We are currently in the northern part of Nevada. It is so hot here we don't need the water heater turned on to get hot water for showers, washing dishes, etc. Likewise, our society (including our politicians) are so heated up with their own agenda that we have people fighting and killing each other over … Continue reading No Hot Water Needed
Well, we are home everywhere we go since we take our home with us. Yesterday we took an excursion into Memphis to see some sights. We got up late due to not being able to sleep well the night before. By the time we got there and found the downtown welcome center it was almost … Continue reading Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home
I love history. I hate war. But without history we don’t learn from our mistakes. Sometimes history is doomed to repeat itself, and we don’t learn from the mistakes. Maybe it’s time the younger took a look at true history, not the made-up stuff to hide the truth in the “history” books that are currently being shoved down our student’s minds. Reblogged from historywithatwist.wordpress.com
As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we should also remember those who gave their lives before the Normandy Landings to ensure they would be the success they were…
It was 1944, and the troops were waiting nervously for the barrage on the beach to end. Their stomachs heaved as their clumsy landing craft rode the swell. Nearby, the support vessels and destroyers watched as their orderly line headed for the landing spot. The men concentrated on trying to overcome their sea sickness, their impending landing and the assault they’d have to make once they made it to shore.
This wasn’t the heart-in-mouth assault on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 – one of history’s greatest ever naval landings that signalled the end of Hitler’s dominance in Europe. No, this was a few weeks earlier – at Slapton Sands, a beautiful beach in Devon, England.
It was a…
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This is important information for historical writers as well as science fiction/fantasy. Thank you for this post. Looking forward to the next ones in the series. Reblogged from writenook.wordpress.com
We’ve wrapped up our list of mythological creatures, but that doesn’t mean the Wednesday Wisdom is going to stop…
Instead, we’re taking on a new task: unique weaponry. It’s important to know the differences between your dirks and daggers, swords and scimitars. Even more so, about other styles of weapons used in battle…like this week. Let’s take you through history and inspire your fantasy, your historical plots…with what your characters should bring to the war table.
The picture doesn’t show much, but if you look close enough, you can make out a dozen ships. Well, that’s exactly what a hellburner was: a ship. Not a regular ship with a cool name, though; a ship used to cause a massive explosion, similar to what we would consider a nuclear weapon of our time.
Essentially, they were disguised as fire ships – ships set aflame and were set to drift using…
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The tenets on which this country was founded have been under attack for over one hundred years. Like Israel, God’s chosen people, we have allowed secular humanism to erode the fabric of the family. The foundation of faith upon which this country was founded (I did not say religion) has been challenged and disavowed because, … Continue reading The Downfall of the United States: Part 1
There are so many things that are necessary to build a strong relationship. Each one is vital if the relationship is to stand the test of time and troubles. And troubles will come, whether through illness, death of a child or parent, becoming a full-time caregiver to a family member, etc. If the relationship isn’t … Continue reading 10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage
At the nine-year mark in our marriage, we hit a bit crisis. Tom wasn't speaking to me and I had no idea what was wrong. A good Christian counselor by the name of Dave Peterson helped me come up with these 10 Steps to a Happy Marriage. They did not come about, however, until a … Continue reading 10 Steps to a Happy Marriage
Libby, thank you so much for sharing this post. I have struggled with my story openings so many times. This was very helpful and timely, as I am starting the revision of my WIP. Reblogged from https://libbysommer.wordpress.com
I’m trying to write a good solid beginning for my new book. I don’t know yet if I’ll be able to maintain the narrative momentum necessary to complete another book length marathon because what I do best is the short form: short stories, flash fiction, prose poems. I’m a sprinter rather than a long distance runner. However, I do have an idea for the setting of the story, the main character and the situation. But that’s all.
Here are the first few paragraphs of my work in progress. My fingers are crossed that I will make it to the end of the story.
“From the window all she could see was a thick expanse of white. She imagined that beyond the bleached park, bereft of native flora, but sprouting feral Norfolk Island pines, lay the immense Pacific Ocean, its agitated waves unravelling along the distant sand of the beach. A…
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Now that I'm working on the revision of Frienemies I'm finding time to read books by other authors on Goodreads as well as ChapterBuzz. On Chapter Buzz, I'm reading a book (rough draft) by Sheri Levenstein titled Sasha's Journey. What do a talking cat, missing parents, and a teenaged girl who hears voices in her head have in common? … Continue reading Books I’m Reading
I feel that what I've been doing so far with this blog isn't working. That, in large part, is due to my inconsistency in posting. For the umpteenth time I am going to change that. I will post every Tuesday and Saturday. The discussion on Tuesday will be marriage and family unless the majority of … Continue reading Reader Poll
Great information on advertising with BookBub: their requirements for advertising with them and their benefit to authors. Reblogged from https://byrdnash.com/
In July, I ran several ads with different email newsletter groups that target readers looking for deals.
Readers sign up for free to these email newsletters to receive a daily or weekly newsletter telling them about current book deals on Amazon (sometimes Barnes and Noble). Authors can advertise their book deals in them for a fee.
These groups require authors have:
1.) An ebook version that will be put on sale during the dates of your ad.
2.) That your ebook is slashed by half in cost OR
3.) is priced at 99 cents (what they prefer).
4.) That your book is usually priced much higher $3.99 and up and is not a short story or novella. They want their readers to get “value for money.”
These are temporary sales to tempt readers to check out your book. Be aware it is unlikely you will make the money back on…
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This sounds like a great tool for busy writers with lots of social media outlets. I’m just concerned about someone hacking the list and copying them for their own personal use, preteding to be you. Reblogged from https://arimeghlen.co.uk.
I don’t know about you, but the number of places I can be found on the Internet seems to be growing.
While I don’t do much on all my social media platforms, it can be good to have a presence.
Thankfully, my blog allows me to automatically post on some of them, keeping them active enough but without me putting in more effort (no one has time for all that!)
But this means I have a ton of links to share. That’s where LinkTree comes in.
What is LinkTree?
Linktree is an online tool that allows you to centralise all your links.
This is especially important on platforms like Instagram where the only active link you have is on your bio. This means you have to decide which is the most important link for you to share.
Maybe that’s your blog, or your Facebook or your Amazon page.
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