20 Questions with Marcia Meara

I had a chance to do a fun interview with Don Massenzio today. Hope you guys will check it out, and then share with the Immediate World! Thanks!

Don Massenzio's Blog

626smallsToday’s installment of 20 Questions features fellow Floridian and author, Marcia Meara. Marcia fulfilled her lifelong dream to be an author and sat down to tell us about her work, her inspiration and a bit about herself.

Please enjoy this edition of 20 Questions.

Q1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

When I was five years old, filling yellow legal tablets with penciled poems about cowboys and horses and cats. I was going to live on the beach in a house full of cats, and write best-selling books. In fact, I went all the way to my senior year in high school, sure that was how my life would go, but my parents thought writing was impractical, and insisted I get a business diploma and a “real” job. Back in those dark ages, most of us did what our parents told us to do, and…

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Why Networking is So Important For Aspiring Authors

#writerslife #networking – The importance of connecting with other authors. Guest post by Monique Hall…

A Writer's Path


by Monique Hall

Up until recently, I was writing in the closet. By choice, the only person I had to speak to about my writing was my husband. Luckily, he’s interested and very supportive of everything I do, but as I recently finished the first draft of my very first manuscript, I knew it was time to start seeking feedback elsewhere.

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Free eBook: How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon

Don’t know about you guys, but I’m heading straight to Amazon to get this one. Thanks, Nicholas, for such a helpful post!

Nicholas C. Rossis

How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Free today on Amazon – click to download

One of the classic books on getting reviews, How to Get Good Reviews on Amazon: A Guide for Independent Authors & Sellers, is free on Amazon right now.

Written by Theo Rogers, an experienced Amazon reviewer, this book takes you behind the scenes and into the reviewer subculture that’s grown up on Amazon. Grounded in both psychological science and thousands of hours of conversation with some of the top reviewers Amazon, it gives you a deep, insider’s knowledge of how the top reviewers think and operate. It not only walks you through exactly what to say and do: it takes you inside the reviewers’ heads so you can see for yourself why the approach given here is the one that works. Perhaps most importantly of all, it tells you what never to say or do!

Lessons include:

• A simple, four-part…

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Mysteries – Reader Survey!

A quick, fun little survey. Let them know what you think, and then reblog and share far and wide. It’s a nice way to help others.

Lit World Interviews

If you haven’t answered the Survey Questions yet, we still need more responses. It doesn’t take long.

Here we are on LitWorldInterviews with our first of many Genre oriented surveys. The success of our previous survey “Why do people stop reading a book?” and the response in the comments prompted a more detailed evaluation of the topic.

Please reblog and sharethis with as many people as you can so we have a lot of responses to make the data we share as accurate as can be expected.

We need at least 100 responses or there’s no reason to post the results.

This month’s survey is the genre of Mystery.

Thank you to the following 19 bloggers for making our previous survey such a success by reblogging the survey:

James Glenora

Aurora Jean Alexander

Juliette King

Stevie Turner

Linda G. Hill


Wendy Anne Darling

Adele Marie Park


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Just wanted to start this week with a big THANK YOU (See, all caps. Big.) to everyone who participated in our extended #ExcerptWeek. This was the most successful one, ever, I think, and it’s all because you guys got brave enough to share your work (published or not) with us, AND you shared everyone’s posts with your online groups. Which brings me to the second part of this post.

The Write Stuff was always meant to be a place for writers to share WITH each other (resources, questions, tips) and ABOUT each other. Please remember to Tweet, Reblog, and post on Facebook or your other social media sites. Sharing what others have posted here is how we promote each other, and grow this blog. AND, you can always share any post on the blog at any time. If you forgot to pass something along during #ExerptWeek, for instance, it’s still here. You can still share it.

So, recapping here, thanks to each of you wonderful writers, readers, and bloggers, AND above all, please continue to share!  We’ll do the same for you.

Now. As you were, folks. Have a wonderful week!


#SALE #$0.99 this week – DESPRITE MEASURES, a Caledonian Sprite novel by Deborah Jay #UrbanFantasy

Following a fabulous Excerpt Week (thanks Marcia), I have my urban fantasy DESPRITE MEASURES on sale for one week at $0.99/£0.99 (US & UK only, sorry folks) starting NOW, in case anyone would care to dip their toe into my fantastical world of elementals and magical happenings.

You can read the excerpt I shared  here and you can find the book on Amazon here

Please share!

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