Out of This World — Free Science Fiction and Fantasy ebooks for June


This month we're joining an excellent group promotion of free science fiction ebooks! Looking for some new summer reading? Our promotion features dozens of free ebooks just for you! Check it out: https://storyoriginapp.com/to/zZHKDlL  

Out of This World — Free Science Fiction and Fantasy ebooks for June2021-06-05T20:26:41+00:00

Tom Swift


Around a century ago there was a series of adventure novels starring a hero named Tom Swift. These books were known for using adverbs with conversation tags in order to add extra emphasis: "The airplane is taking off!" Tom said quickly. "We've got to follow it!" Jane agreed enthusiastically. Adding

Tom Swift2021-05-26T03:25:56+00:00

What are the clichés?


Avoid clichés in writing. Rewrite them assiduously. But some might be wondering--- what are the clichés? As a history professor, I see things like "the winds of change" or "the sands of time" or the "March of history" all the time in student papers. What would be fun would be

What are the clichés?2021-05-25T22:22:52+00:00

An Author’s journey, Singapore 1965


We had only been in Singapore for three weeks, the England we had left on a snowy December day seemed a world away, as we tried to acclimate to the tropical heat. It was almost Christmas, but all our belongings were on a ship somewhere enroute to Singapore, which was

An Author’s journey, Singapore 19652021-05-31T13:01:40+00:00

A Simple Soul Blanket


We're really proud of our latest book. It's called "A Simple Soul: Moving from Fear to Love" Author Kim Cowherd shares her hard won inspiration and gives practical advice for pursuing your dreams and living a more fulfilling life. It will leave you feeling motivated and supported like a warm

A Simple Soul Blanket2021-05-24T23:25:48+00:00

Powers Revealed


A New Book in an Epic Fantasy World https://kdp.amazon.com/amazon-dp-action/us/dualbookshelf.marketplacelink/1954779100 We are so proud of C. T. Fitzgerald's Threat of Angeals Series. It's an epic fantasy that will keep Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings fans mesmerized. Click the link to jump into the series. Learn more about the

Powers Revealed2021-05-11T00:42:12+00:00

A Simple Soul: Moving from Fear to Love


We just published a new book! We're thrilled to announce a memoir by Kimberly Cowherd called A Simple Soul: Moving from Fear to Love https://www.amazon.com/dp/1954779119 It's an inspiring story of Kim's journey through life and love as well as her sports achievements. A Simple Soul teaches positivity and gratitude even

A Simple Soul: Moving from Fear to Love2021-05-10T22:00:32+00:00

Hack the System


Learning the System vs. Learning to Hack it Cory Doctorow wrote a an article called "Rules for Writers" which I keep coming back to. Here's the link at Locus magazine: https://locusmag.com/2020/05/cory-doctorow-rules-for-writers/ Cory's article talks about his experience of two texts: One of the best books of rules for science fiction

Hack the System2021-04-30T18:02:42+00:00

The Rules


Attend any writing group or writing class and you will probably discuss rules for writers. These are usually some simple things to remember that you can easily jot down in a notebook. Don't start a sentence with a conjunction or preposition. Show, don't tell, etc. These rules can be helpful

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(a/k/a Marketing is Worth it!) Yesterday, Isaac and I spent the day calculating royalties for all of the Emerald authors. Our books earned over $6000 for the last 4 months of 2020, with sales throughout the USA, in bookstores, via Kindle and internationally in Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and India.