Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting
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Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he'll do next.
Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy
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Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy
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Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After 'Julius Caesar' Controversy
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The uproar over the New York Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has spread to other cities. And it appears to be only because they are companies with the word "Shakespeare" in their name. Staff at Shakespeare Dallas have received death threats, even though the company isn't performing Shakespeare at the moment.
Saturday’s Free & Bargain Kindle Book Deals
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Romance, Horror, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller, Nonfiction, Fantasy, Mystery… today’s featured books have a little something for everyone! Like what you see? Got friends who like to read? Use Facebook to SHARE Pixel of Ink and share the joy!
Bargain and Free Books for 6-24-17
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Good morning, readers! If you’re looking for something good to read this weekend check out this collection of 7 bargain books and 4 free books. Sign up for our email newsletter and never miss another free or bargain book deal. Sign Up Here! Bargain Books Shadow Divers – Amazon by Robert Kurson Rating: 4.7 Genre: […]
More Bargain and Free Books for 6-24-17
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Add some new reads to your library from this selection of 7 bargain books and 5 free books. Sign up for our email newsletter and never miss another free or bargain book deal. Sign Up Here! Bargain Books Untitled Beauty – Amazon by C.E. Wilson Rating: 4.6 Genre: Science Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make […]
Take the Jungle Red Seatmate Quiz!
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Hank over Chicago without Steven SpielbergHANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Yeah well, traveling.
Changes In The Publishing Industry And Launching Non-Fiction Books With Dan Blank
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Is the author platform still a necessity in an age of paid advertising? What has changed in the last few years of publishing? I discuss these questions and more with Dan Blank in today's show. In the intro, I discuss some of the publishing talk coming out of Book Expo, Amazon's new smartphone aimed at […]
Book of the Day: Call the Midwife
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When Jennifer Worth went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies, she also became the neighborhood’s most vivid chronicler. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds.
Book of the Day: Call the Midwife
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When Jennifer Worth went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies, she also became the neighborhood’s most vivid chronicler. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds.
20 Actual Quotes From Baudelaire As the Teen Goth You Broke Up With in High School
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Happy publishing anniversary weekend to Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, the French poet, essayist, art critic, and OG conjurer of all things modernité. The 19th-century writer has been a particular favorite amongst dark dreamers and gothic lovelies for decades due to his obsession with Poe, his lifelong struggle with obscenity charges pinned to […]
Here's my really angry rant for the month
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WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! DANGER! This post discusses the season three finale of FARGO that aired earlier this week. So if you haven’t seen it yet, come back when you do. Or you don’t watch FARGO and don’t care, stick around if you want to read an angry rant. Last chance. The next paragraph I begin. Okay. Readers of this blog know I am a fan of FARGO. Especially season two, which I thought was extraordinary. This season has had its moments and I even did a post about how clever they i
Unconscious Prejudice Meets Real-World Horror In 'The Exception'
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David Leveaux's new film follows exiled German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II as he realizes that the new Germany of National Socialism has nothing at all in common with the Germany of his memories.
The Reading Habits Of Highly Successful People
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From Blinkist: Two teenage boys found employment at a grocery store in Omaha, Nebraska. The older boy, from a poor family devastated by the Great Depression, bred and sold hamsters for spare change. The younger boy, grandson of the store owner, had been delaying college and working odd jobs, like selling chewing gum and coke […]
Six Steps That Will Change Learners & Classrooms
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The terms 'Transformational Teaching' and 'Transformational Learning' are discussed in the academy at times. But is this just academic nonsense or is there some significance to the terms and the practices. What practical advice might the work offer to teachers, parents and those who homeschool?In the simplest possible terms, Transformational Teaching (TT) is teaching that changes learners by creating the right conditions for learning. We change the way we approach tasks, the questions we ask
28 Publishing Legends Reveal Strategies For Launching A Book to Bestseller
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Live from May 8-19, you can view FREE video interviews with a whopping 28 publishing professionals in the Author’s Adventure Summit! WWW’s Shari Stauch is participating in this event so we’re especially excited to share it with you! The Author’s The post 28 Publishing Legends Reveal Strategies For Launching A Book to Bestseller appeared first on Where Writers Win.
Humorous Paintings of a Lonely Astronaut Making Contact with Iconic Food Franchises
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Scott Listfield made a name for himself painting a lonely astronaut wandering across our corporate-littered landscape where pop culture often takes precedence over politics, and the brand logo is worshiped like a religious icon. His imagery also plays on science fiction tropes with a twist of humor. In his series Franchise, currently on view at […]
IndieView with Danica Davidson, author of Escape from the Overworld
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The most important thing is the writing, whether you self-publish, go with an independent publisher or go with a large one. Write down whatever you want to say first and foremost, because it’s your voice. Danica Davidson – 24 June … Continue reading →
Summer is Here!
