No Perfect Fate by Jackie Weger ~ #FREE Book ~ 8/21 – 8/25 only

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Cleo Anderson’s people skills are hesitant and her life broken. Alone is good and she is finding her way. Drawn to a fish camp in the wilds of the Okefenokee Swamp, she parks her Play-Mor where gators yawn, bears slumber, and snakes slither. The camp pace is slow, the owner kind, and the people friendly. Cleo encounters Fletcher Freemont Maitland and his goddaughter, eleven year-old Katie. Cleo doesn’t know her life is about to unravel yet again. But she’s about to find these things out the hard way. Both Fletcher and Katie will change her life in ways she never imagined.

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About the Author

jackieJackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years. When she’s writing, she’s anchored in a tiny room with a desk, a chair and an annoying cat. When not writing, blogging or chatting with fans, she’s traipsing around the Internet searching for recipes, but much prefers to travel the good earth by foot, boat, bus, train, plane or pickup–but usually only gets as far as Walmart.

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Writing In The Midst Of Chaos

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by my author friend, Charles E. Yallowitz. Written in his trademark tongue-in-cheek manner, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Writing In The Midst Of Chaos

Thank you to Nicholas for offering a spot on his blog.  My name is Charles E. Yallowitz and I’m the author behind the Legends of Windemere blog.  There’s also a fantasy adventure series by that name if anyone is into that kind of stuff or simply curious about a new genre.  I’ll just leave the link HERE and mosey away from the blatant promo.  Figure it’s a requirement considering I am an author and electric companies prefer money than signed eBooks or mentions in a story.

One of the most common questions and post subjects I’ve seen as an author involves talking about your workstation.  I’ve seen neat desks, messy offices, shelves with action figures, and…

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How To Handle Two Characters Who Won’t Stop Flirting #MondayBlogs #AmWritingRomance

BlondeWriteMore

If you haven’t experienced this frustrating writer problem, you haven’t lived.

You are busy writing your romance novel and trying your hardest to keep your two main characters apart, but whenever they get an opportunity they play, what I call, flirty games. To make matters worse they engage in flirty games when you have NOT given them the nod. Infuriating!

The phrase ‘herding cats’ springs to mind, because no matter what you do, these two characters keep making eyes at each other, experiencing fluttery feelings and being touchy feely.

Signs you have an issue with two flirty characters:

  • You keep eye rolling your manuscript and saying, “control yourselves – there are 7 chapters, a nasty break-up, a painful skin condition and a tearful reunion still to work through.”
  • You find yourself pointing a pen or a pencil at your writing, whilst muttering, “stop looking at each other like that!”

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Understanding Tribes on Triberr #MondayBlogs

Story Empire

Hello, SEers! Mae here with today’s #MondayBlog topic. Many of you may already be familiar with the social media platform, Triberr, but I’m finding quite a few online friends who aren’t. Now, before you roll your eyes and start moaning about something else to learn, Triberr takes very little babysitting, and when used properly, allows its members to reap plentiful rewards.

If you look up “tribe” in the dictionary, you’ll find a definition similar to this:

“A group of people or a community with similar values or interests.”

There are other definitions, but this one suits the purpose of my post.

Triberr is a free platform where bloggers who share a similar interest band together to form tribes based on those interests. There are two paid levels of membership, but I’ve found the free level more than adequate.

Each tribe has a chief who is able to invite others to…

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Emotional Beats: Seafaring And A Review

Nicholas C. Rossis

Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, continuing Part 3 of the book: Other Beats. This chapter deals with:

Seafaring

Emotional Beats | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Read for free with KU

A few seafaring-related beats:

  • Below her, the stormy waters of the ocean rose and fell with a thunderous crash, while torrents of rain cascaded downward in slanting, wind-driven sheets. On the horizon, ships sailed in a formation like birds flying south. They bobbed upon the waves, their sails billowing under the strain of harsh winds. The powerful winds were pushing them toward their destination faster than expected.
  • The ship skimmed over the water, picking up speed on its race toward shore. The sails billowed fully, propelling the ship faster. Four minutes later, the ship ground to a stop, its bow…

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One Argument for Writing Every Day

A Writer's Path

by Tonya R. Moore

Recently, writers all over the Internet got outraged over an article declaring that unless you write every day, you’re not a real writer. I don’t share this article’s sentiment however, I do believe that if you can carve out the time and summon the wherewithal to write every day, you should.

Writing is worthwhile enough to warrant the time and effort it takes to write every day.

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Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Recently, it dawned on me that many of the bloggers I followed five years ago have faded into the woodwork. I was a newbie back then, and there was a core group of writers I developed a rapport with, many starting out themselves. Most of us bonded through Six Sentence Sunday, a weekly blog share. Over the years many have stopped posting, a few embraced Facebook as their platform of choice, and—sadly—one passed away.

Every now and then I might hear from an old friend and that contact instills a sense of whimsy for the early days. When publishing was new and scary, and terms like blog tour, media kit, and and mobi were Greek. If I’ve lost contact, some of that is my own fault.

After two books that were romantic in nature, I made a switch to mysteries and romantic suspense. As an author I’m happy where I’m…

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“The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs” – Stephen King – What do the numbers say?

Author Don Massenzio

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As writers, we are constantly (adverb) told about the misstep of using too many adverbs in our writing. I recently received the book Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt which has the first attempt to quanitfy adverb usage by authors recognized as the masters of the craft that I have seen.

So, being a numbers person, I was drawn to this article and wanted to see how my own writing stacked up to the masters in this area.

Did Stephen King live up to his quote? The book found that, out of the voluminous novels (51) that King has written, his rate of adverb usage (strictly the ones ending in ‘ly’)is about 101 per 10,000 words or right around 1%. Ernest Hemingway, who also extolled the evils of adverbs, lived up to his claim with only 80 adverbs per 10,000 words over his 10 novels. That’s only…

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10 Signs Your Book Is Ready To Come Out Of You #MondayBlogs #ASMSG #Writing

BlondeWriteMore

I have experienced many challenging writer situations in my time; getting so emotional whilst writing the death of a character that I could no longer see the laptop screen, failing to control my obsession with clichés, struggling to keep a lid on a fictional character crush and fighting a powerful urge to dance in the aisle of my local supermarket, after receiving a positive comment on Wattpad.

There is, however, one writer situation which has the potential to ruin a romantic weekend away with a loved one, put a dampener on a relative’s birthday party and mess up your house tidying plans. When a book idea is desperately trying to come out of your brain, urging you to write it and crying out to you in the small hours, all hell can break loose.

You can try to ignore it all you want, feed yourself silly excuses and go about…

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