Archive | January 2021

The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs – by Nate Hoffelder… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Anne R. Allen: If you Google author bios you will find a million different articles, each with their own recommendation. Be short and too the point. Use the third person. Simply say who you are, and give your publishing credits. Be formulaic. A lot of this advice is good, but I also think it […]

The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs – by Nate Hoffelder… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Help Humanity!

#HowNotToWinFriendsOrInfluencePeople Help Humanity!

(*If you offend easily, STOP reading!)

Reading about a CEO helping out the nurses of a hospital by emptying trash and running a vacuum as being helpful is wrong. That is NOT helping and thus it is wrong. Especially when it is wrong!

How to Help Nursing Staff:

Volunteer to don PPE and sit with a patient, (not on work time nor being paid for this at all), for two hours. That will give the staff a true break, allowing them to catch a breath, eat, and help other patients.

I encourage all employees of ANY hospital to volunteer their time, when possible, to help the nursing staff and to help humanity. ESPECIALLY HUMANITY!!

#covid19longhauler #Covid19survivor #COVID19 #helpnursingstaff #onceanursealwaysanurse #onceateacheralwaysateacher

How to Format a Novel for Submission – by Carol Saller… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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

How the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

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.

My Review:

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 entry was posted on January 19, 2021. 2 Comments

How Amazon Plans to Conquer the World of Publishing — Nicholas C. Rossis

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
This entry was posted on January 19, 2021. 2 Comments

5 Creative Ways to Help You Get Writing – by C.S. Lakin… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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

A Lesson for Every Child by Sally Huss

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.