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Product DescriptionBecoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write.
In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you practical steps to improve your writing, get published in magazines, and build a platform that puts you in charge.
This book is about what it takes to be a writer in the 21st Century. You will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.
Here's what else you will learn:
- How to transition from wanting to be a writer to actually being one
- What “good” writing is (and isn’t)
- How to stop waiting to be picked and finally choose yourself
- What it takes to build a platform
- Why authors need to brand themselves (and how to do it)
- Tips for freelancing, guest blogging, and getting published in magazines
- Different ways to network with other writers, artists, and influencers
- The importance of blogging and social media and how to use it well to find more readers and fans of your writing
You Are a Writer will help you fall back in love with writing and build an audience who shares your love. It’s about living the dream of a life dedicated to words.
AND IT ALL BEGINS WITH YOU.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Writing
You ARE a Writer: Claiming the Title
The Myth of Good
It Gets Tough
Part 2: Getting Read
Three Tools Every Writer Needs
You Need a Platform
Your Brand is You
Channels of Connection
Part 3: Taking Action
Before Your First Book
When the Pitching Ends
Product DescriptionNikalys and his sister Kenders have grown up living a peaceful life in the small village of Yellow Mud.
On a blistering hot day, brother and sister head to the lake for a swim. There, they witness a mysterious stranger send forth a massive, living wave that swallows their village. Believing they are the sole survivors, the two strike out on their own, hoping to discover why their home and family have been destroyed. They must make their way through a countryside where magic is outlawed while struggling with the revelation that one of them can “weave the Strands.”
Through their travels, they discover that their simple life was an illusion. An epic, divine struggle has been underway for ages, and Nikalys and Kenders are at the center of it.
Ancient, powerful forces have sought them since before their birth and hunt them to this day. Some wish to eliminate the threat they pose while others want to help the pair fulfill a destiny of which they are unaware. Myths and legends come to life, whisking the pair along a grand journey neither could have imagined possible.
“R.T. teaches a master class in world-building. Rich in characters and details, he pulls you through a breathtaking tale that surpasses good versus evil.”
~Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author
“R.T. Kaelin is one of those few new authors who understand both the importance of immersing the reader in the story and how to accomplish it. From the first word, he grabs you and holds you captive throughout. I enjoyed reading Progeny and look forward to more books from R.T. Kaelin.”
~Maxwell Alexander Drake, Author of Genesis of Oblivion Saga
"Anyone who enjoys adventure stories or magical and paranormal I would suggest you give this a try. For me, Progeny is in league with both The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and far better than Harry Potter - Progeny has a wealth of depth to it that I haven't seen in many books..”
~Clover Hill Book Reviews
"Overall, I would favorably compare his writing with Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, (early) Robert Jordan and even a bit of David Eddings flavor mixed in. I really enjoyed this book and my biggest disappointment is going to be waiting for the next installment."
“When I picked up Progeny, I was soon swept up into a world so large, and a tale so relentless, that I could not put it down. The plot flows as strongly as a waterfall but manages to pace itself and keep the reader guessing.
The disparate characters we meet along the way are intriguing and richly nuanced, reminding one of Tolkien's without being derivative."
~D Kistner, Associate Editor, FutureCycle Press
“The best word I have to describe this book is ‘wow.’ This book was so good and so action packed I got into the book on the first page. I am certain that this series is going to win some awards.”
"Robert Jordan. George R. R. Martin. Stephen Donaldson. Brandon Sanderson. These are the masters of fantasy and readers of Progeny will be able to discover a new voice that is destined to match those authors."
I found the author carefully planned out the topography, the language, the poetry, the events and the battles just like Tolkien did and I think that is partly why I loved the book so much - the nice thing about RT Kaelin's writing though is that I didn't have to concentrate as much to keep the events straight."
~Family Literacy and You
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Do you struggle to make healthy green smoothies that taste great? Discover a thorough approach to blending delicious combinations of leafy greens and guarantee a yummy drink for every occasion.
Are you worried your green smoothies will taste like grass clippings? Trying to lose weight but can’t find any recipes you like? Do you wish you could get your family into healthy habits? Dentist, yoga teacher, and bestselling author Gabrielle Raiz has had a life-long obsession with wholesome nutrition and creating sensational meals. Now she’s here to share all her tried and tested smoothie mixes so can be confident you and your family will love every blended delight.
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Product Description"GRIPPING STORY ABOUT A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE." - Angela S
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR SON WENT MISSING? HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO FIND HIM?
Michael Barton comes home to find his infant son gone. There's no trace of the kidnappers, and the police have no leads.
He makes a promise to his wife and is driven to fulfill it.
Detective Jason Strong led the task force to find Michael's son, and has become his friend.
But as Michael's darkness grows, Jason fears he's the only one who can stop the events that will change everyone, before It's
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Product Description#1 Bestseller non-fiction
An Angel With Fur is the heartwarming true story of Lobo the miracle dog. Rescued as a puppy from an animal shelter in Mexico, Lobo's saga is a life-affirming romp chronicling his growth, adventures and challenges. Featuring forty photos from throughout his life, An Angel With Fur is a must read for pet owners and animal lovers everywhere, and invites you to celebrate and share in the journey of a remarkable spirit who touched everyone he encountered. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, it is a unique biography of an incredible dog, unlike anything you've ever read.
Product DescriptionHi, I’m Priscilla, an ordinary seventh grader with some extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn’t hard enough, not only do I have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill my family and me! But with the help of my genius best friend, Tai, we’re gonna bring down the evil Selliwood Institute, an organization dead set on turning children into killing machines.
Winner of The Strongest Start Novel competition
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Voted Most Hilarious Read of 2010 by Booklopedia
Product DescriptionFor Special Forces officer-turned-writer Chester Wong, being a Green Beret was tough business. Okay, there were a few laughs—in fact, there were countless random acts of hilarity, but maybe it’s how Wong looks at life that makes the difference. In Yellow Green Beret: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling around U.S. Army Special Forces, one thing is certain: becoming an Asian American Green Beret is a calling only the wild should answer.
Whether or not you’re in the Army, there’s a whole lot of adventure and a whole lot of “who’d have thoughts” and “imagine thats” in this military memoir. With short stories like “Johnnie Walker Brown,” “Wily Filipino Cell Phone Thieves,” and “Sniper School: Extending the Range of Personality Lethality,” Wong pokes fun at the ironies of special operations combat, the idiosyncrasies of military life, and the absurdities of life on the frontline; more often than not he heckles his own harebrained ways. Each vignette is a standalone anecdote; sometimes there’s a lesson, sometimes it’s just for a laugh. He reminisces his West Point and Special Forces training, working with various militaries in Southeast Asia, and serving in Iraq and the Philippines, as well as general tidbits of military life. With a self-deprecating humor style, he leaves readers rolling with laughter and reflection on his unique observations and lessons learned from a path not often taken, which is good since this memoir is the first in a three-part collection.
Product DescriptionThe unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?
Product DescriptionBecause I am so widely known as the only literary agent in the world who openly welcomes new writers who've been rejected by every other agent (and, I'm happy to say, has sold hundreds of their books) it is understandable you might think this memoir is about that profession. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You won’t even get to the hard to believe story of how I became an agent by sheer accident until the end of the book. Instead, you will read the story of a person who lived a life that could only be written as a confession.
The structure of this memoir follows the flowing narrative of a novel and the book’s theme is that if you want to accomplish something hard enough, you will be successful.
There is significant drama here but it is leavened with a great deal of humor and considerable irony.
The target audience covers all age groups from teenagers to people in their 90s with varied interests,educational backgrounds and genders but they all have one thing in common: they love books.
It also has the advantage of being a unique memoir, for no literary agent has ever written a memoir.
But the greatest thing I learned in writing it was that no one who lived the tumultuous life I lived not only changed their lifestyle when they changed careers but actually changed the person they were, which is what happened to me.
Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit - Oh Look! A Chicken!
Product DescriptionDid you know that if you forget to pay a speeding ticket you WILL get arrested—in front of your kids, the neighbors—the dog—and anyone else who happens to be there? True story. And the thing is, Stacey Turis has a million of them, and she imparts these and other nuggets of wisdom to offer others suffering from ADHD some hope in knowing that they are not alone.
A belly-laugh inducing romp through a life so convoluted and chaotic you know it has to be true, Stacey Turis’s debut gives a voice to the genius yet tormented souls suffering from giftedness, ADHD, or a combination of both (a condition known as twice-exceptional) who are too afraid to speak.
