Should You Tamper With a Classic? By Janice Lane Palko

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by David M.
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Should You Tamper With a Classic? By Janice Lane Palko

When my kids were small, one of their favorite movies was Mr. Bean, and one of their favorite scenes from it was when Mr. Bean tampers with the painting of Whistler’s Mother and ends up defacing it.  Clearly, the bumbling Bean should have never been left anywhere near the masterpiece, but what about writers?  Should we tinker with a classic … Continue reading

Why We Must Write by J.M. Gheen

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by Tami M
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Why We Must Write by J.M. Gheen

Do you know what it’s like to be in a place of such significance that you can “feel” the weight of history pressing in on you?  Have you ever stood somewhere and known that somebody of great significance stood perhaps in that very same spot?  I remember the first time I could “feel” the history around me.  I was about … Continue reading

Endure the Journey! Three Hardcore Lessons for Authors

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by David M.
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Author Deborah L. Parker

    Deciding to and becoming an author are not easy tasks. They are not journeys for the faint of heart or as my grandmother would say, it’s more than a notion.” Courage is the order of the work ahead. Personal and exhausting, whether your writing is fiction or non-fiction, a part of yourself is deeply intertwined with the feat … Continue reading

Banned Books

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by David M.
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Banned Books

  Have you ever written a book that was later banned by some organization? Probably not. Have you ever read a book that had spent at least a little time on the banned book list? Chances are you have. Have you ever looked through the banned book list and saw why some books are there? Now there is some entertainment … Continue reading

Excerpt from New Novel from Tracee Ford

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by David M.
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Excerpt from New Novel from Tracee Ford

Author: Tracee Ford Below you will find an excerpt from my very first novel being published by www.booklocker.com. I am a paranormal romance writer, but I don’t write about vampires or werewolves. I write about ghosts and demons, but I add some romance to it. Yes, I know, hard to understand, but once your read the excerpt I know you’ll want … Continue reading

An African Adventure: The Shell, by Tony Riches

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by David M.
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An African Adventure: The Shell, by Tony Riches

  I was seven years old and living in British East Africa – just old enough to realise the significance of Jamhuri (Independence) Day, when Jomo Kenyatta drove in proud procession through the streets of Nairobi. It was the birth of the new Kenya and I clearly remember the excitement and celebrations. The Kenyan flag was flying everywhere you looked … Continue reading

A Work in Progress by Keith Maginn

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tami M
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A Work in Progress by Keith Maginn

“I’m not what I ought to be, I’m not what I’m going to be, but thank God I’m not what I used to be.” This famous quote sums up where I am these days. I am still a work in progress, but I am light years beyond where I was just a few years ago. There were times back then … Continue reading

The Education of One White Woman by Deborah Heal

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by Tami M
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The Education of One White Woman by Deborah Heal

  I consider my book Every Hill and Mountain as sort of like an assignment for a “continuing education program.” You know, that life-long one about becoming more sanctified. As slow as I’m learning things, I figure God may decide to keep me in school another hundred years or so before he lets me into Heaven. By that, I’m not … Continue reading

Focus on What’s Important to You

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by David M.
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        Focus on What’s Important to You By Ira Nayman People – that I don’t know – complete strangers, really – often walk up to me on the street and ask, “Ira, why do you self-publish your Alternate Reality News Service books?” My response is usually, “Thank you, imaginary complete stranger, for asking me a question that … Continue reading

Your Writing Career as a Marathon

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by David M.
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Your Writing Career as a Marathon

      Your Writing Career as a Marathon  Blog Post by C. S. Lakin   Have you ever asked: “What on earth possessed me to want to be a novelist?” Are you starting to realize this journey of being an author is not a short sprint but a marathon—and often a grueling one at that? When you hear of … Continue reading

Chasing the snow By Sindhu S.

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by David M.
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Chasing the snow By Sindhu S.

