Today is the anniversary of the Hays Code.
Check out my blog and find out how censorship touched the United States, and what happened to this blue-nose code!
A Red Letter Day for Blue Noses
May more sensible minds prevail!
Elegant, Eclectic… Continue
Added by Angela Caperton on March 31, 2009 at 8:49pm —
My husband and I have opened a new ebook company called Damnation Books. We launch in September 2009 with twenty-five titles and are open for submissions now. You can see the guidelines at www.damnationbooks.com
Damnation books wants dark fiction. Horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, paranormals, science fiction and erotica (in horror, dark fantasy, paranormal and science fiction settings). We want stort stories, novellas and novel length works.
Please check us out. If you're… Continue
Added by Kim Richards on March 31, 2009 at 6:42pm —
William Archibald Spooner
1844 – 1930
William Archibald Spooner is forever locked into history because the linguistic phenomenon known as a “spoonerism” is named after him. A spoonerism involves the accidental (or sometimes intentional) swapping of letters, words, or vowels in a sentence - for example: “Go and shake a tower” (meaning “go and take a shower”). Spooner was a professor at Oxford and he became so famous for his spoonerisms… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on March 31, 2009 at 5:47pm —
She's posted an excellent blog "Book of the heart or book of high concept? Why not both?"
If you have time, please check it out.
Silk and Shadows
Added by Judith on March 31, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Today I have a wonderfully special guest being interviewed on my Talk About My Favorite Authors
blog today. Lori Perkins, the co-founder of Ravenous Romance talks about her career as a literary agent and then branching off into opening an e-publishing company. I've read a couple of books by Ravenous Romance authors such a Keta Diablo
Added by Phoebe Jordan on March 31, 2009 at 4:28pm —
I will be interviewed by Joan Baratta on April 1, 2009. Hope you can make it. http://awritersgroup.blogspot.com
Added by John Wayne Cargile on March 31, 2009 at 1:49pm —
I want to say Thank You to each and everyone of you.I haven't been online but I want to add a Special thanks for your wonderful cards and letters of encouragement during my family's time of loss.You can't know what this has meant to us.We are truely blessed.Although the internet is our connection it only brought us together.Friendship is a bond we share now.My family and I have grown stronger from this and Thanks to you ladies and gentlemen we have a new understanding of many things.
Added by Debra on March 30, 2009 at 9:45pm —
This week’s essay is posted: Free Your Dreams
Here's an excerpt:
"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
Back when I first learned to type, the teacher addressed the class. "Would those who already know a little about typing please raise their hands." The reason? The novices would require more attention to 'unlearn' their… Continue
Added by Chiron O'Keefe on March 30, 2009 at 6:05pm —
I'm grateful to Australian critic and publisher Lutz Barz who has recently read and reviewed 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
What follows is his review:
Brian L Porter’s ‘A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper’ Reviewed by Lutz Barz,(RS Publishing).
A tragic road accident kills Robert’s father, who coming… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on March 30, 2009 at 9:48am —
There's still room. The class is based upon the research I did for a chapter in an upcoming book on writing fantasy magic. My chapter is about--Celtic magic. I will share it with my students. I learned a lot I'd like to pass on to you.
April 12 - 18 Class # 1 - Celtic Magic Workshop
Registration Fee: $35.00
Registration Fee for WRDF Members: $25.00
Every writer wants to ‘get it right’ with respect to cultures and background. Weaving… Continue
Added by Kim Richards on March 29, 2009 at 7:05pm —
But first, I went to see the Little One in her school play last night. Quite a talented bunch of kids and very well done. What made it even better is that they all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
And now, the confession. Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of TV. So what, you’re thinking, right? Well, it’s what I’m watching…Hogan’s Heroes. I don’t know why but I love that show. So much so I own the complete series. But that doesn’t keep me… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on March 29, 2009 at 12:21pm —
My publisher, Ravenous Romance, has selected nine books to go to print to "test the market". One chosen was Land of Falling Stars
, my erotica historical.
Here are some quotes from the book so you can bone up on your Falling Star
knowledge. Of course, if you really want to know more about the book, there's a link at the bottom of the page.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy! Keta Diablo
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Added by Keta Diablo on March 29, 2009 at 12:16pm —
Watch out, people, there's a new writing sheriff in town, and his name is Michael Saunders.
I have enjoyed a few Louis Lamour and Zane Grey books in my day, having lived in the Southwest
for so many years, but had gotten away from the genre as of late. Then comes the blazing story of
Ghosthunter, and I am donning my 6 shooters and tightening my bodice. Honestly, I was not
prepared to be so taken away by… Continue
Added by Michael Standingwolf on March 29, 2009 at 7:21am —
My first Novel came out last year. Ghosthunter is a Native American supernatural western set in the 1880s in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Ned Vance’s vision has showed him that he is a Ghosthunter. Ghosts are returning
from the land of the dead to the world of the living, where they do not belong, and Ned is given
the gift to return them to the land of the dead.
A short excerpt from the Novel.
After asking the questions, Ned sat still and waited. The birds… Continue
Added by Michael Standingwolf on March 29, 2009 at 5:43am —
Mythica Publishing are about to launch their free monthly newsletter. I'm delighted that an article of mine will appear in the first issue. This is a really exciting new project from Graeme Houston and his innovative new company and submissions are invitred from prospective contributors. Anyone who'd like to receive Mythica's Newsletter simply has to visit the website at… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on March 28, 2009 at 2:22pm —
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Added by Barbara Huffert on March 28, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Raven Mocker is a contemporary native American supernatural thriller set on the Cherokee Indian reservation in North Carolina.
Raven Mockers are the most evil of conjurers within Cherokee culture. They live to a very old age by adding the last days of the sick and dying by eating their hearts. Raven Mockers can shape-shift into a raven and fly, usually at night. They can smell the dying and enter their homes, in invisible human form.
The only person that can see, stop and… Continue
Added by Michael Standingwolf on March 28, 2009 at 7:13am —
As most of you already know, The Sarran Plague debuts on Tuesday, April 7th.
In honor of the debut of my first novel, I will be hosting a weekend full of fun and games on my website at www.ackatt.com. On my website we have live chat, forums and planned games. One of the games planned is an Easter Egg Hunter.
A virtual Easter Eggg Hunt works by having each participant hide a 100 x 80 pixel gif of a numbered exercise. Each egg is numbered and contains a small prize. The… Continue
Added by Eternal Press on March 27, 2009 at 6:22pm —
Remember the parable about the talents? I have never understood why people let some of their greatest gifts go. A few years ago I came across a sketch pad from a college art class my mother had taken when she was a young woman. Some of the portraits were astounding; I could not believe someone I knew could draw like that. My mom had always been the artistic one we went to went we needed something drawn up or painted, but the magnificence of the figures in her old college workbook are beyond… Continue
Added by Danielle Thorne on March 27, 2009 at 6:12pm —
EARTH HOUR 2009 - WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Cuddling up with your loved ones and admiring the stars in the night sky or organising a treasure hunt in the dark? At 8:30pm on Saturday 28…
Added by Hywela Lyn on March 27, 2009 at 6:04pm —