Book Review Reblog…A Life in Letters

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

via A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road — Book Reviews


Reblog of 3 Best Tips on Writing Irresistible Blog Titles — The Musing Quill

We write to be heard. Writers who claim differently are only fooling themselves. While we bleed on a paper or on the canvas, all we really ask for is some attention, some affection. Ask yourself this, the last time you read a five page article or a full blown 500-page novel, did the title entice […]

via 3 Best Tips on Writing Irresistible Blog Titles — The Musing Quill

Happy Thanksgiving USA!

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Meredith Gibraltar wishes Happy Thanksgiving to all her USA friends!  Have a wonderful day and safe travels!

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks.  Thanks for all that we have.  The food, the shelter and the love.  It could also be a time to remember indigenous people and their need for help and respect.  Share the joy of living and show respect to indigenous people.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash with modifications.

Writing Blues…reblogged by Don Massenzio

Originally posted on The Uncensored Writer: Have you ever been working on a project and woken up one day feeling utterly depressed about it? You don’t know why you’re even trying to write something good. This project is garbage and belongs in the trash. You have many other ideas that are way better than this…

via How To Deal With The Writer Blues — Author Don Massenzio

Do I Need Different ISBNs for CreateSpace and Ingram?


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by Melinda Clayton  on Indies Unlimited Site:

In December 2016 I wrote about transferring my books from CreateSpace Expanded Distribution to IngramSpark.

The process was easier than I’d anticipated, because IngramSpark has directions for transferring title assignment right on the site, and both CreateSpace and IngramSpark were available to help walk me through the process.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I recently read a comment on a popular author forum stating that a different ISBN had to be used for each distributor. Now, this is true if you’re using one of CreateSpace’s ISBNs, because in that case, CreateSpace would be the publisher, and they’re the ones who decide how you get to use it. You can read more about ISBNs here.

But if you bought your ISBN, you’re the publisher, and that’s actually indicated within the ISBN itself. Without getting too complicated, that weird mix of numbers denotes both the…

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Poetry Contest

An interesting poetry contest for fellow poets!


Are you a poet? Do you enjoy writing poems until your heart is sore or until it soars?

Well, I happen to LOVE reading poetry so I would like to hold a poetry contest! Read the rules and prizes below!


  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity…

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Want to know which platform is best for you?

Excellent post!

Jean's Writing

So you’re ready to create a blog.

Or maybe you’re considering a self-hosted website.

Stop and readthe following articles below before you decide which way to go. This is one of the best explanations I’ve read in a long time about the differences between and

After reading and listening to fellow bloggers, I decided to stick with

My reasons:

  • Although not perfect, it’s a turnkey process.
  • I found a Theme I liked but can change with ease
  • My blog is updated and backed keeping my blog intact online (even though I may lose content I won’t lose the blog.)
  • I don’t want to pay a third-party to support the platform or the security.
  • I don’t have the time to dedicate to running a self-hosted site.

4 Reasons You Should Never Use (And 4 Reasons You Should) by Sanj Sahayam vs –…

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