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Sep 14

I have an idea for a great book!

Dear reader, A while ago someone sent me an e-mail with the announcement that he had ‘an idea for a great book’. This man’s problem however was that he couldn’t write. Write in the sense of…

May 10
Hilda 13. The House – Chapter 1

Hilda 13. The House – Chapter 1

Dear everyone, Welcome to another first chapter. The first chapter of the latest book in the series of Hilda the Wicked Witch: The House. The House will be available next…

Apr 30

Kai’s Zippy guide to Marketing – #AtoZchallenge

Thank you everyone that has read our posts, following our AtoZChallenge. I thought to close out, I’d share what I’ve learned about marketing while supporting the AtoZchallenge, and in my new job, as a Community…

Apr 29

Y. ? #AtoZChallenge

Young yak yawns yield yucky yellow yard yogurt. Let’s try that again. Yummy yolks yawned yuletide yearbooks. No, that’ll never do. I yearn for a Y word that will yield a year’s worth of yammering. Yet, I am…

Apr 25

V. Variety #AtoZChallenge

If variety is the spice of life then a writers collection of bookmarks should be quite the spice rack. I, personally, have hundreds of sites bookmarked.  Here’s a few of the more….unique….ones. Romantic Words of…

Apr 25

V is for Valerie Douglas/V. J. Devereaux

Ahhh the debate over pen names. *grins* When I started writing I had one name, then I got divorced and got another, better, last name, so…. what’s in a name? Well, to get traditionally published…

Apr 23

T. Trends #AtoZBloggingChallenge

photo credit: Eric Pruis at morgueFile.com   Do you remember the fashion trends of the early 1990s? I do. Neon – nay, fluorescent – colors that burned the eyeballs. Baby-doll dresses. Trench coats everywhere. Leggings and…

Apr 22

S is for Scapple #AtoZChallenge

I love Scrivener. It’s the software program that allows me to write my novel and keep it structured. It includes virtual index cards, allows for multiple documents, helps make sure you don’t lose any…

Apr 15

M is for Mary Ann #AtoZChallenge

  I’m Mary Ann Peden-Coviello, and I’ve been a member of Alexandria Publishing Group since very nearly the beginning. I was, to be honest, completely gobsmacked at the invitation. What a terrific group of writers,…

Apr 15
M is for Marketing #atozchallenge

M is for Marketing #atozchallenge

I hope every independent author knows by now that the job’s not finished just because you click that Publish button. Marketing is essential if you want to be a successful indie author. Here are…

Apr 14

L. Libraries #AtoZ Blogging Challenge

photo credit: Lutgradio at morgueFile.com   Libraries. Big ones. Small ones. How I love them all. When I was in grade school, my favorite day of the week was Library Day, that glorious day when we…

Apr 12

K is for Killer ideas, and how to keep them organised #AtoZchallenge

OK.  Here’s the thing. Many MANY writers get inspiration in the funniest places.  I know I do.  Hanging upside down from a tree over a river was about the worst place.  Best idea in the…

Apr 12

K is for Kai #AtoZchallenge #Introductions

HI! My name’s Kai, and I’m happy to introduce myself today. I’m the press officer/(social media) marketing manager/writer and website maintainer.  I’m also (for the last two years at least), the editor-in-chief/curator for the anthology. And I…

Apr 11
J. Jewels

J. Jewels

“There are two typos of people in this world: those who can edit, and those who can’t.” – Jarod Kintz A good editor is more valuable than jewels. Consider this scenario: Suppose you’re floating on a…

Apr 10

I is for Inspiration #AtoZChallenge

I’ve been thinking since we talked about doing this challenge about how to write about inspiration.  I mean, how exactly do you write about the things that inspire you to write? Do you talk…

Apr 9

H. Horizons #AtoZChallenge

Photo: Library of Congress   I don’t know about you, but horizons have always intrigued me. What’s over the hill? What’s beyond that curve? What lands lie on the other side of the water? Maybe that’s…

Apr 8

G. Greed

In my opinion greed is the motivation for all evil in the world. The ultimate evil if you will. Greed for money. Greed for power. Greed for attention. Greed for control. Greed for food. Greed…

Apr 7

F. Future #AtoZChallenge

Dear reader, Welcome to the future. So many people say that the future is now. Actually the future is always just around the corner of the next second, so it’s never quite within reach. What does…

Apr 5

E. Expectations

This week we saw the final episode of How I Met Your Mother. They ended the series with a twist that I personally hated. Be warned – thar be spoilers ahead. As a writer you…

Apr 3

C is for Commas

  C is for commas. What a boring topic. Well, hold on for a minute. Commas are amongst the tiniest bits of punctuation. They murmur; they don’t shout. Semi-colons might make a writer seem snooty.…