Altering the Reader’s Perspective

A Writer's Path

by Ryan Lanz

Who doesn’t like the thought of being able to direct someone’s thoughts or emotions? Sure, it’s typically in fantasy only, but I’m sure most have skirted around the thought. When we imagine someone doing so, it’s usually an evil villain’s doing, involving elbow-length gloves and an over-sized, veiny head.

But actually, we writers do this all the time. We use words at the tip of our brushes to paint the reader’s emotions. We essentially angle wording in a way to guide the reader how to feel.

Now, you may be thinking, “Ryan, that’s ridiculous. The readers come to their own conclusions.” And yes, they do. However, let’s visit an example.

View original post 688 more words


Kindle Unlimited Pages Read Rate for May, 2019



For May, 2019, the KENP per-page rate for pages read through Kindle Unlimited was $0.00466.

This is nearly identical to what it was in April, and is a small improvement over March.

In May, the KDP Select Global fund climbed up to $24.6 million.

The Global fund was $24.1 in April and $24.0 million in March.

Write Happy, Be Happy

Chris McMullen

Author of the Improve Your Math Fluency series of math workbooks and self-publishing guides

View original post

Special Book Deals and Stuff

Happy Friday!

For 4 days book 1 in the Style & Profile series is $3 off.

Happy start to your weekend.

4-Day SALE

All This Time (Style & Profile Series Book 1)

Busy CEO, Jenny, needs a baby—fast.
Is her best friend, Trevor, up to the challenge?
But first, who is out to destroy her company?

At thirty, Jenny’s biological clock is ticking. But as a fashion magazine CEO with a busy schedule and no significant other, her wish is unlikely to come true.

When her father receives a potentially terminal diagnosis, he longs for a grandchild before he dies.

Jenny’s only available option is her single co-worker and best friend, Trevor. Can she really trust him? Once burned and twice shy, she has her doubts.

After Trevor learns of her predicament, he believes it could be his chance to show her how much he cares.

As if they don’t have enough on their plate, someone is out to destroy Jenny and the magazine.

Get it now.

If you love the mixture of romance and suspense, All This Time is for you.


New Release

XOXO, Winter

Sometimes, you have to let fate carve out a path and see where it follows. 
But taking that initial leap of faith is difficult when you’ve tumbled in the turmoil of your past and you know just how much it hurts to relive it.

I get it.
I’ve been there.
I’ve made my fair share of mistakes when it comes to the dating department.
And as far as I’m concerned, most men are complete assholes.
So why should I waste my mine?
It’ll always end the same.

Or, at least, that’s what I kept telling myself as I kept my head down and focused on becoming a veterinarian.
Forget them, I repeated over and over again.
You don’t need them.
How many times have you cried for them and they never shed a single tear for you? 

Maybe that voice in the back of my head had a point but what’s the point of living if you’re always on your own?
Because, trust me, being alone sucks.
And the constant silence of an empty apartment is a surefire way to insanity.

So, why am I so opposed to Dr. Goodman?
The dreamboat that fell out of the sky and practically landed on my lap due to a little airplane mix up.
Because I’m afraid that he’s going to turn out like every other lowlife that’s ever shown their interest in me.
And I’m not about to get my heart broken by a surgeon even if he knows how to stitch it back together again.
I think I’ll just save myself the pain.


Recent Release

Dogs and More Dogs, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 2)

An abandoned house, an abundance of dogs. A dead body or two.

Sheridan Hendley’s volunteer position at Pets and Paws takes a new turn when more than twenty malnourished dogs are found at a rundown house on the outskirts of town. When the body of an elderly woman is found amidst mountains of clutter in the house, a search of the property leads to startling revelations. And another body. While Herman Stoneham’s death is deemed natural causes, his wife’s is not. Where did all the dogs come from and who’s responsible for Justine’s untimely death? Are the two connected? With dogs and murder at stake, Sheridan can’t help but get involved in the investigation.

Link to series and excerpt:



Rescuing Reeve: A Twisty Suspense Novel (The Cassidy Kincaid Series Book 1)

A young widow. A missing family member. Can a broken woman find the strength to search for the stepbrother who destroyed her family?

A year after her fiancé’s sudden death, volcano seismologist Dr. Cassidy Kincaid hopes that a research trip to her favorite Costa Rican volcano will lift her spirits. But a call from a family member forces a change in plans. Cassidy’s stepbrother, Reeve, has gone missing in the nearby surfing hub of Tamarindo.

The last thing Cassidy needs is a risky adventure, especially one involving Reeve. His last visit ended in violence and a police officer shoving him into a patrol car.

However, Cassidy discovers that Reeve had called her on the night he was last seen. Had it been a desperate cry for help?

Driven by guilt, Cassidy vows to find Reeve. As the mystery draws her deeper into the dark corners of paradise, Cassidy must call on all of her fragile reserves to stay alive. As the web of lies and deceit weave tighter around her, will she manage to find the truth about Reeve in time to save him?

