Please make it easy for me to share your talent.

Silver Threading:

Sally shares some great info for all writers and bloggers! 😉

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

As a writer I am delighted when a fellow blogger or contact on social media shares my work or my posts. In turn it gives me great pleasure to reciprocate but it helps when people come to me or make it easy for me to share their books, posts, tweets etc.

On WordPress there are a number of buttons that you can install that enables others to follow and share. I notice that some bloggers choose not to display the Reblog button which is quite useful as a sharing method… If a post is special, relevant, contains important information or is entertaining reblogging helps bring traffic to your blog and also gets your post to a wider audience. When it is reblogged only the first paragraph or sentences are shown and then you have to click a link to be taken to the original. It is also best is the…

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #45 Pitch & Time

Thanks for stopping by while you were in the neighborhood. I can’t wait to see you all again!

I love poetry and haiku

Check out more of my poetry and haiku by clicking this image on my blog!

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Should you Sell eBooks from your Website?

Silver Threading:

This is some excellent information. It is worth looking into for Indie Authors!

Originally posted on :

Many web owners sell books directly, and sometimes exclusively from their sites, collecting one hundred percent of the price via PayPal. If you publish with Amazon KDP Select, this is obviously not allowed – in fact, if your book is with Select, you are only allowed to distribute the digital books through them, and only the selling of your paper books after ordering them from your POD supplier is considered kosher.

If you’re not with KDP Select you can sell them anywhere you like, so the website option then becomes viable, and a very good idea too. As an independent publisher you get to try a variety of avenues for selling and marketing your books. We all know about Smashwords and all the other sites where you can make your books available to buy. It’s quick work to load them up there – although – not such quick work to…

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BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “MOLLY LEE” by ANDREW JOYCE @HUCKFINN76

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Title: Molly Lee

Author: Andrew Joyce

ISBN: 1511402989

ISBN 13: 9781511402989

ASIN:  B00VEEJ97G

Published:  March 26th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Pages: 428

Author website: Andrew Joyce

Genre: Western Fiction

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

The first time 18 year old Molly Lee meets “Lieutenant” Huck Finn and “Captain” Tom Sawyer it is 1861. The Civil War has just begun to rear its ugly head. Little does Molly know that this chance encounter with the two soldiers will change her life forever.

When a Yankee soldier attempts to commandeer Molly’s virtue and cause harm to her family, 24 year old Huck Finn comes to their rescue. Molly falls head over heels in love with the dashing Huck. She begs to be allowed to follow him when he leaves her family farm.

Huck strongly advises her…

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An @COLLEENCHESEBRO BOOK REVIEW OF “Trails in the Sand,” by @PC ZICK

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Trails in the Sand

Title: Trails in the Sand

Author: P. C. Zick

ISBN: 1481255797 (ISBN13: 9781481255790)

ASIN:  B00ANVD6DE

Published:  January 10th 2013 by Createspace

Pages: 410

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Family Drama

Author Website: pczick.com

Do you like to travel? Then jump aboard, because “Trails in the Sand,” immediately propelled me into the Deep South to the state of Florida where mangrove swamps and the Gulf of Mexico beckoned and lured me into their mystique. Grab a fan, it might get hot!

The story begins with a mysterious death in 1956. It is that one single event which brings to the forefront long buried family secrets with roots deep in the sands of time, and laid to rest in the true southern tradition. These secrets reveal a pivotal connection to past and future events.

Caroline is the protagonist, an environmental journalist who left home as a young woman to pursue her dream of…

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#BeWoW & #1000 SPEAK FOR COMPASSION – “Connection”


“A Connection”

I seek the compassionate divinity of communing with another soul,

of hearing jumbled thoughts pour out of troubled hearts

that are ready to blossom forth like a daisy in the sand.

I seek a joining to the rest of our disjointed humanity,

a chance to share the hurried threads of

some meaningful conversation,

with no assumptions or prejudices

of who I am or who they presume me to be.

I seek a bond that will unite,

a friendship into a community.

I

Seek

A

Connection.

It seems funny to talk about making connections in our supercharged internet world of today where every thought and image is displayed on social media sites around the world in just seconds flat. How can it be that people find it hard to connect, or to get to know each other?

Our friends and family are our earliest human contacts. Through them, we learn to spread our wings and fly through life’s challenges. Most life lessons are learned at home – good and bad, pass or fail. Yet we go on, always looking for that one special connection.

It is only when we begin to grow that we actively seek out individuals to mirror ourselves and explain who we truly are. It is as if, within humanity, we need the connection of another human being to complete us and make us whole. The bonds we share with another person are part of a common nature shared from one heart to another heart, a soul to a soul.

Thanks for visiting today. I enjoyed making this fabulous connection with you!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – G. K. Chesterton

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.

 

JOIN ME! GET CREATIVE AND HAVE SOME FUN! TELL ME WHAT YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE IS!

This week I would like to share a quote from G. K. Chesterton:

WHO is G. K. Chesterton you ask?

Chesterton was born in London in 1874. Although he went to school at St. Paul’s he did not go to college. In my humble estimation, he was one of the most prolific writers ever. He wrote poems, plays, novels, short stories, epic ballads, and one of my favorite detective stories, “Father Brown.” I read that for all the novels he wrote (close to 100) Chesterton still considered himself a journalist. Amazon offers two of his books for free under classics. Click here to find the books. There is even an American Society dedicated to Chesterton.

I especially liked Chesterton’s quote above, because at the heart of all great story telling is a lesson, or moral to the story. Lessons in a story are crucial to the writing of a fairy tale.

Fairy tales are important to our society because they give children (and adults) an outlet to work out their own inner struggles which in turn allows them to find resolutions to their own problems. Fairy tales incorporate magic and wonder into a child’s imagination. They allow them to be kids. Disney understands the power of the fairy tale and has marketed movies to us, our kids, and grand kids, for just this very reason.

Fairy tales teach about good and evil. It is that particular lesson that is so hard for all of us to grasp. Within the layers of meaning the same message is repeated in a fairy tale – struggles in life exist, however, if you overcome the obstacles and hardships head-on, you will win in the end.


Tell me… what quote inspired you this week?

Thanks for visiting! I can’t wait to see all your quotes. Until next time,

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