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And when I mean laugh, I mean I laughed so hard I was screaming. Warning, do not read this book while on the toilet. Tony Slater. It seemed no matter how many vacations were spent lounging at the shore, I never became bored with the magic of the beach. Unemployed and not sure what direction to go, I decided to follow my heart, even if that meant moving more than 12 hours away. When deciding where to move, I researched many beaches and discovered each beach caters to certain enthusiasts. I found their are seven distinct types of beaches.
One beach town may be known as a laid back beachcomber type, while another may be all about kiteboarding, surfing, etc.
The good news is there is a type of beach for everyone. Thank you, Lynn West. Free Days For Kindle Book. About 50 times. If God liked his work so much, you probably will, too. Lockwood's musings on life as a Generation Xer, now collected in "Acid Indigestion Eyes," ran in hundreds of newspapers across the country in the 90s. But they still stand as funny, poignant examples of real life. Can you furnish an apartment from a Dumpster?
How do you build the ultimate fast-food meal? Was all that slacking really civil disobedience? Get your grunge on! Former nationally syndicated Generation X columnist Wayne Lockwood collects some of his best columns, reflecting and sharing in the promise and challenges faced by those who came of age in the early s. While talking heads will harken to St. Cobain for perspective on this misunderstood decade, this collection aims to give a voice to those who didn't have a guitar to scream behind.
Lockwood's book is many things, but it's certainly no slacker.
There are moments of real poignancy -- Andrew Andrews, True Review, May Wayne Lockwood's writing is just the right mix of snark, sarcasm, and cynical observational humor. He's the type of writer that points out the common everyday occurrences that happen to all of us, and as you read you find yourself slowly realizing, "Hey He lives in New York City. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this novel, it will keep you on your toes and possibly keep you awake at night.
Comments Kate Ex Libris says:. August 29, at pm. Like Us! Follow us on Instagram! Load More Follow on Instagram. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy well-written family sagas. Five-year-old Max is abducted from a playground on a hot summer day while his brother, Gary, has his back turned. As they learn to love and trust each other, they must outwit and outrun the nefarious Quinn, who seeks to re-abduct Max for his own evil purposes.
Killing Gary and his new girlfriend, Jean, to get them out of his way is just part of his plan. Will they escape? And when all is said and done, will Max and Gary ever truly be freed from the shackles of guilt and pain from the past? Amid the gritty, harsh landscape of New York City, Finding Max explores those areas of society we seldom like to look at—homelessness, hunger and sexual abuse—with profound delicacy, brutal honesty and compassion.
This thrilling novel will keep you reading long into the night. Finding Max is an intriguing and powerful novel; a cross genre of psychological thriller and mystery. The reader is taken into the inner lives of the two main characters, two brothers, Guy and Max and their past and present lives. On the whole all the characters throughout are well-rounded and believable. Both Guy and Max are multi layered.
They are portrayed, individually, as damaged by their history but in different ways, Max, by his abduction as a child, and Guy, by his belief that he failed his brother by his neglect and inability to stop the abduction. But, as in all good writing, both are also depicted to grow and change as the story progresses.
The antagonist, Quinn, is interesting; a psychopathic murderer who is shown to have a disturbing, unnatural love for Max. He stalks him, desperate to reclaim him and dangerously bitter by his belief that Guy and Jean have taken Max away from him. And, without the dialogue tags, it is occasionally difficult to discern who is speaking, Guy, portrayed as an educated and socially competent man, or Max.
I could see the world the characters move around in. Besides my thoughts on the dialogue, I had only a few reservations. Firstly, I felt that the pace of the plot was slowed down, in places, by the unnecessarily introduction of issues not particularly relevant to the story, Secondly, I was never quite sure about the coincidence of Max walking into the drop-in centre where Gary is based.
But, for the sake of the plot, I accepted it as possible. I think it also should be said that there are explicit details of child sexual abuse some readers may find upsetting. On the whole this is a powerful and absorbing read. One I would recommend in particular to readers who enjoy a dark physiological crime genre.
The Crime and Coffee Festival beckoned me to Cardiff Library to solve the mystery of writing and publishing. The workshop: Cut, Slash and Perfect promised to reveal more about the writing and traditional publishing journey. As I passed the crime scene tape surrounding the bookshelves, I did wonder if any authors had been lost during the cutting, slashing and perfecting process. I went undercover to find out more about traditional publishing.
Would I need an agent, and would I need a sharper pair of scissors?
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The entertaining chat provided food for thought for all authors who wish to publish their work. As I listened, I captured some of the main points and discovered what makes editors cut and authors cry. The panel put me at ease, and I was able to remove my disguise as an indie author. Caroline has worked in general trade publishing for over thirty years and has edited a number of award winning and bestselling authors.
