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Hospitalization robbed me of hope, but rehab taught me that I did have a future and as strange as it may seem, my life is better today than it was five years ago.
Life is a precious gift, one I will never take for granted again, but it seems to be stubbornly embedded in our nature to always want…Continue
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The Character as Storyteller
Some people work best from an outline and I can certainly understand the role of structure in writing. When I sit down to write a story I have a loose outline generally including the character arc for the major players and what needs to have happened by the end. On more than one occasion I have been traveling down a road where I believed I knew what was around the corner only to be utterly surprised by the character having none of it. It's a…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 31, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments
Just wanted to let everyone know that my sci-fi adventure INSECTLAND is now free until Monday. And if you like it please check out my blog and other books for sale. Thanks. http://www.neilostroff.blogspot.com
Imagine a world where humans are pests and insect-like aliens rule over them. Imagine that world is Earth.
Be frightened! Be very frightened! Tiny, dragon-like creatures hiding in our…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on March 31, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
Book Give-Away March 30 – April 4: Win a Christian women’s fiction novel, Nourish & Strengthen.
“I really like Maria's writing. There are many sweet as well as hilarious moments with Chloe's kids, giving a good balance to the more serious struggles that she and her friends are dealing with. I learned so much about diabetes and the daily challenge it is. It is a great book for any woman. Very uplifting.” --Jenny Moore, The Write Stuff
Chloe Taylor has the perfect life: a…Continue
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Aaron’s father confronts his past demons and falls further into darkness and despair. It will take a miracle for Aaron and his brother to find out the truth and set the family on a path of faith and forgiveness.
As our journey of the DeAngelis family comes to a close, we visit one man’s tragic past…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 30, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Just about everybody has lottery fever right now with Mega Millions jackpot over $500,000,000 dollars. And just like everybody else, I’ve been daydreaming all morning about what I’d do if I win. (I’ve got $20 in quick picks). I could fulfill every dream I ever had. Buy big houses, a yacht, a private jet. Eat the best food prepared by master chefs. Would that make me happy? Of course. But what if I had all that and stopped writing? What if having every desired fulfilled drained me of the…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on March 30, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Following unprecedented climatic changes, resultant pestilence and war brought the world into chaos. Eventually, each nation surrendered its sovereignty to form a global democracy, initially known as The Accord. However, the democratic government proved too weak and was soon replaced by a faux democratic rule.
The year is 2073, and current…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 30, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments
From the author of Touched By All Creatures: Doctoring Animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig and Lions & Tigers & Mares—Oh, My! comes another riotous book of veterinary adventures.
There’s a Bear in the Basement serves the reader a cocktail of humor, inspiration, and…Continue
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You: How did you get started writing for publication, Jeanette?
Jen: When my son was a baby, I wrote several poems for La Leche League, which they published in their international calendars. I was thrilled to see my work in print, delighted that people all over the globe were reading it. LLL offered me a job editing the newsletter for our local region, but I turned them down, since I had two small children at the time, and wanted to devote all…Continue
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DECEITFUL THINGS SERIES BOOK II
D r e a d f u l P l a c e s
When the horrifying images that Carter Dawson has been seeing for days finally come for him in the middle of the night, he clings to a new found hope deposited in him from a supernatural apparition. On a quest to discover the root cause of his spiritual awakening, he visits a psychic named Balera…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 28, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments
I've recently posted a blog post on 101 Ways to Blog as a Book Author - including book marketing tips
for novelists, nonfiction authors, children's authors, memoir writers, and more.
Great content. Check it out here:…Continue
At least, not yet.
With mega-book chains closing their doors (Borders) and online booksellers battling for eBook domination, authors are faced with the daunting task of connecting with their readers. How do we get our print books out there? How do we connect with our digital readers?…
Added by Mark Miller on March 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
REST THEIR SOULS: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF GOD-PRAISING LAST WORDS―Last Words and Prayers to Rest Their Souls By
by Salvador SeBasco
Throughout the generations, across the world, no matter what culture one was born into, so many people, when their loved ones pass away, focus on the feelings of loss and forget to pray (truly pray) for that person.…
Added by Giovanni Gelati on March 28, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
Continuing my series on effective query letters that got interest in my books by industry professionals, I’m posting the original query letter for DEGENERATES that drew huge interest several years ago before anyone had heard of Kindle and ebooks. I had several agents request the entire manuscript from this query and it is this query that got my first power agent Gary Heidt really interested in my work. As I’ve posted before, Gary eventually signed me after reading the query for SILENT…Continue
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