on CMOS Shop Talk: When you write a book to send to an agent or editor, you are preparing a manuscript. And even if your ideas, characters, and plot twists are colorful and creative, your manuscript format should not be. Agents and editors almost always require submitted pages to be in a standard format free […]How to Format a Novel for Submission – by Carol Saller… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
From Amazon and book Link here!
A very stubborn, bored, and uninspired cow is steadfast in her determination not to try something new. She is amusingly invited to join one animal after the next in an adventure with them, but sticks to her old habits. It is not until a chicken encourages her to jump over the moon that she decides to change her ways.
All in rhyme, and all with a smile, this story is one to delight every child, and subtly spark the spirit of adventure within them. It emphasizes the importance of trying something new — being adventurous and in the most whimsical way.
Charmingly illustrated in bright and happy colors.
This children’s picture book is part of the wonderful collection of children’s books by Sally Huss.
Huss has done it again. A wonderful children’s rhyming picture book that gives out a message to all kids, that if they put their mind to it, they can do things they thought they couldn’t. Five stars.
This is a guest post by Nisar Ahmad, a digital marketing expert for Media Hicon. As you know, I put most of the blame for the current condition of the publishing world on traditional publishers, whose policies Amazon has cleverly used to its advantage. Nisar instead makes the case for the view that several Amazon […]How Amazon Plans to Conquer the World of Publishing — Nicholas C. Rossis
Novel writing is one of those things a lot of people have thought about. They say everybody has a book inside them, so why not you? But before you begin, there are some misconceptions surrounding writing a book, that I’d like to dispel. Have a peek. You have to make a planThere are benefits to […]6 Misconceptions about writing a novel — Uninspired Writers
on Live Write Thrive: Anton Chekhov wrote: “My country house is full of people, they never leave me alone; if only they would go away I could be a good writer.” I bet you have your own “if only …” sentence that tells why you haven’t reached your writing goals. Mine change from time to […]5 Creative Ways to Help You Get Writing – by C.S. Lakin… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
From Amazon: Learning was everything to Mrs. Emerson. So when a new student was brought into her classroom, Mrs. Emerson was delighted because she discovered that this young man knew something that everyone needed to know. She told her class that Jack was just like everyone else, except for one thing – he had food allergies. “Would you like to explain that to us, Jack?” Jack proceeds to educate us all. This book is endorsed by Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), MedicAlert® Foundation, Elijah Alavi Foundation, The Love for Giovanni Foundation, No Nut Traveler, and Food Allergy Zone. Book Link
My Review: The illustrations are cute and story about a child with food allergies is told in a way that all kids need to read and understand. Huss brought forth common questions that kids have about allergies and explained them in a way they understand.
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Noel Kiss is a successful businessman, but adrift in his personal life. After he reconnects with his twin sister, Noel realizes he’s bored, lonely, and searching for a change. That change might be waiting for him in Snowberry, Minnesota.
Savannah Hart is known in Snowberry as ‘the smile maker’. She has poured blood, sweat, and tears into her flower emporium and loves spreading cheer throughout the community. She uses those colorful petals to hide her secrets from the people of Snowberry, but there’s one man who can see right through them.
On December twenty-fourth, life changes for both Noel and Savannah. He finds a reason for change, and she finds the answer to a prayer. Desperate for relief, Savannah accepts Noel’s crazy proposal, telling herself it will be easy to say goodbye when the time comes, but she’s fooling no one. Noel has until Valentine’s Day to convince Savannah his arms are the shelter she’s been yearning for. If he can’t, the only thing he’ll be holding on February 14th is a broken heart.
This book by Mettner is simply wonderful. Love is in abundance, as it should be in a romance, and there are many tender moments when painful past life issues keep a person distant from the one they love. A battered woman issue completes this novel and all the feels are included. My ex was just as abusive and so I can relate in many ways. Five stars. Get your copy here!
on Fiction University: Sometimes we just need a little help to create a memorable character. . Some writers develop incredibly detailed characters before they ever start a story. I am not one of those writers. I do the bare minimum necessary to create a character, then I throw them into my story and see what […]5 Questions to Turn a Character from Flat to Fabulous – by Janice Hardy… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
on Anne R. Allen: Hold onto your pens, people…it’s going to be a wild ride. It’s that time of year again. I present to you Predictions in Publishing: the 2021 Edition! It’s hard to believe that last year at this time I was bemoaning the fact that the book publishing industry seemed to have stagnated […]Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog