Useful writing hints

I’m happy to share this writing advice from Linda Maye Adams via The Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age

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Local authors opportunity in Melbourne, FL

Authors for Authors has made arrangements to have a Local Authors’ Book Display for the month of June and it’s FREE! It is at the West Melbourne Library, located at 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne, FL (321) 952-4508. The contacts are the reference librarians, Mauri and Sara.

Just bring your book(s) and a small book easel with your name on it (I tape my business card to it.) You can place your book(s) on the display table.

If you would like to donate your book(s) just let them know. If not, be sure to pick up your books by June 30, 2018.

Join these authors with their books on display:

Valerie Allen

Janet Balletta

Lou Belcher

Mary Dall

Marshall Frank

DL Havlin

Debbie Johnson

Sarah Mamika

Ask McGrath

Holly Fox Vellekoop

JJ White

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Another novel accepted!

I recently signed a contract for my science fiction novel, Taboo Tech. Now comes the editing, followed by marketing, beating the bushes for reviews, etc. Stay tuned!

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Don’t rest on your laurels.

Writers need to keep learning. It’s so disappointing to read an author’s next books and not find the characters and the quality of writing that you loved:

via Filling the bucket of learning

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Joy’s SF books: The Doorway and Other Stories

The Doorway and Other Stories include fourteen of my favorite stories (reprints), and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story.  They’ve all been  published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print.  If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., I think you’ll enjoy this collection of characters and their adventures.

Stories include symbiotes (Pilot’s Course), time tunnels (The Doorway), attacking aliens (Too Tight), friendly aliens (Freeps), mermaids (Well Met by Water), trading bodies (Stray Cats), royalty (Royal Guardians),and genetic engineering. The Doorway and Other Stories is available on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

 

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Joy’s SF books: Hidebound

Hidebound: Not long after Anfissa meets Ferenc, a strange humanoid bodyguard, on the space cruiser, St. Catherine, she is forced to flee with him, his menacing boss, and another bodyguard in a lifeboat during an attack on the cruiser, to a planet where even the grass is deadly. What danger lurks on Snakebite? But that’s just.the beginning of Anfissa’s adventures. Travelling across the planet to find a small relay station, Fissa nearly succumbs to dehydration and insect bites until Ferenc offers her help unique to his home planet.After crashing on Snakebite, Ferenc saves Fissa’s life using an ability unique to his planet–a planet under interdiction; his other abilities made him valued as a bodyguard. Can she protect him after they’re rescued. (Contest winner twice.)

Note: Adult content.

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Joy’s SF books: Cold New Planet

Cold New Planet: What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are the colonists alone? This planet was supposed to be theirs; their backers, who have their own agenda, have paid enough money to ensure that. What lies under the snow and ice? And where did all these humans–and aliens–come from? Are they all trapped here now?

Keeping the livestock warm and fed is a first step–after finally arriving via the point to point ship. Then we must deal with the aliens and the other colonists who aren’t supposed to be here. Can we use the domes? Will the inhabitants there let us? And what happened to our explorers? Join the explorers and colonists on this captured planet: Cold New Planet

Note: oino sakai wrote the scifaiku that introduces Cold New Planet

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