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7 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can (or Wants to)

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m reposting this from a few years ago. Back then, I didn’t have many readers so now, I wanted to share these pithy thoughts–including a few updates–with all my new efriends! There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite-market-start over thing. That cutting a…

Fantasy Sub-Genres

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: Pixabay When I finished my first book in the Pearseus universe, I was faced with an unexpected problem: everyone kept saying that identifying your genre was important. But my book crossed many genres. It was, essentially, a fantasy tale taking place in the future, with technology and a…

A Consultant’s Letter To Santa

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
One read I always look forward to this time of the year is The Economist’s special Christmas issue. This is a double one and crammed with fun articles I savor during the holidays. This year’s issue had a hilarious take on consultants, describing what they might tell Santa if…

Happy holidays, and The Prince’s Man is on #SALE #0.99c

Firstly, I wish you a wonderful holiday season, whatever you are celebrating! I will be celebrating Christmas with my family in the south of the UK, and Hogmanay (the wonderful Scottish New Year celebration) up in the Highlands – where else? This week (on my birthday) I made my annual TV appearance… working as what […]

2018 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For The Dogs Trust By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs And Books

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News  :
The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right. For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you again to help me raise some money for The Dogs Trust. The Dogs Trust, formerly…

#ChristmasSale Extended Thru End of Year – All My #Kindle Books Just $.99

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Ho, ho, ho, folks! Decided to extend the $.99 Christmas Sale price for ALL of my Kindle books through the end of the year. Take advantage of the fact that I’ll be too busy over the holidays to reset prices, and download your copies before Jan 1. (Preferably today!)…

#SharingGraphics

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Every now and then, I find a few minutes to create a graphic or two. After I finished with my Christmas sale images, I figured why not do a generic review reminder? One that hopefully won’t be a problem with Amazon, since it doesn’t mention anyone’s books specifically and…

Second book earns out! #HappyAuthor

This week I had the delight of receiving the first copies of the second edition of THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING, my first published book on horse training. Having sold out its first print run last November, it took me a while to ascertain that my new publisher (who bought out the publisher who’d bought […]

HONORING HONORIFICS

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
Let’s take this week to go after a certain copy editing bugaboo that I have found extremely common in both fantasy and science fiction. It’s another of those seemingly impenetrable rules governing the proper use of an initial cap. An initial cap is when the first letter of…

National Book Lovers Day!!!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) August 9 is National Book Lovers Day, and that makes it one of the best days of the year! This is a time to celebrate the people who read and love books–bibliophiles!  I am assuming if you are reading this post, that you are also…