MEMBER LOGIN

DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT?

Register & Login HERE

Here at AUTHORSdB we've formed the only database of authors, including social media, book listings and much more, for today's mine-field of thousands of aspiring and established writers.

We are a dedicated website that helps authors for free.

Author Blogs

Syndicated blogs on AUTHORSdb

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – May 14th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine: Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some jokes from Sally. D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews. The humour about this…Original link

Favourite Historical Research Resources – K.M. Pohlkamp | A Writer of History

Small details transfer the reader into another world, and for historical fiction, another time. Lingering honey upon a tongue after a character sips mead, the warmth of a candle flickering in the mind, the sound of a metal zipper opening in the corner…And nothing destroys the mood more than an anachronism.All of this condemns the historical fiction writer to hours of research – a thankless task necessity for our genre. To aid the burden, here are some of my favorite resources available from the comfort of your favorite writing place.via Favourite Historical Research Resources – K.M. Pohlkamp | A Writer of HistoryOriginal link

Inteachán – Book Five: The Tallest Tower Crane 5: 5 ‘a strange peace’


As global life entered its final phase, the denizens of the Player Wills Factory now found themselves occupying a strange peace. So rapt was the city in its own destruction that aside from the occasional helicopter sweeping the city at night looking for absconders, Iseult, Gilly and the others were left alone and so settled into a gentle routine.Iseult spent her days now running the camp, managing the occupants with the day-to-day business of trying to survive in a derelict world. A nearby warehouse was discovered containing a vast range of supplies that were never delivered to the local supermarkets and these supplies were transferred into the camp and catalogued accordingly.Original link

Realistic character building, regarding novels, series and sagas.

character
While many authors are proficient in creating individual personalities for their fictional persons, it is imperative when developing such characters’ lives, for one to write in a convincing and accurate mode to cultivate believability from the readers perspective.Failure to originate plausible credibility of personality and interactions of fictional characters, over prolonged periods, proves detrimental to the reader’s gratification as it detracts from the overall principle and foundations of the author’s storyline, the very premise of which the reader chose for their entertainment.Reality is fiction is all-important.Therefore, understanding the social structure your characters inhabit is pa...
Continue reading

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Not a Model for the U.S.


Today, I am reprinting a fascinating article from Foreign Policy Magazine. It reveals just how Vietnam’s Communist Party has been able to control the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Simply put, it has done so by using intimidation, censorship, and repression. These are not the kinds of tools most Americans would tolerate, though there are those in this country who believe that federal, state, and local governments are using onerous tactics that border on those measures. Take a look at this revealing report on Vietnam’s pandemic control strategy. Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on RepressionThe Communist Party’s tools of control made for effective virus-fighting weaponsBY BI...
Continue reading

#RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR, DAY 9, HEATHER KINDT, @HMKINDT #RRBC #RRBC_COMMUNITY #RWISARISEUP


Today, Foreign Correspondent is pleased to host author Heather Kindt on her Rave Writers International Society of Authors’ “Rise UP” blog tour.Welcome to our 2nd RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR!Because of the current state of the world where we are faced with a pandemic like none has ever seen before, where homelessness, hunger, job losses, and world-wide lock-downs are the norm, we wanted to give you a glimpse into our world as we are now living it.Since we are also in the month of May, when Mothers should be celebrated even more than they should be every day, some of us are going to reflect upon our lives without our moms.  Yes, we have two themes this year!For 14 days, we invite you here to the RWIS...
Continue reading

Zack and Zel Went Up the Hill


dontravis.com blog post #389Courtesy of  commons.wikimedia.orgI’d say that the Brits liked “Liam” as well as anyone else. While normally US readers are by far the most numerous, readers from the UK almost equaled the locals. Saudi Arabia came in third. I’d hazard a guess there are some repressed feelings among that culture, wouldn’t you?This week, back to flash fiction. The following is a story in 880 words. And I used a voice I don’t normally use when writing fiction: the omniscient. Let me know how it holds together.*****Zack and Zel Went Up the Hill          Everybody in the little farming town of Leghorn knew Zack Cryer went loco over Zelda Milhous. But the young man had a problem. He br...
Continue reading

Quarantine Thoughts


This photo is from my last adventure at the Cosumnes River Preserve before going into self-quarantine 9 weeks ago. I haven't left my house in so long that I'm starting to get cabin fever. But, on the plus side, my house is clean and organized within an inch of its life, I haven't had to put on a pair of shoes for 2 months, and my face has been make-up free. And I get to stay home with theOriginal link

You can't change a man's personality


There is a quote: You can't bake a cake from shit. That is how is with a man's nature: you can't change a bad personality.If you are hanging out with a man who is primitive, uneducated, and promiscuous, you can't expect to turn him in a noble gentleman. Women who claim change man's personality, lie.They live in illusion because if the change happened, it is not because they did it.Reasons why men change their attitude are:They passed through bad breakup or divorce.They got old.They feel lonely.They are mature and tired of games and flirting.They fall in love with younger women.When his time comes, a man will do basic things to change his approach to relationships. He could pretend just to ca...
Continue reading

