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November 2011 Blog Posts (200)

Cover art for 9 books for readers 8 - 13

Cover art for 9 books for readers 8 - 13 by Max Elliot Anderson http://maxelliotandersonbookcovers.blogspot.com/2011/02/cover-examples.html

Added by Max Elliot Anderson on November 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Lady Knights on the Mean Streets: Modern Women in Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction-Guest Post by Thad Brown, one of "The Dark Pages Deadly Dozen"

What we’ve come to call the “hard-boiled” tradition in crime fiction, as it’s lovingly explored and chronicled here in Crime Wave Magazine, originated in the American pulps of the 1920s, and flourished through the rise of the paperbacks in the 1950s.  (As I’m using the term “hard-boiled” here, it denotes crime fiction that involves a significantly greater component of violent or potentially violent action than the traditional mystery, is less focused on cerebral deduction, and may not…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 28, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Querying With PixApple?

Querying with PixApple? Really?

 



Yes, you read correctly. I have always subscribed to the dictum that familiarity breeds contempt (more often than not). So, with that in mind, I've decided to take a novel (pun intended) approach to querying a few agents regarding my recent novel (eBook)…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on November 27, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Infinite sales!

I just did something that I’ve never done before. Something

I ignorantly hoped to avoid but always knew would happen. I just paid hard

earned dough to promote my books. Well, not my books individually, but my blog

and author’s site. I signed up for two marketing ideas that I believe may

actually work. I also have a third PR person in line to do search engine

optimization. Who would have thought being a writer and selling books could get

so complicated. The first site…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 27, 2011 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

The Little Madeleine by Mrs Robert Henrey

As a historical novelist I enjoy reading about eras which have gone with the wind. I have just re-read The Little Madeleine by Mrs Robert Henrey, which relates the joys and sorrows of Madeleine, a French girl, loved by her mother, who earned a living as a talented seamstress, and her father, ‘a picturesque figure from the Midi.’



"Mrs Henrey’s autobiography is the story of her girlhood in Montmartre and the wasteland near the Paris fortifications, or city walls,…

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Added by Rosemary Morris on November 27, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

Thoughts on Creating Believable Historical Characters

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Thoughts on Creating Believable Historical Characters



So far, I have only written historical novels set in England, but regardless of when and where a novel is set the characters must be believable.



Before I start writing a historical novel I name my characters. I find The…
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Added by Rosemary Morris on November 27, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

Starting a new novel

It’s happened! I’ve finished a new book (DREAM TRAVELER) and

it’s about to go live. So, what do I do now? Well, besides all the marketing

and promotion I’m planning in the coming weeks, it’s time to start a new novel.

I’ve had this one simmering in my brain for a long time; about thirty years.

What’s it about? Well, I learned long ago not to talk-out a book before you’ve

put it to page, but I have come up with a tagline. ‘You and me and the world we

live in is nothing…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 26, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

Big changes for this author

 

My first book Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male was re-released by my publisher as Sensitivity 101 the Search for Acceptance back in July 2011. It has since been picked up by a traditional publisher and will be re-issued again in early 2012 under another name and cover. This gave me the opportunity to re-edit and add some new and exciting twists to it. Because of this, the book will only be on Amazon until the first of the…

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Added by Philip Nork on November 26, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The G-ZONE Guest List for the week of November 28th

Hey a new week is almost upon us and we have a full week from Monday through Saturday. Who knows maybe we will add Sunday also, stay tuned. Here is this week’s schedule:

Monday-Mark Cooper -5pm EST

Tuesday- Jason Hughes and John Reed- 4pm EST

Weds.- Dan Walsh-11 am EST

Thursday- Mystery Guest

Friday- Edith Maxwell 4pm EST

Saturday- Roger Rheinheimer and Crystal Linn

The link for the show is:…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 26, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

NEW BOOK - Christmas Campfire Companion

NEW BOOK - Christmas Campfire Companion - from some of America's top western writers  http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-campfire-companion.html

