Archive | March 2018

The Secret Women of The American Civil War – To Make America Great!



The Secret Women of The American Civil War – To Make America Great!

Women on both sides of the American Civil War took on ‘Secret Identities’ and changed their Appearances to Fight alongside male soldiers in America’s Bloodiest Battles for what it was ‘Worth’.

Taking on these identities gave these ‘countless’ women freedom they usually would never enjoy. Women’s Suffrage, still well over fifty years away, these women could manage a male monthly income with freedom only a male soldier could enjoy. These identities these women took on, kept up long after the war was over, and some even kept their male identities until the day they died and still made impacts to their very cause.

One strong motivation for this new male soldier role-play was brand new Adventures never allowed enjoyed before, although primarily their deep personal reasons were simply money they never experienced.

Average soldier income was…

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9 Tips For Using Fiction Techniques When Writing Memoir…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

By Michael Mohr  on The Creative Penn:

Memoir is much more than just writing down an aspect of your life story. 

Intro by Joanna Penn:

In fact, if you do that, it’s unlikely that anyone will read it. Because people want a character they can empathize with and a narrative arc that follows a transformation, as well as immersive setting and emotion that help them live within the story.

All aspects of writing fiction. 

In today’s article, Michael Mohr explains some tips for using fiction techniques in your memoir.

Memoir should be written very much like a novel

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Guest Writer Spot


I’ve featured a number of very talented writers in this slot over the past few weeks. And I’m on the lookout for more of you!  If you’d like your writing to appear on this page, please contact me here or by e-mail: I accept stories, poems, articles – in fact, anything and everything. All you have to do is make sure your prose is no longer than 2000 words and your poems no more than 40 lines.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Promote your work…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Do you have a book launch coming up…

A cover reveal or a work in progress…

Inspiration to offer…

A story or anecdote to tell, a poem to share…

Tips for bloggers or writers…

Want to promote your blog, art or photography…

Reach a different readership…

Or just try something new?

Why not write a guest post?

Promotion, especially for authors, can be difficult and finding the right opportunities at the right price is not easy. Free is always good, especially when you know the sites you are writing for have the potential to reach a wide range and number of new readers.

I like to host a guest post in the five pm slot every day whenever I can and previous guests are always welcome for a return visit. Nor am I alone in seeking guests. There are any number of bloggers out there who are always happy to…

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23 Places To Promote Your Blog Posts

Rachel Poli

What do you do when you’ve published your blog post? You have to spread the word about it!

Your blog posts can reach so many people outside of your followers circle, outside of the WordPress circle. You just need to know the right places to promote to. It doesn’t have to be every single place listed below, but you want to make sure you spread the word well enough.

Also, don’t forget to return the favor when others share your post. Share other posts as well. Spread the love.

23 Places to Promote Blog Posts | Blogging |

23 Places To Promote Your Blog Posts

  • Email your subscribers on your newsletter
  • Twitter
  • Your Facebook page
  • Facebook groups that allow post promotion
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Your LinkedIn
  • Relevant LinkedIn groups
  • Pinterest
  • Pinterest group boards
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Quora
  • Goodreads
  • YouTube
  • Do a round up post for your blog
  • Link in your email signature
  • Join link ups or link parties on other…

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Exciting Times For Facebook Author Pages

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Marina Gioti. You may remember this author power couple from my recent feature of their booksMarina is revealing how she’s using the much-maligned Facebook Author Pages in a novel way that allows her to boost her sales without having to pay for advertising!

Exciting Times For Facebook Author Pages

Exciting times lie ahead for Authors when it comes to promoting their books on social media! Apparently, Facebook and Goodreads have identified the need for tools specifically targeted to authors. They seem to be engaging in a race to become the best platform for authors and help them reach and engage their audience. So far, Facebook seems to be the most user-friendly, but Goodreads is more targeted.

As we all know, user profiles have better penetration and reach than a page in facebook, but they also have certain limitations, such as…

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Book Description Basics…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

By KS Brooks  on Indies Unlimited site:

The number one problem we run into during the vetting process here at Indies Unlimited is a book’s description, also sometimes known as the book sales pitch or the book blurb.

Too long, too short, too detailed, too vague, too too too, blah blah blah.

What it comes down to is: many authors cannot write a book description on their own.

There’s nothing wrong with this.

In most instances, it takes an outsider to point out what’s missing from (or not needed in) a book description. After all, an author has been married to the book for years. An author is most likely going to overlook points that a potential reader needs to know.

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15 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Selling…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

by Joel Friedlander:

We’ve all been there: a book we were excited about, one that we worked on earnestly.

But when it hit the market, all that came back was a big yawn.

No author wants to be in that situation, most of all a self-published author. We gamble our own time, money, and commitment to our books, and we really need a positive response sometimes just to keep going.

But there it is: your baby isn’t selling.

What went wrong? Is it something you can fix, or is it embedded in the DNA of your book, a flaw so grave it can never recover?

Take a look at this list and see if you’ve been guilty of any of these oversights.

And don’t feel too bad, we all make mistakes, miss important road signs, get confused on the journey to publication.

Take heart, one book won’t be the beginning…

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