One of the few things I like about my work place is my immediate access to nature. Why, just the other day a moth tried to hitch a ride on my leg. When I tried to transfer it to a tree, it went trekking up my arm like nobody's business. I did manage to change… Continue reading Moths and Memoir #MondayBlogs #moths #memoir @cinthiaritchie1
Published (Again) and Procrastinating #MondayBlogs #procrastinating
As I mentioned some time ago (and where does the time go ...), my little-short-story-that-could, "No More Tomorrows," was being published again (be still my heart) by Z Publishing House in their new anthology America's Emerging Writers. You can read my announcement here. I love Z Publishing 🙂 Because the manuscript turned out longer than… Continue reading Published (Again) and Procrastinating #MondayBlogs #procrastinating
4 Quick Ways To Write A #BookReview And Overcome Your Fears #MondayBlogs
To all you book lovers and readers out there: Heed Rosie Amber! Book reviews are the best way to promote your favorite indie author and they are NOT difficult to write! Consider Rosie's tips for writing a book review and then go forth and write them 🙂
Gatecrash: Liberating creativity in the age of boilerplate fiction
Come join the discussion on Kevin Brennan’s blog regarding the current state and future of literature in the self-publishing world! Experimentation vs formula. Where do you stand as a writer? As a reader?
I’m reblogging Kevin’s first installment of his very fine essay, but you’ll have to sign up for his blog to get notice of the rest. And to make sure you do, I’ve closed comments on this reblog.
Last March I developed a long essay on the state of fiction these days, as I see it — particularly the fiction we associate with the indie market. It’s probably thought of mainly as genre fiction, though there’s a mixed bag of material out there, available predominantly as ebooks from Amazon.com. It struck me — still strikes me, in fact — that the tools offered by online publishing present an enormous opportunity that’s not being taken advantage of by writers, artistic freedom being the biggest elephant in the room.
I had planned on publishing the essay as a standalone ebook, but over the course of the year I realized that hawking my novels is hard enough. I’ve decided instead to post it in eleven parts here on the blog, offering it at the end as a free pdf download. Each part will run about a thousand words so it’s easily…
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Well Read? Or Not Well Read? #MondayBlogs
My husband and I have a lot of books. Mine are mostly fiction; his are nonfiction (environment, politics, history). I often think of my husband as better read than myself although he rarely reads fiction. On the other hand, my girlfriend and I can dominate a social gathering with our discussion of our favorite fiction… Continue reading Well Read? Or Not Well Read? #MondayBlogs
A Different Kind of Book Review: Living Life Backwards by Peter Wells
Randy shifted his weight in the uncomfortable straight-back wooden chair. He was afraid to grasp the handle of the delicate teacup though he was thirsty for the hot tea. Mary and her cousins were quiet, scrolling through their respective Kindles and Kobos for the book they were to discuss that night. Randy didn't know how… Continue reading A Different Kind of Book Review: Living Life Backwards by Peter Wells
A Different Kind of Book Review: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls by Katie Cross
The tea kettle began to whistle, it’s high-pitched steamy hiss making Lucy wince. She was in charge tonight. She was the one to hold forth, to represent all young women everywhere, as the Widows’ Book Club met again. She wondered if they would find it amusing or impertinent, maybe even juvenile, calling their book club… Continue reading A Different Kind of Book Review: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls by Katie Cross
Rosie’s Book Review Team
Rosie Amber's Book Review Challenge continues along with an opportunity to be on a volunteer book review team!
Book Review Challenge Series – The Importance of Book Reviews by Lizzie Lamb
It's the last guest post for Rosie Amber's Book Review Challenge! This post is by Lizzie Lamb!
Book review challenge series – Ionia Martin
Day 5 of Rosie Amber's book review challenge. Visit Rosie's blog where you can enjoy interviews with top book reviewer Ionia Martin and author Adrienne Vaughan. And there are still books available if you want to join the challenge!