Does anyone remember now whether it was Fran Liebowitz or Nora Ephron who wrote the great series of quizzes with titles such as, "So, You Want to Be the Queen of England..."
and "So, You Want to Be the Pope..." (My friends call me: a)Sparky b)Bubba c)Supreme Pontiff)
Added by Steven Torres on December 27, 2007 at 3:55am — No Comments
In order to whet the appetite of my blossoming cadre, I have several short stories coming out, including two using the characters from Avenging Angel. If you want to get to know Shannon and Dwayne a little better, be sure to pick up your copy of THE CHRISTMAS HEIST, available in print today.
You can make your purchase of the issue, or a whole year's worth of issues, at MOB (http://www.mouthfullofbullets.com)
I hope you enjoy my…Continue
Added by Kim Smith on December 27, 2007 at 1:02am — No Comments
Since my book releases next month, I've been thinking (a lot) about marketing. It seems to me that we must be just as creative in this phase as we were when plotting the novel, just as bold in approaching various venues as we were when seeking an agent. It's a bit daunting.
Here's what I've learned, or at least what I think I've learned.
No book will fit every venue every time. You have to choose where you'll expend your energies and forget trying to sell to every…Continue
Added by Peg Herring on December 26, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Posted by Lorraine (L.L.) Bartlett
Back when we were courting (don't you just love that phrase?), my now-husband bought me a Christmas cassette (tells you how long ago THAT was) called Celtic Christmas, harp music by Kim Robertson. I fell in love with one piece called "And Sheep May Safely Graze" by, of all people, Johann Sebastian Bach. (Can you…Continue
Added by Writers Plot on December 25, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Rest Rejuvenates Writing-
Take the day off and relax!
Added by Peg Herring on December 25, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Isn't this a wonderful time of year? Sure, we overdo it -- that's a given. But in the end this is one tradition that we seem to love above all others. What could be better for the soul than the smiles of children and the sounds of merriment and the smells of good food all around?
On behalf of the Carrick family, I'd like to take this moment to wish each and every one of you the most wonderful Holiday ever, whatever tradition you and your…Continue
Added by Donna Carrick on December 25, 2007 at 1:41am — No Comments
Posted (or not) by Sheila Connolly
Oh, please. tell me you're not trolling the blogs today. If you are, stop. Go hang out with your family. If you can't stand your family, go bake something with lots of sugar. Send me a sample.
I'll be back next week, but for the moment you're going to have to settle for this:…Continue
Added by Writers Plot on December 24, 2007 at 11:36pm — No Comments
With all the holiday stuff that's going on, I found it difficult to write over the last few days. In the short patches of time that I get, though, I've been catching up on my reading, and I thought I'd reflect today on what reading does for writers.
It creates the possibility of writing. From your first attempts at reading you've been building your writing skills: vocabulary, turn of phrase, style, genre preference, and plot-building. If you don't read, both in your genre and…Continue
Added by NL Gassert on December 24, 2007 at 7:01pm — No Comments
The recent world as I know has been shattered, comprimised ... destroyed. YouTube is DOWN. My husband is curled up in the corner imitating the fetal position, mumbling something about Freddie and the Dreamers. I have no idea where he can get his "Freddie" fix now.He has to start breathing again soon.It's not that we don't remember the world before youTube. We're old. My MySpace page looks like crap. But YouTube?Okay. Crisis is over. It's…
Added by Mari Sloan on December 24, 2007 at 6:16am — No Comments
The KINDLE Revolution
By Pat Mullan
Kindle: to set alight or start to burn; to arouse or be aroused; to make or become bright - from Old Norse Kynda, influenced by Old Norse Kyndill (Candle).
It’s winter time here in Connemara, time to be indoors with a good book, time to gather around the fire these evenings and watch the flames from the wood kindling ignite the turf and fill our…Continue
Added by Pat Mullan on December 24, 2007 at 2:54am — No Comments
Technology will be the death of me yet.
TO ALL MY CRIMEPACE FRIENDS: to whom I recently sent a message about The Hard Bounce (and the hyperlink went screwy)
Try this one. THE HARD BOUNCE - CHAPTER 2
Thanks for the effort, all.
And have a great holiday.
Added by Todd Robinson on December 23, 2007 at 9:25pm — No Comments
My self-designated deadline for finishing the sequel to "Chasin’ the Wind" was mid September. I didn’t meet it. My grandson came in from Germany for two weeks and I got to play tourist in Key West. Two weeks and we didn’t get to see and do everything Key West offers.
My background as a journalist helps with deadlines. Sometimes I had to deal with a two-hour deadline and there weren’t any excuses. I think I recall the editor in Key West at the time, Bernie Hunt, saying…
Added by Michael Haskins on December 23, 2007 at 12:07am — No Comments
Added by Linda L. Richards on December 22, 2007 at 5:46pm — No Comments
Private Investigator Chas Chaskowski is dealt the investigation of a lifetime. Not one that will make him wealthy, but one that will forever change his life. He is hired to locate a Good Samaritan who is going across the United States saving persons from life or death situations. The case is mundane until someone sets out to stop Chas even if it calls for Chas' death. Chas barely escapes with his life, but discovers that the…Continue
Added by Steven Hunt on December 22, 2007 at 2:42pm — No Comments
posted by Leann Sweeney
This is a short story I wrote a long time ago, but I thought I'd pull it out of the vault for Christmas. I hope it speaks to at least one of you. Happy Holidays everyone.
Added by Writers Plot on December 21, 2007 at 10:49pm — No Comments