In the old story
she is taken captive by a witch
(or was it her mother?)
because she is beautiful
and is thrown into a filthy room.
To make matters worse the witch
forbids her water for bathing
and, lest she should escape, a broom.
She asks for soap--a bar--
The hag gives her a sliver
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Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Sha... Read more of this blog post »
If you think you’ve read it all and seen it all, you probably haven’t. These are some of the top-ranked student-teacher relationship serials on Wattpad:
“Sunshine, I’m your husband and you have to be okay with kissing me.” Roy said, his v...Read more of this blog post »
Personally, I adore it. Bree Archer is the wonderful artist who made this for me, and I think she does a brilliant job.
I suppose I should give you a blurb too.
Davo’s a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fu... Read more of this blog post »
Everyone’s always like, “Be your best self!” And that drives me bananas, because when you’re not, it makes you feel really bad. And so someone asked me the other day, “When are you your best self?” and I said, “When I make space for my worst self.” Like if you ask yourself, “How long will it tak...Read more of this blog post »
En Saga seguimos la historia de Alana y Marko, una pareja que encuentra el amor entre el caos de la guerra y forma una familia con el nacimiento de su hija. Su objetivo: dejar todo atrás, arriesgando todo lo que tienen en su vida pa... Read more of this blog post »
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This is an very disturbing and happening far to often. I’ve had reviews on my books go poof because Amazon determined I knew the reviewer…not the case. Just because I have a social interaction with a reader in a facebook event does not mean I “know” them. This is just one way that I...
Pois é caros leitores, vou de férias. Afinal não são em Agosto, são em Julho e são já amanhã! Imaginam a minha felicidade? :)
Vou de férias de tudo. Dia 15 volto, com muitas opiniões por escrever, pois tenciono ler sem parar nesta primeira quinzena do mês. Uma leitura conjunta pelo meio e tal...... Read more of this blog post »
Why can’t writers sell their books, that they’ve agonized & slaved over, sometimes for years, for the price of a cup of coffee?
— Oceanista-1 (@AdeleSGray) June 13, 2015
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Because our consumer society values coffee higher than books. People buy what they want — be that coffee or books. https:...
Art and Sexuality is a complex dance. Sexual Persoane and the fetish of the object is a conversation nature and the arts have had with each other since cave paintings. Procreation is only half the story and imagination tells the other half.
Pop Culture has had a fun love affair with sexualizin...Read more of this blog post »
I would like to know what the general consensus is. Do you believe that soul mates really exist? We are each guilty, no one more so than I, of reading romance novels and getting carried away with the notion of a deep and powerful connection between two characters, but I... Read more of this blog post »
Jory was involved in a horrible work accident earlier today when he was repairing brick on a 4 story building when the scaffolding system caved in and collapsed to the groun... Read more of this blog post »
I just received the following response to my question about whether those who download a book through the Kindle Unlimited program would belisted as a“verified purchase” for review purposes.
I hope this email finds you well!
I see you’d like to know if KOLL/KU sales are allowed to leave rev...Read more of this blog post »
Some people seem to think that, just because a novelis labeled as fantasy or crime, romance or historical, it should be devoid of horror. “I liked your book,” they say, “except for that nasty bit in the middle. Couldn’t you have left that out?”
My responseto any such question is: “No! And thrice...Read more of this blog post »
(Licensed under Creative Commons)Most of us have probably never heard of Louis Fuertes but if you have visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York you have seen his work. Inspired by John James Audubon, Fuertes became known as the Father of Modern Bird Art. Un... Read more of this blog post »
I recently began watching this series on TV. I had no idea it was based off of a book until after the first episode. This show has me hooked and confused and I LOVE IT! After the second episode, I got on Amazon and ordered the trilogy to get ahead of the game. Of course, I am a slow reader, but I...Read more of this blog post »
Save 55% when you buy the set, compared to the individual books and get an exclusive bonus trivia chapter too.
All eight books of the best selling... Read more of this blog post »
One of the other places I hang out on the internet is Shelf Awareness for Readers–a very cool review publication that reaches the e-inboxes of avid readers twice a week.* I review new history books, with an occasional excursion into cookbooks or misc. reference works. Some of those reviews find t...Read more of this blog post »
A post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
In the 19th century, it was considered impolite not to answer your personal letters. With the advance of electronic mail, the etiquette of correspondence seems to have changed. We all receive dozens of emails – it’s relatively easy to get anyone’s ema...Read more of this blog post »
During the dog days of summer I’m all about no-fuss recipes that practically prepare themselves. Thisdelicious white bean chiliwhips up in minuteswith just a few basic ingredients, is crockpot friendly, and makes enough to feed a crowd. It also freezes beautifully which makes it the perfect rec...Read more of this blog post »
Riding Rebel is on a 99 cents/pence/euros SALE for a limited time.
