I have written both long- and short-form fiction for years. The story will tell you how long it needs to be. Here are fellow author Lillian Csernica’s thoughts on writing short stories. Enjoy!
by Lillian Csernica on February 21, 2017 Opportunity cost. Cost/benefit analysis. Return on investment...Read more of this blog post »
YALit Giveaway Event!
A bunch of authors who got together to bring you a YOUNG ADULT Big Box of Paperbacks Giveaway! One lucky winner is going to win FIFTY (50) Young Adult Paperback Books! How’s that for an epic Book-Lover’s Prize?!
THIS BOX OF BOOKS IS VALUED AT OVER $500! And this giveaway...Read more of this blog post »
I wore it for you every day for eight years…strong and proud…hoping you would see…but you never did and made me feel as if I wasn’t worthy. So my heart just sat there on my sleeve gathering dust and my knees became bloodied and bruised from crawling after you…begging…a futile attempt to acquire w...Read more of this blog post »
“What do we do now?”...Read more of this blog post »
Kristina ställde en intressant fråga i en kommentar igår som fick mig att fundera. Hur skapar jag karaktärer och hur gör jag för att lära känna dem?
För det första så tänker jag mycket på karaktären ifråga. Jag funderar över hur den skulle reagera i olika situationer, hur den uttrycker sig och hu...Read more of this blog post »
She’s obsessed with books and all things statio... Read more of this blog post »
(If you want to read her (likely final) opinion on ZakStorm 2017, and also see someone ex... Read more of this blog post »
Hello My Imaginary Friends,
A few weeks ago I promised secrets; it took a little while for everything to finalize but now the ink has dried and I can tell you.
First announcement is that I have joined AJ Travel as a travel agent. I’ll be selling travel with my wife and best friend which is somet...Read more of this blog post »
So far I’ve re-written the prologue through chapter 12. What is worrisome and fun and exasperating all at the same time, is when I come to a page that doesn’t have any marks on it. Did the editor miss something? Did I do something wrong and actually write a page correctly? How’d I do that? How ca...Read more of this blog post »
I am! And thanks so much to everyone who’s responded so far—there’s been a great deal of interest in this, so much so I’m a bit overwhelmed to be honest, but other commitments have drained my time, energy and motivation to the point where I don’t feel like doing anything other than sleeping by th...Read more of this blog post »
This is a real story, and it's not only about Google. I'm getting emails from recruiters at Amazon, Facebook, and smaller Silicon Valley startups. They find me somehow, most likely through this blog, my books, or my GitHub account. They always start with "We're so impressed by your profile" and f...Read more of this blog post »
Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of privately-held disaster-cleanup company Belfor Holdings based in Birmingham, MI which generated $1.5 billion in revenue last year, once allegedly worked for reputed mobsters in the Motor City including a stint as a teenage boy cleaning toilets at the Southfield Athletic...Read more of this blog post »
Sharing your posts on social media is a great way to ensure your site or blog gets traffic. Our Publicize feature makes it easy to automatically share your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks.
But what about your previously published posts? For posts that are always re...Read more of this blog post »
While I am writing this, I am sitting outside in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, blogging. This is after reading articles on books, answering emails, and working on stuff for future presentations. People often will ask me, “Why don’t you go to the beach or explore or do something...Read more of this blog post »
I'm not planning to do that. I've been here for such a long time... Read more of this blog post »
St. Gorgonia isn’t officially called “the Audacious.” But she was audacious.
The Family of St. Gorgonia
Gorgonia’s parents, Gregory and Nonna, were both saints. So was her brother. We know him as . She probably thought of him as her whiny older brother.
And it’s not likely that her brother thought o...Read more of this blog post »
“What’s your favorite book?” “What’s your favorite movie?” “Who’s your favorite music artist?” These are tough questions, and I can never give a single answer to any of them. But how about this one: “Who is your most favorite character in any story medium — book, movie, folk story, whatever?” Alt...Read more of this blog post »
So I have some news–of the bookish variety :).
Next month, I should have 2 new releases coming out!
The two books will be: Kamuzások, Kavarások (the Hungarian version of ADORKABLE
The cover for Kamuzások, Kavarások was revealed last week, and it is…gah, so gorgeous *__*. Absolutely gorgeous! Y...Read more of this blog post »
Like most girls raised in the South (or GRITS, as we’re sometimes known), I was raised to be compliant. Smart, sure. Sassy, even. But when push comes to shove, don’t.
Don’t challenge the status quo. Don’t challenge your elders. And whatever you do, for the love of God, don’t make others uncomfort...Read more of this blog post »
When I got hired at my company, the human resources department interviewed me and sent me into my now boss’ office for a “final interview.” He asked only one question, if I knew how to “run interference” for my supervisor. I answered, “Absolutely, I’m the mom of a football player, and k...Read more of this blog post »
In this chapter of Geek Anthropology, we’re going to explore Geek Expressive Culture. How we interpret the world around us and how we share those views creates expressive culture. Said in other words, a worldview has established symbolic frameworks that highlights some experiences while downplay...Read more of this blog post »
D’awww, thanks Satan! You’re always so sweet :D
Today is debut day for Hello World, a lovely piece of science fiction by my sister Pandamoon authors Tiffany Rose and Alexandra Tauber. Jack from Phaethon and Scott from Hello World are very much kindred spirits. What’s great about Scott, though, is that he also brings much-needed...Read more of this blog post »
Now available for pre-order from Amazon, Working Stiffs. Here’s a look…
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Chapter Three: I Can Quit Anytime I Want.
Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee. Where was the fucking coffee?
We had coffee yesterday, didn’t we? I rummaged through the last cabinet in the kitchen, the one where we kept the...
*Note: This image is fan art of Vanessa’s book: The First Act. This isn’t what happened in the interview*
CB: Today is an exciting day because we have an interview with author Vanessa Mulberry! Vanessa is an author who actually wants to be featured on the Annals of Gentalia site, which is amazing...Read more of this blog post »
I was sure I’d fail all my B-School interviews.
I was living in a small town when I got my interview calls with no access to coaching classes or the Internet.
On the day before the first interview, I went to a coaching expert in Calcutta. He told me I spoke too fast and my answers didn’t have any m...Read more of this blog post »
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