Rescuing Reeve is a twisty tale of suspense and danger. If you like heart-thumping action, exotic settings, stories of bravery, broken heroines, and deception, then you’ll love Amy Waeschle’s captivating novel.

Buy Rescuing Reeve and watch an amateur sleuth discover her hidden strengths to solve a deadly mystery today!


Other Deals:

Love’s Endurance

Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (ESV)

Twenty-eight-year-old, Madison Barrett, and her husband, Eric, decide it’s time to start a family? She’s young. She’s healthy—until she gets news no woman wants to hear . . .

Readers who enjoy women’s fiction full of emotion will love Love’s Endurance.


Have a great weekend!

Good Luck With That

Nicholas C. Rossis

Luck | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay

I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed.

At the time, I was wondering if she was right and hard work was all it took.

After a decade in this game, I changed my mind. have now added prayers to luck as the most important factors helping with your career.

Now, it looks like I’m not the only one to think so. J.A. Konrath, one of the best-known Indies in the world, recently shared a sobering post called, Your Book Marketing Plan Won’t Work.

Even though you may think he methodically destroys all of your dreams, what he really does is debunk the myth of writing being some sort of get-rich-quick scam. Konrath…

View original post 998 more words

Market Your Book For Success

A Writer's Path

by J.U. Scribe

Have you ever been in a slump? Writers are not immune to being in a slump. Sometimes you’re suffering from a case of writer’s block whether you’re struggling to find a new story idea or finish a work you already started. What many don’t seem to talk about is the rut writer’s find themselves after they publish and are now faced with the seemingly daunting task to market their book.

View original post 1,258 more words

How to Balance Your Job and Writing

A Writer's Path

by Phoebe Quinn

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that being a full-time writer, a fully-fledged author, is one of your dream scenarios. Working for yourself and doing what you love – it couldn’t get better.

Unfortunately, most of us have a day job, and it may not be that great.

My employment record hasn’t been awash with jobs I’ve sprang from my bed for each day; in fact, I’ve only had one job that I truly enjoyed. My current job is one of the worst I’ve had, coming second only to the private mental healthcare company who paid me five thousand pounds less than the living wage for working 48-hour weeks and asking me to devise and deliver therapies to adults with serious mental health problems, with no training or adequate supervision.

So it’s quite bad, really.

View original post 962 more words

Things Bookworms Worry About When Reading Book Series #Bookish #bookseries


As a bookworm I enjoy reading a good book series, I love the excitement of finishing a first book and making a frantic dash onto Amazon to buy the second. I am a big fan of watching an author’s Twitter feed like a hawk for news on when the next book in their series is coming out.

Book series demand a different sort of reading mindset from you.

At the outset you have to accept the following:

You are in this for the long haul. Completing a book series can take months and even years in some cases, depending on how fast the author churns out the books.

The characters you get to know in the first book may not reach the third book. You have to keep control of your emotions.

If like me, you enjoy keeping the author updated on your book progress via tweets, regular DM messages…

View original post 631 more words

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

Nicholas C. Rossis

Cafe bar | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookOne of my favorite writing resources, Mythic Scribes, recently shared some great tips on using your locations to bring your story to life. Here is my summary. As always, you are encouraged to check out the original post for more.

The whole point they are making is that by giving your readers a chance to insert themselves into a location or scene, they’ll make it their own, bringing it to life in their heads. It’s no longer just a description, but a place that exists in their mind, and which they helped create themselves.

As to how you can accomplish that, here are the tips:

1. Level of Detail

Don’t get bogged down in details. Quite often in writing, less is more. This is definitely the case with locations. Readers aren’t stupid. Unless something is completely outlandish, most people will be able to fill in any blanks in the…

View original post 1,223 more words

What Facebook’s Latest Changes Mean for you

Nicholas C. Rossis

Facebook book marketing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image by Hubspot

Facebook has been under intense pressure lately. On one hand, both public and private bodies scrutinize its every move, worried about privacy issues and undemocratic material posted online. On the other, shareholders are troubled by dwindling membership. So, Facebook has been quietly making a number of changes, placing a renewed emphasis on building relationships and interactions.

The company’s most immediate concern is losing members. In response, it wants people to stay longer on its pages by only showing them posts which are of genuine interest to them. It measures that by measuring how engaged you are to each type of post which shows up on your timeline.

What does all this mean for you? Ari Meghlen has some tips for you.

1. The changes

There are two main areas of change: changes regarding Groups and changes regarding Pages and your organic reach. Specifically:

Group Changes


View original post 871 more words

What Writing Every Day Has Taught Me

A Writer's Path

by Andrea Lundgren

Lately, I’ve been trying an experiment I’ve heard about for years with authors and never really took serious: writing every day.

Here are some quotes from writers on the subject:

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.” —Lawrence Block, Writer’s Digest

View original post 1,010 more words