The Rise of the Stone - longer excerpt

The Rise of the Stone – Prequel to the Path of the Stone – Excerpt

In my previous post about The Rise of the Stone – Prequel to the Path of the Stone, I shared a small sneak peek of this book I am working on. Now I’d like to share a bigger excerpt. This is a part of chapter 1 and it details the dream I had a few […]

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The Path of the Stone is an Amazon Bestseller! – May 2022

I should have written earlier but I’ve had so much going on and even now, two weeks after The Path of the Stone reached #3 on Amazon’s bestseller’s list, it is still in the top 100 of Amazon bestsellers 🙂 True, it’s no longer #3 but it held that position for several days and now […]

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Support an Author Friend

Famous, bestselling authors such as J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Stephen King, John Grisham, Dan Brown, and others get a huge support from their fan bases. Of course, they should, they deserve it. They have written spectacular books. I love John Grisham and I also like Stephen King’s earlier work. If we give these people such […]

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Affiliate Marketing – Don’t Focus on the Quick Buck – Coaching and Mentoring Come First

Any online guru or platform telling you that you can make money in “less than an hour” or “in one day” always fails to mention the most important things. Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme and the only way you can make money in less than an hour is if after you put in […]

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11 Basic Questions about Blogging and Writing

Whether you plan your blog posts or just start typing, whether you’re a writer who plots or has the story flow out of him/her, the first step is to get it written. Nonetheless, hitting the Publish button isn’t enough anymore. Now the hard work only begins. You have to edit, proofread, format, make your work […]

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Have you ever Loved a Book? – By Thomas Porter, Virginia

Thomas Porter is a true word smith. His writing is honest and raw and I’ve published many of his essays and poems on my other website lilacduville.com. I’m always happy to share his words. You see, Thomas is my prison pen pal. I started writing him in February 2021. In time, friendship grew. We always […]

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Good Deeds from Students – Domino Deeds in Schools

Following up on my blog post about Domino Deeds and Jim’s amazing initiative of paying it forward, I’m very happy to share the results of my presentation of Jim’s paintings and Domino Deeds in school. If you missed the information, Domino Deeds was started by Jim Fussell who has donated over 10,625 paintings to countless charities […]

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The Difference Between Grammarly Free and Premium

Before I started using Grammarly I had often heard about it. Many writers recommended and swore by it. My curiosity was piqued and so I decided to try it out. First I started with the free version – which is pretty complete – and in January I upgraded to the Premium version. So far, I’ve […]

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The Bewitched Mirror Series – an Epic Fantasy

Many years ago I wrote a book, based on a side character in Aurélie, Gates of Immortality. Cecilia is a witch-werewolf who appeared as Aurélie’s nemesis-turned-ally, and I found her so intriguing that I decided to write her story. It became a rather long book, and something about it never sat right with me, until […]

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GetResponse Email Marketing Service Offers a Huge January 2022 Sale!

Yes, I should have signed up with them now, and not before I knew about this discount 😉 GetResponse Email Marketing Service offers a huge January 2022 sale, up to a whopping 37%, which is like getting 8 months free. How about that? This sale runs from Jan 1st to Jan 7th, 2022. Why would […]

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How to Improve Your Grammar and Writing Skills – 6 Easy Tips

I love grammar. I know, most people don’t and with that claim they often give me those looks as if I had lost my mind 😉 All those pesky rules with their irritating exceptions could drive anyone mad. I like to listen to foreign languages and recognize grammatical patterns, such as conjugations for example. It’s […]

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Why I Cringe when I Think of Watching Money Heist Season 5 on Netflix

Don’t get me wrong. I love Money Heist – original name: La Casa de Papel in Spanish. Its original name intrigued me and as soon as I started watching episode 1 of season 1, I was hooked, seriously hooked! The story sucked me in and the characters are real, showing a very humane side. You […]