Sarcoidosis Research Benefit: Author Kim Scott is a sufferer and is fund-raising, which I am happy to support

Fundraising for Sarcoidosis, lend your support!

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Author Kim Scott suffers from Sarcoidosis: there isn’t a Cure.

I hope you will read her story and consider contributing towards this very urgent and deserving cause.

A message from Kim Scott.

My name is Kim Scott & I’m an author from Maine.

I have Stage 4 a-typical Pulmonary Sarcoidosis attacking my lungs.

There is no cure and the treatment plans are primarily experimental.

I’ve done chemo, IV therapy, injections, and massive doses of steroids.

I just started the last treatment option available for me.

More research is desperately needed!

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.

PLEASE join the Event at:

20th JUNE 2015 ALL DAY but you can visit the page now, today!

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Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 20

Self promotion, Episode 20 and a fantabulous mimosa! All aboard!

Teagan's Books

Caution: Shameless Self-promotion AheadAtonement Tennessee

Thank you so very much to Donna, RC, and Kathryn, who have all sent “three things” to drive this story.  All those are waiting in queue.  However, the steam(punk) locomotive was all out of fuel when I started writing this episode.  Also since I didn’t have “three things” to drive this episode that meant there wasn’t anyone for me to promote either!  So… since indie authors are supposed to engage in incessant, brazen self-promotion, I guess I’ll promote my novel, Atonement, Tennessee.

Atonement, Tennessee is available now and you can get it here:

Barnes & Noble Nook

Kindle and Paperback

Amazon UK

Amazon India

Work in ProgressAtonement in Bloom

Book-2, Atonement in Bloom, is in progress.  No estimated completion date, because I spend all my time working on this blog and the serials.  Somehow I have to become able to do everything…

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Writing Prompt # 147

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W.P. # 147   (As we all know Father’s Day is coming up, so why not honour the men/father’s in our lives by telling them how much they mean to us. And if you’re a guy, try to remember all the neat things your father taught you. Things that you will one day teach to your sons and daughters.)   Write about a memory of your father.

Deep P.O.V. Part Two—Crawling Inside Your Characters

Crawling Inside Your Characters…why not learn a thing or two?

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Last time we talked about the history and evolution of POV (Point of View) and why certain types of POV might not be the best choice for a modern reader. We also talked about what is often called “deep POV” which, until I looked it up one day? I thought was just tight writing. Who knew it had a name?

Today we’re going to dive deeper into deep POV.

Wow, deep.

Yes, there are style changes we can make, like removing as many tags as we can and ditching extraneous sensing and thinking words. But deep POV is strongly tethered to characterization. Good characterization. Before we get to that, let’s talk about what we often do when we’re new.

The Fishy Flashback

When we’re new writers, we often don’t understand plotting. We don’t yet have the skill set…

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#MagicalWeddings (15 Enchanting Romances) Blog Tour (only $0.99). And #giveaway!

Blog Tour, Romance, Giveaways, oh my!

Just Olga

Hi all:

As you know on Friday I bring you new books or guest authors, so when one of the authors who has visited as before, Jody Kessler contacted me about this amazing collection of books, I grabbed the chance. Then I realised I also know Tamara Ferguson, although she hasn’t come for a visit yet, so I’m putting her on notice. Ah, and don’t miss the giveaway! Notice the giveaway runs for the 15th to the 28th of June.

Magical Weddings ~ 15 Enchanting Romances

Whether real or only in the hearts of the bride and groom, the magic of weddings is undeniable and irresistible! As these 15 enchanting happily-ever-afters by bestselling and award-winning authors prove.

From sweet to spicy, the romances bundled into this set cross time and unite hearts, cast spells of laughter, battle wedding jitters and fight back tears, while weaving love’s hopeful magic throughout…

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Writing Prompt # 145

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W.P. # 145    Write about the fall.


As writers (screenwriters, poets and artists) sometimes we get stuck in the process of creating ideas, forgetting for a moment that even if two novels share an inciting incident they will be inherently different because of the approach of their authors.

Today, I started reading John Lescroart’s  The Fall and discovered this aforementioned similarity with The Cuckoo’s Calling. On reading more I discovered that this tale was unique. Different. Because the story to be told wasn’t ab out a supermodel who had been murdered, but a teenage girl who was looking forward to moving out of a group home.

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So, your task if you choose to accept it is to write about a fall.

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