I need to be a bit more cognizant of honoring my own milestones.  This is food for thought.   Original link

What Does March Mean in Virginia?

March in Virginia is when spring begins to return. We start seeing the greens and the blossoms. The greys and browns of winter begin to fade, and so does the cold. I love March in Virginia.And although you could not have convinced me this would be the case five years ago, since living in Virginia, I have come to love Virginia.

Staying Sane

https://authorclynnwilliams.wordpress.comIn my latest post, I talk about bullying and its connection to mass shooters.

Can I Write After Love?


I've been a writer at heart all of my life, but I have only been calling myself a writer for the last 13 years, beginning around the time when I'd recently graduated from college and had decided that I would like to write professionally. I also decided, at that time, that romance was my genre of choice, and the type of story through which I could express my truest self. Knowing in my heart who I was and what I loved, I embarked on a journey that changed my life as I knew it and enabled me, in its own special way, to shape the world through plot, word and character. I had many concerns, as most writers do, and though one in particular stood out among the others I managed to keep the thought t...
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Recommended Read – The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory


‘How long do I have?’ I force a laugh. ‘Not long,’ he says very quietly. ‘They have confirmed your sentence of death.  You are to be beheaded tomorrow.  We don’t have long at all.’ Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his co-conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king’s half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block. There Jane turned her father’s greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom. ‘Learn you to die’ is the advice that Jane gives in a l...
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VIRO – Paperbacks, EBooks, Mouse Mats, Coffee Mugs and Branded Ballpoint Pens

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Hi Everyone VIRO hit the (virtual) bookshelves yesterday. This is Book One in the series and tells the story of Jake. Jake is different but so is the world now. You can buy VIRO in paperback or as an eBook. There is a link embedded in the image. As always, I would delighted to know what you think. Anyway. All this publishing excitement got me thinking about mouse mats, coffee mugs and ballpoint pens. There was a time when everyone used a mouse mat. Does anyone use one any more? What about branded coffee mugs? Given to us by reps and other people on behalf of other people. Along with ballpoint pens. And mouse mats. Branded ballpoint pens. Branded mouse mats. My mats all perished a long time a...
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The hardest week of the year

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This is going to be a killer week. I’ll be in Turin on Friday night to present the Dark Italy anthology, and I’ll be in Milan on Saturday to help at my publisher’s stand in the Cartoomics comics and fantasy fair, and to get my copy of Nightbird signed by Lucia Patrizi. At the same time, I have to nail shut the coffins of three jobs… . I need to finish my first script ever, that was due this past weekend but I burned the deadline. And believe me, this is the toughest writing job I ever did. . I need to start and finish a piece about an Italian explorer and adventurer for a magazine – fun job, well-paying, but I need to find the time to do it. . I need to write two chapters of a mystery novel ...
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The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers for Indie Authors


Author Don Massenzio When I finished my first novel, the only people who read it before it was published were my wife and my editor. I was nervous in anticipation of their reactions, but the suggestions they gave me made the book that much better. Luckily my editor looked at the content and quality of the story along with the punctuation and grammar issues. My second novel went to a couple of additional readers. I had heard of the concept of beta readers and my editor participated as a beta reader for various authors. A beta reader is someone who reads your book before the final edit. They look for things like the quality of the story, continuity (if your book is part of a series) and the ov...
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Ghosts – Part One

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Do you believe in ghosts? Yes? You are not alone. Ghosts are among the most widely believed paranormal phenomenon, and many cultures worldwide believe in spirits surviving death to live on in another realm. Sometimes called an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter, spirit, spook, or wraith, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to living beings. Spiritualists believe that a person’s personality traits – such as ego and intellect – carry on in another plane of existence after death. This is what is commonly referred to when talking about ghosts. Descriptions of ghosts vary from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible nebulous...
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The Haunted Pen’s Guide to Ghosts – Part One

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Do you believe in ghosts? Yes? You are not alone. Ghosts are among the most widely believed paranormal phenomenon, and many cultures worldwide believe in spirits surviving death to live on in another realm. Sometimes called an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter, spirit, spook, or wraith, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to living beings. Spiritualists believe that a person’s personality traits – such as ego and intellect – carry on in another plane of existence after death. This is what is commonly referred to when talking about ghosts. Descriptions of ghosts vary from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible nebulous...
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Have you heard a unicorn fairytale?


