Wednesday, December 4, 2013

IWSG and Give Books for Christmas Bloghop

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Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Simple this month. A short video that inspires me when I'm down:

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It's that time of year--in case you haven't noticed. 

I've joined up to be part of the "Give Books for Christmas" bloghop. I'm giving away TWO ebooks!

For details about the giveaway and other participating blogs and the books they're giving away, click here.

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Dreams: Dorothy called it Oz, Alice called it Wonderland, but Nightmares call it HOME.

When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world?

When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old Colorado high school teacher wants is to forget that her dead fiancĂ© was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a vacation diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.

Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.


  1. I really liked the video! It was both creative and inspiring.

  2. I'm liking the new festive layout :)

  3. The video makes a very good point. It takes YEARS to be a prima ballerina, why would writing, or being an artist be any different?

  4. LOVE that video. It makes me feel so much better. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a great video. One to bookmark for sure. Thanks for sharing, Donna.

  6. I love that piece.
    The key word is VOLUMES of work. Which takes time.
    Writer In Transit

  7. That video is amazing! Sometimes the prospect of having to write a lot of not so good stuff can get overwhelming, but time isn't our enemy it is our friend when it comes to improving as a writer. As long as we put in the work. Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Very inspiring video! I am enjoying your blog posts very much!

  9. My sister originally showed me that video. I'm so glad I found this blog. Needed that! It's hard to remember your words are worth something. :)

  10. way to spread some xmas cheer! love it! i think mine was on sale cyber monday, but i was so busy, i forgot to look!

  11. Loved this video. This guy sounds just like Woody Allen.His voice, not so much, but his phrasing and mannerisms. I love it. Fight your way through it. Never give up, never surrender.

    I promise to send you a nice long email and catch you up on what's been going on soon.

  12. Thank you sharing this video. IWSG is such a comfort to me.

  13. I missed out on that bloghop. Too bad, too. I cleaned my bookshelf and have a few I'm willing to give away. :)


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