Tagged: self-publishing

You are under arrest! Surrender immediately!

Please, come out slowly from your car… Show me your hands! I can’t see them! What is it? The book? (reading loud) “So A-B-S-U-R-D IT MUST BE TRUE”. Well, this is a WEAPON! I’d like to see your license. Don’t have one? Only Kindle… Put your hands behind the head! GO!  x x x Thank you all for wonderful reviews for my debut book of satire and adult humour – So...

“The Story Grid”, Shawn Coyne #takeawaykeys

What your characters say they are is NOT who they are… What they do is the key. Shawn Coyne 1. Think in 5 principles, the bricks for any successful story:  TIME, SUBSTANCE, STYLE, STRUCTURE, CONTENT. 2. Learn your genre – there’s a great collection (with examples) of differences between each genre. I can’t mention them all (only some), but read further or go, grab the book! 3. Your hero. If...

Book Review “In the Calyx”, Libre Paley 

“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.” Sara Gruen 1. From Stefan (aka all male readers):  Wow, this story had me glued to my wife like never before! Wonderfully written storyline and very detailed characters! All sex scenes kept me totally engaged until the very last...

Book Review “The Contract: between heaven and earth,” John W. Howell, Gwen M. Plano

“Like flowers we grow, bloom, and whither – each day and each life. But although we blossom more grandiose in each new life, all our lives are perfect in their own way.” Stefan Emunds Unpredictable Mysterious Intriguing On the surface it looks like the usual thriller, but if you look deeper inside, you’ll find a kick-ass paranormal fantasy. Just imagine how cool it would be to witness real incarnation, at...

Book Review “Colder: A Collection of Poetry & Prose”, River Dixon

Winter. Somewhere in North Dakota. River: Do you know what I’d ask Santa if I’d ever met him? Dixon: Hot babe? River: I’d say “I want COLDER”… Dixon: Are you mad, it is already -16,6 F! Why do some young kids dislike poetry? Why do so many people unsatisfied with modern poetry? When Marianne Moore wrote a poem titled “Poetry,” she began it with the words: “I, too, dislike it.”...

“Write. Publish. Repeat.” by Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, David Wright #takeaways

A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.”Andrei Tarkovsky In the book “Write. Publish. Repeat” authors Sean Platt, David Wright and Johnny B. Truant explained how to build a thriving international publishing empire with no luck required… In two words – you have to work your ass off, never give up and see your “writing” as a business.  My rate is 3 – you can find...

“How to grow a novel”, Sol Stein #takeaways 

Be the first to see what you see as you see it. Robert Bresson (french filmmaker) Readers value and remember extraordinary CHARACTERS. Plot might be forgotten with a time, but never a hero. The goal is to involve the reader’s emotion, in this case a feeling of warmth for the central character.  What the reader is experiencing in each scene of your novel? If you can’t answer the question –...