Read a great review of The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm audio book at https://www.authorsreading.com/the-blue-unicorn-s-journey-to-osm_288.htm

Book Of The Month - Tipping Point by Terry Tyler

I’m delighted to welcome Terry Tyler to my blog this month. As the author and publisher of over 15 books, I was thrilled when Terry accepted my invitation to answer some of my questions for my ‘Book Of The Month’ feature. Welcome, Terry…Greetings, Hugh and Hugh’s readers, and thank you for inviting me to your blog!What’s the name of the book?https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2018/03/01/book-of-the-month-tipping-point-by-terry-tyler-terrytyler4/?wref=tpI’ve chosen to answer these questions about Tipping Point, which is Book 1 of the series I’m currently writing.

7 Shades of Sin - A Cardinal's Nightmare Begins

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Recipe of the Month – Strawberries Romanoff


When I go to La Madeleine Country French Cafe for breakfast, I love to get the Crepes Romanoff which features their wonderful Strawberries Romanoff. Recently, I found this recipe online for Strawberries Romanoff that tastes just as delicious. Ingredients  1/2 cup sour cream 3 T. brown sugar 1 T. brandy or vanilla 1/2 cup heavy cream 3 T. sugar 4 cups fresh strawberries Directions Mix sour cream, brown sugar and brandy in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whip cream until it starts to thicken. Add sugar and whip until thick. Fold cream into sour cream mixture and blend well. Serve with fresh strawberries. Original link

Spotlight on LEGACY The Reunion, by Michelle E. Lowe


Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US Legacy-The Reunion is a fast-paced adventure story, chock-full of memorable characters living in a world of magic and machines. Britain's most notorious thief of the 19th century, Pierce Landcross, has been captured by the royal guards and is being taken back to London to face trial. Along the way, Lieutenant Darius Javan informs Pierce that his parents, Nona and Jasper, are imprisoned at Newgate. Evening arrives, and the soldiers make camp. In the dead of night, they're attacked by a vampire who frees Pierce. Remembering his parents, Pierce flees to London to seek help from an old smuggling boss of his, Juan Fan. After hashing out a plan, Pierce goes int...
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RELEASE TOUR FOR FOR YOU, I WILL


FOR YOU, I WILL A Fallen Guardian Novella by Georgia Lyn Hunter Genre: Paranormal Romance It should have been the happiest time of their lives… As a Guardian of the realm, Blaéz is aware of the danger that can shadow him, but he’s determined to give his human mate the wedding of her dreams. Flowers, ring, and all, including following a baffling mortal tradition of abstinence—a challenge he gamely takes on. IThen the past and future clash… Things start to unravel when an old adversary from an accursed life he thought long over suddenly reappears. Blaéz realizes it’s a tie he must sever and finally put an end to a longstanding feud. A straightforward job…until his vindictive nemesis snatches h...
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What Does It Take to be an Author?


Good morning and welcome to wwwblogs. Today, we’re going to be talking about what it takes to be an author. Many people think all it takes to be an author today is to write a book and upload it to Amazon or any of the many other sites available to do this. That can’t be further from the truth. Being an author in the twenty-first century means you have to wear a lot of hats. First of all, you’re the writer who pens fabulous work. Your characters are alive in your head at all times. They interrupt your sleep. They refuse to let you finish a meal. We all know the time we’re hiding and writing our next book is when people want to see us the most, but we must get the story out of our head before ...
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Kindle Countdown – Amazon UK Only!

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Time for you to grab a bargain! Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story will be on Kindle Countdown on Amazon UK starting March 9, 2018. The regular Kindle price is £4.99. Here is how it works – 8 am March 9  £0.99 8 am March 10 £1.99 8 am March 11 £2.99 8 am […] The post Kindle Countdown – Amazon UK Only! appeared first on Stephen Bentley . Original link

FEATURED AUTHOR: TINA KASHIAN


ABOUT THE BOOK When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . . . Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now. She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is...
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Why Dark Legacy Was Almost Never Published

I started writing the first book in my Dark Legacy series, Dark Legacy (formerly titled Inherited Darkness), toward the end of 1999. It was my first attempt at writing anything for quite a number of years. Back then, vampire movies and books were scarce, but on the rise with authors like Anne Rice and Laurell K Hamilton making their mark in the dark fantasy reader market. As my children were at an age where they were more self-sufficient, and I was still, at that time, a stay at home mom, I was able to devote many hours sitting humbly in front of my, then, typewriter and pounding away at the keys hoping to produce something that was, at least, half readable. My imagination ran wild, and in e...
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