#WriterWednesday: The Writer’s Job Is To… #writer #amwriting

I absolutely adore this quote because it is so true.

If we don’t put obstacles in a character’s way, how will we show their personal development?

I still have yet to actually “kill off” a character but from what I’m told, it’s a great way to shake things up.

What are your favorite “obstacles” to put in your character’s way?

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#WriterWednesday: The Only 12 1/2 Writing Rules You’ll Ever Need #writer #writing

I strive for #6, have #9 on lock and still need to master #12 1/2.

Which ones resonate with you dear writer?

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Introducing Kindle Scout Candidate – Blood Match – By Don Massenzio #share #kindlescout

Introducing Kindle Scout Candidate – Blood Match – By Don Massenzio

blood match front coverBlood Match, a new thriller by Don Massenzio is currently a candidate in the Kindle Scout Program.

What is the Kindle Scout Program?

Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. … Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, an advance, royalties and featured Amazon marketing.

A Little about the book:

Intelligence analyst Jake Balrich boards his Monday morning flight, as he has so many times, for routine field work. When the plan lands, a passenger fails to wake up. Jake soon realizes that the death was not accidental and that the murderous plot was meant for him.

The situation soon spins out of control with Balrich running for his life trying to prove his own innocence as he struggles with an unknown enemy that seems to guess his every move.

Blood Match is a terrorism thriller that examines how far someone will go to reach the height of power and ambition with little regard for human life.

Follow Jake, Balrich as he enlists the help of Commander Brad Rafferty, to take down an enemy more powerful and dangerous than the United States has ever faced.

Some of you may recognize this story. It originally appeared as a weekly serial on my blog under the name Road Kill. The story has been reworked and many extras have been added to turn it into this novel.

Why is it a Kindle Scout Candidate?

If Don’s book is selected for publication by Kindle Scout, it can help take his writing to the next level in terms of exposure and recognition.

How can you help?

First and foremost, you can vote to nominate the book. The campaign goes up on September 20th at midnight and will continue through October 20th. You can vote for it and preview the opening of the book by clicking HERE.

How can you help even more?

Spread the word. Don has made it easy for you using something called Thunderclap. Thunderclap is a social media tool that allows you to effortlessly spread the word using your social media accounts with a pre-written message. All of your followers will receive the message. You can help by signing up for the Thunderclap campaign HERE.

What’s in it for you?

Apart from Don’s eternal gratitude, if his book is selected, you will receive a free pre-launch copy from Amazon and will have the opportunity to officially review it before its launch. That is a free book for you, but it also help, yet again, by allowing the book to launch with established reviews.

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A Writer Can Never Have Too Many Notebooks #share @whatsandrathnks #Redbubble

A writer can never have too many notebooks or journals.

I usually can’t help myself when I see an awesome collection of colorful shiny ones like the photo above.

But my preference of buying products that are original, away from the big box stores and not run of the mill always prevails.

I like “different”, unique and to have gear that others likely don’t have.

So it’s awesome to discover that one of your favorite bloggers, Sandra at What Sandra Thinks has her own array of original notebooks, journals, T-shirts, and other goodies on Redbubble at What Sandra Makes.

@whatsandramakes

@whatsandrathnks

Quite talented with the art she has posted on her blog,I’ll be taking a closer look at Sandra’s products!

Check out this link below, support an independent artist, and SHARE!

Source: whatsandramakes | Redbubble

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#SongLyricSunday – “You’re Makin’ Me High” – Toni Braxton #musicchallenge #music

If you want to join in and have some fun with Song Lyric Sunday, click link below.

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Self-Love is hosted by Helen at “This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time“.

The lyrics of Toni Braxton’s “You’re Making’ Me High” was a no brainer for this theme.

Enjoy the video!

I’ll always think of you
Inside of my private thoughts
I can imagine you
Touching my private parts
With just the thought of you
I can’t help but touch my self
That’s why I want you so bad
Just one night of
Moonlights, with you there beside me
All night, doin’ it again and again
You know I want you so bad…

(partial lyrics)

Songwriters: Brice Wilson, Kenneth Edmonds, Toni Braxton

Copyright © A Side Music LLC D/B/A Modern Works Music Publishing

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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#SongLyricSunday – “Jezebel” – Chely Wright #musicchallenge #music

If you want to join in and have some fun with Song Lyric Sunday, click link below.

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Fortune Telling/Predicting The Future is hosted by Helen at “This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time“.

I’ve always loved this video.

The fortune telling theme made me think of this New Orleans flavored video for Chely Wright’s – “Jezebel”.

Why try to predict the future when you can simply conjure up the supernatural to get what you want?

Enjoy the video  !

 

Jezebel, save your charms,
He’ll be back here in my arms.
Oh how quickly you forget he’s not yours yet.
He is not yours, not yet…

(partial lyrics)

Songwriters: Jay Demarcus, Marcus Hummon •

Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

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#SongLyricSunday – “Bust Your Windows” – Jazmine Sullivan #musicchallenge #music

If you want to join in and have some fun with Song Lyric Sunday, click this link.

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Revenge & Vengeance and is hosted by Helen at “This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time“.

Her theme immediately made me think of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” but since it’s a little…uh…tame, my choice for this week’s theme is “Bust Your Windows“.

It truly speaks to ultimate revenge against a cheating partner and the prized possessions they cherish…

Of course, hatred is an awful feeling to carry around and taking vengeance against another is never the right choice but dreaming about how satisfying it would be to take action is undeniable.

Enjoy the video!

I bust the windows out ya car
After I saw you laying next to her
I didn’t wanna but I took my turn
I’m glad I did it cause you had to learn…

(partial lyrics)

Songwriters: Written by Salaam Remi, Jazmine Sullivan, Deandre Way

Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

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