Tagged: lifestyle

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Survival Guide for ‘Fed Up’ Writers

from the book “A Survival Guide for Life”, Bear Grylls 5 rules only: Dreams require sacrifice Be the most enthusiastic person you know Don’t dwell on mistakes, bad sales or weather Light can only shine through broken vessels PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE  Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill  Articles to check (for inspiration/when you have time): Want to...

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What’s up, Ray?

“What’s up, Ray? Why so quiet?” asked no-one ever… because Ray is too damn active, over-social I’d say, but only when she is ONLINE. The latest news: my blurb for 42 Degrees of Truth (Amazon) is ready – read below my book cover will be posted next week Ray is going to the Festival of Literature (Sweden), in the middle of October Ray is going to the class ‘How to...

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Book cover ALERT! 🤡

What do you think? (May swapped ‘truth’ with ‘truths’ in the last two examples, but right now it doesn’t matter, she’ll fix it later). I think the last one (purple) is interesting, but a bit too empty (space above). My husband liked the one with the blue skies/face – but it looks TOO spiritual (or too military?) to me. It’s so difficult with a cover for poetry book…aaaaaa 🙀😂  

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Good writing is both what one does and does not say…

Lazy day… sharing 2 quotes about indie writing/publishing and books: 1. “I think of book development like cooking spaghetti. There are many ways to cook it, but the basic ingredients should be present: the pasta, and the sauce, and the cheese topping! If you’re a fabulous cook, and you plan on selling spaghetti to earn extra income, it should be obvious to you that there are a lot of other places...

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Tightrope to Grace

Written by Paul Fitzgibbons Inspired by “The Pearl Territory”, ch. 21 – ELIN x x x  I am a deeply religious non-believer. Or a non-religious believer. It all depends how you look at it. It wasn’t always that way. A long time ago I was a nun in the Sacred Immaculate Sacrament in Sacramento, Yahweh Sisterhood – one of the “SISSYS”. When I was sixteen I fell in love with...

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7 cool destinations for your next novel – part 2

While I’m in Gothenburg (Book Fair) …  There are about a million different things you need to think about when you’re writing a novel. You have to come up with a compelling storyline, unique characters, a thrilling plot twist, and of course, the ideal location. Obviously, it’s easy to fall back on some of the more frequently used… We’ve all read at least 100 novels set in New York City,...

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You aren’t a hero…

My old poem/2017/ You aren’t a hero God-alike, extra-strong Hercules You are “an average Joe” Holding champagne and Sinking in self-discovery, pretentious chat And a blurred haze of memories.  Today you are epic, almost perfect  Tomorrow you are classical And by the time I finish my poem – Antique.  You aren’t a hero Until you know the answers – What my heart desires… You are a fish that can’t swim. Why?...