Added by Max Elliot Anderson on November 25, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Chapter 1: Catalytic Conversion

I was seven years old when my father accepted Christ. Up until that point, my family had been largely secular. With the exception of weddings and funerals, my brothers and I had never even set foot in a religious establishment. But my father brought home the Bible as if it were a present for us. My brothers, Eli and Zach, who were eleven and thirteen at the time, eventually came to regard this alien theology as a new game, with its fascinating stories and rules (not to mention bloodlust), or…

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Added by Jesse Ellsbury on November 25, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Gratitude Grist

Everything that happens is fodder for the creative process.  Good and bad, happy or sad.

A writer writes.  I'm a writer.  I write.  I do that.  So the things that happen to me are grist for gratitude. They can't help but be.  If I didn't write, I'd either shrivel up inside . . . or explode like a pressure-cooker with no pressure release valve.  I write about the good things and the bad things. 

Don't believe me?  then try out my blog and check out my archives.  …

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Added by Judy Gillis on November 25, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Five Guests –One Intense Hour of Blogtalk Radio: Saturday a Christian/Inspirational Panel

Tomorrow, Saturday November 26th, 12pm EST, I will be hosting a Christian/Inspirational Panel on my blogtalk radio show The G-ZONE.

My guests will be: Karen Anna Vogel, Roger Rheinheimer, Crystal Lynn, Kathi Macias, and Carey Jane Clark.

Here are their biographies and the link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop

Karen Anna Vogel:

A trusted English friend among many Amish in Western…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 25, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The explanation of the parable (allegory) of Abraham; Sarah and Agar. Gal 4:21-24.

Abraham , Sarah and Agar are historical human beings that were seen by human physical eyes presented by an old Covenant Bible, handwritten in letter from the Book of Genesis to the end of the Book of Revelation that is read up to this day 2011 onwards in human carnal knowledge. 2 Corinth 3: 5-6.



The Old Covenant Bible that is read and…
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Added by Pastor Patrick Bwayo on November 25, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

Benjamin Sobieck on Maynard Soloman

 

  Maynard Soloman is an old crusty badger of a detective with a potty-mouth straight outta 1932. Throughout his short story series, he's had some big cases. Yet none of them come close to his most recent in the e-book, Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real.

Exactly how he does this involves a drunk hound dog, an eccentric church and a baseball bat-wielding thief. Oh yeah, and some reindeer hooves on the roof of his Winnebago.

I won't divulge any details, but I…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 25, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Writing and the holidays

Happy Thanksgiving to all! That said, I have to tell you

that since I’m in the service industry, I work every Thanksgiving. So today,

black Friday, is my day to celebrate. Oh it’ll be a hoot. Got the family coming

over, got friends of the kids stopping by, got lots of food and drink. By the

time most of you read this I’m going to be knee-deep in overindulgence. But for

now, I must write. This post is only the beginning of about two hours I’ve set

aside this morning to…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 25, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

Author Jan Britland on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children –November 28, 2011

Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: Stories for Children withhosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Jan Britland about her Rodger Dodger Dog Series.

Jan Britland is an author and artist. She lives in Punta Gorda, Florida with her husband Bill. They have a bulldog named Madison, a parrot named Lola, three red-eared…

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Added by VS Grenier on November 25, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Goin... Goin... Sold has arrived

 

When they come to you town... your street...

 

For your child, there is no escape...



The eagerly awaited sequel to ‘Unit T Special Forces’ has arrived.



Lieutenant Karen Harris CGC is back, in an action adventure story that will leave you gasping, when she takes on a trafficker snatching young girls off the streets to sell on the internet.

For Karen, this will be her most difficult operation yet. Not only…

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Added by Keith Hoare on November 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Book Now Available on Kindle

Happy Thanksgiving! We are pleased to announce that our book, The Solution for Marriages, is now available on Kindle.…

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Added by Jeff Murphy on November 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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