Here we are, Link Day! This week, No Wasted Ink has a grab bag of articles to help authors figure out how to do their work more effectively from convention tables, podcasting, distribution efforts, and creating relationships with other authors. This is a fun one and a must read. Pour your coffee. Ready. Set. Read!
A poignent poem from https://thepbsblog.com
We live in computers
wirelessly crossing dimensions
the deafening silence of
that ain’t connected
how do you know
if I wrote this poem in my own
or scribbled these letters
with the sharpened edge of my own
how do I know
that you didn’t throw me a smile
minus the jagged tooth remains
of a dilapitated heart
cause the grass is always greener
on social media
when we live in a world
where emojis digitize
the masks we wear
until our differences melt the pride
and phony personas
hanging off the edge of gravatars
profile pictures and WordPress walls
that captured nothing but smiling faces
and not the lies behind them
because virtual realities
is anything but virtuous
for we hide
and cartoon ourselves
into the people
we wish we were
speak in a language we are too afraid
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Great interview of Yecheilyah Ysrayl by Dan alatorre.
your humble host
Occasionally on the blog we will talk with one of our author friends, gaining valuable insights into their behind the scene world. Today we meet with Yecheilyah Ysrayl, an extraordinary writer and book blogger, among other things.
Join me as we delve deep – or as deep as we can in 21 Questions; not everybody gives up the goods – with Yecheilyah.
- DAN: Welcome to the blog! What is the working title of your next book?
Yecheilyah: Thank you, Dan, for having me. The working title for my next book is Renaissance and it’s Book One in The Nora White Story. It releases in 116 days, 15 hours, 30mins and 40 seconds from now. Not that you care.
- That’s more precise than my alarm clock! Tell me, how hard was it to hit that “Publish” button the first time and send your book into the…
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“Is it true that ‘Anna’ stands for ‘Ain’t No Niggers Allowed’?” I asked at the convenience store in Anna, Illinois, where I had stopped to buy coffee. “Yes,” the clerk replied. “That’s sad, isn’t it,” she added, distancing herself from the policy. And she went on to assure me, “That all happened a long time ago.” “I understand [racial exclusion] is still going on?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. “That’s sad.”—conversation with clerk, Anna, Illinois, October 2001. James W. Loewen, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism (Touchstone, 2006),3
Anna, Illinois was named after the daughter of the founder of the town, but got its more derogatory name after the 1909 lynching of a black man in Cairo IL and the mob of angry white citizens who drove out Anna’s 40 or so black families following the lynching. It is at this point that Anna, IL became a sundown…
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wonderful interview with D.G.Kaye from smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com
My guest today has become a friend on and offline and along with Tina Frisco form a little group called the Three Musketeers.. Oh sorry has that name been taken! Anyway D. G. Kaye – Debby Gies has been popping in to the blog for over three years and has been a huge support during highs and lows. We are finally going to be face to face for the first time at the Blogger’s Bash in June and I am so excited to meet her finally.
Debby writes as D.G. Kaye and has struck many a chord with her frank and down to earth memoirs and non-fiction books. Before we enjoy Debby’s interview I thought I would let her tell you all about herself.
I’m a nonfiction memoir writer who writes about life, matters of the heart and women’s issues. My intent is to inspire others by sharing my stories…
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My second book in the series, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Meadow Fairy deals with the issue of the bees’ deaths… Let’s hope that between Abby Forester, the Fairy Whisperer, and the meadow fairy, they can find a way to save the bees! ❤
Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the real issue really scary, because it is more complex and pervasive than thought.
PorterGirl – The Vanishing Lord
Dean Man’s Shoes
Following an ill-advised evening of drinking with The Dean, Deputy Head Porter is in search of an enormous breakfast to help ease her hangover…
The new novel – PorterGirl – The Vanishing Lord coming soon!
First Lady Of The Keys available now!