Check out this post by Alison Bruce, author of Ghost Writer, as featured in this post on Kristina Stanley's Blog
Check out this review of Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen M. Chesebro as featured in this post from Robbie’s Inspiration Blog
I purchased and reviewed Fairies, Myths & Magic by Colleen M. Chesebro as part of the Poetry Readathon and Poetry Blog Promotion series I am currently hosting.
I follow the author’s blog and find her poetry to be beautifully written, diverse and intriguing. My enjoyment of the author’s blog led me to purchase her poetry book, released earlier this year.
Colleen runs a weekly poetry challenge where poets are encouraged to express themselves using different poetry forms such as haikus, tankas and cinquains. Colleen proves so excellent instruction on how to writes these poetic variations. You can experience Colleen’s blog here: https://colleenchesebro.com/
What Amazon says
Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.
Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an…
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Check out this post from my author blog.
This post will drill down into a topic with which I struggled in my early writing. That topic is dialog; when to use it, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.
Before I dive into this topic, I wanted to give a special shout out to my editor who not only reminded me that the punctuation goes inside of the quotation marks, but constantly reminded me that I should “show vs. tell” and sent me links to writing tips to help my early writing.
SHOW VS. TELL
This is one of the hardest paradigm shifts that I had to deal with. I come from a technical, corporate world. This background has affected my writing. I can write narrative and describe business and technical situations very effectively. When writing fiction, however, using too much narrative can come across as dry and uninteresting. It’s much more effective to let your characters…
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Meet author Rachel Walkley on Publication Day from this post on Linda’s Book Bag Blog.
As you know, I’m not taking on new blog tours or posts for 2019 until I have reduced my TBR a little bit and I do fear I will be missing out on some fantastic books. With that in mind I simply had to invite Rachel Walkley onto Linda’s Book Bag to stay in with me and tell me about her second book as it’s one of the ones I would otherwise have been on the tour for!
Staying in with Rachel Walkley
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Rachel. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
Thank you for having me!
My pleasure. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve brought along my second book, The Last Thing She Said. A mystery involving three sisters who, like many siblings, don’t think they have…
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Check out this Book Excerpt & Guest Post featuring The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King from this post on The Tattooed Book Geek Blog
Today on The Tattooed Book Geek I am pleased to be welcoming Graham Austin-King author of the recently released The Lore of Prometheus to my blog with both an excerpt from the book itself and also a guest post.
The Lore of Prometheus.
- File Size: 1918 KB
- Print Length: 287 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 30, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07KFHSQ5G
- Amazon UK / Amazon US / Goodreads
John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.
It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging…
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Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on Sally Cronin’s blog.
Some more books on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore that would make great gifts this Christmas, and the first is a psychological thriller The Sleeping Serpent by Luna Saint Claire
Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provokes a storm that shatters her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth. The storm didn’t blow in from the outside. She was the storm. Its turbulence within her, forcing her to confront the darkness, uncovers her secrets and her pain.
Luna Saint Claire has a loving husband and an enviable career as a Hollywood costume designer. Still, something is gnawing at her. Bored with her conventional and circumscribed existence, she feels herself becoming invisible. When she meets Nico Romero, a charismatic yoga guru, his attentions awaken her passions and desires. Dangerous, but not in a way that scares her, he makes her feel as…
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Check out this post featuring the book The Springs of Affection by Maeve Brennan from Jacqui Wine’s blog.
I am very much a latecomer to the Irish short-story writer and journalist, Maeve Brennan, only having read The Springs of Affection, a brilliant collection of her Dublin stories from the early 1950s to the early ‘70s. Virtually all of these twenty-one stories were first published by The New Yorker magazine where Brennan worked as a columnist and reviewer.
While I enjoy reading short stories, I often find them difficult to discuss, particularly if there are no apparent connections or common themes across the individual pieces. However, in this case, the situation is somewhat different as almost all of these stories are linked by virtue of their setting, a modest terraced house in the Ranelagh suburb of Dublin – a house featuring the same walled garden with a laburnum tree, the same three steps down to the kitchen, and the same linoleum on the bedroom floor. Moreover, the stories…
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