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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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9 Tips For Using Fiction Techniques When Writing Memoir…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
By Michael Mohr  on The Creative Penn: Memoir is much more than just writing down an aspect of your life story.  Intro by Joanna Penn: In fact, if you do that,…

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The Marathon of Novel-Writing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Jennifer Kelland Perry Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my…

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If you just smile…

                               “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”                             … Continue reading

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Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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Theo’s Golden Ticket

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”                     – Dr. Seuss “A book is like a garden, carried in the … Continue reading

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GIGI ET LE CHAT

* “I cannot interest myself in anything that is not life.” – “Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you.”    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette – Gigi and The Cat * Bisous, Léa

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TBR: A poem of book titles waiting to be read

“A home without books is a body without a soul.”  –   Marcus Tullius Cicero ” If you can only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”       … Continue reading

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alas…

“Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.” – Elizabeth … Continue reading

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blocked

“Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.” – … Continue reading

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