Giovanni Gelati's Blog – December 2011 Archive (29)

Darren Sant on The Importance of Setting, Realism and Dialogue

Darren Sant on The Importance of Setting, Realism and Dialogue

 

There are so many vital things you have to consider when writing a novel. However, as a short story writer I want to discuss the importance of the setting. The reason I called my short story series Tales From The Longcroft Estate was that I wanted a clear place in mind, even if it is…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 8, 2011 at 2:15am — No Comments

Edith Maxwell, author of the soon to be released,"Speaking of Murder" Guest Post

Trestle Press will release my traditional mystery, Speaking of Murder, on December 21. I have always been a writer but this is my first published full-length novel. Creating fiction, long and short, is my passion. Here’s a list of my short stories and links to them. I have made my living writing technical documentation in the software industry for nearly two decades. Before that I variously wrote features and essays as…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 7, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community, Trestle Press and The G-ZONE blogtalk radio show

Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community, Trestle Press and The G-ZONE blogtalk radio will be teaming in the future to bring you incredible contests, author interviews, and segments on the blogtalk radio show. The synergy between all will create an informative and interactive experience for all readers as all three cover the gamut of genres. All three foster an atmosphere of…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 7, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments

TWITTER PARTY TODAY, DECEMBER 6, 4PM EST @ #TrestlePress

We have had number of Twitter Parties @ #TrestlePress. The experiment has worked on many levels and it has been doing it. The obvious benefit is the increased number of followers but we have much more comes of it. In investigating what goes into a successful Twitter Party we have a few things which I would like to share with you right…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 7, 2011 at 1:18am — No Comments

The G-ZONE Guest List- Another Full Week of FUN!

 

Another week and another full slate of guests to come at you. Here is what we have brewing this week for your entertainment:

Monday December 5th- Jeffrey Dinsmore 4.30pm EST

Tuesday Dec.6-  Irene Woodbury and Cort McMeel starting at 4pm EST

Weds. Dec 7- S.L. Schmitz 11.30am EST

Thursday Dec. 8- Joan Meijer and Melody Carlson…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 6, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

Take Angel Zapata's Challenge- Can you tell a story in only 25 words? Find out what 5x5 really is!

  5x5 Fiction: Skillfully Shortening the Short Story

Just about everyone, at one time or another, has read a short story. But ask someone if they’ve ever read any flash fiction, stories told in less than 1,000 words. You’ll most likely get a cocked eyebrow. Ask them about micro fiction, stories told in less than 500 words. It’s probable the reaction will be a deeper…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 2, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Hospice of the Comforter and Florida Writers Association Join Forces to Help One Dying Man’s Final Wish Come True

A TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT’S DREAM IS REALIZED THANKS TO THE DEDICATED EFFORTS OF A VOLUNTEER WITH HOSPICE OF THE COMFORTER, DOUG DILLON.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla… Meet Hospice of the Comforter patient Tony Mancuso. He offers you the best smile he can, given his physical situation while at the Garnet Heart group home in Altamonte Springs, Fla. And meet Doug Dillon, a volunteer with…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 2, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments

Starting Tomorrow a NEW FEATURE on the Trestle Press Website!

Starting tomorrow each and every day there will be at least two guest posts by Trestle Press authors on the Trestle Press website Monday through Sunday. The only off day in December will be Christmas Day. Plan to read plenty of insightful and interesting content. Get to see a different side of the authors: their viewpoints, thoughts and feelings on what is going on in and…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 1, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

Question: How important is a You Tube video to the sale of a story?

I need to ask you as a reader, is: ”A You Tube video important to you? Does it help in your purchasing decision?”, How much does it sway you to push that button to make the purchase?”

Trestle Press has not been using its You Tube page much to this point. Some of the authors have been making videos lately in the hopes of increasing sales, or just getting their work more…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 1, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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