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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't Focus On Mistakes...Focus On Your Future

Don’t let old mistakes or misfortunes hold you
down: learn from them, forgive yourself---or
others—move on. Don’t be bothered or
discouraged by adversity. Instead, meet it as a
challenge. Be empowered by the courage it
takes you to overcome obstacles. Learn
something new every day.

Be interested in others and what they might
teach you. But do not look for yourself in the
faces of others. As far as who you are and who
you will become goes – the answer is always
within yourself. Follow your heart. You – like
everyone else – will make mistakes. But as
long as you are true to the strength within your
own heart…you can never go wrong.

-- Ashley Rice
10/16/08 8:07 pm

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Quote of the Day For the Writer

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

--Toni Morrison

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Quote of the Day for the Writer

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

–W. Somerset Maugham

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Author, Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy talks about trying to sell her books, contacting Best Selling Author, Lori Foster, and also about her upcoming writing projects.

10/05/08 4:35am


Karen Dionne writes from Detroit. Her debut book is Freezing Point (Jove/Berkeley)

Freezing Point is a thriller about an environmentalist who thinks he can solve the world’s freshwater crisis by melting Antarctic icebergs into drinking water, but instead, he creates an even bigger problems.”

Writing Habits: “Very early mornings and again in the late, late evenings, seven days a week. Sleep?”

How Did You Get Your Break? “I owe my book deal to Al Gore. Not directly, but by turning the world’s attention to enivironmental issues, An Inconvenient Truth opened the door for eco-thrillers like my own. The novel is fiction, but the problems it touches on are very real.”

Time Frame: “Freezing Point took 1.5 years to write, 6 mos to sell, and another 22 months to hit the shelves.”

Secret to Success: “Networking with established writers and learning everything I could about the business.”

Advice: “Don’t settle for good. Your story idea and its execution need to blow everyone out of the water, from agent , to editor, to reader.”

What’s Next?: “I’m working on a second science thriller that my agent and I both love. “Let’s just say I hope my reader like spiders.”
10/05/08 4:19am