RidingRebel SALE Blitz
Title: RidingRebelAuthor:Kiru TayeSeries:The Essien Trilogy #3 Genre:Erotic, Contemporary, New Adult, RomancePublicationdate: January 26, 2015
#bookblitz #erotic #romance #AfricanAmerican #1click
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Iya, awal bulan ini saja sudah ada tiga komik yang keluar bersamaan yang pengin saya beli. Belum lagi ada novel-novel yang baru... Read more of this blog post »
The digging is never done because the shovel scrapes at life itelf. It is not possible to get it all, or even very much of it, but I gather what I can of the rough, tumbling crowd, the lone walkers and the voluble talkers, the high lonesome singers, the messages... Read more of this blog post »
The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a safe place for insecure writers of all kinds.Sign up here:Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group
I joined Twitter on Monday. I tried to follow as many people as I could think of following, so if you're on Twitter, follow me and I'll fo... Read more of this blog post »
Ready Player One on bestsellerscifiromaani, jota etenkin nörttipiireissä on kehuttu maasta taivaisiin. Se on miellyttänyt myös monia sellaisia ihmisiä, jotka eivät yleensä lue kaunokirjallisuutta. Ihmekö tuo. Siinä on tuttu ympäristö, mutta se on myös – paitsi pelimäinen – myös erittäin elokuvama...Read more of this blog post »
So many lessons came out of the recent Q&A debacle on Twitter, it's a buffet of "don't let this happen to you!"
Courtesy of Pixabay
1. If you have a controversial book, it's not a great idea to open the mic for comments in the International Den of Trolls. (Some people call it Twitter.)
2. Unles... Read more of this blog post »
Luck is on her side when she goes out for the evening, and meets delicious Cameron in The Club—but is he all that he appears to be?
Cameron’s overwhelmi...Read more of this blog post »
Suite au changement de distributeur de L'ivre-Book, Aujourd'hui ne se termine jamais et Pour une poignée de rêves ne sont pas disponibles au format numérique pour le moment sur Amazon. Ils sont toujours disponibles dans la boutique de mon éditeur. Read more of this blog post »
We’re starting a “street team” of sorts at R.L. Syme and I want to know if you’d like to be a part of it. It will get advanced exclusive access to the books we release, and encourage sharing, posting, engagement, reviewing, etc. We would love to have you if you are interested!
We’re calli...Read more of this blog post »
Oops, I’m one day late!
June was an insanely busy month – although mostly a pretty positive one. I had all sorts of family, life-related stuff going on in the background, but managed to stay reasonably focused on writing. This means my WIP is very soon to be an ex-WIP. More on that in the ‘what’s...Read more of this blog post »
So many things are... Read more of this blog post »
I’m delighted to join the Kill Your Darlingsteam as aLiterary Columnist forKillingsfor the remainder of 2015. My column will be:
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Investigations into and explorations of literature and writing: literary places, literary lives and works, literary terms and methods, authors’ obsessions and concerns...
This week the multi-talentedXio Axelrodhasasked us the following question:If you weren’t a writer, what other creative career would you most want to try?
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I took some flak from a Grumpy Old Man about my dating website blogs. He says I don’t underline the dangers and the risks enough, I make it sound fun. Most singles, he says darkly, are single for good reason, scammers are a real danger, and psychopaths, sociopaths, malignant narcissists, and a wh...Read more of this blog post »
I know quite a few who still haven’t succumbed to the electronic reader, though they are a dwindling group.
When I finally embraced the indie revolution and decided to self-publish, i...Read more of this blog post »
Since today is indie writer day I’ll explain why I like to write. Well, for many reasons:through my writing I express myself, my innermost thoughts and experiences. I also like to entertain people. Give them the types of characters that they can learn from and grow. My upcoming YA novel, Gun...Read more of this blog post »
There’s a three part formula any of us can use to clearly state what we do – here’s mine.
I help high potential individuals
Understandand apply their uniqu...Read more of this blog post »
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