Driving with your phone.

February 10, 2015

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“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.”

–James Surowiecki

Technology certainly informs the plot and situations in Future Girls. In the next few blogs I linked quotes about technology to scenes in the books. Obviously, if you like what you read, you can purchase the download or book on Amazon.

Dranit was right, within the next block an autocar barreled around the corner. Dranit raised his phone and the car rolled to a stop directly before them.

“It’s probably one of the extremists orRead More

Being the Child also alters Your View on These Things

February 3, 2015

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What if the future sucks?Technology certainly informs the plot and situations in Future Girls. In the next few blogs I linked quotes about technology to scenes in the books. Obviously, if you like what you read, you can purchase the download or book on Amazon

“I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.”

–Steve Jobs

Charity glanced at the hanging sheets, no longer the original white. Just this morning she had helped her mother wrestled those sheets out of the big tub, the fire burning underneath.

Charity was used to such odd behavior from her mother. Instead of sitting down to eat, she automatically arched over the hotRead More

Episode 159 – “It’s A Booktastik Good Time!”

February 1, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Dionne Lister

January 23 2015

www.booktastik.com

Booktastik provides innovative solutions to connecting books with readers. Advertise your ebook deal, new release, promotion, giveaway or competition with Booktastik and reach new readers and fans.

What you get

When you promote your book with Booktastik, it reaches our 300-500 daily website visitors, and the book will be emailed in a one-off email to our subscribers (numbers available on the pricing and sales estimate page and growing daily). We also share your book to our Facebook page (7500+likes), Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus.

How it works

Booktastik offers a comprehensive service for publishers and authors looking to reach new readers and fans. Our categories include limited-time ebookRead More

Talk to me – no, never mind.

January 15, 2015

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Need a time machine?So many new writers start their books with pages, even chapters of back story. They want to tell the reader all about the creation of their fantasy world. They want to make sure the readers understands every nuance of Mexican politics in 1956 because it will be critical to the to the plot on page 103. Promise. They want to make sure the readers understands every feature of time travel.

Then their writing coaches or editors innocently suggest that instead of including all this material in the opening chapters of their book, the author should create back strong through dialogue. Ah ha, the author thinks, dialogue, of course. And instead of jettisoning their precious descriptions and explanations, they simply put quotation marks around it.

Problem solved.

Except none of your charactersRead More

Episode 158 – Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!

January 13, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Laura McHale Holland

Sisters Born, Sisters Found

Sisters Born, Sisters Found

Our guest today was Laura McHale Holland editor of Sisters Born, Sisters Found.  Full disclosure, Catharine’s poem is included in the Anthology, which is why she asked Laura to be our guest today.

http://wordforest.com/books/sisters-born-sisters

Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood

Sisters: For many of us “sisters” is a powerful word that evokes a range of deep emotions. The word speaks of bonds like no other and jogs memories of intimate conversations, brutal fights, belly laughs, celebrations, secrets, long walks, solace, betrayal, camaraderie, home.

For the last few years, Laura McHale Holland, has produced events at SISTERS Consignment Couture in Sonoma, Calif., whereRead More