Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 5/20/15

Welcome to the WRITER'S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. (Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, May 27, 2015). Please don't forget to tag your post "Writer's Quote Wednesday" to make them … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 5/20/15

The #onegoodcup Project: Mindful Monday

Shanjeniah’s Lovely Chaos shares a Mindful Monday with us! This is fabulous, please read and enjoy. ❤

Shan Jeniah's Lovely Chaos

I’ve just come inside from enjoying a cup of coffee outside, in my front yard. It was about 20 minutes after 8, and dark has settled in. The wind was whispering and sighing through the big pines at the end of the property, and a half moon played peekaboo with the scudding clouds. Crickets and nightbirds. My neighbor talking to his television. Flags billowing at two houses across the quiet country road – the same road where I grew up. Off in the distance, an occasional car, and the sound of a train in the distance, out on Coons Crossing and Usher’s Road, where I know the tree frogs and bullfrogs are sounding off.

I’m intimately connected to this place, to its sights and sounds and smells and textures – to its life. I sent countless hours outside after dark, when I was a girl. We played tag and statues…

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What do you think about the new product pages at Amazon?

Chris shares updated information on the Amazon Product pages…


Product Page New http://amzn.com/B00AA5CJ7C


You may have noticed that product pages on Amazon now have a new look.

Amazon began rolling these new product pages out about 2 weeks ago at Amazon.com.

In the beginning, the old page was sometimes showing; now only the new page appears. This suggests that Amazon has tested this out extensively. Evidently, the new page is working better overall (although some books may be hurt by the new look, on average more books must be benefiting from the new look, otherwise Amazon will revert back to the old look).

That’s the thing:

  • Amazon knows how to sell books.
  • Amazon has sales data.

If sales are down overall, Amazon will quickly change the look again. So the longer the new pages remain, the more we know that the new look is working (at least more often than not).

I saw several variations of the new…

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Mindful Monday – Memorial Day: An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Because it is Memorial Day here in America today, I want … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Memorial Day: An Attitude of Gratitude


Sunday Breakfast – break an egg! Tropical ginger. The flowers are tubules that catch the rain and dew. They get so heavy the branches break. This post was inspired by The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Broken. Clink on the link above or on my blog to see more photos from weekly photo challenges! Thanks … Continue reading Broken…

Please make it easy for me to share your talent.

Sally shares some great info for all writers and bloggers! 😉

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

As a writer I am delighted when a fellow blogger or contact on social media shares my work or my posts. In turn it gives me great pleasure to reciprocate but it helps when people come to me or make it easy for me to share their books, posts, tweets etc.

On WordPress there are a number of buttons that you can install that enables others to follow and share. I notice that some bloggers choose not to display the Reblog button which is quite useful as a sharing method… If a post is special, relevant, contains important information or is entertaining reblogging helps bring traffic to your blog and also gets your post to a wider audience. When it is reblogged only the first paragraph or sentences are shown and then you have to click a link to be taken to the original. It is also best is the…

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #45 Pitch & Time

Thanks for stopping by while you were in the neighborhood. I can't wait to see you all again! Check out more of my poetry and haiku by clicking this image on my blog!

Should you Sell eBooks from your Website?

This is some excellent information. It is worth looking into for Indie Authors!

Lit World Interviews

Many web owners sell books directly, and sometimes exclusively from their sites, collecting one hundred percent of the price via PayPal. If you publish with Amazon KDP Select, this is obviously not allowed – in fact, if your book is with Select, you are only allowed to distribute the digital books through them, and only the selling of your paper books after ordering them from your POD supplier is considered kosher.

If you’re not with KDP Select you can sell them anywhere you like, so the website option then becomes viable, and a very good idea too. As an independent publisher you get to try a variety of avenues for selling and marketing your books. We all know about Smashwords and all the other sites where you can make your books available to buy. It’s quick work to load them up there – although – not such quick work to…

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Lit World Interviews

Title: Molly Lee

Author: Andrew Joyce

ISBN: 1511402989

ISBN 13: 9781511402989


Published:  March 26th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Pages: 428

Author website: Andrew Joyce

Genre: Western Fiction

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

The first time 18 year old Molly Lee meets “Lieutenant” Huck Finn and “Captain” Tom Sawyer it is 1861. The Civil War has just begun to rear its ugly head. Little does Molly know that this chance encounter with the two soldiers will change her life forever.

When a Yankee soldier attempts to commandeer Molly’s virtue and cause harm to her family, 24 year old Huck Finn comes to their rescue. Molly falls head over heels in love with the dashing Huck. She begs to be allowed to follow him when he leaves her family farm.

Huck strongly advises her…

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Lit World Interviews

Trails in the Sand

Title: Trails in the Sand

Author: P. C. Zick

ISBN: 1481255797 (ISBN13: 9781481255790)


Published:  January 10th 2013 by Createspace

Pages: 410

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Family Drama

Author Website: pczick.com

Do you like to travel? Then jump aboard, because “Trails in the Sand,” immediately propelled me into the Deep South to the state of Florida where mangrove swamps and the Gulf of Mexico beckoned and lured me into their mystique. Grab a fan, it might get hot!

The story begins with a mysterious death in 1956. It is that one single event which brings to the forefront long buried family secrets with roots deep in the sands of time, and laid to rest in the true southern tradition. These secrets reveal a pivotal connection to past and future events.

Caroline is the protagonist, an environmental journalist who left home as a young woman to pursue her dream of…

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