Chronicling her life journey from a state of self-loathing to one of self-acceptance, the stories flow timelessly, always incorporating the resulting lessons and reflections gleaned from each adventure. Including both the tragic, stomach churning details of a horrifically abusive time in her childhood to comic adventures such as deciding to dye her hair plum the day before an important presentation to a bank only to have it turn out purple, her life has never suffered from a dull moment. Though she often thought Karma was the reason she found herself in so many “pickles,” a friend explained to her that when you put yourself out in the world more than anyone else, it’s really just a matter of statistics. Lucky for Turis and the rest of us, putting herself out there all these years allows us all to look at life through her pair of less-struggle-more-sass glasses.
With over three hundred million people suffering from ADHD worldwide and experiencing many of the same debilitating symptoms, Turis’ goal is to share her experiences so that others afflicted can rid themselves of the shame of hiding their behavior. A rip-roaring and bracingly honest look at a twice-exceptional life, Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit—Oh Look! A Chicken! turns the rational on its head in a rollicking depiction of a life that seems to be constantly going off the rails.
Product Description"John Avery opens Three Days to Die with a bang and then sprints toward the finish line ... taking thriller lovers on a heart-pounding, pulse-tingling ride, and he does it with style. Five Stars!" – Jill Allen, Foreword Review
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HE DIDN'T MEAN TO OVERHEAR ... but he did.
HE ONLY HEARD A FEW WORDS ... but he heard too much.
HE RAN ... but he was followed - a mistake that would turn thirteen-year-old Aaron Quinn's, and his beautiful, courageous, single mother, Ashley's, worlds upside down.
THE CLOCK STARTS TICKING ... when Aaron is stolen from his mother by a psychotic killer and thrust headlong into a dark underworld. Will Aaron lose his mind as he's forced to participate in a deadly crime spree and witness first-hand the horror of cold-blooded murder?
THE WALLS CLOSE IN ... on Ashley when she listens to a tape recording left on her pillow by the killer, giving her two choices:
1) Call the police and risk being responsible for her only child's death ...
2) Offer herself as a sacrifice in exchange for his life ...
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE HER?
From the opening sequence to the smashing ending, THREE DAYS to DIE moves at lightning speed, introducing the world to an exciting new hero, a beautiful and plucky heroine, and a truly frightening villain.
A crime thriller ... an action movie ... a love story: THREE DAYS to DIE takes you on a perilous journey unlike any other suspense/thriller you've read before.
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-- "I truly got lost between the pages of this wonderfully told story - though I did cringe and even cry sometimes and wanted to hit someone at other times, which is totally against my nature. It just goes to show how totally absorbed I was in the world John Avery created in Three Days to Die."
-- "I loved this book! I found myself wanting to read about each character more and more-I couldn't put it down. I hope there is a sequel!"
-- "I enjoyed Three Days to Die. It was a fast paced story that left no room for dull moments. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy thrillers and suspense!"
-- "I found myself a bit weepy, biting my nails, and then going YES at the end."
-- "An enjoyable read which had several lines that made me laugh out loud!"
-- "This is a bad guy that isn't a demon, vampire, or some other obvious monster of the night. This is a real flesh and blood person that has his fingers dipped into some seriously bad things, which only leads you deeper into this book and makes it even more realistic!"
-- "If you like thrillers and suspense, then grab this book for sure!"
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Product Description5***** review “This was a brilliant story and I got so involved in the characters, I couldn't put it down. Loved the rich descriptions and the story telling was excellent.”
A terrified woman erases her past to escape her abusive husband. Taking her children, she disappears from Texas only to reinvent herself as a teacher in a remote Alaskan village. She fights to survive the harsh environment, while ever mindful of the danger stalking her.
A complication emerges in the form of her new boss who is unaware of her entanglement and pursues her with a passion. Hungry for a father figure, her young children immediately take to him, but she is haunted by the cruel man who battered her. Can a good man heal her scars and gain her trust?
As she evolves in her new role, she becomes stronger as a person. Back in Texas, her sister draws the abuser's fury and becomes his new victim. When her past catches up with her, she is not the same woman who ran away. She puts her life on the line to protect her children, but will she survive the wrath of a sociopath bent on revenge?
After a hacker disturbingly alters his network-to-mind interface, young Titus aligns with a teenage girl to fight the omnipresent computer “feed.” In the tradition of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a smart, savage satire of the future unnervingly close to the present.