  Long before I accidentally became a writer, when I was only a fiction-obsessed young woman in her 20s, I was infatuated by the settings in novels.   Reading was my only passion, other than day dreaming. I loved getting into the story, identifying myself with the protagonist and living that life. That made our connection “real”.   I went … Continue reading

When Bad Publishers Happen To Good Writers

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by David M.
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When Bad Publishers Happen To Good Writers

  We all know bad things happen to good people, but did you know that bad publishers happen to good writers? If you’re a writer, I don’t have to tell you that writing a book is hard work and getting published is even harder. Publishing companies are inundated with submissions, and more and more small presses are popping up. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Murder on a Ghost Ship Book Review by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by David M.
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Murder on a Ghost Ship  Book Review by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay

The president of Constellation Cruise Lines, Emily Schultz, discovers that the ship that she has recently acquired has a resident ghost with violent temper tantrums. She asks Kayla to help her before her most recent acquisition becomes a source for loss. Assisted by Natalia Baliskov and Stephen Young, Kayla starts by trying to find out who the ghost once was. … Continue reading

Whither Babylon? By Michael Lane

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by David M.
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Whither Babylon? By Michael Lane

When David mentioned his quest for articles touching on the industry, I unwisely waved my hands and volunteered to offer my thoughts. Now I need to try to express a very fluid opinion of the indie book scene in a coherent way. My view is fluid because the industry itself is in a state of flux. Publishing is changing more, … Continue reading

Benefits When You Are A Member of Online Book Clubs by Greg Pierce

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by David M.
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We all know that books are an important part of our lives. They give us knowledge and information that we need to be able to have a more enriching existence. They feed our imagination and creativity and our character as a person. There can be different reasons why people read. There are those who read to get rid of boredom … Continue reading

The Wild World of Horror By Sara Brooke

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by David M.
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The Wild World of Horror By Sara Brooke

    It’s a zoo out there.  Really, I’m not kidding. The world of horror is like a vast sea of “scary”.  There are so many different types of horror that you can choose from – zombies, slashers, supernatural, vampires…even the cutest pets can be made into demonic creatures from the deep. So, why should you read my novels, where … Continue reading

Road Trip

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by David M.
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Road Trip

Guest Post by Tami Kidd Masincupp, Co-Founder of Indie House Books     Road trips can lead to many new and exciting adventures, experiences and ideas.  Look at Jack Kerouac. The literary classic, On the Road was the result of a road trip.  Many other great works of literature were the result of travel across the roads and byways of … Continue reading

Get Prepared Today for Whatever Happens Tomorrow

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by David M.
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Get Prepared Today for Whatever Happens Tomorrow

      Did you know that the average American wouldn’t even know what to do if their electricity went out for 10 minutes? I know that because…I was one of those Americans. Emphasis on was. I live in San Antonio, we’re in the valley so we don’t get hit by a whole lot. It’s like we’re in a safe … Continue reading

The Reasons Why Ereading is Favored by People Worldwide by May Swan

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by David M.
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Reading may be the ideal hobby for most of us. But when you are staring eyes on paper book, the ebooks have already stepped into our modern life. E-reading is epidemic around the globe. Two decades ago, paper book would be the ideal choice for people to killing time in leisure. Things are always changing! On the way to office … Continue reading

Strategies and Tips for Doing “Indie” Author Promotions

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by David M.
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Author: Jared D. Ingram All ‘indie’ authors know they have big responsibilities in promoting their works.  Most of them are also the publishers of their books that they have to shoulder the responsibility on their own.  So how do you go about selling your book? Here are some strategies and tips for doing indie author promotions: -    Realize that you … Continue reading

Infertility is like a tootsie roll pop!

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by David M.
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 Infertility is like a tootsie roll pop!

      Infertility is like a tootsie roll pop by Fran Meadows –“How many licks to get to the center or how many cycles for success?” It is also described as a roller coaster ride of emotions, which is true.  There are many ways to describe infertility.  It is a journey like no other and only that couple can … Continue reading

The Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones, Book 1 of The Linden Chronicles

Posted on: February 14th, 2013 by David M.
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    It has been one year ago today that my novel, “The Wolf’s Moon”, was launched. After a year, one might expect the memory of that day to have faded – at least a little. It has not. Everything from my first cup of coffee that morning to the cup of black tea before retiring, are still vivid in … Continue reading