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How about 30 plus places to submit your writing?
And they pay you!
Some of my scariest and most rewarding experiences as a writer happened when I stepped out of the shadows and submitted a story. Nothing beats reading, “We would like to feature your submission.”
Scary, yes, because I felt as though I were sending a piece of my soul out into the big bad world to be judged. Rewarding because acceptance is what I dream of as a writer.
Thanks to Erica Verrillo for providing us with this great list of publications looking for good writers. This month you can submit your favorite piece and get paid.
November is just getting started, so pull out that story from your slush pile, polish it till it gleams like a newly minted penny and hit send.
There is still time!
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From Nov. 8th to Dec. 15 you can purchase the Kindle edition of my book “The Italian Thing” for $1.99. I know you will enjoy reading all about our adventures and misadventures during our stay. Go to,https://www.amazon.com/Italian-Thing-Patricia-…/…/B00EL0AGIG, thank you and enjoy!!!
Welcome to the first of the author updates this week and our first author with news to share is Wendy Unsworth with a review for her recently released novel Dirty Work (Berrywood Book Three)
A shallow grave.
A body to find.
But no one is looking.
Caroline Duke and her sister-in-law Marcie lead very different lives, but blood is thicker than water; they are close, they share things.
Marcie has everything she could possibly want, funded by Nathan’s high-powered city job. She pays for her privileged position in lonely days and nights, while her husband works away.
Caroline is struggling with two jobs and out-of-work Pete, who brings in no money at all. He is never home either. He spends his evenings in bars and clubs and the occasional ditch.
But everything in the Duke family is set to change. And for the better…
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November has come to the rabbit patch in a friendly fashion. Days are born slowly with fog and make the territory look enchanted, for a while. The sky has been shades of lavender and pink-and the sun a very bright tangerine color at dawn. By mid morning , the November sky is a soft blue and the air is mild. The woodlands are only hinting of autumn now , but daily, I see the leaves brightening. Fresh plowed fields are littered now with autumn leaves in colors like gold and ruby. Last night, Christian and I watched a silver moon rise over a field. I was thinking how beautiful it was to stand with my son, now a young man, by a field, in the twilight hour. We have done it a hundred times before, but this does not spoil the effect in the least. Sometimes, one of the older…
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Welcome to the series where you can share four of your links from your archives here on my blog to a new audience. Perhaps posts that you wrote at the beginning of your blogging experience that deserve another showcase. If you have book promotion posts then please contact me separately for other options. Details of how to get in touch with me at the end of the post.
Today Patricia Salamone shares something that she wrote in the 1970s which has as much relevance today as it did then. A short post but a powerful message.
Can you Hear the Rumbling by Patricia Salamone.
Can you hear the rumbling?
If you listen close you might.
Can you see despair and poverty?
It is an awful sight!
Can you hear the children crying out in pain?
Can you see their faces as they’re calling out in vain?
Each day you line…
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I will be offline for a while. I am busy doing all the preop instructions, seeing primary doctor and surgeon, going to the hospital for a class and speak to the head nurse, filling out tons of paperwork, etc. I have to have my knee replaced, I was told it’s not that big of a deal. The photo above doesn’t look like no big deal to me. Had to stop taking certain meds starting today, and no vitamins, or anti-inflammatory, have to shower with a powerful antibiotic soap every day including the day of surgery. The photo above is what I can expect, ugh! I am stressed but I know I will make it through. I don’t know when I will be back online on a regular basis. However, it will give me time to read, I hope. If so I will be writing reviews whenever possible. Please don’t think I am slacking off because I’m not. I will miss reading many wonderful posts to share on social media. I’ll probably lose some followers as well but I know my friends will be here when I return. I will miss you all and look forward to returning ASAP. Please say a little prayer for me on Nov. 10th. Love you all. xoxo Patricia from The Writers Desk. ☺☺☺
Wonderful line up from the Smorgasbord Variety is the Spice of Life. Sally Cronin offers many wonderful books by excellent writers.
Welcome to the first of the Cafe Updates this week and the first author with a recent review is Sue Coletta for her thriller novella – Hacked.
Shawnee Daniels wrongly assumes she’s being punished for innocently hacking the Police Chief’s photos. Okay, maybe not-so-innocently, but someone had to expose him for the dog that he is. When she arrives at the mandatory computer seminar, the FBI enlists her help in stopping a serial killer who’s remotely hacking vehicles while the owners are behind the wheel.
Why he’s targeted these people remains a mystery. None of the victims frequent the same places, some don’t even live in the same state. The only commonality is they all drive Fords.
When Detective Levaughn Samuels is taken hostage—his life teetering on the edge of a high-speed chase—there’s nothing Shawnee won’t do to save him, no line she won’t cross. And when…
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A delightful, Bootiful story, ☺☺☺
Halloween Sunset, Let the Party Begin by Sally Cronin
Bethany looked around her cosy cottage and smiled with satisfaction. The lanterns around the walls glowed eerily;candlelight flickering through fangs and gaping wounds in the flesh of the pumpkins. The table was laid with fresh baked treats; the result of many hours toiling over her wood stove. A large pot now bubbled away on top of the said appliance. A wonderful aroma of rosemary and thyme filled the air with an enticing promise of tender meat and dumplings.
Of course you could not have a Halloween party without lots of sweet pastries and candies, and these too added atmospheric colour to the festive table. Blood red velvet cupcakes competed with the dark chocolate of the Devil cake, and green whipped cream glistened in a skull shaped bowl.
Her friends would be arriving shortly; making their way carefully along the path in…
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