Tag : Writers

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What I found to be a really good read of fiction is Sophie’s World, a novel by Jostein Gaarder. It was written in 1991 and translated from its original Norwegian. The translation is a well balanced bit of writing, and it was easy to read for me.  I don’t speak Norwegian, so I am not …
The city of Buffalo is rarely the backdrop for any book, fiction and non-fiction alike, yet in John Smolens’ The Anarchist: A Novel published in 2009, it indeed becomes center-stage in this historical-fiction depiction of what could be described as America’s first 9/11 period.  The turn of the 20th century is described as an era in …
An exceptional read within the historical-fiction genre is Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses Trinity . Iggulden is best known for his series on Genghis Khan, but this is also an exceptional book. The book is actually part of a series, but as I discovered, can certainly be read without further reference- one of the …
Station Eleven: A novel  by Emily St. John Mandel, is an award-nominated, Chapters Indigo Picks, Amazon well reviewed, pre- and post-apocalyptic book of science fiction. The story interweaves the lives of various characters, (Arthur Leander, Jeeven Chaudhary and Kristen Raymonde feature among these characters) darting between changing time periods, connecting them in an artful way …
Writers need editors, and editors need to improve the writer’s work so people will love their writing.   The same holds trues with any art form, and Sister Act has one of the best examples I can think of. I’m sure we’ve at least heard of this movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (of Harry …
I’ve talked about markets and Amazon and publishing before.  I’ve also talked about targeting your market correctly.  The underlining question is: who is your real competition? For many independent authors, the answer is, on the surface, only one person: me.  Except this sort of thinking has its disadvantages, as almost anyone who has spent time …
The path to publishing success, one book at a time. I published my first book, in paperback, in the summer of 2007, four months before Amazon released the first generation Kindle in the US. The publishing world has changed a hell of a lot since then. Caxton Tempest at the End of the Worldhas been …
Publishing a book is simple: If it mean sending a manuscript to potential literary agents or publishers who might pick up your book, and sell it to readers. Success in publishing a book, however; is an entirely different matter- the same is true with self-publishing a book.  This month, we are focusing on self-publishing success, …
Quote by Winston Churchill There are always distractions for a writer. I’ve heard this phrase many times in my life, and it generally goes like this: “So when are you going to stop dreaming?”  Even after I’ve spent hours writing, and reading, and working on books, I still hear that phrase. I’m sure we’re all familiar …
Hey there. My name is Shelly, more commonly known as ShellysBees on the blogging site tumblr and Twitter. When I was given the opportunity to write a piece for this blog I found myself at an impasse. There were a few things I wanted to discuss, all of which were related to how Rebecca knows me, …
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