How are you all!?
What book has been on your coffee table or beach blanket for that matter, this summer?
I’ve been reading ‘lullabies for little criminals’ by Heather O’Neill
While not for the faint of heart this novel is frustratingly real.
“A gritty, heart-wrenching novel about bruised innocence on the city’s feral streets- the remarkable debut of a stunning literary talent” is right!
It’s just what the doctor prescribed for me this summer.
It’s inspired some grittier writing of my own.
This will be a new weekly feature for my blog.
For those of you who like to share and discuss issues, here is a perfect platform you.
Speak your ‘peace’.
Hot Topic Of the Week
Pirates and Pop
With the release of the new movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, a movie bringing light to the issue of modern day Somali pirates that is based on the seizure of a cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009, it’s no wonder that people are talking. Leave it to good old Hollywood to bring light to issues that have been around for, well, decades. They found a ‘good’ story.
Somali pirates have been targeting cargo ships for years now, boarding and looting ships stealing more than $40 million dollars worth of cargo alone in 2012. This is a serious issue not only economically but also as crimes against humanity. Continue reading
I am looking for a few guest bloggers.
The posts must be new pieces, never before posted/published.
The topics that I am interested in are as follows:
- Personal experience pieces on publishing, writing, etc. for example the ups and downs of being a writer/poet/author/blogger or writing tips, tricks of the trade, your writing routine, how to keep motivated, the muse… etc.
- A book review of my new poetry anthology The Vault First Floor. Keep it real, honest and creative.
- An important cause or mission to you that you want to bring awareness to.
If any of these topics interest you please email me your submission for review at firstname.lastname@example.org with Guest Blog in the subject line of your email. Please be sure to include all public domain, free to use images or consent on other images.
As you probably know, hundreds of thousands of writers sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each year — essentially volunteering to write one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time. That’s a lot of writing for authors who may want to participate in NaNoWriMo, but are running short on free time. (Like ME)
Have you all heard about the Grammarly Group writing project coming up this November?
If not take a look.
They plan to organize the largest group of authors to ever collaborate on a novel; they’re calling the project #GammoWriMo.
For more information on this unique and oh so creative opportunity please check out the link I provided below.
Happy writing to you all!
- GrammoWriMo – Join Largest Number of Authors to Write a Novel Together (joanyedwards.wordpress.com)
- Tiredness and NaNoWriMo (inkprintmagazine.wordpress.com)
- It’s NaNoWriMo time again! (womenspages.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo! (minasalcove.wordpress.com)
I could really use a book review for my poetry anthology The Vault Main Floor on my Smashwords profile.
Many of my poems from my blog and similar such styling can be found in my book.
If you have a minute to spare and some words to share I would greatly appreciate it.
If you need anything let me know what I can do for you!
Cheers to you all.
P.S While you are there you could always pick up a copy for yourself… !
You can find my Smashwords interview in the link above.
It is for my upcoming poetry anthology coming out soon.
Keep an eye out for it!
Have a wonderful weekend.
It is officially my 3 month blogging anniversary is today!
My how time has flown by!
People have been asking me quite often how I got readers and traffic. People want to know the ‘tricks of the trade’ so to speak.
Well, let’s begin with this.
So here I am at a crossroads and with questions that I think you may be able to help me with.
My plan is to self publish my poetry book. It will be an ebook compilation of my poetry. Seems like a simple enough process and people have shown an interest so I am looking forward to the release of that with in the next month or 2.
Now in my previous post I revealed the 2 first pages of my book along with a poem synopsis on what you can expect to see from my novel. Both can be found on my blog the poem is entitled The Vault of the Exalted and the first 2 pages were posted yesterday so you can check them out if you’d like. Continue reading
I would really like your input on the first few pages of the book The Vault that I am writing.
I previously posted my poetry prelude to introduce the book in the poem The Vault of the Exalted
Please feel free to leave your comments below and if you would to give me a fuller review please email me at email@example.com.
I look forward to your feedback. I’d really like to know if it is engaging, does it hold your interest and make you want to read more.
I will wear my thick skin so say what you need to say! Continue reading