Silent Symmetry - An excerpt from book 1 of the Young Adult trilogy
By: JB Dutton
Noon unlocked the rooftop access door and pushed it open, creating an arc and small mound in the pristine white snow. We stepped out into the chill night air and I pulled my winter coat tighter around me.
The view of Manhattan was stunning from the roof of The Warrington. The Hudson river on one side, the Empire State Building and all the lesser skyscrapers on the other. ...
By: Rich Specht
On October 27th, 2012 the unimaginable happened to our family: we lost our little boy, Richard Edwin-Ehmer Specht (Rees) to a drowning in our backyard pond. ReesSpecht Life is dedicated to his memory, and our commitment to make the world a better place in his name. Help us help each other. Let’s all work together and do the small things that make a big difference. Our little Boy’s life was brief, but we hope to make his legacy eternal. We all possess the ...
By: A.D. Starrling
One of the best compliments a writer can ever be paid is to be told by fans that they really liked or disliked a particular character in a book, with the dislike statement applying to an antagonist preferably. This means the writer has succeeded in creating a believable character able to engage the emotions of the reader.
For many authors, crafting convincing characters is a natural talent. For others, it takes more work, especially if the character in question doesn’t “talk” ...
By: Hellen Barbara
Have questions about Kindle Unlimited and what it means for indie authors? Hellen Barbara, President of Pubslush, gives an easy to digest overview of how Kindle Unlimited stacks up against other subscription services and why authors should be cautious when considering their book selling options.
Learn more with this quick and informative read on Jane Friedman’s blog, Indie Authors and the Question of Kindle Unlimited.
By: Amber Stanley
Many of us have struggled with meeting constant deadlines. Poor time management skills and procrastination are often the reasons why people produce low-quality work. Deadlines aren't bad but working in a job that requires such is a demanding activity.
Time pressure could help develop skills that are needed in setting priorities. However, deadlines also challenge us on how we spend our time wisely. Although the Internet has become a crazy time-suck, it is also rife with tools to help us manage ...