Your elusive creative genius with Elizabeth Gilbert








Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert








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Dealing with ANXIETY as Writers




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Dealing with ANXIETY as Writers






How do you deal with anxiety as a writer? Tell us in the comments!



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How To Find And Capture Ideas For Your Novel with Joanna Penn




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How To Find And Capture Ideas For Your Novel with Joanna Penn





How do you capture your ideas? Tell us in the comments!

Benjamin Thomas





Habits to Reach Your Writing & Self-Publishing Goals with Steve Scott






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How to Start Simple Habits to Reach Your Writing and Self-Publishing Goals with Steve Scott







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How to Plot a Novel From Scratch Part 1 with Author Chris Fox





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How to Plot a Novel From Scratch Part 1





How do you plot your novel? Tell us in the comments!!

Benjamin Thomas



Handling Foreign Rights Yourself, When to Incorporate, and New Audiobook Options










Handling Foreign Rights Yourself, When to Incorporate, and New Audiobook Options





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Benjamin Thomas








How to be an Author Entrepreneur with Joanna Penn and Sukhi Jutla





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How to be an Author Entrepreneur with Joanna Penn and Sukhi Jutla





What do you think about being an author entrepreneur? Tell us in the comments!!



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November’s Books & Blurbs

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A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. –Neil Gaiman




Welcome to another edition of books & blurbs!


This is an occasional post I’m doing to give a sneak peek about the books I’ve been reading and listening too recently. It really should be a weekly or bi-weekly post, but I haven’t got my act together quite yet. *Sigh*


Here’s some notable books from this month that has caught my eye. Ready? Here it goes!



The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler


The Queens Poisoner



King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.

Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.


I’m thoroughly enjoying this series. The Queen’s Poisoner, book one of the series was utterly mesmerizing. I switched back and forth between reading and listening to the audiobook performed by the talented Kate Rudd. I’ll post the narrator performance on my other site at AudioSpy.  Currently reading/listening to the second book, The Thief’s Daughter and it’s just as good!



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The Orphan X series by Gregg Hurwitz



Orphan X




The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.

But he’s no legend.

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan’s weakness—his work as The Nowhere Man—to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz’s electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.


Holy mackerel!! Reading this was literally like watching a movie unfold in my head. My first Gregg Hurwitz book didn’t disappoint one bit. The next book in the series is a short, Buy a Bullet and now I”m currently reading The Nowwhere Man.





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Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis



Invisible James Patterson




Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.

Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

Invisible is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.


I found this to be a very creative book for crime fiction. An FBI analyst gets mixed up in a string of mysterious lethal fires which turn out to be the heinous work of a serial killer. Amazing! Really enjoyed the originality in this one. Quite different from the typical serial killer in crime fiction.








On the Radar dummies




The Lost City of the Monkey God


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The Other Slavery The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America


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The Good Byline



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The End Game



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The Storm, Trackers #3



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Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)



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I’ll stop there, otherwise this list will go on forever. Go find a good book!!

Benjamin Thomas







How To Write Subplots with Author Kristen Martin








How To Write Subplots + Sweek Stars Writing Contest






How do you write your subplots? Tell me in the comments!

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Writing Tips for Dynamic Story Creation with Maxwell Alexander Drake










Writing Tips for Dynamic Story Creation with Maxwell Alexander Drake





What did you take away from dynamic story creation? Tell me in the comments!




Maxwell Alexander Drake:

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Dynamic Story Creation







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