Author Archives: Léa

About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

Writing the dreaded blurb! #writingtips #amwriting #writinganovel

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:
A lot of the writers I work with have a great deal of trouble writing a blurb. I’ve given some tips on this before, but they are definitely worth repeating. Almost as feared as…

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Don’t throw out the baby! Why #Amazon doesn’t want your #BookReviews

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
An open letter to Amazon: Dear Amazon, I should be your Holy Grail. I’m the real deal, an actual reader who goes through books carefully, thinks about what they mean and how they’re written, and…

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Tony tells it like no one can…

I’ve stopped looking at certain magazine articles about travel to places I’ve been because I will not likely go to any of those places again: Los Angeles, Columbus, Atlanta, Miami, Fargo. There’s no point in looking at travel brochures for … Continue reading

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Fear is not an option

Originally posted on 20 November 2015 in response to the Paris attacks and in light of the recent verbal assault of Donald Trump in a Country where more than 300,000 die in gun related deaths each year I have chosen … Continue reading

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Amazon exclusive? or NO THANK YOU!

Ever wondered how to remove a book from the reading public’s gaze? Simple. Publish it exclusively on Amazon! The company’s CEO Jeff Bezos only cares about profit. When he realised he was losing money by paying royalties to each and … Continue reading

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2 New Agents Seeking Nonfiction: Memoir, Self-Help, Humor, Health, and more…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
by Erica Verrillo  on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Here are two new agents interested in nonfiction. Allison Janice (Serendipity) is seeking writers on the topics of cooking,…

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The Art of Theodor Kittelsen

Enchanting! I just couldn’t resist sharing. SindrElf Theodor Severin Kittelsen (1857-1914) is my all-time favorite painter. In this article I will show you some of my favorite works by him while attempting to explain how he has influenced my creativity. Kittelsen was present … Continue reading

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On our Love-Hate Relationship with Punctuation… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

By Stephen Spector on Literary Hub site: Let’s face it: writing isn’t a natural act. Our ancestors may have started speaking between 50,000 and 2 million years ago, but it was only 5,000 years ago that people started to write. … Continue reading

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1- The Silent Tree These birds love the silent tree and like to perch on that bough. You know; the love is unexplained thing but we know it very well. From that lovely bough, the leaves and feathers had fallen … Continue reading

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Suit of armour

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”  Stephen Hawking “Don’t underestimate me because I’m quiet. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and observe more than you know.”  Michaela Chung “Opinion is the lowest form of human … Continue reading

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