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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…

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I work with a lot of young/aspiring authors and time and again I find them suffering over the subject of naming characters and places. Placeholders abound, names from other works like the Forgotten Realms or Game of Thrones start to sneak in, or sometimes they just fall back…

Looking for a great summer read? Try these…

Once again, I’ve joined up with a bunch of other authors to offer FREE summer reads, so take a look at this lovely selection… Click HERE  And if you’d like something other than fantasy (though in my book, why would you?), take a look at this HUGE selection – over 300 to choose from, some […]

Book Launch–Born in a Treacherous Time

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
This week, my wonderful efriends here in the blogosphere are helping me launch my prehistoric fiction novel, Born in a Treacherous Time. I’ll be visiting their blogs to chat about the book, the process, and anything else on their minds. Some of the questions we’ll cover: Why did Born in a Treacherous…

Edinburgh Author Signing #EASE2018

I did it! I actually remembered to sign my author name, not my real name!!! You might think that should be easy, but the night before I’d given a lecture to the Fife Riding Club, and sold and signed copies of my equestrian books – naturally, using my real name. So when EASE began, I […]

Life, GDPR, book signings, and the #BloggersBash

Looking at that title, I’m going to start with the last item on it, as that was the most fun! On Saturday I finally got to go to the Bloggers Bash – a social meeting for those of us crazy enough to have taken to this blogging thing and stuck with it because we found […]

Help! My interview is nigh! #POW2 and #KindleCountdown #sale

A couple weeks ago I posted about THE POWER OF WRITING telesummit. Did you join up? Remember, it’s FREE… It’s into the last week now, but I thought I’d give you a reminder as my interview goes out this week – tomorrow, in fact (Tuesday), and you can still sign up (free, remember?) if you […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 8 – Lewis #holiday #Scotland

I’m back in the Highlands this week, so it seemed an appropriate time to put together the last couple of posts from our epic tour of the Outer Hebrides. I’ve been a bit slow doing these two as there were just SO many photos and videos to sort through it was a bit daunting. What […]