This Giveaway by Samantha Jacobey ENDS WEDNESDAY


My friend and a fellow Lavish author
has a new released coming Feb. 28th!

Help her spread the word AND have a chance to win a paperback copy of WHERE TYNDRA TURNS TO ARDNYT!
To enter, simply support the release thunderclap and comment below that you LOVE Fantasy and Fairy Tales!
The prize will come from A. Nicky Hjort or Samantha Jacobey. Winner will be chosen at random and closes on Feb. 28th.


This Week in Indie Publishing…

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Extract from the blog of Don Massenzio:

A novel way to write fiction: the lure of online self-publishing

A couple of years ago, one of my daughters, then aged 10, declared that she wanted to write a novel. I wasn’t terribly surprised: she has always been a ­bookworm, and has grown up surrounded by ­writers.

When I was her age, I was desperate to write ­children’s ­fiction — so much so that I spent countless hours curled up on my bed, obsessively crafting my tomes.

By my early teens I had penned a couple of “novels” with titles such as The Dwarfs of Kimberly Koe and The Origin of Bevelin. But the launch of my daughter’s writing career came with a startling and thought-­provoking ­21st-century twist.

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Promote Your Book with Online Groups…

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By Stephanie Chandler  on

NonFiction Authors Association:

One under-utilized opportunity for authors is online groups—I’m talking about Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups and other online forums. Online groups are mini communities where you can connect with your target readers long before your book is published.

Using an example from my own life, I happen to be a widow and I naturally gravitated to online groups early on to help me connect with others in my shoes. I’ve been an active member in several groups for years.

Now consider this: Someday I will finish writing a book for this audience. When I reach out to my fellow members and the group leaders to let them know about my book, what do you think will happen? I expect major support!

This same strategy can be true for all kinds of groups. Here are some possibilities:

  • Writing a memoir that covers your struggles with…

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The Challenge Of Describing Scents In Your Writing…

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Extract from the blog of Nicholas C Rossis:

Of all the human senses, I find smell the hardest to use in writing. And yet, it’s one of the most powerful, as a number of studies have shown it’s hard-wired into our brain, and a shortcut to all sorts of strong emotions. So why is it so hard to find the right word for a smell?

Turns out, I’m hardly the only one in this predicament. As a recent Economist article on scents recently explained, the human sense of smell itself is weak. Scientists suspect this is the result of an evolutionary trade-off in the primate brain in favor of visual procession power. In simple terms, we see great, but we couldn’t smell ourselves out of a perfume factory.

This is of particular interest to humans, as the relative weakness of smell compared with sight extends to language, too. Humans…

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“Fantastic recipes!” – “Great Lakes Original Recipes” by Crystal Miles Gauthier, Deb Keenan, and Sherry Lott

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Loved the recipes I tried! The venison recipes were so good, too!

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