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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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I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its … Continue reading

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Creating an Anti-Hero – From The Maltese Tiger blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Creating an Anti-Hero Date: January 13, 2018Author: themaltesetiger0 Comments This week I want to talk about anti-heroes. In this morally ambiguous time, it’s no longer popular to write about classic heroes who are purely good and righteous.…

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Writing the Hook

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
The setting is Valles Marineris on Mars Well, In the last few days I’ve been going over several often diametrically opposed scenarios for my new science fiction novel in my mind. I have…

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“Backward Glancing on a Tehran Street” and other poems by Lynda Tavakoli

Originally posted on Poethead:
Game On In Syria the shooters choose themes for target practice, a living video game of entertainment for the week. On Saturday it’s chins – anything below the nose, above the neck, and rifle sights explore…

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My message may be unpalatable to some…

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
…certain individuals don’t like plain speaking, preferring to bury their heads in the sand. ~~~ One current ugly stumbling block for all writers these days to be ignored at all costs is the…

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Stan Green’s Secret #WW1 #shortstories #RemembranceDay

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
? ‘How old are you, son?’  Stan straightened his spine and stretched his shoulders back, looking beyond the man to the recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener, on the wall.  ‘Eighteen, sir.’ ‘Hmm. Date of birth?’…

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Voices of 1919

Originally posted on Poet Laureate:
Celebrate National Poetry Day in Worcestershire. Voices of 1919 Autumn in Malvern Festival  Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AG Tickets £8.00 available from Malvern Theatres  The Box Office, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern…

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The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by…

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