March Book Blog & Newsletter
Ah, March Lion or Lamb? St. Patrick’s Day! March Madness (only basketball fans will get this one)! The Ides of…
What does that mean?
The phrase “Beware the Ides of March” is a quote from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, and is a soothsayer’s message to Caesar warning him of his impending death. In fact Caesar was assassinated on March 15th, 44 BC.
The Crazy Writer Couple’s Crazy Anthology of Short Stories
At last the crazy writer couple has released a collection of their short stories! Best of all it’s FREE to download on their website.
While most of the stories have been featured in other anthologies, there are a few that have never been seen before. It’s pretty cool to have them all in one place. Along with the shorts there is an excerpt from their joint work-in-progress, Fungi Fandango. It’s touted as the first book in a series, a romantic crime series reminiscent of Nick and Nora Charles.
Anita Kovacevic. One of my favorite authors has a new book available.
This is a book of verses aptly titled Versus Verses: Feel.
“Poetry is my therapy, my meditation, a world quite close to the real one, but in another dimension. Many people I know say they feel the same – poetry either strikes a chord or it doesn’t. There are no rules, no restrictions, no rights or wrongs. Perhaps that is why it feels so liberating. This is the first volume in my poetry collection. It is called Feel, and displays a range of moods many of us go through.”
For more of this fine author’s books see her Amazon Author Page:
Demons, Vampires, Dark Readers of the Mind, Unspeakable Horrors and Ghosts that lurk in the night. When the sun fades behind the horizon and darkness falls, these are the things that chill your bones. Every bump, every whistle of the wind, every distant cry a nightmare waiting to unfold. Frightening. Terrible. Beautiful.
Beneath this cover you will find twisted tales of the macabre from some of the best in modern Horror, including:
Sarah Davis Brandon
Cover design from Rebecca Poole of Dreams2Media
Read them, if you so dare, but leave the lights on. You never know who, or what, is lurking at the edge of darkness.
Beautiful Nightmares, a Horror Anthology from Vamptasy Publishing, the leader in Indie Horror.
All proceeds to be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Award winning author has a new book available as well as a piece in the Cheshire Life about his “Chester’s Climate”: past & present reissue of an old book but updated and released as an ebook.
The same Geoff Nelder who has over 80 stories and 6 novels published along with many articles on cycling but also weather – an interest permeating many of his stories.
This 40-page booklet was inspired by extremes of temperature and rain in the 1980s and was first published in 1985 and sold out in the same year. This edition is substantially the same but with a couple of pages at the end updating temperature and air pollution trends.
In this book are answers to:
Did the mid 20th Century have the best summers?
Are we due for the storm of centuries?
How often has the River Dee frozen over?
How is the Chester climate suitable for farming?
Did you know that local weather in Chester:
Uprooted trees in the city centre?
Made the city walls fall down?
Made a church kill a child?
Made a man eat his wife then is eaten himself?
Had colder winters than 1947 and 1963?
Had tornadoes and hurricanes?
Has its own cloud formations?
“The Chaos of Mokii”
Author Tom Fallwell is hosting an online event, “The Ides of March – Essentia” which is a Character Takeover event where the authors will be appearing as one of the characters from the books to interact with the audience. You can find more information at:
Author Traci M. Sanders has new books available to help authors with writing and editing among other things!
Have you ever had to stop writing (or editing) to ask yourself, “Is this the correct word?” or “Is this spelled correctly?”?
At this point, most authors will stop writing, search a few online dictionaries or thesauruses, only to realize an entire half hour has been wasted, because many of the online sources conflict.
Fret no more, authors. This guide is a one-stop source for nearly any grammar, spelling, or creative-writing issue you can stumble upon.
Author Traci Sanders devoted an entire year to topics just like these in her blog segment Write It Right, which can be found by visiting http://www.awordwithtraci.com.
This guide offers tips on everything from basic grammar tips to suggestions for creating smooth dialogue.
Here are a few examples:
*Tip #9 – Affect vs. Effect
*Tip #49 – Elicit vs. Illicit
*Tip #110 – Caring less – (Could you, or couldn’t you?)
*Tip #123 – Too many commas for “too”
*Tip #125 – Conjunctions don’t always need commas
*Tip #132 – Connecting the dots (using ellipses in writing)
*Tip #142 – Awkward numbers in fiction
*Tip #163 – Writing backstories
*Tip #179 – Creating flawed characters
*Tip #188 – Writing for readers (keep your readers glued to the pages)
All these and many more can be found in this one handy guide.
Each tip has been thoroughly researched for accuracy and updated information according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
This brief, easy-to-follow guide offers unique tips on how to manage the daily tasks of authorhood, as well as a few suggestions on other aspects of the writing and publishing industry such as:
*how to enhance your Amazon page with html code
*7 stretches to alleviate pain and tension
*tips on how to balance your writing time with your personal time
*tips on how to overcome procrastination
*21 items you should have in your writing space
*information on writers’ grants and contests
*information on tax deductions you can take as an author
A few of my personal recommendations for writing resources are listed in here as well.
All this and more can be found in this one handy guide to help you Live the Write Life.
for more books by Traci M. Sanders check out her Amazon author website: