String of Pearls Plot

What is a string of pearls plot, and how does it hurt the story you are trying to write? Read on to find out!

Source: String of Pearls Plot


Last stop on the #RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party! #MustSee #IARTG #BookBoost


Have you taken a look yet? Come on and stop by! It’s super easy and a fantastic way to support Indie Authors. Miss any stops along the way? No problem! Check out the original post for the Book Trailer Train here!

THE ANESTHESIA GAME – Author, Rea Nolan Martin
DAILY GIVEAWAYS:  (1) Autographed copy of THE ANESTHESIA GAME, (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

DREAMLESS ROADS – Author, Jan Hawke
DAILY GIVEAWAYS:  (1) Signed copy of DREAMLESS ROADS (will ship anywhere) (1) DREAMLESS ROADS T-Shirt (Zazzle), (1) DREAMLESS ROADS Mouse Mat (Zazzle), (1) DREAMLESS ROADS Desk Calendar (Viking)

NIKKI MAGEE – Author, Peter Wendt
DAILY GIVEAWAYS:  (1) copy of NIKKI MAGEE,  (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

Each day, you will find a new link or links open.  Please visit every BOOK TRAILER and do the following:

  1. Watch the book trailers on display that day;
  2.   Leave an engaging comment;
  3.  Tweet the page out, and share it on social media;
  4. LIKE or give the book trailer a THUMBS UP before you leave;
  5. If the block party has stopped at more than 1 book trailer on any given day, be sure to visit ALL book trailers for that day for your chance at great DAILY GIVEAWAYS! There is a max of only 3 trailers each day.

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS!  You can only be eligible to win the Daily Giveaways and the Grand Prizes by leaving comments.  The more stops you visit and leave comments, the more chances you have to win!!!!

We are constantly creating new ways to PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL our members at RRBC.  You mean you haven’t joined yet?  Well, you can…right here, right now, today! Tell em I sent you. 🙂


Selecting My Book Cover was Like Selecting a New Face For Myself



It was CRAZY to finalize the cover for my debut self-help book – “Create Your Magic Potion“. At times, I had to take a sleeping potion to get back to normal the very next day. I know it’s a silly jest 😉

Selecting a book cover is like getting to choose your own face; a face that clearly expresses the author’s inner self, and reflects the inner story of the book outside. But, very often it is perceived quite differently by people than the way it is presented by the writer. Nevertheless, every writer chooses the best he/she can to get the message across to the readers.

A tedious and maddening job, gives you nightmares and often the writers get up in the middle of the night to quickly sketch-out the design, half-asleep with whatever tools that come handy at that time, before the picture slips from the mind.

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4 Common Sense Reasons it can benefit you to Self-Publish

Pearls Before Swine

Crazy Woman Drinking Wine

Twenty years ago, a book followed a routine process: You poured your heart and soul into a manuscript and when you finished it, you started calling agents and editors who most likely told you to send them a query letter. Next step was usually a book proposal, and a few sample chapters. Then the waiting game started, usually ending with disappointment. On the other hand, the option to self-publish was there, but it had a certain stigma; a stigma that still exists today: “Your book isn’t really published because you couldn’t get it accepted by a “real publisher”. A real publisher? Excuse me for not laughing my butt off, are we not  human beings? Or are Self-Publishers merely robots? Or are Traditional Publishers too foolish to know that the only difference between a Traditional Publisher and a Self-Publisher is that the Self-Publisher does everything themselves? Anyone can be a publisher.

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