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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #46 Think & Fresh

Many thanks to Ronovan for sponsoring this fabulous haiku event each week. This week my entry is called, “Fresh Coffee.”

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I love seeing you all!

I am off to write about fairy magic! See you later.

Now, where is that coffee?

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Mind of Hope: A Short Story

Silver Threading:

A Southern HORROR story! A great read from Lisa Tetting!!!

Originally posted on Rebirth of Lisa:

No Return

As I sit here reflecting on my life I see things so clearly, now. Where was that clarity when I needed it? I am currently locked away in this dank and dirty hole in the wall with dozens of other former slaves who are touched in the head. The so called doctors keep me locked away from the rest of the residents, which is a blessing because I am not really insane. I just needed a break from reality for a little while. I think I will be ready to go out and find my way in the world soon. At least that’s what Dr. Richards says. He told me it would help for me to think back to when I started having the feelings of rage and hate; I think I found it. For a former slave, the feelings of rage and hate came when I took my first…

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One Word Photo Challenge – “Cold”


“Sugar,” A cold day in Arizona taken in 2012

“Ron – along the shores of the Missouri River in January 2010, Great Falls, MT

Images of “cold” for Jennifer Nichole Wells weather photography challenge.

Click the link on my blog to see other fun photos!

Thanks for popping in today. It was great seeing you all!

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Types of Beta Readers

Silver Threading:

Excellent information for writers and Beta Readers…

Originally posted on Anna Dobritt -- Author:

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Types of Beta Readers

A Beta Reader is someone who evaluates your story. Long answer; they give you feedback on your story. They are like beta testers for software, looking for bugs and problems. A good beta reader points out holes in your plot, point of view problems, and chronology problems. They point out confusing areas and let you know if you’re describing things too much.

Today I’m covering the different types of Beta Readers, so you can figure out what you need for your book.

Plot, Flow, and Consistency Reader

This Beta Reader is concerned with the following:

Does your plot make sense?

Are there any holes in your plot? Where are the problem points?

Do your characters fit the plot? Where do they cause problems?

Does the story grab your attention? Where does it fail at this?

What This Beta Reader Doesn’t Do:

Spelling and Grammar

Awkward writing

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Author Marketing – How to Create Posts for Twitter That Sell Your Book

Silver Threading:

Authors, you have got to check out this information on how to market your books on Twitter! Amazing links!

Originally posted on Book Cover Design & Illustration by Michelle Rene:

twitter-wallpapers (1)Tweets are made up of different parts. Every tweet should have a hook – the tweet body, but you can also add other things to them to make them more effective. Things like hashtags, pictures, links, handles, etc. Not every tweet has to have each of them, in fact, it’s best to mix them up, but they all help your tweet become more effective.

Let’s look at some of them a little bit closer.

Here is a site that offers a free twitter ecourse: http://twittertoolsbook.com/about-us/

The Hook

The most important part of your tweet is your hook. This is the main text of your tweet that catches the reader’s attention. It might be a call to action, a review snippet, a question, etc.

The best tweets are ones that people can respond to in some way – physically or emotionally.

An effective book tweet, should have a link that they…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – J. K. Rowling

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy) the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

I hope to inspire all the writers out there to try a new genre in writing. You never know what will happen! Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would be writing a book about magic, fairies and the mystical arts. If you start writing, go with it and see where it takes you.

My quote this week is from J. K. Rowling:

Step inside the website of J. K. Rowling. On biography.com you can learn more about this fascinating author who wrote one of the most popular book series and film franchises in history. Here is a video to give you a brief glimpse of how J. K. Rowling created Harry Potter: (If you want inspiration… you have got to watch this video!)

What amazing quote captured you this week?

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How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with Stumble Upon

Silver Threading:

What a great idea… Here is what StumbleUpon is all about!

Originally posted on Reflections:

Stumble Upon Can Help Increase Page Views You can still use StumbleUpon to massively increase your blog traffic.

What a shock!

Talk about bad timing!

Within days of my guest author‘s April 21 guest post on how to use StumbleUpon to increase blog traffic, WordPress discontinued its StumbleUpon social sharing button.

No one saw that one coming.  Thinking there was a technical problem, I Googled the situation.

A hue and a cry had gone out.  Bring back our StumbleUpon sharing button, WordPress users cried.

Outrage is no longer necessary.  This post will explain how to not only add your posts to StumbleUpon, but how to get boatloads of referral traffic from it.

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