Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how Meeting a New Idea is Kind of Like Falling in Love With Someone for the First Time.
Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Blog
Delighted to feature the new collaboration of John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano with their book The Contract: Between Heaven and Earth
About The Contract
The earth is threatened with a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.
Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O’Brien, a teacher, become heaven’s representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance and…
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Check out the short story, Albert, the Perfect Candidate, from the Flights of Fancy Anthology by Sally Cronin from this post on her Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
It is time for the final story from my collection Flights of Fancy.. Next weekend I will start sharing Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story which I hope you will enjoy.
On Friday night, Albert sat in the white walled room, his eyes closed against the glare from the fluorescent lighting and his hands over his ears to shut out the infernal racket from the wall-mounted television. He did not have to watch the screen to see what images it displayed. Twenty-four hours a day, it brought the fear and disasters of the world into each room in every house and workplace around the country. Terrorism, financial and natural catastrophes and of course superbugs were all guaranteed to make the headlines. He shook his head. Where did all the ‘good news’ stories go?
His mobile telephone had rung several times in the last…
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Check out this review of His Revenge, by John W. Howell. I’ve read this book as well and it is worth reading. This review is from a post on the Legends of Windemere blog.
The story does take a little time to get into since it begins with John Cannon recovering from injuries sustained in his previous adventure. Since it was a temporary eye injury, there was a lot of focus on other senses. This made for an interesting opener, but I will admit that I did hit a point where I wanted things to move a bit faster. This was about a chapter before someone hit the action button because the pace really picks up after the first gunshot. By the way, people really have to stop standing near John Cannon even if they have a bulletproof vest. I crack a joke here, but the amount of times people next…
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Check out these novel writing tips on research from this post on the Uninspired Writers blog.
Morning all, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.
Last week I was asked if I would do a post on researching for novel writing. I love the research stage of plotting and writing. I think you find more ideas and inspiration while researching as well as learning so much more about certain subjects. It is enlightening for us as people and as writers.
Research is so important when it comes to novel writing. While you can exercise a little artistic license, and twist things in the name of fiction, fundamentally you need to get things right. Portraying things properly gives more authenticity to your story and makes it more believable and enjoyable for readers. Online resources are abundant, with search engines and YouTube making it really easy to find answers to your questions. But there are other ways to research too. I’ve compiled just a few ways in which…
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