BOOK REVIEW: The Settlers, by Jason Gurley RATING: 7/10 . BLURB: Earth is on the brink of ruin. Great storms destroy cities. Rising seas reshape the continents. Afraid for its survival, mankind constructs a fleet of space stations in orbit, and steps off-world. Among the humans fighting for their future are Micah Sparrow, a widower who uncovers a plot to return mankind to the dark ages; Tasneem Kyoh, who undergoes life-extension treatments and begins the search for humanity's next home; and David Dewbury, a prodigy who believes he knows where that home might be. But in space, the rules aren't the only things that have changed. Man himself has changed, and with the Earth in tatters behind him, man turns his attention to the one thing left to destroy: himself. . My poor Kindle has lain untouched and unused for so long, I was half convinced it would never start up again! I'm determined to use it more often. . Anyway - according to both Goodreads and my Kindle, I have already read this book. Only I have zero memory of it. So I guess now I'm reading it again. I hate not being able to remember books! I figure if I actually sit down and review it, then I'm more likely to remember it... In theory, at least. . This is the first book in an apparently (indefinitely) unfinished trilogy. Both the first and second book were published/released in 2013, but the final installment has yet to be published and I'm going to go ahead and assume that at this point it's been scrapped. . There are quite a few editing mistakes - wrong pronouns, missed words, missing letters - and I found the dialogue stiff. I didn't mind the lack of quotation marks so much - which I know a lot of reviewers have issues with - because I've read books without quotation marks before and you can get around it. But some of the actual dialogue, the way people spoke, was "stiff". That's the only way I can describe it. . Still, the concept was interesting, and I'll probably go read the second book in the trilogy
It's time for THREE WEEKS of A SPIRALING OF THUNDER!!! I've missed this story so much as I've focused on The Crivabanian for the last several months. Sitting down with Save the Cat Writes a Novel and a notebook and pen has given me that kid-at-Cristmas giddy wonderful feeling I haven't truly felt in a while. Maybe I should take my own advice and switch between stories more often 🤷♀️ Either way, I can't even express how thrilled I am to be reoutlining ASoT with this awesome book so that I can tackle serious revisions for July Camp Nano. A huge thank you to @authorbethanyatazadeh and @authorbrittanywang for the STC Experiment! Without those I wouldn't have bought the book or gotten such a wonderful glimpse of the process it presents. Thanks guys! Have you ever gotten bogged down with a project and been pleasantly surprised with the feeling you get when starting on another one? #authorsofig#savethecatwritesanovel#stcexperiment
Ending books in a series is different than ending standalone novels or the final book. Each book in a series still needs to satisfy your reader in some way, but also retain enough of their interest to convince them to read the next book. Accomplishing this is not easy and can be the difference between a series readers can’t stop reading and one they never finish.⠀ ⠀ One way to know what to promise more of is to understand what type of series you're writing. For a dynamic, plot-driven series, readers want more plot. For a static, character-driven series, readers want more characters. For an anthology, world/place-driven series, readers want more world.⠀ ⠀ At the end of your book, hint at how readers will get more of what they want in the next book. To learn more about ending books in a series, check out my latest article Retaining Readers: How to End Books in a Series.⠀ ⠀ https://www.ignitedinkwriting.com/ignite-your-ink-blog-for-writers/retaining-readers-how-to-end-books-in-a-series/2019 ⠀ #caitlinberve#ignitedinkwriting#igniteyourink#writtersofinstagram#writingcommunity#writingtips#writerslife#indieauthors#indie#authorslife#bookediting#editingskills#amwriting#bookstagram#bookworm#bookabolic#series#endings#seriesendings#theend
"While you lay dying, I will remember who I used to be. A woman once a child who embraced the taste of honeysuckle without fear" . . . Great new short story up by Gloria Buckley. Make sure to check it out on our site!
My proof copy has just arrived in the mail today. I have passed the proof copy over to one of my beta readers. I was pleased with the results. There are few issues with the proof copy in terms of printing. However, there were some formatting errors on my part. I have decided to order a copy of my book rather than publishing it right away to screen for any issues that could occur in print. I have placed some of my own artwork into the book, and I designed the front and back cover myself. I had never attempted a book design before now. The majority of the graphics I design for myself and others are channel banners, profile photos, and logos. I still have much to learn. Any advice concerning text formatting would be much appreciated. Anyone who would like to offer their assistance is free to comment or DM. Thank you for viewing my work. • I have a blog in which I strive to assist new authors, like myself, who desire to hone their skills and improve their confidence. Aside from informational articles concerning creative writing, my blog also includes articles concerning life and philosophical apologetics. You can find more of my work at www.jtsmithe.com. Whoever follows my account, I will follow back, provided the content of whoever follows is not vulgar or graphic. I enjoy a good conversation and love words, and am willing to provide assistance to whoever needs it whenever I am able. • #author #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writerscommunity #amwriting#bookstagram#horrorauthor#horrorbooks#bookcommunity#horrorreaders#horrorstory#writerscommunity#writingsociety#indieauthors#writerscorner#creativewriting#igwriters#justwrite#instawriter#lifeofawriter#horrorwritersofinstagram
Some days when I write... I doubt the words, the story, and IF it is even good at all BUT then some days I receive a postcard and picture from a young reader and all doubt is erased. Then I remember why I write to begin with😁
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve joined A Quintillion Reads! Our new team is so excited to read and review indie books! 📚 Posted @withrepost • @aquintillionreads We're very happy to announce the launch of A Quintillion Reads! A brand new book club dedicated to helping and supporting indie authors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be added to our review list 😊📚 • • @aquintillionwords @daninovotny @karr1976 @littlemissbooklover87 @jrundy85 #writingcommunity#bookreviewers#bookreviews#indieauthors#reviews#books#bookish#newbookclub#team#aquintillionreads
Book Review: The Staircase of Fire (Shakertown Adventure #3) by Ben Woodard Intense and evocative… Deeply engrossing and poignant, Woodard’s third in Shakertown Adventure series is designed to take the reader on a though-provoking journey through a time in a small southern town in America when personal dreams and misfortunes were determined by the color of a person’s skin. Set in the 1920s America, Woodard blends fiction and history to fashion a marvelous coming-of-age story. Struggling with his inner demons, fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace hates everything about his life in Kentucky, a quiet southern town, but a brutal racial killing makes things utterly unbearable for him. Getting his hands on a lost gold treasure hidden somewhere in the town becomes more than a necessity after he finds himself completely alienated from others. But the escape doesn’t bring him much desired peace. After leaving everything behind, Tom realizes that he is unable to evade his inner demons. To make peace with his own conscience, Tom must make a difficult decision. Woodard’s narrative buzzes with authoritative confidence and an inviting tone as he brilliantly mingles the mundane with the thought-provoking. There are a multitude of characters that Woodard ....full review on website. A review website & magazine for indie authors. Submit your book for a guranteed review at The Prairies Book Review. Link in bio. . #authorsofinstagram#amwriting#authors#author#authorlife#authorlifemonth#bookreview#bookreviews#authorsofig#authorgram#authorofig#indieauthor#kindle#kindlebooks#indieauthorsofinstagram#indieauthorsunited#indieauthors#bookstagram#writersofinstagram#newauthor#booksigning#indiebooks#kindleunlimited