10 wonderful quotes about being a writer #amwriting #writer #writerslife

G.L. Cromarty


“You fail only if you stop.”

~ Ray Bradbury


“This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away.”

~ Anne Lamott


“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities, and have them relate to other characters living with him.”

~ Mel Brooks


“Most people carry their demons around with them, buried down deep inside. Writers wrestle their demons to the surface, fling them out onto the page, then call them characters.”

~ C.K. Webb


“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”

~Henry Green


“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the…

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G.L. Cromarty

It’s promotion time again! To celebrate some wonderful new reviews, all 3 books in the Divided World trilogy are on sale.

Book 1 is Free, and book 2 & 3 are 99cents (99p)

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Divided Serenity (Divided World Book One)

He had waited ten years for revenge, they had waited eons.

John Tanis dreams of killing the man responsible for his exile.

Once loyal to the civilized Aterra, Tanis now fights for Shadowland. But the mysterious arrival of technology outside the wall heralds change.

With the dividing wall failing his new loyalties will be tested, and he must choose between revenge and saving the people he once loved.


Serenity Falling (Divided World Book Two)

Revenge is only the beginning.

Hannah thought her work in Shadowland was complete. Station 54 was operational…

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Why feedback is so important… #writing #amwriting #writerslife

G.L. Cromarty

I was recently reading On Writing by Stephen King. It’s one of those books you dip in and out of and even re-read. While I love his candid style, it is something else within this book that I want to reflect on.

The importance of nurturing young minds

I have always been a reader; my earliest memories are of sitting with my head buried in a book. People would buy me books, my mum in particular bought me a huge number as gifts. I would read my favorites over and over again. I was never much of a writer when young though, and it wasn’t until I left university that I started to dabble in writing myself.

Whenever we come to the writing life, whether as a child, a young adult, or an older adult, we come to it with a measure of vulnerability.


“She (his mother) said it was…

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Still tryingto help indie authors. #SupportIndieAuthors #BookwormsUnite

Riley Amos Westbook

Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile since I posted, a ton of life happening so fast right now. Anyways, even with the busy life, I’m still all about that indie life.

So when a friend wrote me, asking if I could place a post for her, and one that will help indie authors, I had to make time to post. Without further ado, I’ll let Christina take over from here.

Hello there! Are you a fan of free books? Do you subscribe to all the big name newsletters to fuel your reading habit? You do? Great! As an indie author who uses those services to spread the word, I can’t thank you enough. But you know, those newsletters are pretty strict and don’t take every book that comes along, which means there are a lot of indie gems that you might miss.
Which is why I’ve created Bookworms Discover…

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Read a book. Be Happy :) #Writing #amwriting #reading #books

G.L. Cromarty

I am going to confess something…I love reading as much as I love writing…and I love writing an awful lot.

So I thought I would share some excellent reasons / excuses to read a little more.

It makes us better writers.

When we read we consciously and subconsciously pick up all kinds of amazing tips whether it is impactful word placement, a descriptive style, or story flow, reading a good book will help it all.

Expands our vocabulary and intelligence.

When we read we expose ourselves to new words, new ideas, and new perspectives. Every time we read a book we have an opportunity to learn.

It fires up our imagination.

When we read we meet new characters and travel to amazing places that can fire up our imagination.

It reduces stress.

Reading is known as a flow activity. This means that when we read we let our worldly troubles go…

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Forgotten (Araneya Mystery Series, #1) by Neven Carr #BookReview @nevencarr

A big thank you to Karen over at My Train of Thoughts On!

My train of thoughts on...

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Every family holds a secret.
How far would yours go to keep it?

Twenty-eight year old schoolteacher, Claudia Cabriati, has no memory of her life before the age of eight. This is not something she thought unusual, until a strangely familiar woman possessing knowledge of that life, is shot and killed in the grounds of Claudia’s home.

Another brutal murder follows, along with the heartbreaking revelation of an unimaginable family conspiracy. Claudia crumbles into a world driven by fear and the irrational need to run and hide.
Why were people suddenly dying around her? Were any of her family, particularly her much-beloved Papa, involved in their deaths? More importantly, would her life be next?

With her trust challenged by those she loves…

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