#Christmas Ad Memes? What Do You Think?

Decided to experiment with some “Christmas Ads.” (Hey, all the stores are doing it, or hadn’t you noticed?) This is the first one I came up with, but I have ideas for more. And of course, I’ll add Buy Links to any Tweets or other Social Media.

Whaddya think? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Me, I dont’ think it could hurt, and I figured I’d share, in case it gave you any ideas for your own Christmas Ads. 😀

Wake-Robin Ridge: http://amzn.to/2x7li87

A Boy Named Rabbit: http://amzn.to/2gJpOCs

Harbinger: http://amzn.to/2w30QQx

 

 

Editing Hacks: How To Read Your Work With Fresh Eyes

Some easy ways to look at your manuscript with fresh eyes. I know for a fact that when I upload my chapters to my beta blog and read through them there, I see things I didn’t see in the doc file. Maybe some of these ideas will help you revise before sending your work off to your editor.

K.M. Allan

While being able to pick up typos and Google the answer to any grammatical question is a modern godsend for writers, the one technological advance I’d like to have is the ability to see my work with fresh eyes.

Short of a future app that makes it possible, or a clichéd amnesic related accident, I’ll never be able to unread something that I’ve read (what feels like) a million times. This greatly limits my ability to edit without mercy. But where there is a will, there is a way, and here are some hacks that at least try to fake fresh eyes.

Change The Font

Simple yet effective, changing the font for your manuscript mixes it up in your brain. Different colors can’t hurt either, just don’t spend all day switching between Helvetica and Comic Sans and forget to actually do some editing. A totally different font to the one…

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Last Chance to Register! #TeaWithTheAuthor at #DeBaryHall

Hope those of you who live in area will consider joining me for this always-fun event! If you want to come, you must reserve your seat as soon as possible, no later than Monday morning, 12/4.

Here’s the scoop!

Recap: The $25 charge includes catered lunch, my custom-blended teas (named for characters in my books), a reading and Q&A session, and a signed copy (your choice) of one of my books.

Reservations should be made as soon as possible (no later than Monday morning), so we know how many lunches to order. Call Tracy at 386-668-3840 or email at tmestre@volusia.org and reserve your place today!

Can’t wait to see you then!

I’ll Be MIA for a Day or Two

My dental appointment resulted in some unexpected issues, including an extraction and bone graft, and I’m definitely not feeling well today. Between pain meds and . . . well, PAIN . . . I’m probably going to have to do some serious thinning of my latest emails later, as I won’t be able to keep up until I’m feeling better. Will get back to those I can handle as soon as I’m able. Thanks for understanding.

The Emissary (A Riverbend Spinoff Novella) by @MarciaMeara #Fantasy #TuesdayBookBlog

Oh, how I love waking up to a great review, and Cathy’s review of The Emissary on Between the Lines is definitely starting my day off with a big smile! Hope you’ll take a few minutes to check it out, and share it with the Immediate World! THANKS to you guys, and to Cathy! 😀

Between the Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff

Author: Marcia Meara

Kindle Edition

Category: Fantasy, Book Review, Books

Was Gabe Angelino, the mysterious truck driver in Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2, really an angel, as Willow Green believes? Or was he simply a good man, determined to help a stranger in need? Find out, as author Marcia Meara reveals the truth in the first Riverbend spinoff novella, The Emissary.

An angel’s work is never done—that’s part of the gig. But angels hadn’t been created to deal with such a vastly over-populated planet, rife with misery, suffering, and general chaos. Helping souls in peril has become a nearly impossible job, and even angelic tempers are frayed.

We were introduced briefly to Gabe Angelino, otherwise known as Jake, when he appeared in Hunter Painter’s life at just the right moment. Willow Green wasn’t far off the mark, thinking he was an angel. But Azrael, Jake’s boss, isn’t too pleased with…

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Cyber Monday ~ Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

Some great gift ideas for the writers in your life in today’s Story Empire blog post from Joan Hall. Check it out! 🙂

Story Empire

Hi, SE readers. Joan here today on this Monday after Thanksgiving, AKA Cyber Monday. Hope all of you in the US had a wonderful holiday and for those of you brave enough to fight the Black Friday crowds, I hope you survived relatively unscathed.

I’m not a shopper. I don’t like crowds and I’m not one to window shop. I go only if I need something, get what I want, and leave the stores as soon as possible. (My husband loves that.) However, online shopping is another matter.

Speaking of which, Christmas is just around the corner and I thought it would be fun to quiz my fellow SE authors on what they thought are the best gifts for authors. Needless to say, we came up with a few ideas. (Of note, whenever I post a link, I don’t have any affiliation with the site and receive no monetary compensation…

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On the Edge of a Raindrop ~ Published #NewRelease

If you enjoy flash fiction, you should check out Sarah’s latest book of short, short stories. It’s amazing what Sarah can do with just two or three sentences. Trust me. You’ll like it. AND IT’S FREE today through the 28th. Full information, blurb, and link in this post. Download your your copy today.

Lemon Shark

My lovely, little flash collection is here!

On the Edge of a Raindrop is now available in eBook.

As I mentioned in my post, Hinting at Happiness: “Good flash fiction packs a punch. It heightens emotional responses, engages readers, makes them think…and keeps them thinking.”

I hope to engage readers this way with a glimpse of lives on the edge.

Thanks to all my amazing tweeps, lovely blogging friends, and fellow writers who supported and encouraged me. You are, all of you, awesome. ❤

Blurb for On the Edge of a Raindrop:

WHEN YOU’RE ON THE EDGE, IT’S EASY TO FALL

These are stories of lives on the edge.

A girl tortured by the world within her. A boy powerless to escape his home. A mother doomed to live with her greatest mistake. A man lost in a maze of grief.

Each raindrop provides a microscopic mirror of ourselves and…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sally’s Book Reviews – Owen: Book One in the Tudor Trilogy by Tony Riches

Just grabbed my download of Owen (by Tony Riches), based on Sally’s great review. I’ve been indulging in a lot of epic fantasy in recent years, and it could be time for a change of pace with some drama that actually happened. Check it out. I bet you’ll be intrigued, too. 🙂

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Today my review is for the first in the Tudor Trilogy – Owen by Tony Riches. I have actually just finished all three books in the trilogy and will review the other two books at some point in the near future. I can however recommend all three books and enjoyed reading them back to back.

About Owen – Book One of the Tudor Trilogy.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, OWEN is the epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience as he changes the course of English history.

England 1422: Owen Tudor, a Welsh servant, waits in Windsor Castle to meet his new mistress, the beautiful and lonely Queen Catherine of Valois, widow of the warrior king, Henry V. Her infant son is crowned King of England and France, and while the country simmers on the brink of civil war, Owen becomes her…

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#BlackFriday Mega Sale – Last Day!

Last day of my $.99 #BlackFriday Mega Sale! This is the final sale of the year for either series, so don’t miss out! Happy shopping!

Wake-Robin Ridge: http://amzn.to/2x7li87
A Boy Named Rabbit: http://amzn.to/2gJpOCs
Harbinger: http://amzn.to/2w30QQx

Swamp Ghosts: http://amzn.to/2x6ICm8
Finding Hunter: http://amzn.to/2xLLuls
That Darkest Place: http://amzn.to/2w2IS0M

 

EDITING 101: A series of 64 FREE Editing Tips – INDEX – For your future reference…

If you’re like me, you want to send your editor the cleanest manuscript possible, and this post will help you do just that. LOOK at all the info included. Bookmark and share far and wide. I’m saving this as a quick, well-organized resource, and passing the word along where I can.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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