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Two sisters, one story, & plenty of emotion, this is the recipe for Wicked Good. An excellent one at that as this novel is surprising in its quality and ability to not just grab the reader, but evoke a myriad of emotions that range from tears to hope and inspiration to a few smiles and uplifting moments along the way. Did I, the heartless reader and blogger that I am just write tears? Yes, I did and as manly as I am ,if you cannot shed a few tears as you read this novel, well then your…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 29, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments
What is it with these younger writers today who feel they must do a novel in 1st person? Do they feel it makes a personal impact? Is it because the style is all the rage? Or is it sheer laziness of sticking with one character? I vote for the latter - actually a combination of copy-catting a style and laziness. After all, if you write like its your personal journal or diary why care about grammar? It's fast and easy to produce. Slap it together and put it up on Smashwords or Kindle…Continue
Added by Shawn Lamb on March 29, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
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The aloneness of the gospel has been a topic of interest and confusion for eons. It was Martin Luther (1483-1546) who coined the term “grace alone” in response to the arguments by a corrupt church that relied upon non-biblical sources to define the biblical gospel. Luther’s concern was to return to the original biblical sources in order to recover the original biblical teachings.
The Reformers proclaimed…Continue
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-The western, what is the deal on that? Where did that come from?
At the heart of every western a man or woman faces danger, hardship, or overwhelming odds. It’s a timeless theme of courage, especially when their quest takes them into the vast unknown, where they must face the elements and other enemies head on, with little more than a horse, a gun and meager supplies. People always tell me they don’t like westerns, so I thought, why not create the type of western people would like to…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Can a story set in Pennsylvania be considered a Western?
Probably not, if you want to get technical. But my publisher Billie Johnson thought Fallen From Grace met the test in spirit if not place and decided to make it the first entry in Wild Oak, the new Western imprint of Oak Tree Press.
I couldn’t be happier, because I love the genre. I grew up (and now live again) in a house reputed to have been built by a man who rode with Buffalo Bill. My mother said she…Continue
Added by J. R. Lindermuth on March 28, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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Hey, I didn’t post this early today; I am a bit whooped on from a busy weekend. My youngest daughter had her birthday this weekend, we had a houseful Friday night, and then last night we were partying with Big Daddy Abel, author of the Open Mic series, and the Amish Outlaws at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa. The houseful of people and the birthday celebration were nice; I love having the family around. The concert was intense and jam packed as they turned people away at the…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 27, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments
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My weekend blog post is titled :
Toilets and timid women.
Now as you might have gathered, I’m a fan of the Regency. However…and it’s a big but…I wouldn’t want to live there. The reason (or one of them…) the lack of flushing plumbing! I couldn’t be doing with chamber pots, closed stools and ceespits…give me u-bends…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on March 27, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments
After a recent discussion and the sharing of a few photographs with a friend regarding how our natural and local habitat can inspire us so much, I thought I'd ask the members here to post places that have given them the most inspiration, especially when it comes to writing.
Unless you are living in dense forest or the jungle, I was amazed how similar our areas can be.…Continue
I'm excited to book a Kindle version of ALLON Book 2 - INSURRECTION out this past week. Thanks to my hubby for all his hard work in converting the file. I tried to convince my publisher about converting Allon Book 1, but no amount of persuasion from me or reader have produced an e-book. As such, decided to push ahead with the rest of the series and will be putting out both paperback and Kindle versions.
Look for MORE releases in the coming…Continue
Added by Shawn Lamb on March 27, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
E-books are an amazing product that has multiple uses. And, it can be created for FREE, or for a very minimal amount. What else can you create that costs only your time and effort, and sells for whatever the market is willing to pay?
1. Create content
The first step is to create your content; this can be done as a simple word document. The content can be anything you think your readers or target market will want or need. In addition, it can be any length you…Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on March 26, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday I had the privilege of announcing the first winner in the Trestle Press Spring Submission Contest: Jeffrey Martin for House of Misery. Serious stuff and it is an intense read. More on that in a bit. The contest winners will be announced at different times during the week on my blogtalk show The G-ZONE until we reach the conclusion on or around the 15th of April. The submissions were many. They varied in style and substance, and were all together amazing. My experience…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 26, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments
What this book is about? It is about the Life, Love, and sacrifices of a couple when sex leaves their marriage, but ultimately, their relationship evolves into a beautiful friendship.
Added by Alecia Hill on March 26, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The stories just keep pouring out of Laurie Bowler. As I am writing this post she is releasing The Depths of Darkness, a full length novel (I will be posting on that next week). She also has Across the City, the fourth chapter in the continuing saga ready to edit. I already have the cover done for that bad boy and will put it up on Facebook after I put this post up. Hopefully you will like the cover art. Laurie will be my guest again in April on The G-ZONE, my blogtalk radio show.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
For those of you that didn’t tune in on Monday to my blogtalk radios show The G-ZONE, shame on you. Okay, maybe you had something to do, but you can at least listen to it on the archive, who knows maybe you will find another author you find interesting. The reason I am pointing this out is this: Tom gave me a new insight into how and why he writes. I found his answers to my questions compelling as well as very telling and it helped me to appreciate his hard work even more. Here is…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 26, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments