Anyone can give you ideas to help you get published. Here's a few helpful hints to make sure you never have to worry about getting The Call.
1. Never finish a manuscript
. Surely just your premise scrawled quickly onto the back of a napkin ought to be enough. It's the idea that counts.
2. Don't accept critique from others
. It's your story. You should be able to tell it from 37 different points of view if you want. And be sure to ignore the publisher's… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on May 23, 2008 at 8:37pm —
This was the subject line in the email from www.military.com that greeted me this morning when I awoke. As busy as I am, I had to read the article reprinted from the May 15th Stars and Stripes and reported by Drew Brown. Here are the first paragraphs of that story:
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Single soldiers and civilians working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan can now have sex legally. Sort of.
A new order signed… Continue
Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on May 23, 2008 at 4:39pm —
That cry, slightly familiar for some and a nightly companion for others, is growing every day. It happens in unexpected places--we’re in the midst of crowds, surrounded by family members, our children tugging at us and calling our attention. In our crowded world, loneliness screams a desperate cry. The reasons are as varied as aches in a lifetime, disappointments in relationships and in the uncertainty of things to come. Loneliness when we're not alone makes no sense, yet it’s true, palpable,… Continue
Added by Janet Perez Eckles on May 23, 2008 at 3:10pm —
SHARING MY HERO FROM, "A PRESCRIPTION FOR LOVE" 12:33 PM PDT, April 14, 2008
Please check out my interview about The Hero in my book called, "A PRESCRIPTION FOR LOVE". Read all about a man who fulfills all your fantasies! Click on the following link:
Added by Leeanne Marie Stephenson on May 23, 2008 at 1:11pm —
A PRESCRIPTON FOR LOVE
LEEANNE MARIE STEPHENSON
I invite you to check out the PRESS RELEASE for my hot new romance novel. Just go to:
Added by Leeanne Marie Stephenson on May 23, 2008 at 12:57pm —
The Marsh God,
written and scripted by Bruce Durham, inked by fantasy artist Miko, is now available. Each week on Thursday we'll add a new page. We start with the cover and page one. Just visit the Flashing Swords home page
We'd love to hear your thoughts, so after you've read each installment, please consider clicking on the Flashing Swords Forum link on the side menu and posting your comments.
Also, remember the… Continue
Added by Jean Lauzier on May 23, 2008 at 9:00am —
Author Mini-Bio for Adina Rishe Gewirtz I’ve always had a passion for stories, and I’ve wanted to write my own since I was in the seventh grade. But it wasn’t until I got to college that I realized I also had a passion for the way stories are put together – the craft of writing, and… Continue
Added by Michelle L Devon (Michy) on May 22, 2008 at 10:06am —
Welcome friends, to view and purchase my new release of a mystery/romance titled, VICTOR’S, A MATTER OF CHOICE OR DEATH.
Need an adventure? Need to kick back and relax? Wonder what it would be like to live a double life? You can read a short synopsis of my novel online, purchase the Paperback or if you prefer, an Electronic Book. This fast paced novel will be hard to put down, with the eager anticipation of the next series. Travel across the ocean and visit many interesting… Continue
Added by Janet J Enos on May 22, 2008 at 8:16am —
As promised yesterday, on my Cover Critiques
blog, I am asking for tips once again on how I can improve my designs for these authors:
~ Dare to Dream
by Carol Jones
~ Truth an Intimacy: A Couples Journal
by Lensey & Lacresha… Continue
Added by Aidana WillowRaven on May 22, 2008 at 7:00am —
I'm excited to announce my latest release, a Victorian historical titled, Her Shadowed Heart.
Set in Yorkshire England 1864, Her Shadowed Heart is a historical saga of family secrets, betrayals, love, and of new beginnings.
