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The Rape of Innocence to become a Feature Film

I want to share a praise report/brag. I heard from a lady from California yesterday. She pitched my book, The Rape of Innocence, to a small independent black film company and they loved the idea of doing a feature film on my book. So, I will have a contract by tomorrow morning via FedEx.

Of course, that's just one part of it. They also have to find a network that… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 10, 2009 at 1:55pm — 11 Comments


Poetry Grows in Cobble Hill, Ft. Greene and Brooklyn Heights:





163 Court Street

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone # (718) 875-3677

So far…the readers from the anthology include:


MARY… Continue

Added by Patricia Carragon on June 10, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

[Interview] N. Kali Mincy Coach for Writers Guides You to Great Results

In a recent interview, N. Kali Mincy Coach for Writers had the following to say about publishing, working with authors and entrepreneurs, and her business, Coach Great Writers.

1. Coach Great Writers offers a variety of writing solutions for authors who want to publish books. Why did you start this type of business?

Years ago, my mentor told me, ‘When it comes to identifying your great business idea, all you have to do is find a hole and fill it.’ So, I did. About… Continue

Added by N. Kali Mincy on June 10, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments


Find out more about Where The Rain Is Made here: The Wild Rose Press

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Review From PNR:

The Sacred Council of Arrows chooses time wanderers to aid the… Continue

Added by Kathryn Bryan on June 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

I can't believe it but...

The 10 week writing workshop I've been attending is coming to an end next week. My writing instructor, author Anne E Wood, is passionate about her subject: Short Story Fiction. She brings a level of energy to each class that is both refreshing and inspiring.

At Anne E's prompting, I've written numerous assignments for the class and several short stories. I've also read many pieces of fiction by my aspiring classmates, countless short stories and a healthy number of novels. The… Continue

Added by Carol on June 10, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

The End of an Era

From my blog at:

I have a moderately boring life, but, like many people, I'm careful to follow my routine. For a while it was hectic, but with the slowing of the economy, I am finding one thing after another coming to an end. It's almost as if 2009 blasted in, with C H A N G E as its slogan, and nothing IS as it WAS. My schedule changed, eliminating the wonderful Westlake Library book group mid first Wednesday of each month. The same… Continue

Added by Mari on June 9, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments


Richard Doster pens a heartfelt, powerful, thought provoking book that gives a broad view of when things started to forever change in the South. It was as much of a surprise to Martin Luther King, Jr. as it was to the rest of the world when a group voted him to lead a fight of justice, for all! Martin Luther tells a reporter, “There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged across the abyss of humiliation.”

Martin Luther tries to explain that this movement is not about… Continue

Added by Nora St.Laurent on June 9, 2009 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Upcoming June Book Signings for Paula Margulies and Coyote Heart

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be doing two book signings for my newly released novel, Coyote Heart, in the next couple of weeks and both are for really good causes:

The first is on Saturday, June 20th, at the Rancho Penasquitos Library at 1:00 p.m. This signing is a benefit for the PQ Library and 10% of sales from any books purchased afterward will go to the library Friends to keep the collection going. Since some of the scenes in the book are set there, it seemed… Continue

Added by Paula Margulies on June 9, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments


Hello to all. Hope everyone is enjoying success. Series 2 of my novels is moving along very nicely. When you need a new read...check it out!
Take Care

Added by Janet J Enos on June 9, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Writers: join the ‘podding’ revolution

If you’ve written a book and are looking to go in to print, then consider ‘podding’ with a publisher who will show you how to make money-selling books online.

‘Podding’ means teaming up with one of the new breed of ‘print-on-demand’ publishers like DragonCub, who can take a manuscript, edit and format the content quickly and efficiently and have your book ready to print and ship as soon as an order comes in.

Authors can cut… Continue

Added by DragonCub on June 9, 2009 at 5:21am — No Comments


“Procrastination is the ultimate laziness,” said Dr Johnson. He wasn’t kidding. So stop procrastinating and write that book. Plan the story first. Ten chapters should suffice for a short story or novel. More chapters can be added later. Draft a rough outline of each chapter in four to five lines. Only jot down the key elements. This provides a useful starting point to work from.

