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Smorgasbord Invitation to an end of Summer House Party – Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August

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In a few weeks we shall be coming to the end of the summer holidays and I thought that as I am also approaching my fourth blogging anniversary, it was time to have a party.

I have already begun to prepare my guest list with those wonderful writers who have supported me throughout those four years. They will be appearing automatically with their details and links over the three days.

However, as with any good party there is also an opportunity to mingle and share contact details with others to promote your blog, books and social media connections.

There will be some music, personal recollections of my special guests and something to eat and drink…virtually of course.

This is a celebration of a community that never fails to warm my heart with its kindness and generosity of spirit. I hope that you will be a part of it..

I will…

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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

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no-wasted-ink-writers-links-logoHere we are at another Monday.  It is time for another batch of writer’s links here at No Wasted Ink.  This week I got into the nitty gritty of old fashioned paper communication, from research in old libraries, to printing paper, and even origami pop-up books.  I hope you enjoy this different spin on the modern age and go a little analog with me.

5 Ways to Write a Perfect First Draft (or Nearly)

Writing Tips: How To Create Immersive Worlds For Science Fiction And Fantasy

Writers on Social Media: Does It Even Make a Difference?

The Finer Points of Great Dialogue

Library Love: How Writers Conducted Research Before the Age of the Internet

The Write Life: How To Enjoy Summer and Still Be Productive

How to Make the Backstory Relevant to Plot and Character

HOW LETTERPRESS PRINTING CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD

The History of Movable Paper in One…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – D.G. Kaye, Adele Marie Park and Malia Ann Haberman

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Welcome to the Monday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore and time to take as stroll through the shelves and find out which authors have news.

The first is D.G. Kaye who has received some great reviews this week for three of her booksand I have selected the most recent for one we have not featured for a while.. The Words We Carry.

About The Words We Carry

“I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”

What do our shopping habits, high-heeled shoes, and big hair have to do with how we perceive ourselves? Do the slights we endured when we were young affect how we choose our relationships now?

D.G. takes us on a journey, unlocking the hurts of the past by identifying situations that hindered her…

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Letters from an American Soldier

Both the paperback and ebook are now available for this awesome book! Yay! :)

Take a look inside the mind, heart, and soul of an American soldier during wartime with these real and AMAZING love letters that will touch your heart forever. They’re filled with deep, raw emotions that can be hard to replicate in fiction. Also, see how much war, being away from loved ones, and fighting on the front lines can really change a person.

Go ahead. Grab a copy and give it a read. I promise, you won’t be sorry.

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Where has Erik Been?

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Dear readers,

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent from the blogosphere (or maybe you haven’t in which case I need to do a better job ;) ), I felt I need to explain what’s been going on.

I was on vacation at the beginning of July and upon getting back and then catching up with my work, our family suffered a very tragic accident. My aunt and three of her daughters were on a cross-country road trip from Pennsylvania to California. An adventure of a life time.

Beth, Lizzy, Savanna and Sequoia in California.

Sadly, in California, they had a terrible accident. The driver of their SUV fell asleep. The car ran down an embankment, hit a pole and overturned. My aunt and one of my cousins did not make it.

My cousin Savanna and Aunt Beth

My other two cousins were seriously injured. My uncle and…

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What Is Success? – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…

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While writing the introduction to a fellow author’s book, I realized many of us view success as an end-product. We aspire, we strive and, if fortunate, we manifest. Only then do we feel gratified, overlooking all we accomplished in the process. In short, we fail ourselves.

If we become discouraged when met by an obstacle, we are not seeing that obstacle for what it truly is: a teacher. Obstacles not only teach us what does not work, but also challenge us to reach beyond our perceived limitations. Obstacles are opportunities to practice what we’ve learned, alter our approach, and move forward. This is success.

Being stuck in obsessive thought patterns, limiting beliefs, or anything that stops us short of reaching a goal can lead to wallowing in the past (nostalgia) and yearning for the future (desire). Turning inward and finding the embedded thoughts sabotaging our efforts…

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Reading: It’s awesome. :)

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July 8, 2017 · 6:45 pm