Anna Thornton leads a privileged life, but she’s not content. When the dashing Matt Cowan sweeps her off her feet, she thinks her boring existence has changed for the better, only all is not… Continue
Added by Anne Whitfield on May 21, 2008 at 11:40pm —
Book Trailer: An Effective Promotional and Marketing Tool
Book trailers are more than images set to music, nor do they just a recap of the book synopsis. In fact, they are an effect promotional tool that will create interest by going beyond the synopsis to the "heart of the book. Although, book trailers are considered promotional material, they are in reality an advertisement. The difference lies in the length and basic format.
Added by Theresa Chaze on May 21, 2008 at 10:21pm —
Below is a message I received from
my mentor. I decided to share it
here with others to make any and
for the cause: CHILDREN!
My book isn't suited for the kids,
however maybe yours is!
Peace & Gratitude,
My wife, Christie, is on the
board of the De George Palm Beach
County Boys and Girls Club...
The Club is trying to start a… Continue
Added by C.F. Jackson on May 21, 2008 at 7:24pm —
Two new designs up on Cover Critiques
blogspot waiting for your comments...
Full Exposure: Behind Church Walls
by Lacresha Hayes and The Key to Understanding the Revelation
by Lewis Dillenger.
Please offer constructive… Continue
Added by Aidana WillowRaven on May 21, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Los Angeles, CA -- The MoonQuest: A True Fantasy
by Mark David Gerson was named a Gold Medal IPPY winner today in the international Independent Book Publisher Awards
"The quality of this year's entries is totally amazing," says the IPPY press release, "and judging was difficult, as we saw better designed books, read higher quality writing and were exposed to a more sophisticated concepts."
The MoonQuest won in the Visionary Fiction… Continue
Added by Mark David Gerson on May 21, 2008 at 4:56pm —
(Savannah, Georgia, USA)--Acclaimed artist Luther E. Vann became the first Savannah-born African-American artist to have a one-man exhibit at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts when his show opened there April 16, 2008. On May 29, the Jepson Center will host “An Evening with Luther E. Vann and Friends,” an event open to the public from 6-7 p.m.
The event will include a presentation by the artist reading from his newly… Continue
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on May 21, 2008 at 1:05pm —
Something many authors either don't realize, or want to think doesn't apply to them, is the need to market and promote their works. However, most authors who are actually selling their books and making a profit from them seem to have a very clear understanding of the fact the book doesn't sell itself. They also realize that just because they wrote a book doesn't mean Oprah will miraculously discover them.
In the real world of book marketing and selling the challenge can be where to… Continue
Added by Kathleen Gage on May 21, 2008 at 9:15am —
If you were to get 10 million eyeballs to see, hear, or learn about you, your book, or your website, here are a few of the things that would happen:
1. The Alexa rank for your website would jump from wherever it is to somewhere in the top 150,000 sites in the world (out of more than 150 million sites and counting).
2. You will get from 60,000 to 200,000 unique visitors to your website every month. Some months your traffic would spike to half a million to a million unique… Continue
Added by John Kremer on May 21, 2008 at 12:58am —
I have been listening to the news all day today while working on my websites. You may not agree with my opinion and that is okay. I do however feel that if I listen to one more whining candidate on this news, I may choke all of them. I heard one complain about what another one plans to do, but didn't give the correct quote, in otherwords misleading the general public on what the person said. Another is whining that this demoncratic race is sexist. OooooooooooH MmmmmmmmmYyyyyy… Continue
Added by CJ Barrimond on May 20, 2008 at 11:09pm —
The Brownstone Poets 2008 Anthology Book Event at BookCourt
Friday, June 6, 2008 at 8pm
Poetry Grows in Cobble Hill Brooklyn:
List of Contributors:
Charles J. Butler
Allan D. Goldschmidt
Gabriel A.… Continue
Added by Patricia Carragon on May 20, 2008 at 8:54pm —
Well, last month on a whim I rolled out a short story contest for Accentuate Writers on my forum. You can see the original thread for it by clicking here.
I received a total of 14 entries, not a lot, but for our first contest that we threw together so quickly, I was pleased with this. I hope more enter the next contest, which I will announce here and in our newsletter on Wednesday.…
Added by Michelle L Devon (Michy) on May 20, 2008 at 8:24pm —