Archive | June 2019

Infographic: Famous Books Which Began As Dreams — Nicholas C. Rossis

Regular readers know that most of my stories began as dreams and that I have included several of them in my science fiction series, Pearseus, as well. But I’m hardly the only one, as this Infographic by Sleep Advisor will show you. From Mary Shelley to Steven King, here are 11 famous books which started […]

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This entry was posted on June 29, 2019. 4 Comments

How To Write A Book And Enjoy Writing It – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: It’s an adage that everyone has a book inside them. But it is a truism that is more valid today than ever before. Self-publishing has opened the door to anyone who has a story to tell. New authors around the world are writing and getting new books published every day. If […]

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39 Writing Contests in July 2019 – No entry fees – by Erica Verrillo… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: There are over three dozen contests in July for short stories, poetry, essays, scripts, and books in every genre. None charge entry fees. Prizes range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to publication. Some accept self-published work. As always, read the restrictions to make sure you qualify. […]

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Dramatic Irony: adding depth #amwriting — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy: Creating depth in writing is an involved process. When we talk about adding depth to a scene, we are talking about many things, and over the next few weeks, we will explore the ideas and facets of depth more fully. First of all, “depth” consists of…

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5 Video Marketing Tips to Help Sell Your Book — Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali, a system engineer with a passion for writing, designing and anything tech related. Currently, she is the digital content manager at Dynamologic Solutions, a leading website design company. 5 Video Marketing Tips to Help Sell Your Book Video and written content have been pitted against each other. While […]

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How to use semi-colons in fiction writing – by Louise Harnby… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Semi-colons are disliked by some, misused by others, and avoided by many. If you want to keep them out of your writing, that’s fine. In this article, I show you how they work conventionally. That way, you can omit them because that’s your preference, not because you daren’t include them! Continue reading HERE

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How Amazon Destroyed Publishing — Nicholas C. Rossis

In my previous post, How Amazon Destroyed Barnes & Noble, I explained how Amazon (alone) could not be held responsible for the bookstore’s troubles. This post addresses another common complaint, that Amazon has destroyed publishing. Again, things are not as black and white as that. Yes, Amazon is a shark. But it was the publishing […]

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This entry was posted on June 19, 2019. 2 Comments