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Titantic actress Kate Winslet is to star in a film adaptation by Kenneth Brannagh of…Continue
I've just reviewed a paranormal book for Carol Arnall who looks at things from a psychiatrists point of view.
It was easy to give an excellent report on this fascinating book with interesting characters.
Lily the matriarch is blind to her second husbands faults.Leading to trauma for the girls.
I always comment on the best aspects of any book but this is an interesting read.
How do other people find reviewing novels easy or difficult.
Hello and a belated Happy New Year to all (or Bonne Année as we say in France, where I come from!). Have you already broken all, or some, of your New Year's resolutions regarding your writing? Did you have any in the first place? I have blogged about mine on email@example.com.
I pondered how to promote my latest paperback on my blog, and decided to let a character promote it for me. Stepping from England 1818 she had full-run and voiced opinion on our world. It seems she prefers her own historical world to that of our world 2012, and she made a few valid points! You can read what she said, here.
Happy New Year. I know we are almost half way through January, but I hope you will forgive my late salutation. I have been working away at getting Truth Or Dare? (my first ms) up to submission standard, learning how to write a synopsis and constructing a query letter, as well as taking part in the 100k/100days challenge. On top of that, my family kept insisting I fed them.
Right, back on course - Find Out Friday has returned and is kicking off the new year with a lovely lady, writer…Continue
Waterstones, the UK's biggest high street bookseller, has got a new logo, changing the font back to the Baskerville font used before the last redesign and also losing the apostrophe in the chain's name. While losing the apostrophe is technically ungrammatical, Waterstones justified the change as being more appropriate for the internet age. Managing director James Daunt said,…Continue
Added by Romantic Fiction News on January 13, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments
I have posted about the Tag-Party to the RFO Indie Author Group, but in case you're an Indie author and you've missed seeing the group post, a blogfest is merely a fun two-day event much like a book fair. It's a great way to promote your Indie books, your blog and to meet new Indie authors not to mention readers! Details here .…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on January 11, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
Back from England and ready to get back into my stories! Books have been neglected, so I need to get writing done and make some noise about the books coming out. I'll start with my newest release, To Gain What's Lost, my Victorian novel that came out just before Christmas.
Available in ereader formats and paperback.
It's now up on Amazon.…
Added by Anne Brear on January 11, 2012 at 3:17 — No Comments
I've been a long time away from here, but Im back and wanted to wish everyone the happiest of new years, filled with health, happiness, and prosperity. 2011 was a blur to me as the whirlwind of publishing swept me away. Finding my way through the promotion maze and needing time management tools certainly kept me on my toes.
Some people marvel at my schedule, but I'd barreled into it full-throttle, and truly can't see the forest for the trees. It might be better that I don't! LOL I…Continue
Added by Deena Remiel on January 10, 2012 at 17:11 — No Comments
Women's commercial fiction imprint Avon has acquired three rom coms by debut novelist Olivia Luck. The Wedding Diaries is first novel in the series, to be published in August 2012, and follows the lead character Kiki Carlow as she plans her wedding.
The second in the series is The Baby Diaries to be released in February 2013 and the third, The Home Maker Diaries, will be published in…Continue
Kindle versus Smashwords for ebooks?
I like the Kindle because the format is kinder and not so difficult to get exactly right for publishing.
Smashwords is far more difficult as it takes in so many different applications. But it does tell you how many people have downloaded your work -and how many have actually bought.
What I love about ebooks is the fast way you can alter or add information and republish within 24 hours.
best of luck to anyone formatting for…Continue
Hi and belated Happy New Year to you all. I've just posted a new blog and it would be great to have your comments - especially as it's my Birthday today (so don't be surprised if they take a while to show up - holding a glass of champers in one hand and cake in the other makes it difficult to type :-) Here's the link :-
Thanks - and I hope you all have a wonderful day…Continue
There are some very interesting points circulating around the blogosphere, re review sites and reviewing of books.
Usually such discussions involve authors upset by devastating reviews on Amazon etc. But, at the moment, there's buzz that reviewers are now getting somewhat whingy because authors are coming back at them with complaints!
a) I only give a brief summary of any book inclusive introduction i.e. witty lyrical prose, literary slant, steamy content,…Continue
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I've just written a blog post about my writing bookcase - the first in a series is about making a scrapbook to bring characters to life.
Added by Anita Chapman on January 5, 2012 at 21:09 — No Comments
Improbable Research magazine reports that a doctor in the Netherlands has published the results of an investigation into medical realism in medical themed novels. Dr Cornelis H. (Kees) Langeveld studied a sample of six medical novels for his article Medical Mistakes in Doctors Novels,…Continue
Have you ever written a short-story that's out of the box, literally out of one's comfort zone?
Last year I entered a blogfest contest in which "out-of-the-box" was obligatory. It was not only a fun experience it was enlightening in many ways.
As a romance writer of contemporary and historical novels I thought it only fair to step right away from the romance genre so I chose to adopt the persona of a male YA character: a bit of a rough diamond.It was much harder than…Continue
I needed to describe clothes that would be worn in a 19th century harem and Google gave me a travel website. But *Bingo!!* it was like getting into Aladdin's cave... This tour guide has really worked to put together information and video clips. It was like going on holiday as well as getting the information I needed.…
US based indie fiction publisher Entangled have announced they will be publishing shorter "category style" romances in a new ebook line with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde as editorial director and former Harlequin editor Alethea Spiridon-Hopson as managing editor. The new line, Lori Wilde's Indulgence, will publish its first books on 14th February 2012 to coincide…Continue
I can't believe that my last post on my Nerd-Girls blog, Dec. 11, 2011, was the sharing of the first three chapters of my most recently released novel, The Time Heiress. Now, I'm proclaiming the exciting news (for me at least) that I'm three chapters into my third book in the series, The Time Contessa!
The process of beginning a new novel is indeed an exciting one. Though my research isn't quite completed (since I'm hoping it will include an actual trip to…Continue