Future Gold Launch – Women of the Gold Rush –

July 1, 2015

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Future Gold coverWelcome to Future Gold

Jordan Ellert doesn’t believe in time travel. Except when it finally worked. One minute she’s ready for another Time Cult failure, the next she is blasted back to the California Gold Rush.  Everything she thought she knew is wrong:  she is not the only time traveler, the future is hard to alter, and falling in love while in the past is a very bad idea.

Can you really be the change you want to see in the world?

California was a dream destination from the very beginning.  During the Gold Rush, “life was exhilarating for women cut loose from the social constraints of the East. One gold rush woman wrote: “A smart woman can do very well in this country. True, there are not many comforts and one must work all the time and work hard, but there is plenty to do andRead More

Episode 178 – “Why’d It Have To Be Demons?!”

July 1, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Ciara Ballintyne

http://www.ciaraballintyne.com

Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend, Ladanyon. Despite saving the city from a demon, his reputation remains tarnished, and the council of wizards has penalised him severely for the practice of banned magic.

Now he learns his desperate efforts to stop Ladanyon led more to damnation than salvation. Finding a solution compels him to breach his sanctions and venture into forbidden places at risk of his life and freedom.

Alloran must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.

This week it’s an all Australian affair! We chat to Ciara about the ins and outs of fantasy writing, especially epic fantasy.Read More

The Clever Women of the Gold Rush (Future Gold)

June 24, 2015

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Future Gold - the Gold Rush of CAThe Real Woman behind Future Gold

Announcing: the second book in the Future Girls Trilogy – Future Gold (out July 1st  by Eternal Press)

Jordan Ellert doesn’t believe in Time Travel. Except when it finally worked. One minute she’s ready for another Time Cult failure, the next she is blasted back to the California Gold Rush.  Everything she thought she knew is wrong:  she is not the only time traveler, the past is hard to alter, and falling in love while in the past is a very bad idea.

Can you really be the change you want to see in the world?

The second book in the Future Girls Trilogy, Future Run is set in the California Gold Country where the author grew up and knows first hand how difficult gold panning is  and why Jordan made other choices.  Mixing the past and the future,Read More

Episode 177 – “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!?”

June 23, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Katharine Grubb

Author, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

http://www.10minutenovelists.com

The 60,000 word book has dozens of short exercises on how to set up your workspace, find the right writing tools, organize your time, sculpt your story, determine your genre and plot, develop your characters, organize your three act structure, fine tune your dialogue, revise, edit and then explain different publishing options.

Her story:

On Friday, I was contacted by a UK publisher and asked if I would write a book called Write A Novel In Ten Minutes. After nearly choking, reading the email three times to see if it wasn’t spam and calling my husband, I decided that it was legit! That meant I needed an agent.

By the following week, Chip MacGregor, ofRead More

Book Store Field Trip – find your purpose in the stacks

June 17, 2015

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Book sculptureYou can discover a lot of things in a bookstore, including what you really want to do with your life. I took a Book store Field Trip on my birthday a couple years ago and  discovered my current career as a writing coach, so it works.

  • Step one: Find a bookstore. A combination of new and used is best because when you find something that excites you, you’ll want the latest information on that subject.
  • Also you’ll want a selection of magazines to compliment the book search.
  • Step two: don’t do this hungry
  • Step Three:  spend at least two hours on this project

On your bookstore field trip day –

Arrive at the book store.

Spend about 20 minutes pursuing the shelves you automatically check out.  Find the latest book by your favorite author, pick it up, tuck it under your arm and get thatRead More