Writing Journal A Year In The Life Of A Self Published Author

Author: Scott Haworth
Publisher: Scott Haworth
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One year ago I had six novels self-published that were starting to get good reviews from the people who read them. After a decade of working hard to make a career out of writing, I finally felt like I was on the cusp of success. I decided to start a journal to chronicle my journey. Whether you are an author who is thinking about self-publishing or you are simply curious about how the process works, this journal will give you insight on what it is like to try to break out in one of the hardest professions known to man. Everyone has heard about the success stories of a handful of self-published authors, but they are the exception to the rule. Even if you work hard, have talent and take advantage of every marketing and promotional opportunity that is available, the chances of making it big are astronomically low. Read my story and experience the highs, the lows, the more lows and the holy crap I didn’t think it could get any lowers of self-publishing. The journal highlights my efforts to write and self-publish four novels in less than a year. It also delves into the strategies I implemented to convince lovely folks like yourself to actually pay me money to read them. Finally, I also talk about how I got started as a writer and how the publishing industry has dramatically changed since then. Keywords: self publishing, novels, marketing, money, how to, success, books

Young Adult Literature And Culture

Author: Harry Edwin Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144380732X
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This book offers a multifaceted approach to the world of young adults, everything from Ray Schrock’s use of Walter Dean Myers’ sports stories to discuss race relations and cultural politics to Joyce Litton’s analysis of the highly popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Quartet. The cover illustration is done by Joel Rudinger based on his experiences with the Inuit where he learned many of their legends and myths, resulting in his own excellent work on Sedna, the creation goddess, a story filled with deep tragedy, mystery and the world of the spirits. This mythic world slides into the discussion of Harry Eiss, one that focuses on The Isis Trilogy, best known of Monica Hughes many works, who writes, “Science fiction and fantasy in particular are valid carriers of myth for the 20th century, and most especially for young people.” Margaret Best and Susann deVries also give us literature that uses science. They begin, “The science fair project is the central metaphor and the reality in Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1970), Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bucking the Sarge (2004), and Joyce Maynard’s The Cloud Chamber (2005). After providing an overview science fiction, Sally Sugarman offers a study of the entire genre. “For this study two hundred and thirty-nine high school students from two schools in Vermont and Massachusetts were surveyed.” Alethea K. Helbig provides an overview of her important activities promoting literature for the young. She was a seminal scholar and educator when colleges and universities were just beginning to take the study of such literature seriously, when English departments were initiating serious undergraduate and graduate classes in what previously had been seen as inferior literature. Her life itself provides us with an entertaining and historically valuable autobiographical account of a person at the center of the change that has taken and continues to take place. Jerry Loving expands the horizons of the entire collection of essays, providing a firsthand account of how the young are educated in China, including a detailed history. It begins: “I have been traveling to mainland China at least 4 to 6 times a year as a teacher or education evaluator since 2002. As the visits and years passed, I watched the education system of China slowly improve to the level my schools were like when I went to school in the 50’s and 60’s

Mind Control Bundle 1 Four Hot Mind Control Erotic Short Stories

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8826044716
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This Bundle Contains the following short stories: Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist - My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did. Imagine You Are a Virgin Bride - Josh's revenge plot quickly turns all to real as he realizes that he can impregnate Heather and claim her forever as she submits to his desires. Imagine You Are An Anal Slut - My name is Stone Banner, and I am a traveling stage hypnotist. I travel all over the world to perform feats of mind control over susceptible people that pay my ticket price for a chance to be on my stage so I can humiliate them in front of a crowd. Seems crazy, doesn't it? You think that's crazy, you should see what happens in my hotel room after the show. Imagine You Are Completely Paralyzed - Stone Banner is back and he's doing his hypnotism show in another town. When a giggling, fidgety girl hits on him after the show, he decides to show her what life could be like if she just stopped talking and sat still.

Imagine You Are Two Pack Two Mind Control Erotic Short Stories

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8826040559
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This two-pack contains Emma's hot mind control stories: Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist - My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did. Imagine You Are An Anal Slut - My name is Stone Banner, and I am a traveling stage hypnotist. I travel all over the world to perform feats of mind control over susceptible people that pay my ticket price for a chance to be on my stage so I can humiliate them in front of a crowd. Seems crazy, doesn't it? You think that's crazy, you should see what happens in my hotel room after the show. Get two stories for one discounted price!

In The Beginning

Author: Michael Farris Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501102540
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In this short story prequel to Michael Farris Smith’s widely acclaimed novel Rivers (a Best Book of 2013 in BookRiot, Daily Candy, and Hudson Booksellers), a series of catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast prompts the government to institute “The Line,” a boundary between the coastal region and the rest of the country, effectively creating a lawless no-man’s land without electricity, resources, or basic services. Those left behind include Aggie, a snake-handling preacher with a questionable past; Bub and Ava, who live in a FEMA trailer held down by cinderblocks; and Cohen, who refuses to evacuate and leave behind the graves of his late wife and child. As all four struggle to survive below The Line, their stories intersect with violent and unexpected consequences.

Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist A Mind Control Erotic Short Story

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8822893824
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When my father gave me the pocket watch and winked about its "powers," I laughed. "It'll get you more ass than you ever thought you could get, son," he told me in his gruff voice, raspy from years of cigarette smoking and whiskey. "Just tap the top, and whatever woman you want will do whatever you say. My Daddy gave it to me, and now I'm passing it to you." My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did.

Wild Abandon

Author: Ronica Black
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 160282276X
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Doctor Chandler Brogan’s favorite things start with the letter S: Speed, Sex, and as she soon discovers when a cop pulls her over on her motorcycle for reckless driving…Sarah. Chandler is a clinical psychologist who focuses on sexual dysfunction, but her professional expertise has never made her personal life any easier. She spends more and more time searching for the ultimate connection, and when she fails, she escapes on her bike. Officer Sarah Monroe enjoys being in control, so much so that she can’t let down her guard enough to achieve the intimacy she secretly craves. From their first tumultuous meeting, the two women are drawn together in a battle of wills and a fiery sexual dance that neither can turn away from.

Erh Rte Gebete

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992553
Size: 62.67 MB
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Es sollte sein Opus magnum werden, ein schonungsloses Sittenbild proustscher Dimension doch Capote konnte und wollte es nicht abschließen. Gleichwohl ist Erhörte Gebete sein konsequentestes Werk, eine giftgesättigte Abrechnung mit der feinen Gesellschaft. Hier schildert Capote die Reichen und Mächtigen, die Verrückten und Verruchten, all jene, die ihn jahrelang als ihr Schoßhündchen betrachtet hatten. Als das erste Kapitel des Schlüsselromans Mitte der Siebzigerjahre in Esquire abgedruckt wurde, erkannten Capotes Freunde, dass das Schoßhündchen durchaus auch zubeißen konnte: Plötzlich waren ihre intimsten Geheimnisse - vom Seitensprung bis zum vertuschten Mord - schwarz auf weiß nachzulesen. "Es ist sehr schwierig, Gentleman und Schriftsteller zu sein", hat W. Somerset Maugham einmal bemerkt. Mit Erhörte Gebete entschied sich Capote eindeutig für Letzteres.

Seriously Sexy 2

Author: Miranda Forbes
Publisher: Xcite Books
ISBN: 9781906125868
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Whatever your pleasure you'll love what you discover between the covers of Xcite Books! Miranda Forbes has selected twenty seriously sexy stories that are certain to excite and delight.