Have you seen the movie or play, “The Lion King”? If you know anything about pride dynamics, the King isn’t the king of the pride. It’s the lioness. Here’s a great article about the lion pride dynamics.
Maybe someday the movie will be remade to “The Lion Queen.” If so, who’d you like to play Nala?
Adulting Up Today I’ve got a lot of stuff to do and in the middle of this tussle between opinions about one thing or another, I’m finding myself drifting away from the things I NEED to be doing. Yeah, I’ve been sick and I am a horrible patient when sick. I know this about myself. […]
via Adulting Up Today And Shutting Down The Cancel Culture — Rhys Ford
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I recently came across Writing Explained, a grammar website that can be an invaluable resource for authors. This little gem is from one of their posts. If you enjoy learning about the English language’s intricacies, this is the perfect website for you!
So, what is the Difference Between Anymore and Any more?
The traditional (although now less common) spelling is as two separate words: any more. In the last 50 years or so, the single word anymore has increased in use and a distinction between the one-word and two-word spellings has emerged.
Any more as a Determiner
What does “any more” mean? When “any more” is used to mean an indefinite quantity of something or even the smallest amount, it is functioning as a determiner. For example,
- Do you want any more food?
- Is there any more pie left?
- I can’t eat any more food; I am completely stuffed.
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As audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing, I have been researching that market. One thing I realized is that choosing a narrator is probably the most important decision you make when you turn your book into an Audiobook. People who love audiobooks may buy your audiobook because they like your work, your genre, your cover, or your price. When they actually start listening to your audiobook however, one of the most important factors to decide whether they’ll continue listening to the end, is the quality of the reading.
So, how do you choose the right voice? Leaving out the financial aspects (if you can afford to pay the narrator the fee he is asking for or if you choose a royalty scheme), there are a few issues to take into consideration, from “demographics” to acting performance. Here are a few tips.
So. Man or Woman? Younger…
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If you’re a writer and need help with making your book the best it can be, I know just the person. Debbie McGowan, who runs Beaten Track Publishing, is a skilled editor, proof reader and formatter. I can attest to her awesome abilities because she’s worked on all of my books and also many published authors. Here’s information about her services and how to get in contact with her:
Debbie McGowan: “I offer freelance editing, proofreading and formatting services (mates’ rates = half price, which equates to £2.50/1000 words per service or £5/1000 words for a fully finished publication). Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info – I’d also be grateful if you would consider mentioning me when anyone’s in the market for such services.”
Nicholas C. Rossis
I recently discovered DIY Book Design (thank you, Krystallia!) and just had to share the news.
DIY Book Design has a number of useful tools and tutorials, all aimed at helping you produce the perfect image for your book. From a number of tutorials helping with the design of your book cover to taking that cover and transforming it into a great-looking 3D mockup, DIY Book Design has got you covered.
It’s this last feature that caught my eye. You get to choose between a Single and Composite look for your books. The Single look lets you display your book as a Kindle/tablet/mobile/paper standalone image:
The Composite view lets you design a combination featuring various formats:
Generating the mockup is as simple as 1-2-3, as the interface guides you through the entire process. You get the option of creating a white or transparent background for your books. The whole process…
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In celebration of World Book Day, which is on Thursday, March 7th, Beaten Track Publishing is holding a site wide sale. All paperbacks and ebooks are 20% off. Use the code WBD19 when you order to receive the discount.
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