February 2011 Blog Posts (115)

Digital short Saturday Laurie Bowler Across The City

Hello and welcome to another edition of Digital short Saturday. Today I am going to have two posts and they both deal with stories that are part of a series. I like the series most of all because I enjoy the character development and the wanting more part of it. Business first though today: Laurie Bowler will be our guest on our blogtalk show The G-ZONE on Thursday Feb. 24th at 8am EST. Yes, for those of us that live in the USA I have 8am written there, Breakfast with Laurie. She…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 20, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

Stand on a Solid Platform

Do you know what an author’s platform is?  I try to explain today on my blog, Another Writers Life - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 19, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Castle Series 3 PREVIEW

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Added by Robin Jarossi on February 19, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Interview with J. Conrad Guest, Author of Backstop and One Hot January

How much of a story do you have in mind before you start writing it?



I start with a protagonist and his conflict; most times I have the ending in mind and simply write to it, although often the ending is amended depending on what happens prior to my getting there. Everything before that -- the digressions, the journey -- are discoveries that, hopefully, translate as discovery for the… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Name's the Game

One of the many common questions people ask authors is, “Where do you get your ideas from?” Actually, the correct question should be, “From where do you get your ideas?”



Anyway, many authors will answer, “From everyday life.” Just walking around looking at things and people and listening to news stories. At the Killer Nashville writers' conference last August, guest Jeffrey Deaver told how he came up with the idea for The Burning Wire. He had an electrician over one day who did some… Continue

Added by Stephen Brayton on February 19, 2011 at 1:10am — No Comments

WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE- THE POWER OF THE PRESS

Are you getting the most out of your press releases? Harness the "power of the press" and get the word out.

 LINK TO TODAY'S WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE:…

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Added by Morgan St. James on February 18, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments

Alex Berenson The Secret Soldier

Things are getting intense around here at Gelati’s Scoop. We are getting involved in much and have much more to do. Sound vague, yes but I have a few things going and can’t reveal all at this time. Next week I am going to drop in something neat, at least I hope that you like it. Anyway, we got a nice compliment from author Irene Hannon on our blogtalk show the other day. Irene was nice enough to point out that the guest we have had and will be having on the blogtalk show are some pretty…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 18, 2011 at 3:56am — 2 Comments

The End of the Book Signing Battle...The End of the Big Book Store!

The battle is over, the bombs dropped, the shots fired, the smoke cleared, the dead lay scattered across the battlefield, the wounded picked up and carted out to the mobile hospitals. Me, I sit with my back up against the trench, face hot and dirty from the soil that sticks to my sweat, my breath beginning to even out, lit cigarette danging from trembling fingers.



Yesterday was the day I wanted to see if I could sell more books online than I could at a traditional signing. As you…

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Added by Vincent Zandri on February 17, 2011 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Vincent Zandri talks writing noir mysteries & secrets for writing bestselling books

When it comes to talking thrillers and crime-related fiction novels, Vincent Zandri definitely stands out among the best of the best.  A very prolific author, he’s penned such bestsellers as The Remains, Moonlight Falls, Godchild, and The Innocent with more on the way. 

 

We interviewed Vincent to find out his secret to writing…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on February 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME

Would I? I have thought of this question many times as I push forward. I think it’s good to stop and evaluate once in awhile. Am I on the right track? Could I have avoided the pitfalls? Can I learn from my mistakes? Here’s what I came up with:

  1. I wish I’d started earlier. I wrote every chance I could, in secret as a child. My mother thought it was a waste of time…

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Added by Sunny Frazier on February 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A debut mystery author tells how she knew she made it

Hint: It's not what you think

Please come by Suspense Your Disbelief to see what author Tina Whittle has to say. And CrimeSpace members are always welcome to contact me about writing a Moment, too--please do!

 

http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/?p=1231

 

My best,

Jenny

Added by Jenny Milchman on February 17, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

Advance Reading Copy Giveaway of Twice a Spy by Keith Thomson

There are fifty advance reading copies for TWICE A SPY, Keith Thomson's follow-up to Once A Spy, coming out March 8th. Porter Goss, former director of the CIA, says Twice A Spy has "an ingenious plot supported by 'insider tradecraft' material." Interested? Please send mailing address to doubledaypub@yahoo.com with Twice A Spy in subject line.  (First come, first served, US residents only)

Added by Judy Jacoby on February 17, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments

Q&A with Thomas White author of Justice Rules

Here is a Q&A Thomas White ,author of Justice Rules, did a little bit ago for a virtual book blog tour he did in late 2010. He will be our guest tomorrow on our Gelati’s Scoop The GZONE blogtalk radio show.

   Justice Rules is his first novel and was nominated as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2010 Literary contest.

Thank you for this interview, Thomas.  Do you remember writing stories as a child or did the writing bug come later?  Do you remember…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 16, 2011 at 6:02am — No Comments

THE INNOCENT PUSH TODAY!!!

Well, it's more than a push...I'm doing a signing tonight at the Albany B&N for THE REMAINS, but I want to see at the same time, how many digital copies of THE INNOCENT I can sell at the same time. The  I will blog about the results. THE INNOCENT is in the midst of a Virtual Tour right now so StoneGate is offering it up for $.99 which is pretty much free. So hope you can help and download a copy ans see what happens....

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Added by Vincent Zandri on February 16, 2011 at 12:23am — 4 Comments

Trestle Press Spring Submission Writing Contest & Gelati's Scoop

 

Hey, I am pumped about this. The reason is that I am actually mentioned part of the prize package they, Trestle Press, are offering to winning authors. We, Gelati’s Scoop The GZONE, made the video for this contest and it is on Trestle’s You Tube homepage. Here is the link for it:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TrestlePress#p/a/u/0/eUHNR77hF78

Our blog has almost been around for a year and we…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 15, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments

Borders Wars

Borders may declare bankruptcy in the next couple of days and of course I have an opinion. It’s on my blog, Another Writer’s Life - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 15, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Bestselling Mystery Writer Iris Johansen at SCENE OF THE CRIME

Iris Johansen’s Atlanta and Forensic Sculptor Eve Duncan

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Added by J. Sydney Jones on February 15, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments

Revenge: A Travis Mays Novel released as eBook

Just released my debut novel, REVENGE, this weekend online at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/49v3uhq & Barnes & Noble http://tinyurl.com/4jvhele

 

"...Ex-cop Travis Mays starts a new life and a new career, teaching criminology at the university and building a cabin…

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Added by Mark Young on February 15, 2011 at 2:58am — No Comments

JOHN RAVEN BEAU story at KINDLE



A little about the story – He calls himself ‘The Wolf’ and he is cunning and ruthless and has gotten away with murder until he finds himself doggedly pursued by a most accomplished homicide detective – a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a predatory hunter of murderers, a man named John Raven Beau. Which one of these killers will kill again?…

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Added by O'Neil De Noux on February 15, 2011 at 12:24am — No Comments

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