You might not know this but there just might be a writer inside of you. Maybe not a fiction writer but a writer still.You have friends and they have problems from time to time. I am sure you have offered some pieces of advice to them. That is pretty much what writing a non-fiction ebook is about.Evergreen eBooks will tell you step by step the writing process of writing and publishing a non-fiction eBook. It takes you from brainstorming to publishing. Become the go to author in whatever niche or genre you... read more »
This snazzy meme I found on Facebook reminds me of a statistic i had read recently.Forty percent of all people who graduate from high school will never pick up another book EVER.I found that quite troubling and sad. How do you go through the rest of your life without ever cracking open a book? To me that sounds like a purposeful avoidance of reading.For me books and reading are a pleasure and a must-do in my life. Books have given me an escape during periodic troubles throughout my life. Reading is my ad... read more »
A book better presented than compiled, Tim Heald’s The Best After-Dinner Stories is a special edition available through the Folio Society (£19.95). As is often the case with such books, the text is illustrated, in this case by Paul Cox, who does an admirable if somewhat cosy job of work with the material offered.
There’s an underlying tone to the collection and the introductory passages which will undoubtedly appeal to those of a clubbish or socially elevated nature. I found it complacent, self-satisfi... read more »
THE WRITERS’ TOOLKIT: a handbook for authors of commercial fiction.Penny Grubb Danuta Reah. Published byFantastic Books Publishing. Pb: £6.99.
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Where’s the best place for a novel to start? How do you tell? What pulls a reader into one book over another? What do you do if you can’t get any tension into a scene that should be high-drama? How do you lift a scene that seems to drag? Are you fed up with staring at a blank page?
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Nearly a month ago, I had the pleasure of listening to Joshua Foer talk about his book, Moonwalk with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. I took my bf along and he, to my surprise, enjoyed himself. For a book about memory, I approached it with slight trepidation. Was this going to be a bore? Is this going to be filled with gimmicks? The answer is a firm no.Joshua Foer, not to be confused with his other writer-brother, Jonathan Safran Foer, is a talented writer who took a possibly dul... read more »
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Regular visitors will know that I ran a series of interviews on this blog, mostly with indie authors, and that, after 110 of these, I decided to give the series a rest. I haven't changed my mind, yet. But Sylvia's book is an exception because all proceeds are to go to charity and I support such generosity. So, here goes:
HiSylvia. I last interviewedyou in January 2011, and you'd already published a number of books and hadnumerous short stories and poems appear in various literary journals. I gatheryou'... read more »
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AChristmas present, this was a book I was unlikely to pick up for myself. However,I'm very pleased I was given the gift. WWII is long gone, of course, and formany of the younger generation probably holds little interest. I was born someyears after its end and my parents were involved, of course, so it has somepersonal resonance for me.
Ihad, of course, heard of Bletchley Park; the place has shed its cloak ofsecrecy over the past few years. Several books, TV documentaries and other... read more »
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