As some of you may know, I am taking an online poetry writing course through the University of Iowa (FREE!). Just finished Week 3. Being that the course is FREE, students have the option to do as little or as much as they want. But if you want a certificate of participation, you have a… Continue reading A Long Slog #poetry #MondayBlogs
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
To Write, or Not Write, a Book Review
This post could also be titled, "A Book Review Discussion Without End." In as many days, I've come across three separate blogs discussing the pros and cons, the ups and downs of positive and negative book reviews. If you want to go off and read these posts before mine, go right ahead. I'll wait. Each… Continue reading To Write, or Not Write, a Book Review
10 Great Quotations from Writers about Life
Another interesting post from Interesting Literature: writers’ quotes about life. My favorite is one by T.S. Eliot. It is the way I am trying to live my life now. What is your favorite, dear Reader? Do any of these quotes reflect the way you live your life, or wish you lived your life?
You ask ‘What is life?’ That is the same as asking ‘What is a carrot?’ A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. – Anton Chekhov
Live all you can – it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. – Henry James
Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. – Edith Wharton
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment. – Samuel Johnson
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which. – George R. R. Martin
Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing…
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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Books
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde
Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? – David Baldacci
Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
Books are the mirrors of the soul. – Virginia Woolf
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. – Erasmus
A person who publishes a book wilfully appears before the populace with his pants down. – Edna St. Vincent Millay
A book must be an ice axe to break the frozen sea within us. – Franz Kafka
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. – Ray Bradbury
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the…
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That Part Where is live — check it out!
This is so cool! This new website, That Part Where, is a great place for authors to promote their books and for readers to find new books. Take the path through Kevin’s post to find out more 🙂
My feature at That Part Where is live now, and looks great! To reiterate, at this site you get to highlight a scene from your book — any scene at all — set it up with text that you write, and link to a purchase site and other places where you have a web presence. With any luck, someone new finds your book and buys it.
The good folks at That Part Where also do some promoting for you via their Facebook page and Google Ads.
All for $10.
Let me know what you think, and spread this around too! Reblog this post, tweet it, tell your ma, tell your pa, sing it from the nearest hilltop!
You get my heartfelt appreciation if you do.
The Heretic Priest early release celebration sale!
Quick! Take advantage of these book sales by the ever lovely C.N. Faust!
Hello my darlings,
For the duration of the summer, The Dragon’s Disciples will be available on Kindle for $1.99 ! Don’t have a Kindle? The paperback is only $9.99 ! Did I mention it is ever so beautiful?
BUT THAT IS NOT ALL.
Tuesday and Wednesday, The Heretic Priest (that would be The Age of Waking Death series book TWO!!) will be having an early release celebration sale to the tune of completely free on Kindle. But it is only for Tuesday and Wednesday (because random!) so be sure to grab your copy while you can. Again, no Kindle? Well, the paperback is only $7.99! Not bad for a new release!
Both books for less than $2.00, and endless amounts of intrigue, love, and sexy vampires? Yes please!!
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Book Advertising Sites
Book Advertising Sites. Check out this list of sites to advertise your books, with commentary from Charles E Yallowitz. Definitely bookmark-worthy!
E-book Reader Blues
I'm not really a gadget geek. Really, I like to keep things simple. I like the simplicity of picking up a book and leafing through its pages. Still, several years ago, I became smitten by e-book readers. I don't remember how the love affair began. It was the early 2000s and discussions about ebooks and… Continue reading E-book Reader Blues
Self-doubt, self-publishing, and other selfish writer-isms
Self-doubt, self-publishing, and other selfish writer-isms. This blog post by Eric John Baker is worth a read not just for the post itself, but also for the comments. The debate of traditional vs self-publishing is still raging, only now I think with more nuance. Not only is it easier to produce hard copies of our… Continue reading Self-doubt, self-publishing, and other selfish writer-isms