Check out this review of the book, Charmcaster (Spellslinger #3) by Sebastien de Castell, as featured in this post on The Tattooed Book Geek blog.
Check out the book, Juliet and Romeo, by David Hewson, as featured in this post from Linda's Book Bag blog.
Check out this great post from A Writer’s Path blog with four ways to plan showing vs. telling in your novel.
by Andrea Lundgren
As writers, we’ve been told over and over how it’s much better to show a reader something rather than tell them, and recently, I wrote about how one can use dance to show a character’s thoughts and how she changes.
As a general rule, showing means giving the reader details: letting them see what the characters are seeing, hear what they’re hearing, and be “along for the ride” for whatever they’re doing.
It can be overdone, of course. Giving us every detail as they cross the room, sit somewhere and wait, wash their dishes or eat their food would probably be overkill, as the details would bog down most plots, but in general, letting us have a front-row-seat is favored over having the narrator tell us what happened, how they matured, or what they’re like.
But how do you make a story that gives you opportunities to…
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Check out what's new on the shelves of Sally's Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog
Check out this post from the Legends of Windemere blog on vampirizing animals.
This topic always come down to the system and if it’s even possible. Most times, the vampire infection is human-only, so it makes no sense for animals to get turned. Those that appear to be are really ghouled or under magical control. So, is there any history of true vampire animals?
Well . . . I can’t find anything. I went searching and I found a bunch of paranormal sites that said it was possible. Yet, I couldn’t find any of the stories moving beyond their original sites, which means they’re probably fiction. Forums state that vampirizing animals is impossible for a variety of reasons. The most common reasoning I found is that turning requires that the victim has a soul, which animals don’t have. I don’t really agree with this because I think all living things have some kind of spirit. Another argument is that vampirism requires drinking…
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Pick up your free copy of Divided Serenity, by G.I. Cromarty. Details are in the original post from The Writing Chimp blog.
It’s promotion time again! To celebrate some wonderful new reviews, all 3 books in the Divided World trilogy are on sale.
Book 1 is Free, and book 2 & 3 are 99cents (99p)
Divided Serenity (Divided World Book One)
He had waited ten years for revenge, they had waited eons.
John Tanis dreams of killing the man responsible for his exile.
Once loyal to the civilized Aterra, Tanis now fights for Shadowland. But the mysterious arrival of technology outside the wall heralds change.
With the dividing wall failing his new loyalties will be tested, and he must choose between revenge and saving the people he once loved.
Serenity Falling (Divided World Book Two)
Hannah thought her work in Shadowland was complete. Station 54 was operational…
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Check out this great opportunity to be a guest on Sue Vincent’s blog. Details are in the original post.
Have a story to share? A book to promote? Need more exposure?
Why not be my guest?
Would you like to write a guest post and be featured on this blog?If you are a writer, artist or photographer…If you have a poem, story or memoirs to share… If you have a book to promote, a character to introduce, an exhibition or event to publicise… If you have advice for writers, artists or bloggers…
Be my guest!
I am also hoping that more people will share their true experiences with those elusive realities that hover on the edge of perception.
You can find a list HERE of all the contributions so far to this series.
If you have had a strange experience or encounter that you would like to share, please get in touch.
I am not looking for sensationalism or fictional tales… but in light of the response…
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