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Indie book reviews as well as thoughts and resources for authors
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Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast

Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. -Alexander Pope From Pope's "An Essa...
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Historical Novel Society | Historical fiction reviews, features, guides and member news

Historical Novel Society | Historical fiction reviews, features, guides and member news | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Historical fiction reviews, features, guides and member news
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Does B&N Manipulate its Rankings? | Hugh Howey

Does B&N Manipulate its Rankings? | Hugh Howey | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
A bold question, but it isn't the first I've heard of this happening. Several erotica and romance authors on KBoards have complained that their ranking on the
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Fantasy, Spirituality, and the Power of the Imagination (Part 2)

Fantasy, Spirituality, and the Power of the Imagination (Part 2) | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
The imagination is a dangerous thing to tyrants. If you look at systems of control, ways to bind and shackle human will so that people will be cowed into serving the selfish interests of others, al...
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Digital Strategy in Historical Romance | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

Digital Strategy in Historical Romance | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
From Courtney Milan: If you think that a publisher’s main job is distribution, and that distribution is a button press on the internet, you’re wrong, and I hope to demonstrate that today with some vague (yet convincing!
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What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
GIVEAWAY: I am very excited to again give away a free book to a random commenter. The winner can choose either CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM or the 2013 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS. Commenters must live...
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20 Embarrassingly Bad Book Covers | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

20 Embarrassingly Bad Book Covers | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
From Flavorwire: This week, we spotted a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad book cover for Stephen King’s The Shining over at the Guardian. It seems especially unfair for such a modern classic to be saddled with such an ugly cover, and so we...
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Birthright

Birthright | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Choice is our birthright. It's one we fear to claim. Exactly where this fear comes from is a bit of a riddle. Perhaps it's a fruit of childhood dependence, on the habit of deferring to parents to m...
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David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Storytelling as a Fine Art

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Storytelling as a Fine Art | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
In case you haven’t noticed over the past few years, I talk a lot about storytelling—about the parts of stories—inciting incidents, character arcs, climaxes, and so on.
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Utterances of an overcrowded mind: 9. Writing Your First Novel: Words & Routine (Writing for Success)

Utterances of an overcrowded mind: 9. Writing Your First Novel: Words & Routine (Writing for Success) | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
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The "Rules of Grammar" and Novel Writing

The "Rules of Grammar" and Novel Writing | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
I recently read a blog post/article about “breaking the rules of grammar” in novel writing and thought I’d chime in as it’s a common topic among authors that often stirs much controversy. First, I’...
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6 Things to Avoid When Pitching to Book Reviewers

6 Things to Avoid When Pitching to Book Reviewers | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
. . First of all: Let’s keep in mind that almost all reviewers are volunteers. They gladly write reviews because they enjoy providing a service to fellow consumers, and to support good writers. The...
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Baton Rouge Gallery of Contemporary Art welcomes author Carolyn Ricapito to read from her debut novel | WVLA NBC33 | Baton Rouge News, Weather and Sports

Baton Rouge Gallery of Contemporary Art welcomes author Carolyn Ricapito to read from her debut novel | WVLA NBC33 | Baton Rouge News, Weather and Sports | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Baton Rouge News from WVLA NBC33tv.com. Your source for local news, weather and sports for Baton Rouge.
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Amazon vs. Nook | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

Amazon vs. Nook | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Passive Guy informed Mrs. PG today that, in less than four days this month, her one book on KDPSelect had more borrows on Amazon than the total of all of her book sales through the Nook Store during the entire...
Erin Eymard's insight:

Barnes and Nobles is so difficult to navigate/use.

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Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of the media

Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of the media | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
Flipboard’s recent update lets users create custom “magazines” and share them. For a large swath of the publishing industry, this provides a glimpse of what (for them) could be a grim future.
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The 5 Silliest Books Inspired by Jane Austen | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

The 5 Silliest Books Inspired by Jane Austen | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
From Flavorwire: There’s no denying it: people love Jane Austen.
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Magic and Technology/Science and Religion

Magic and Technology/Science and Religion | The Bookworm's Fancy | Scoop.it
In the context of a fantasy story, can magic and technology coexist? Can they occupy the same world with the same set of natural laws? If so, can they be practiced by the same individual? Or does m...
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Piracy in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Next month I am participating in an archaeological excavation in Cilicia in Anatolia which has an ancient history involving pirates and plunder; though likely no pirates like Johnny Depp. Mores the...
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