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by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. BartlettOkay, fifteen minutes ago it was April and cold and miserable and now suddenly it's coming up on 4th of July week. Where has time gone?It's been two years since my mother passed away, and it seems like a couple of weeks--tops. I mean, why else would I think, "Oh, I need to call and tell her....?"So, let's look back on our "summer" so far. Yeah, technically we're just three days in, but that's not how I look at summer.Summer starts when we open
DAILY DEALS: Peter Pan re-imagined, ruinous enemies, protective loners
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The Realest Ever by Keith Thomas Walker $ FREE From the Jacket Copy: As children, Donovan was Kyra’s only source of love. Fifteen years later Kyra returns to Overbrook Meadows, battle-scarred and weary. Donovan is eager to comfort her, but Kyra’s body still yearns for the one kiss they shared ... more >
A Trio of Canadian Authors on Food Writing and ‘Cultural Nationalism’
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From Quill & Quire: A part of this discussion among food book authors has to do with Canada's deep multiculturalism and diversity. The post A Trio of Canadian Authors on Food Writing and ‘Cultural Nationalism’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
16 Fabulous New Books for Readers Aged 3-13
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My eldest granddaughter (aged 12 years) says I have the best job in the world because in her words, "people just send you great books to read and review." I pointed out that this isn't all I do, but it's one of the most enjoyable things I do get to do in any week. She volunteered to help me out, so she has reviewed the last book. Here are 16 recent arrivals for younger readers aged 3 to 13 years. As usual, I have arranged them in rough order of reading difficulty. And of course, I do NOT receive
Insights about Getting Book Reviews
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Often I see books launch into the market with zero reviews or only a few reviews. With over 4500 new books entering the marketplace every day, it is a challenge for any author to find readers—and to find readers who will write a few sentences of honest review and post it on Amazon and Goodreads and other sites. In this article, I want to encourage authors to take an active role at getting
Party!
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I celebrated my birthday a few days ago and, since we've also been remodelling the house, we thought it was a good idea to have some friends around. Not for any special reason but because too often we keep putting things off, not getting together with people we love because there is always plenty of time. Except time is a strange beast and it slips away from us very easily. So, tonight a group of us will be making that time and catching up with one another. Who would you like to catch up with mo
Subbing again
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I recently regained the rights to one of my books from a publisher that has now closed. I looked at the story and tweaked it and have subbed it to one of my other publishers. Am keeping my fingers crossed that it may be a good fit for them. If not, then I'll probably look at placing it with Brierley Rose Press. In the mean time I realised I have 6 unfinished novels in various stages so I think I'd better get cracking!
An original golden shovel poem
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For Poetry friday, my Poetry sisters and I are doing "golden shovel" poems, where you use lines or stanzas from an existing poem (grabbing a shovel full of gold from someone else). You use the words of a line (or lines) in the order given, as the end words of each line in your new poem. We are all working from the wonderful "Pied Beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The Hopkins poem is a curtal sonnet using sprung rhythm - you can read about both in this prior post, but here is the whole, lovely so
Recent reads
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Of late, I've been on a romance binge. I finally finished the Pink Carnation series, The Lure of the Moonflower. I put off reading the last novel for two reasons - one, I thought things had sort of gotten a bit silly in Miss Gwen's novel, almost as if the author's heart were no longer in it, and two, I nevertheless didn't want the series to end. I continue to believe that perhaps the author's heart was no longer in the series, and was only somewhat satisfied with the final novel, though I'm glad
Santa Maria Novella
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For PG, it’s always a good day to remember Florence. . Click on photo for a larger version. This is Santa Maria Novella, a church near the main railway station in Florence. The station is named Firenze Santa Maria Novella after the church. Novella means new, but this church is new on a Florentine time scale. […]
Illuminating Forgotten History with the Bright Light of Fiction
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From The Literary Hub: It’s a typical conversation-starter for authors: “What are you writing about these days?” My answering, “the Anglo-Boer War,” triggered a typical response. The interrogators would tilt their head and nod, buying time to find a way to say they had no idea what I was talking about. I loved it. Their […]
In the Booth with Ruth – Tara Burns, Survivor of Labor Trafficking in the Sex Industry, Sex Worker and Sex Workers’ Rights Activist
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Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs: Could you share how you became involved in the sex workers’ rights movement and why it’s so important to you? There are so many moments that have added up to my becoming an activist. When I was sixteen a District Attorney declined to prosecute my father for abusing me and…
Why Trade Shows Are Important
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This week the largest book trade show in the United States will take place in New York City called Book Expo America. I'm looking forward to attending this event. While I've been going to trade shows for many years, I know many writers have never been to one nor understand why they are important. In this article I'm going to cover some of these basics. Almost every field has trade shows which are closed to the public but draw thousands of participants. Librarians, booksellers, retaile
Happy Sunday
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Writing on...
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The new story is now at 58k, approximately 10k will finish this draft and then the rest will come in the editing process. I already know there is a lot of tweaking to be done. This story is very different to my usual books and will probably go out under a different name. It's quite dark in places and the characters are not always very likeable or easy to empathise with.
Travels and research
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I spent last weekend in Torquay, birthplace of one of my favourite writers, Agatha Christie. One of manuscripts I'm working on is a cosy mystery/thriller set in a fictional version of Dartmouth. Dartmouth is a beautiful and historic town near Torquay so I added to my research files with a wonderful visit to St Saviours church. The vicar very kindly took some time from taking down the Christmas decorations to tell us about the history of the church which dates back to 1268. The church is open for
Sony DPT-RP1 vs Onyx Boox Max Carta Comparison
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Yesterday I posted a video and first impressions review of the new Sony DPT-RP1, and some folks (myself included) were wondering how it compares to the Onyx Boox Max Carta. I don’t have access to the latter so this isn’t going to be a hands-on comparison, more of a general comparison outlining the main differences […]
Thursday Writing Quote ~ King
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The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting. Stick to the parts that are, and don’t get carried away with the rest. Long life stories are best received in bars, and only then an hour or so before closing time, and if you are buying ~ Stephen King
Shopping for that Impossible-to-Buy-For Friend - the movie edition
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Black Friday is just around the corner, so I figure this isn't a bad time to do another installment of shopping for that hard to buy for friend. This time, I'm focusing on movies and TV. Do you know someone who's a fan of fantasy? I'll be they'd love Game of Thrones. This is the hot series in fandom at the moment. It's very well done, though seriously, adults only. Any one who is a Diana Gabaldon fan or who loves time travel or Scottish romance will love Outlander. Really books t