I'd like to introduce you to my new employee. Please welcome Oxford Bear. Oxford was born...bought on my 40th birthday while I was visiting Oxford in England. I'd been given a small teddy bear by my young children and sadly lost it. So with it being my birthday, I bought Oxford. He travelled everywhere with … Continue reading The Working Bear – Oxford
This is about the fourth blog post I’ve seen and read about Publishing, it seems we’re all on a roll about the same or similar things. It certainly does take a village to publish… Read on and find out more.
on Fiction University:
It Takes a Village
Your book is written. You’ve revised it to death. You have your social media, website, and newsletter up and going. Everyone you know is anxious to get their hands on your story. Time to publish, right? Well, not quite.
Probably the biggest mistake self-published authors make is getting to this stage only to jump the gun and “put their book out there.”
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Book Reveal and Release over three days. Come and join the fun 🙂 It’ll be awesome to see you all.
I am pleased and privileged to invite you to my book release happening over on Facebook! This is a very important time for me I am releasing this book during the weekend of what would have been King Campbell’s 12th birthday. This is so important because none of my writing career would’ve ever taken place had I not gone to The Seeing Eye and gotten that wonderful beastie. So please click over and sign up to go to the event. Yes I know that for us in the United States it begins on Thanksgiving but there are a lot of people alone and on lockdown and we are going to have a lot of fun please share this with your Friends.
I so very much want you here my friends from WordPress to be a part of this so many of you have taught me so much and…
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A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THANKSGIVING FROM CATHY. • An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…
There was a bit of confusion on my first post. I'd like to say, this series of posts is aimed at writers who wish to be Authors and make an income of some kind or another. As an Author, you run a business. In business, NOTHING is FREE, most certainly not your TIME. You've made … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Three. Building a Website
Author Brand! What is it? Who likes Nike, Adidas? Who's your favourite Movie Star, Poet, Author? The first two are BRANDS which people love. The Second are people who can be turned into BRANDS and generally are. So, how do they do this? What does it mean to have a BRAND? If you get a … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Two. Author Brand
Here we go again! It's WORD WAR time! Today I'm bringing you something that is extremely confusing to so many: ALLUSION vs. ILLUSION vs. ELUSION. Let's get to work. ALLUSION: figure of speech describing something, either direct or implied, often a comparison. Example: "He's such a Romeo." The reference to Shakespeare's Romeo implies he's very … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Allusion, Illusion & Elusion
YOUR TIME ISN'T FREE - EVERY MINUTE IS WORTH...? There are lots of new writers out there each and every day. There is also a heck of a lot of confusion in writing groups. The same questions get asked constantly, people give inaccurate information to each other, few do their own research to find the … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part One
Today Robbie Cheadle shares research on the ancient Inca tradition of appeasing the gods with human sacrifices.. including children. It served as an inspiration for a short story published in the Spellbound anthology.
Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story Death is About Choices
Last year I came across an interesting article which featured the mummy of Juanita, the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods between 1450 and 1480. Her body was found by Johan Reinhard, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographical Society during his ascent of Mount Ampato in the Andes of southern Peru.
Juanita is estimated to have been 12 – 15 years old at the time she died and, as she was found frozen, her remains and garments are extremely well preserved.
The mummy of Juanita was found wrapped in a brightly coloured burial tapestry and wearing…
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Only if Yöst keeps the supernatural powers of his family hidden will they remain safe from the witch hunt that has already killed his entire village, apart from two young children, Zande and Tatania.
Offered shelter by a family of gypsies, Yöst strikes up a close relationship with the son of the house, Rico. As their relationship deepens, Yöst begins to think the unthinkable, that he can stay at the farm, forgetting that as carinatae his date with destiny is waiting …
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I loved – The Year the Swans Came. Very excited to read the prequel
*Great Coming-of-Age fantasy
* Sweet, yet sad tale
* Really well written and packed with tiny…
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CHANGES AT AUTHOR CENTRAL
If you haven’t already done so, when you next visit Author Central, it will ask you to sign up (even if you are already signed up). This part should be easy. It found my previous information and quickly transferred it over. I checked my biography and author photos, which were the same (although I noticed a couple of duplicate photos and deleted the duplicates). At first, it seemed like my blog feeds were missing, but when I proceeded to add them, I saw that they were still there.
The way that books, reviews, and sales ranks are displayed has changed, and it is not as clear how to edit a book’s information.
(With thousands of authors currently checking out the new Author Central, it’s possible that you will experience delays or that the site will appear to be temporarily down when you visit. This happened to…
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