Hump Day Kick Start – Contemplation Edition

September 28, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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Ever have that precarious notion that one tiny move this way or that could be…devasting?

Tell me about today’s prompt. Who is he? What is going on? Has he had enough of this life? Been hurt one too many times by the ones he loves? Deliberating, mulling over what would happen if he just took that step? Would it matter? Maybe there is something more sinister going on here. Perhaps he just pushed someone. He had an obstacle and he took care of it. Or…suppose he is a brooding superhero watching over his city.

Tell me a tale or caption the pic.


Link of the Week – Click To Tweet

September 27, 2016

twitter-bird-1366218_960_720In this digital age, authors and entrepreneurs are tasked with marketing themselves on social media. Love it or hate it, Twitter is a big part of our society. In our community of authors, we often request that our peers throw us a bone and tweet about our latest book, a discounted price, a giveaway, or other general news. But even when we create the perfect tweet to share, our peers have to take the time to go to their accounts to do the sharing, meaning they just might not do it.

There is an easier way. Click to Tweet is so simple, there really is no excuse for not sharing. At Click to Tweet, write a tweet and the site will generate a clickable link. Once someone clicks the link, it will share your tweet to their Twitter status box. It literally takes mere seconds. Click to Tweet also tracks the activity of the link, too.

For giggles, here’s one for you to try.

http://ctt.ec/2s0rO

See…super easy! And thanks for the share!

https://clicktotweet.com/


Friday Fun Facts- Wet Your Whistle With Water

September 23, 2016

Have you ever thought about water? No?

Most of us take it for granted. Some of us don’t have access to clean water. And some have very little to survive. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, it is absolutely necessary to exist. Check out what I’ve found out about this liquid.dsc_0208

  1. Water is the second most common molecule in the universe. The first is hydrogen.
  2. There are 1.5 billion cubic metres of water on Earth. WOW! That is equal to 800 TRILLION Olympic swimming pools.
  3. If it was poured out evenly over the surface of Earth, it would be 12139 feet deep. Whoa.
  4. Only 1% of that is fresh water available to us. The rest is either salt water or ice bergs.iceberg
  5. The Antarctic has been covered in ice for 30 million years.
  6. This is for all of our science geeks! Water should be a gas at room temperature. It’s because the molecules are so sticky, it keeps it together as a liquid!
  7. Most people drink around 264 gallons of water every year.
  8. This is sobering. A 5 minute shower uses approximately 53 gallons of water!dripofknowledge_zps18306ad8
  9. Hot water freezes faster than cold water. It is called the Mpemba Effect and no one knows why it’s true.
  10. It takes almost 53 gallons of water to produce enough coffee beans for one cup of coffee.
  11. Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.
  12. 70% of your brain is water.
  13. 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related.images-1

Hump Day Kick Start – Lethal Leather Edition

September 21, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day this past Monday, I give you today’s prompt.

If you know who this is, I raise my mug o’ rum to ya. But putting that aside, tell me about him. Who is he (in your world)? What or who is he looking at? Is that his desk his boots are propped upon or someone else’s? Has he come home, surprising the father that threw him out ten years ago? Maybe making a deal with someone far more dangerous than himself? Did the person he plans to kill just walk into the room? Could he be waiting for a certain blonde author to finish her next pirate novel, come to give her a little persuasion?

What’s your take? Tell a tale or caption the pic.


Link Of The Week-An Easy Book Trailer

September 20, 2016

They claim they are the world’s simplest video maker! I poked around a bit and took a look at some author’s who have used them for their book trailers. Looks pretty good! Check it out and let me know what you think.film

 

https://biteable.com/


Hump Day Kick Start – The Forbidden Book Edition

September 14, 2016

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

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Ooh. The intrigue! Tell me about this book. Who does it belong to? A mad scientist from the future? A missing child? A jaded lover? What’s inside? Is it a spell book with instructions to unleash evil upon us? Information on the day the world ends?  A detailed confession? Evidence that vampires exist? My juicy diary?

Give it a shot. Tell a tale or caption the pic.


Link Of The Week-Sex

September 13, 2016

Let’s face it, writing good love scenes are hard. Notice I say “GOOD” love scenes. So many of them out there are filled with purple prose and enough cheese to fill Holland. I decided to put together a few sites to help you out!

Echoes of the Heart

This book has a great example of a super hot scene without actually having sex.

https://laurelclarke.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/sexy-thesaurus-romance-erotica-words/

http://home.epix.net/~jlferri/sexrom.htmlhttp://www.utne.com/arts/how-to-write-a-sex-scene.aspx

Dead Man's Kiss

Great examples of well written love scenes!

500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes