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  • A Conversation With Serita Stevens, Author of Thirty-Six Books, Stories & Several Screenplays
    A Conversation With Prolific Author Serita Stevens
    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest today Serita Stevens, author of thirty-six books, stories and several screenplays. Her publishers include Pocket Books, Fawcett, Zebra, Leisure, St Martin’s Press, Writer’s Digest, Oak Tree Press...
  • Claes Oldenburg, Typewriter Eraser
    Erased: Lost on the trail back home
    I wonder how many times writers begin to tell a story only to get part way into it and then put the project away. The story goes into archives, lingering and lurking in the back of the mind, ever present and unfinished. Unfinished work becomes so...
  • Promote with imagination
    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Day Three of promotion and lessons learned
    Case Study continued.As Day 3 of the free Kindle book promotion for Terror in a Teapot wound down, it proved that even a book with only 2 reviews can break through the thousands in ratings. At 12:15pm it was #915 in the overall Free Kindle Store...
  • KEEP A BALANCE
    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Day Two of promotion case study
    It is Day Two of the free Kindle promotion for Terror in a Teapot, Indications are that it is definitely tougher to promote a free book on Kindle Select than it was just a few months ago. This is probably due to the trend of more and more Kindle...
  • Terror in a Teapot
    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Using Kindle free days to introduce new books
    As more and more books are published every year, the race to grab readers becomes more competitive. If you are an "A-List" author, or household name, people will buy your books on the strength of that, but if an author is published by a...
  • Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    Editing your NaNoWriMo novel
    You’ve had a rest after the marathon writing session known as NaNoWriMo and the resulting first draft you produced during November needs editing. It can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin or if you don’t have a...
  • Joe Lane
    Joe Lane Discusses His Latest Novel, Aftershock With Norm Goldman
    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest today Joe Lane. Joe is an international business man and filmmaker and the author of AFTERSHOCK, a political thriller about the 2008 financial crisis and its aftershock for many Americans.Joe splits his time...
  • Chelsea
    A Conversation With Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Author of Over Eighty Books
    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest today, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. A professional writer for more than forty years, Chelsea has sold over eighty books, more than seventy works of short fiction, and more than three dozen essays, introductions,...
  • Last Harry Potter Film
    Return of J.K. Rowling
    Much fanfare has preceded the Dec. 12 release of J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter material. The British writer promised her fans all new stories for Christmas, one a day on the website www.Pottermore.com.The first installment appeared as...
  • Elegy for a Dead World review
    'Elegy for a Dead World' puts your imagination to work
    Much like the trailer on this page states,Elegy for a Dead World is a game about writing. Developed by Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal, Elegy raised 150% of its funding target via a Kickstarter campaign in October. Receiving many accolades during...
  • Nivalis Short Story Contest
    Nivalis Short Story Contest
    Introducing the Nivalis Short Story contest, a writing contest from independent publisher, Fabula Press. Contest submission is open from December 1st 2014 to February 28th 2015. Short stories from 2,500 to 6,000 words are accepted. The fee is $10...
  • Personal Diary
    Dating Advice: Bring Back the DIARY!
    I first started to write when I was 10 years old and haven’t stopped since. As a very confused young girl I didn’t have a mentor or confident that I could go to for help with the numerous questions I had in life. I actually had an old...
  • Writers are considered eccentric: List of famous writers with odd behavior
    Writers are considered eccentric: List of famous writers with odd behavior
    Eccentricityrefers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary. People who consistently display quirky or eccentric behavior are labeled as "eccentrics."...
  • The Tentsquare team in Austin
    Tentsquare Hosts an Online Monologue Challenge!
    The online "crowd-powered" site Tentsquare.com is hosting an online acting competition that is open to actors from all across the country.Following the successful launch of the company earlier this year that led to the completion of the...
  • Get paid to write online
    Get paid to write online
    Many articles say a person cannot make money by writing online, but just as many articles say you can. This article says you cannot unless you do certain things. This article says you can if you do certain things. What, then, are those certain...