Special Guest Post By Hana Cole, Author of The Devil's Crossing


Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US1212. The Chartrain, France. A band of shepherd boys have set off on crusade, believing they can free the Holy Land. Gui is a troubled priest who has been shielding his secret family for years. Agnes, his beloved, is a falsely-accused heretic he rescued from the Inquisition’s pyre.Their son Etienne, unaware of his father’s true identity, is coming of age. Tired of his lowly shepherd’s life, he seeks adventure. The Crusade is the perfect opportunity to prove himself to the world.  He has no reason to suspect the men offering him passage overseas are not what they seem.Discovering that Etienne has been sold into slavery, Gui and Agnes set off to find him. If...
Continue reading

RUN LIKE THE WIND

  Do not come near. I see it here. The evil comes to town. Don’t wear a big frown. You must leave right away. The Dead have come to stay. No one will be left alive. A death for those… Continue reading →Original linkOriginal author: Susanne Leist

Writing a pitch with the LAYER system – part 1


I have a week to hit my publisher with a detailed pitch for a 10.000-words story I hope will be the first of a new series. So today I spent some time doodling on a notebook while I was waiting in line at the supermarket. This is something I learned over thirty years ago, from a series of articles by Piers Anthony. Be able to write anywhere, and use your dead time.As I have a limited time (I’d like to mail te proposal by the weekend), I decided to try and use the Plot Gardening method by Chris Fox – I got the book of the same title a few days back (as you know I collect books about writing), and it looks like it might be my sort of thing.In particular I am trying to apply the LAYER System, as...
Continue reading

Cringeworthy Words


What's the 1 word that makes you cringe every time you hear it?My answer?Unit.Yuck!Whether it's being used to describe an apartment or part of the male anatomy,I absolutely despise it!Hear that, HGTV? It's a living space & not a unit!😂amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "rachellevaughnblog-20";amzn_assoc_ad_mode =Original link

RWISA “RISE-UP” Blog Tour – Day 8 #RRBC #RWISA #RWISARiseUp

😊
Today, Foreign Correspondent is pleased to host author Yvette Calleiro on her Rave Writers International Society of Authors’ “Rise UP” blog tour.Welcome to our 2nd RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR!Because of the current state of the world where we are faced with a pandemic like none has ever seen before, where homelessness, hunger, job losses, and world-wide lock-downs are the norm, we wanted to give you a glimpse into our world as we are now living it.Since we are also in the month of May, when Mothers should be celebrated even more than they should be every day, some of us are going to reflect upon our lives without our moms.  Yes, we have two themes this year!For 14 days, we invite you here to the RW...
Continue reading

Quote of the Week – May 13

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough ~ Mae West Original link

Words in Lockdown


Writer and event organiser, Jenefer HeapTwice a year the Warwickshire writer, Jenefer Heap, organises a popular event for local authors and members of the public in a congenial setting (i.e. a pub). The Words Live Lit events are where poets, dramatists, short and long story writers can read selections from their work that comply with an agreed theme. This can be loosely interpreted (sometimes very loosely), but the individual time slots are strictly adhered to as pubs, even in Warwickshire, do have to close at some stage.Well, the coronavirus has put paid to such bibulous and convivial evenings, at least for a while. Instead Jenefer has ventured into new territory and organised a virtual eve...
Continue reading

Special Guest Interview with Natalia Richards, Author of The Falcon’s Flight


New from Amazon UK and Amazon USAnne Boleyn's life is threatened, intrigue, gossip and treachery abound, and her destiny is finally revealed.Hello everyone, before I go any further, can I just say thank you so much to Tony for inviting me to be interviewed on his blog. I am delighted to be part of 'The Writing Desk' as it is such an interesting site.Tell us about your latest bookMy latest novel is called 'The Falcon’s Flight’. It is part two of the story ‘The Falcon’s Rise’ and both books cover the early life of Anne Boleyn. In this second book, Anne is aged 14 as she travels to Paris to join her sister as a maid-of-honour to Princess Mary Tudor. The princess has just married old King Louis,...
Continue reading

Jude Tresswell – A Share in a Secret

Today, I’m hosting author Jude Tresswell and her latest release A Share in a Secret, a LGBTQ+ crime mystery. **** Book Title: A Share in a Secret Author: Jude Tresswell Publisher: Self-published on Amazon KDP Release Date: April 18, 2020 Genre/s: LGBTQ crime and mystery Trope/s: Sexual/asexual relationship; gay polyamorous relationship Themes: Compromise, trust, honesty … Continue readingOriginal linkOriginal author: Maggie Blackbird

ANOTHER NIGHT

Source: softwaring   Take a seat in the park. A shadow passes. More shadows follow. They circle a gazebo. The shadows take form. Humans in hooded robes. A woman hangs from a noose. They circle faster. The wind follows in their… Continue reading →Original linkOriginal author: Susanne Leist

BUBBLES OF FLOWERS

Source: m1nd5c4p3   Picture a flower growing from the sea. Can there be a prettier sight to see?   Bubbles of flowers float ashore. Close your eyes and open that door.   This is what I need for today. Pastel colors… Continue reading →Original linkOriginal author: Susanne Leist