Half Price Gift Certificate Event!

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Hello everyone! I’m rolling out a new function on this website that I’m pretty excited about. I think it’s a great opportunity to get quality, yet discounted, services to the authors who really need it.

It’s a Half Price Gift Certificate campaign. I went to multiple authorly service providers and asked them to provide gift certificates for their services. I’m offering them here for sale at half price.

Among the services are:

  • Book Editing
  • Book and eBook cover design
  • Book coaching
  • Book critique
  • Book advertising
  • Manuscript formatting
  • Online courses

If you are an author with a budget, this might be just what you need.

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Confronting Destiny – Book Review

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Confronting Destiny is a fantasy novel by self-published author A.L. Tesh following the story of two young cousins, Kaleen, Melena as they learn to hone their respective skills and prepare for an upcoming battle against the Karogs, a rival Kingdom.

Like all good characters in a fantasy novel, the girls each have their own special abilities; both are remarkable fencers,  Melena is part elf, giving her extra agility and fine-tuned senses, and Kaleen has an inborn ability to control the aether, a force much like that in Star Wars. Kaleen also happens to be a reluctant future Queen, struggling with the decision to rule her realm or keep her freedom.

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Don’t Get Stumped: 5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

 

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by Kyle Massa

Writing’s always fun when you have something to write. But when the well runs dry, you might find that you’ve got writer’s block.

But what is writer’s block? Is it even a real phenomenon? And if it is, what can we do about it?

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Overcoming the Post-Project Funk

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by Teagan Berry

A little while ago I finished up the first draft of a manuscript. Since then, I’ve tried (and failed) multiple times to pick up another unfinished first draft of a project that’s been sitting around for the past few months. Needless to say, it hasn’t gone well.

I’ve maybe managed to hash out a few hundred words – and that’s probably being generous. The words just aren’t flowing like they were while I was working on the other manuscript. At first, I thought it was just because I wasn’t quite sure where to go with the new story from where I’ve left off. But it isn’t that, and it’s taken me until now to realize that lack of plot isn’t the problem I have. I have the post-project funk.

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Unsuitable – Book Review

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OMG!! I just could not put this book down… Daisy and Kas… Holy Hell!! What a pair!

Right from the start you get to meet Daisy Smith, a tough young woman who is doing her best for her and her brother with the horrible cards that they have been dealt in life.  As she is barely keeping their heads above water, a too good to be true job brings them into a downward spiral that they never expected.

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How to Be Taken Seriously as a Writer

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by Kate Colby

So writing is your creative calling, your life’s purpose, your ultimate joy. Congratulations! You’re part of (in my totally unbiased opinion) one of the best groups of people in the world. You know it, I know it — and yet, your friends and family don’t.

After all, what’s so special about being a writer? Literally billions of people on the planet write every day. It’s a basic life skill, one of the first we learn. And as a career? Psh! You might as well steal a cardboard box from behind your local grocery store and get comfy on the street.

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Three Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb

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by Allison Maruska

There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre.

There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of those is the lay/lie/laying/lying differences. Grammar Girl comes in handy with that one.

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The Forest and the Farm – Book Review

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The Forest and the Farm by Vance Huxley

Released: June 7th, 2016
Publisher: Entrada
# of Pages: 488 (Kindle Edition)
Source: Received for review

Summary: Billi has always been different, and how could he not be? A man with one leg was uncommon enough. Then a three-legged Hound, Rabbit, came from the Forest and sat by his wheelchair, and he had to learn to be a Hunter.

Paired for life, Hunters and Hounds are vital to their Village for hunting and protection in the Forest. They share a wordless song which allows them to know each other’s moods and warn of danger. Rules about the Farm and Forest keep the villagers safe – no living tree can be cut, and any man without a Hound is prey once in the Forest.

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