Ancient Secrets – A Tanka

I kept the prompt words this week of "stars and fate." Instead, I concentrated on showing instead of telling by choosing my words carefully. Twinkling stars above - murmuring fairy secrets, the chasm of my fate. Patois cloaked with dark meaning empathic words of feeling. ~*~ ©Colleen M. Chesebro To learn the significance of this … Continue reading Ancient Secrets – A Tanka

What NOT to Post When Marketing Your Book – 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Useful information in this post and well worth the read. ❤ Click the link at the bottom of this post to read more.  As I was scrolling through my Facebook groups today, I saw several posts that listed multiple links to their books for each country’s Amazon store.  However, instead of listing every single Amazon … Continue reading What NOT to Post When Marketing Your Book – 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #10 – FATE & STARS

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #10 – FATE & STARS

When the Red Bird Sings

When the red bird sings, a soul wings to the heavens, watching all below. ©Colleen M. Chesebro Photo: courtesy of   READ MORE ON SILVER’S MONTHLY FAIRY WHISPERS Sign up for my monthly newsletter where you will find exciting reads from across the web plus a few creations of my own. Written, just for … Continue reading When the Red Bird Sings

Author Websites, Blogs, and Book Sales Pages – The Book Designer

Setting up your author blog is important stuff. Here is a fabulous breakdown of what you need to help sell your book. ❤ Click on the highlighted link at the bottom to read the information. Last week Stephanie Chandler invited me to do a presentation for the Nonfiction Writer's Conference, an online event featuring lots … Continue reading Author Websites, Blogs, and Book Sales Pages – The Book Designer

Colleen’s #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Rapture in the City,” By Diane Hall

Title:  Rapture in the City (Sequel to Catching Feathers in the Wind) Author: Diane Hall File Size: 1025 KB Print Length: 231 Pages Publisher: Publication Date: August 18, 2015 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B0145J0U8S ISBN-10:  0955973392 ISBN-13: 978-0955973390 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Magical Realism, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Angels & Spirit Guides *I voluntarily reviewed an Author's Copy of this … Continue reading Colleen’s #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Rapture in the City,” By Diane Hall

Whoooo! Complaining Works! Amazon Book Reviews Are Now Exempt!

Here is some new information for book reviewers and the update to Amazon Rules…



I just wanted to celebrate that as of today, amazon have seen sense in their guidelines and have now made exceptions to their 5 non-verified purchase reviews rule.  In case you didn’t know what I’ve been talking about for the last few days, had recently changed its rules on posting reviews.  The original rules can be found in this blog post: Amazon’s Even Newer Reviewing Rules  These rules led to a great deal of commotion and anger amongst authors and book reviewers as it restricted both how many non-verified book reviews you could write each week, as well as potentially deleting many verified purchase reviews when too many are posted in a short time.  However today the US rules have been updated again but this time they are clear:

  • Customers can submit 5 non-Amazon Verified Purchase reviews each week. Non-Amazon Verified Purchase review counts are calculated each week…

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How to Foreshadow Like Alfred Hitchcock – ProWritingAid

I love foreshadowing and if used correctly it will propel your story to exciting new heights. Think about some of your favorite movies or books and how those authors foreshadowed future events. Add this to your own stories and you are on your way! ❤ Click the highlighted link below to read more about using … Continue reading How to Foreshadow Like Alfred Hitchcock – ProWritingAid