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Agents often have useful contacts within the publishing world and deal with the contracts. Care must be taken when selecting an agent because, as in all businesses, there are inefficient, self —styled experts, with little experience, out there. Google and search for those authors who write in your genre to find out the names of the agents who deal with your kind of book before submitting.
You can approach independent and smaller publishers with or without an agent. Find out what this kind of publisher wants before approaching them.
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Research their website; look at the work of the signed authors. Take your time to select the appropriate one for your genre; consider how much advance that publisher pays, the amount of royalties for sold books you will get, your rights such as audio and foreign rights for your work and the terms and conditions of your contract. You must read the small print! Indie publishing has its challenges, but it gives you more control and you get all the profit. The Indie author deals with every element of the process; from the writing to choosing the cover, the blurb formatting, publication and marketing.
Traditionally published authors also are expected to promote and market. Indie publishing is time- consuming but as I said before, they do have complete control over their work. Whichever publishing route you choose, you must get yourself an editor! Although time-consuming and sometimes devastating! But will not tell you what to do, only point out those mistakes and suggest changes to make your work stronger. It is advisable that every author, whether self-published or traditionally published, has a website, blog and social media accounts.
She writes historical family saga fiction. She has also self-published books and a collection of short stories of the minor characters in her trilogy. I love working with Honno Press. The staff are friendly and accessible. As a writer you learn what you can and cannot get away with. I have built up trust with the editor who I know has had a long and professional career in all genres. An editor will read your book line by line and give an overview. A good editor will ask the right questions but will not give you the answers.
When you edit your work, you must keep your own voice. I do not send my very first draft to an editor and probably have about ten revisions. I ask my friend, who is an author, to give me an honest opinion on anything I have doubts about. I am also a member of a writing group and we email sections of our books for discussion. But do, avoid too much input from too many sources into your work as it can confuse you — have a small trusted network of writers. Believe in yourself!
Finally, it comes back to me for a last read to make sure all is correct. I do like this final stage; it does make me feel as though I have control over the end product to some degree. Thorne had published three books with Honno Fiction and writes domestic noir and psychological fiction. Thorne has self-published and works with two publishers. She has self-published short stories in order to market a published book. The different publishers are relevant to the books promoted. Regardless of how the books are published, the author must have a good editor. A writer needs an editor to stand on the mountain and look down on your work.
During the writing process the author becomes too absorbed to be objective. Through the feedback from the editor, you learn to write. The editor will locate your common mistakes then you will avoid these in subsequent drafts. Jane Austin has plenty of one star and two star reviews on Amazon. I was rejected by Honno at first. In an interview with Thorne, she told me about the trials and tribulations of her publishing journey.
A good editor is key to success for all authors: traditionally published and self-published need a good editor. A good editor will identify gaps in your work and ask the right questions. My editor forced me to ask lots of questions about my book and rework sections. I learnt a great deal about my writing through this process. As a self-published author I have involved a professional editor, beta readers and other authors. One must be careful of making new mistakes in a new edit — it is expensive to pay for all the various stages of the edit. I understand the security of working with an independent publisher who provides an editor.
The indie author has greater control of the book but must complete all stages of the process including the book cover and the marketing. In the end, all clues pointed towards the importance of a professional editor during the publishing process. No matter how many times the author sharpens the scissors to cut, they still need an editor and dosh to pay for quality. Caroline suggested the market for the unreliable narrator in all genres will change.
Like fashion in clothes, fashion in books also changes. I wrote some of the following on each of those occasions.
I think I was as much a mystery to her as she was to me and we avoided each other as much as possible. But there was one occasion when we united in gleeful rebellion and it caused the only quarrel I can remember between her and my mother. For a long time, when I was a child, my mother insisted on my having ringlets.
Every night my hair was twisted into rags and my scalp lifted from my skull. It was sheer torture. Auntie Olive hated those ringlets as much as I did and one day, when I was ten, she put a pudding basin on my head and cut round it. I was overjoyed and imagined that I looked like George out of the Famous Five books. My mother was less impressed. As I grew up my auntie took it upon herself to educate me in classical music but gave up the day she caught me gyrating to the Beatles. She then changed tactics and taught me ballroom dancing.
We whirled up and down the hall of the tiny terraced house, where she lived and I can still do a mean waltz and quickstep, but only in straight lines; I never learned to turn corners. Most useful of all Auntie Olive taught me to drive and trusted my skills enough to lend me her car; which gave me a lot of kudos in our village even if it was just a little blue Ford Popular. By that time I was married with children and she was not just my aunt; she had become a dear friend.
Even so, with little patience for trivial pleasantries and the possession of an acerbic tongue, she demanded respect wherever she was and I was sometimes a little wary of her. Thirty years later Aunt Olive lives in the apartment, attached to our house.