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13 Great Facebook Pages for Writers

* Bookriot has the skinny on all the Facebook pages us writers should like, follow, and then like some more. Here’s the link to the article:

http://bookriot.com/2014/08/13/13-great-facebook-pages-writers/

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Epilogue: A Noun

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(via victoriousvocabulary🙂

EPILOGUE

[noun]

1. a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel; a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.

2. a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.

3. the person speaking this.

Etymology: late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos,“peroration of a speech”, equivalent to epi-, a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek where it meant “upon”, “on”, “over”, “near”, “at”, “before”, “after” + lógos, “word”.

[Kyoung Hwan Kim – Sunset]

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Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls

~ I recently stumbled upon another Harry Potter inspired band: Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls. Their music is at times touching as well as carefree. I especially liked their song “Open At the Close.” If any of you are die hard Harry Potter fans or just like interesting music then check out the last.fm website. The site itself has all their music, YouTube fan videos for their songs, and info about Oliver Boyd.

Link to last.fm channel: 

http://www.last.fm/music/Oliver+Boyd+and+the+Remembralls

Also, the lyrics to “Open At the Close”: 

I’ve figured out all the pieces and
It now makes sense to me.
My future has been set in stone,
And this end must come.
For this must be done.
I cannot let them die in vain.
They fought by my side
And fell with their pride.
One a brother, lived with all his wit.
Another taught me life, and how to deal with it.

So I’ll walk it alone and face this truth.
Mum, I’m coming home, home to you.
No goodbyes this time, and no kisses too.
Ginny, please don’t you cry.
Know I’ll always love you.

Memories run though my mind
And it’s comforting to me.
This is it, there’s no more to say.
Just a waiting game as he takes his aim.

So I’ll walk this alone and face this truth.
Mum, I’m coming home, home to you.
No goodbyes this time, and no kisses too.
Ginny, please don’t you cry.
Know I’ll always love you.

So I’ll walk it alone and face this truth.
Mum, I’m coming home, home to you.
No goodbyes this time, and no kisses too.
Ginny, please don’t you cry.
Know I’ll always love you.

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Tres Chic


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Inspired by vibrant and old book covers, Olympia Le-Tan launched her You Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover collection in September 2009. Her love of literature was a passion she shared with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, and her talent for embroidery was inherited from her grandmother. Each clutch is handmade in France, lined with beautiful Liberty of London fabric, and limited to only 16 pieces per design. I would love to own any of these incredible book bags –  it would look so lovely sitting on my bookshelf when I am not carrying it!

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* I don’t know about anyone else, but I would love to get my clutches on one of these clutches. All are chic beautiful accessories. Each purse is hand embroidered, which not only makes them unique, but even more stunning. Be still my bookaholic fashonista heart.

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Banned Books Week: Lectures & Articles About the Banned

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Visit this great blog to view the links to the articles and lectures about banned books:

http://prettybooks.tumblr.com/post/62177676609

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Five Easy Steps to Writing A Book Blurb

~ Writer Amanda Patterson once again comes through with useful tips for the green eared unpublished author. Here is her advice on book blurbs: 

amandaonwriting:

Your blurb will be an important part of your marketing. It is vital to get a reader’s attention. To write a good blurb, you have to make it short. Cut out sub-plots. Add tension to make it dramatic. Try not to mention more than two character’s names, and promise your audience a read they won’t forget.

I’ve come up with this easy acronym to help you create a blurb. I call it SCOPE. Follow these five steps and see if it works for you.

Setting
Conflict
Objective
Possible Solution
Emotional Promise

  1. Setting: All stories involve characters who are in a certain setting at a certain time.
  2. Conflict: A good story places these characters in a situation where they have to act or react. A good way to start this part of your blurb is with the words: But, However, Until
  3. Objective: What do your characters need to do?
  4. Possible Solution: Offer the reader hope here. Show them how the protagonist can overcome. Give them a reason to pick up the book. Use the word ‘If’ here.
  5. Emotional Promise: Tell them how the book will make them feel. This sets the mood for your reader.

I saw The Edge of Tomorrow today, and I decided to write a blurb using this formula.

Example:

  1. London. The near future. Aliens have invaded Earth and colonised Europe. Major William Cage is a PR expert for the US Army which is working with the British to prevent the invaders from crossing the English Channel. Battle after battle is lost until an unexpected victory gives humanity hope.
  2. But the enemy is invincible. A planned push into Europe fails and Cage finds himself in a war he has no way to fight, and he dies. However, he wakes up, rebooted back a day every time he dies.
  3. He lives through hellish day after day, until he finds another soldier, Sergeant Rita Vrataski, who understands what he can do to fight the enemy. Cage and Vrataski have to take the fight to the aliens, learning more after each repeated encounter.
  4. If they succeed, they will destroy the enemy, and save Earth.
  5. This thrilling action-packed science fiction war story will show you how heroes are made and wars can be won. Against the odds.

SCOPE will work for any blurb. Why don’t you try it?

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

© Amanda Patterson

If you enjoyed this article, you may enjoy How to write a query letter in 12 easy steps and How to write a one-page synopsis

 

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For The Hipster Novelist In Of Us

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An iPad typewriter keyboard called The Typescreen. Created by the British company Spinning Hat. Find your inner beat poet and purchase it here:

http://www.spinninghat.com

Or convert your beloved typewriter into a USB keyboard for your tablet/iPad.

http://www.usbtypewriter.com

 

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60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

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Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.

 

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Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.

 

* Follow the links above, so you can find some truly helpful resources.

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