WRITERS BLOCK-WHAT SHALL I DO?

Here are some funny quotes that may identify how you are feeling when you are experiencing writer’s block and worrying about poor book sales?  Laughter is like medicine for writers.

“When you’re looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, a buddy doesn’t just have your back… A buddy brings the map.” from Stephen Geez’s book BEEN THERE, NOTED THAT: ESSAYS IN TRIBUTE TO LIFE.

Been There, Noted That: Essays In Tribute To Life: Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share

Find your buddy by joining a book club. Tell them that I sent you.

 

Feast upon these quotes from the book, BUTTER MY BUTT AND CALL ME A BISCUIT by Alan Zullo and Gene Cheek.

Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit: And Other Country Sayings, Say-So's, Hoots and Hollers

Concerning consequences: “Don’t let your mouth write checks that your rear end can’t cash.”

Concerning ego: “Some people are so full of themselves, you’d like to buy “em for what they’re worth and sell ’em for what they think they’re worth.”

Concerning poverty: If you are flat broke and want to run off the bill collector say, “I don’t have a pot to pee in nor a window to throw it out of.”

Do you have any favorite quotes that make you laugh when you are in a writing slump? Share with my readers in the comment section.

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BOOKS AND DREAMS

Have you ever measured the quality of a book by the intensity of the dream you have about the characters in the book?

You know that it is time to re-read a book when you find yourself dreaming about the characters. I am an avid reader. I will read most genres. I often dream about what the Antagonist is going to do next. When that happens, I know its time to finish the book or re-read the book.

The character that I dream about is Alex Cross in James Patterson’s books. You guessed right. I have read most of James Patterson books. What’s your all-time favorite author? Share in the comment section.

Tyler Perry played Alex Cross in the movie. Absolutely awesome!

Books touch you in such a way that you allow them to invade your inner thoughts. You wonder what you would do in a similar situation and can’t resolve until you come up with your ending.

Books make you laugh. They even bring out the worst in you. Sometimes, you will find yourself talking out loud at the characters. Other times, you are reaching for a tissue to wipe the tears and dripping from your nose. Mingled among those reactions could be a few curse words. Your heart is beating so hard from fear that you jump up and turn all the lights on in the house.

Then comes the deep breath when it’s all said and done.

That’s me!

 

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When I kick off my shoes, I am really into a book

 

Or, do you identify so with a character in a TV series that you wonder and dream about what he/she will do next? My favorite characters of all times on a TV show are Jason and Sonny on General Hospital.

 

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Jason and then Sonny

 

Who is your favorite TV character in a series? Share in the comment section. Let’s see what we have in common.

I am looking for that up and coming author who can keep me reading their books like James Patterson. I may have found the next dream invaders.

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Which up and coming author’s books speak to you in such a way that you keep coming back for more? Share in the comment section. 

I read both fiction and non-fiction books. I read books about effective management and leadership techniques while employed. I also read many books on how to prepare your financial nest egg for retirement. I would sprinkle a few memoirs in the mix. I read the books my children and grandchild read in school which was one of my reading priorities. Books about historical events did not capture my fancy. It’s not to say that they were not important, it’s that I focus on being the best I could be at what I did. Continuous learning was important to me and remains a top priority.

Crossword puzzles and Word Finds traveled with me on business trips.

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Oh, but NOW!

Wow!

Come back later this week to find out what I like to read now.

ALL ABOUT THE #RRBC SPONSORS BLOG HOP

Greeting:

Welcome to the first ever ALL ABOUT THE SPONSORS BLOG HOP!  These kind members of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) donated their support during the 2017 conference, in the way of a gift card and Kindle e-book donations for our Gift Basket Raffle. They supported us, and now we are showing our support of them by pushing their book(s).

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed and after reading it, leave a review.  There are several books on tour today, so please visit the HOP’S main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the HOP’S main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Book:

HIEROGLYPH

 

Blurb:

Gold Medal Winner in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2015 9-12 years.
Silver Medal Winner 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Children’s/Preteen.
Blue Treat Award Rave Reviews Book Club 2017.

“Did Ancient Egyptians visit Australia?”

13-year-old TC has a secret. No one knows she possesses a supernatural power.
Can TC help her Uncle Max, an archaeologist; to unearth enough evidence to prove Ancient Egyptians visited Australia before he’s discredited in the media by those that want the past to stay buried?

“Some would say that I have a gift, but to me, it’s always been a curse. Before I changed my mind, I tugged off my gloves and whipped my head left and right, checking to see that no one was watching. I sucked in a breath and steadied my nerves then thrust my hands against the stones and touched one of the cartouches. Time and place ripped away.”

An enthralling archaeological mystery, mixing the supernatural with humour and suspense.

The first of TC’s adventures – an archaeological mystery for junior readers and above.
Family friendly.

 

Author:

Wendy Scott

 

 

 

This blog hop sponsored by 4WillsPublishing

 

A MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE POLICY?

What is your dog worth?

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MISS CUTIE

I am sitting next to a lovely lady on the airplane who has her dog in a seat next to her. We start to talk about the role her pet plays in her life. She said, “I always buy a first class seat for my dog.” She then tells me the worth of her pet, I almost choked.

After returning home, preparing to write my next book in the Lady Bird series, I assembled a focus group to get an idea of what a pet meant to each person. I  want to share some of their comments with you. It was a lively discussion. Some of the answers I can’t print on my blog.

THE RESULTS! A FEW EXAMPLES…..

♥ A companion that do not leave the toilet seat up ( A middle aged married female)

♥ My pet is a good listener that do not talk back with an attitude (A mom with a teenager in the home) Continue reading