Friday, February 05, 2016

On book readings



One of the joys of writing is listening to other writers read. Last night I attended a book reading event in Sacramento by Squaw Valley Community Writers. Introductions by Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak reminded me of when I did radio and TV announcements. Beth has a show that airs at 9 am and 7 Pm. Writers that presented: Natalie Baszile, Meg Waite Clayton, Frances Dinkelspiel, Marian Palaia, and Josh Weil; all excellent. I look forward to someday attend a workshop in Squaw Valley and will start listening to Beth Ruyak when I can because I enjoy Capital Public Radio. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Don't take it to hard


On SheWrites author Garine Issas posted  ". . . THAT TIME A FAMOUS WRITER ANSWERED MY EMAIL!: GETTING ENDORSEMENTS FOR YOUR DEBUT NOVEL" An article on the rejections and successes when requesting a "blurbs." 
It is a worthwhile read; it gives helpful suggestions on how to go about getting blurbs and what not to do when it doesn't; yup, it's a balancing act. 
Glad I read it, there are people who I gave copies of the first 100 pages of my book, months ago, to get some feedback, "Oh yes, I would love to read it" they said, and then... then... then... nothing. Except for my nephew Carlo, who gave me significant and constructive comments.
Now I know I am not the only one ignored, most of all know not to take it so hard when authors I know will not give me a blurb and also how it feels when I am asked for blurbs and don't give one; ouch.






Tuesday, February 02, 2016

If I were a real writer...

Just posted on SheWrites, If I were a real writer
http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/if-i-were-a-real-writer

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Don't you sometimes wish you could...

...do this to all you have to do?

Right now I am doing final edits on VIRGINS as well as completing a nonfiction piece for submission. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

On competitions, from over the pond

How many of you like to enter competitions and or afraid to loose. Here is a short and good source:
"Writing competitions can be a brilliant way of getting your writing noticed, but even if you don’t win or place highly, you can STILL make writing competitions work for you.
Writing contests can create deadlines to write to; provide themes or other inspiration; or help keep you focused! Writing short stories and short film scripts can help you hone your craft; plus writing feature screenplays and TV pilots can help you understand the marketplace, which is paramount in screenwriting in particular. However, there are SO MANY writing contests out there, where should you start? It’s hard not to get bamboozled!! Which ones are “worth it”???
So, as Devon Writers’ free gift to you, we have handpicked 25 writing contests* that we feel are particularly good. We broke them down into 3 sections:
1) Writing contests and schemes we at Devon Writers have personally been involved in as judges.
2) Local writing contests that take place in Devon and The South West of England (we *are* Devon Writers, after all!).
3) Other writing competitions and schemes of note.
So you can feel confident about entering the contests in this PDF!"

Monday, December 28, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Free eBook on publishing success stories.

Just want to share a notice from Authors Publish Magazine. I just downloaded it:  Free eBook: The Paid & Published Writer – 13 Stories of Publishing Success 
Have only scanned but I think it's very promising: 
"I'm writing to make sure you get your free copy of "The Paid & Published Writer" It's a gift that we're able to give to you, courtesy of Freedom With Writing. We're removing the download links in 2 days, so be sure to grab your copy before then. The book is jammed packed with inspiration and advice for writers. If you want to get published, this book is a must read.
Our gift to you -- available until December 20th."


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

To write or . . .


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  Maya Angelo
Happy Holidays to all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

VIRGINS


About Virgins: Before recorded time, a girl escaping her clansmen runs into an Archangel's earthly Paradise, the highest angel sent to oversee evolution. The Archangel is commanded: “Take your Eve” but is damned to be a Sylph for eternity. Their names become AYEKAH (the almighty's lament: "What have you done.") and HAYA (Eve).  After Haya dies, Ayekah is in and out of her crypt for centuries and when other angels procreate with humans the Almighty tries to destroy the world.
In 1841 Ayekah hears voices that lead him to girls that look like Haya. From them, Ayekah has seven generations of twin daughters, one fertile the other the guide. Ayekah's angel-humans are divas trapped in a web of conflict that is at times terrifying. Ayekah protects them with The Retais, a world power, until all starts to unravel.
GERONA, Ayekah's sixth descendant, wants to defeat Ayekah, "You are damned, what you have done is evil."  SIG LIERA, protector of The Retais, plots Ayekah's destruction. Ray, one of the last twins, immersed in a research project in the jungles of Central America, refuses to heed the horror around her. While her sister Ary, besieged by nightmares, seeks help from Alex, Ray's lover, and falls in love. Just as Ray's specimen - ROLO - is about to attain sentience, Ray and ROLO disappear into the waters of a hurricane. 

Blog: http://www.hoyecomova.com/p/vrigins.html
Facebook page for VIRGINS: https://www.facebook.com/Virgins.web/