Hachette and Amazon. Let’s Talk About It.

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:
If you haven’t heard, Cold War II is happening between publishers and distributers right now – specifically Hachette Book Group (Little, Brown and Company’s parent company) and Amazon – but there are others involved, including Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, and …oh, yeah…AUTHORS. (Because the fighters seem to forget to mention…

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Last but not the least…

So, yeah, who doesn’t have an imaginary award receiving speech prepared at the back of their heads? Standing in front of my bathroom mirror, hair brush the mic, and I take off thanking each and everyone who brought me…there. I’d say bad eating habits, but then it’d get censored. The award I pretend I receive…

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Book review: Sleaze—FREE ebook

Sleaze. A wonderfully written novel about a to-be director Parker Jennings, who realizes what world he is stepping into after he meets Sophie Winters—the upcoming Hollywood star. But wait, there is more to it. Sophie is famous for being spoiled. Parker works for a talent agency as an intern. He is yet to be set…

Payton Smoot, 4, clutches her father, 2nd Lt. Robert Smoot, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who just returned from Iraq at the new Indianapolis International Airport Wednesday, November 12, 2008. Soldiers loaded up on

A Proud Mother With No One Left

Behold her eyes burning through tears. In place of him is now his gun. Her heart sinks whatever comes near, for she has lost her son. Along she works for everyone, who’s fatherless like her grandson. She takes nothing but gives and gives. And cares for everything that’s his. No wonder none’s as proud as…

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How to pass time in a book?

The ways to pass time in the book without making the characters do pointless things. Any novel, novella, story, book, you name it, needs a perfectly described time, location and overall setting. Without these main parts, a reader is most likely to suffer the white room syndrome—when you know what’s happening, but you just can’t…

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Meet Giselle Beaumont

Giselle Beaumont from Let It Fall. Who else just love to talk about his/her characters? Or talk to the character. Today, I’m here to introduce you all to my most favorite character; Giselle Beaumont from my ever favorite novel that I’m writing (will be published one day). Twenty years old. Studying Psychology.  Prolong face. Emerald…

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Appearance, Intelligence or Personality?

Appearance. Intelligence. Personality. Three main things I look for in a character or a person in general. A question arises in almost every mind, and I got confused for a while too regarding the priority of the traits. Which one among appearance, intelligence and personality is more important? What appeals the most? While creating a…