Develop a sales pitch/blurb to the editor to promote the story. This adds impetus to story writing and… Continue

Added by DragonCub on June 9, 2009 at 5:16am — No Comments

Insiders Guide to Vanity Publishers

Expressions like co-operative publishing, joint venture publishing, subsidy publishing, and self-publishing are misleading to say the least. They all mean the same thing, ‘vanity’ publishing. Yet scores of small publishers advertise their services on the web. Some publishers go to great lengths to conceal from the author, all the costs involved, which suddenly escalate half way through production of a book.

There are good vanity publishers just as there are bad. How does an author… Continue

Added by DragonCub on June 9, 2009 at 5:15am — No Comments

How to sell your book and receive 100% of the sales price

DIY publishing is now considered trendy as opposed to thirty years ago, when mainstream publishers invited new and unknown authors along to preview prospective works.

Assuming an author has X number of books printed either through a vanity publisher or even a small press, the next step is to get the book out there, to be read. Take time to decide the best strategy.

• Identify the target audience, age, income, career and residential location of prospective readers.

•… Continue

Added by DragonCub on June 9, 2009 at 5:12am — No Comments

Five tips to boost your book sales on the web

Instead of stacking rejection slips by touting your manuscript around agents and traditional publishing houses, a podding agreement will let a publisher take your manuscript, edit and format the text ready for firing out paperback or hardback copies as soon as the orders come in.

DragonCub will also help with marketing the book, but because DragonCub cuts the overheads, you earn a bigger royalty on each sale.

You can also help… Continue

Added by DragonCub on June 9, 2009 at 5:07am — No Comments

A review of The Cry of the Cuckoos by John Lee (Mentone, Alabama)

A splendid combination of what most readers, like myself, desire in a good novel--mystery, mayhem, madness, and one of the most dysfunctional families you've ever seen. It would provide a team of therapists with full time work.

Though the last third ambles along almost to the point of losing a reader, the characters are so real and the story so well told it keeps your curiosity churning and the pages turning to see what happens to the Drummond Family all the way from Tuscaloosa,… Continue

Added by John Wayne Cargile on June 9, 2009 at 5:01am — 1 Comment

Is the Librarian Association Convention in Chicago a "good" thing to attend?

I am interested in feedback on

I will not be attending, however I would like to know how this event effects authors and is it worth it for next year to purchase a booth for exibiting.

Added by stephanie a. duckworth-elliott on June 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Jenn from Jenn's Bookshelf

As anybody who has read me reviews interviews or heard my comments on either my own radio program or where I have been a guest, you will know I am a great believer in what I call the "Small Blogger". These are the people who read, write and live books are "The 'sham wow' of Teen/YA literature".

blog spot name…

Added by Storyheart on June 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Choose to Influence with Integrity

It's easy to influence. It's much harder to influence with integrity. Whether you persuade for a living or you simply "sell" your ideas in the normal course of learning and living and working, you have already discovered influence techniques that work. Persuaders, in effect, are sellers. And vice versa. If you merely wish to improve the influence techniques that help you persuade others to your point of view, you can find numerous guidelines and primers and recommendations. The rule books for… Continue

Added by Marlene Caroselli on June 8, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Knowing HOW you created what you have today... is the only way to know HOW- to create something different tomorrow!

Someone said that time heals all wounds. I simply disagree. It isn’t time that heals-- it’s SURRENDER. It is one’s ability to finally surrender that THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE MEANT TO BE and that isn’t only ok…it’s good and perfect. That can take 5 minutes or it can take 100 years depending on the extent of the ego attachment to how things ‘should’ have (but didn’t) turn out!

The power of surrendering into trust is the single most important step to… Continue

Added by Lily Finch on June 8, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

PARADE Magazine - Coaching Students To Stay In School.

Parade Magazine had an excellent article over the weekend about reading, mentoring, and helping students to graduate. It was written by the author of The Trouble With Boys.

Very interesting information.
Max Elliot Anderson

Added by Max Elliot Anderson on June 8, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

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