The Guide to Writing Letters to Celebrities was written by Chris Lucas. This book is meant for those who have wanted to write letter to celebrities and get replies back, so for that group of people out there, they might find this book to be pretty informative. Lucas writes a combination of personal experiences in writing letters to celebrities as well as an actual guide for writing these letters.
What exactly is a BIALIEN? Is it some sort of new dance or a recipe for a new exotic dish? Well according to author Vlane Carter, a BIALIEN is Jaden Marino or at least that is what he becomes in the book The BIALIEN Trilogy, an Alien of Two Worlds (volume 1; part 1). Belonging to the ever popular genre of science fiction this book delivers an attention grabbing science fiction story of the fantastical adventures of central character Jaden Marino. BIALIEN … volume 1, is the first in the trilogy of science fiction books that gives the reader’s imagination a real workout. Creative and inventive from the onset the world of Jaden Marino (and the worlds he experiences) are well detailed and chock full of interesting science fiction steeped ideals. Author Vlane Carter has created the adventures of a lifetime within the confines of the life of nineteen year old Jaden Marino. As the story opens the reader is taken in by Jaden’s run for his life, he is being pursued by the military under the false pretense that he stole an experimental plane however, the truth of the matter is that Jaden discovered a landed UFO and the wicked government wants to keep it a secret and shut Jaden up permanently. While he is running Jaden goes back to the UFO and finds protection from the evil military and thus begins his journey to becoming a BIALIEN. It is through the use of nanotechnology that Jaden eventually becomes a BIALIEN. Jaden’s experiences and encounters with alien life forms and their advanced technology proves to be a perfect fit, as he easily adapts to many “alien” types of experiences including, out of body experiences like traveling and observing via a “nanoeye”, telepathic communication, using x-ray vision and camaraderie with other alien life forms. As Jaden is being watched and aided by a friendly race of aliens, the Andromedians they become so impressed with Jaden that they charge him with the responsibility to return to earth and unite earth so that earth can fight an impending evil alien invasion that comes in the form of another evil alien race called the Darclonians. The saga continues in BIALIEN series Volume 1; book 2 and BIALIEN series Volume 1; book 3. The series is continued thereafter in Volume ll; parts 1, 2, 3 and Volume lll; parts 1, 2, 3. Overall this is an intriguing story that brings to mind some of the other great science fiction adventures of the past such as Star Wars. While this book does make for a good read there are a few editing issues, such as misspellings, confusion of word tenses and spacing issues. Also these books are categorized as “graphic” novels although there is little in the way of actual graphics presented in the book however, the ones that scattered throughout the books are awesome. Another interesting point about this trilogy is the author has determined that his writing the books in the present tense which allows the reader to experience the novel “… as if they were watching a movie”. I found this a little confusing initially but as I read on, I found myself getting past that issue as I became immersed in the story. I would recommend the BIALIEN trilogy to any science fiction fans that like to get lost in adventure.
Have you wished you could write like your favorite authors? What if you could---almost like magic? By simply reading "The Secret Pillars of Writing" by author Jeffrey A. Friedberg, readers will be able to bypass know-nothing classes, clueless meetings, and long sessions of reading countless books on writing. Why maybe let yourself be led by "authors" who really do not know the modern secrets of blockbuster book and screenplay writing? A crash course in legitimate secrets of writing by a published author with Five-Star acclamations for flair, originality, "roller-coaster" action scenes, and more.
Book Review - Calling All Authors - How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open
Calling All Authors - How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open BY: Valerie Connelly PUBLISHED BY: Nightengale Press PUBLISHED IN: 2007 ISBN: 978-1-933449-43-2 Pages: 291 Reviewed by Billy Burgess Have you ever wanted to be a published writer? “Calling All Authors - How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open” tells what traps and mistakes to avoid during publishing. Should you use a traditional publishing company or should you publish the book yourself? Will you need a publicist? An editor? Or a proofreader? These are just some of the questions that author Valerie Connelly, founder of Nightengale Press, answers in this book. There are many myths and tales about the publishing world. “Calling all Authors,” explains these myths and brings them into reality for writers. A lot of new writers think their books will be an instant bestseller. You’ll learn that books don’t become bestsellers overnight. As a writer myself, I enjoyed reading “Calling All Authors.” I learned that even in traditional publishing you’ll have to do some marketing of your own. You can’t just sit back and expect the book to just sell itself. Learn how to promote your book by using the internet. Learn how to benefit from good and bad book reviews. I recommend “Calling All Authors” to all upcoming writers of any genre. This book will help you with those difficult decisions you will come across while publishing your novel.
Book Review - Writer Watchdog 2009 Edition
Writer Watchdog 2009 Edition: Self-publishing Directory BY: Deana Riddle PUBLISHED BY: New Vision Media PUBLISHED IN: 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9822674-9-3 Pages: 213 Reviewed by Billy Burgess With a flashy cover, the Writer Watchdog 2009 Edition: Self - publishing Directory will catch any writer’s eye. Being a writer myself, I have read several resource and writing books, but this is the first I’ve read about self-publishing. The book is filled with over two hundred resources and over thirty articles. You learn every step there is in publishing your own book. Learn the difference between a book printer and a self-publishing service. Find out how to use social networking websites, blogs and book reviews to promote your book. My favorite sections are the Book Review Resources, and the Informational Sites and Writer Organizations. The tips in these sections are very helpful. I found the Writer Watchdog 2009 Edition to be full of wonderful information that any writer can use. Before jumping into the self-publishing world, I recommend reading this. Any questions you would ever have will be answered in this amazing book.
Book Review - Authors Access - 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers
Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers BY: Irene Watson, Tyler R. Tichelaar & Victor R. Volkman PUBLISHED BY: Modern History Press PUBLISHED IN: 2009 ISBN: 978-1-932690-98-9 Pages: 220 Reviewed by Billy Burgess Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers is a wonderful handbook for any writer. It is a compilation of podcasts from the internet radio show called Authors Access. The authors share great tips about the craft and myths of writing. You learn about writing about romance, mystery and other genres. Being a writer myself, I found the book interesting. I enjoyed the chapters on children’s books and the article “Exploring Ghostwriting, co-Authoring, and Collaborating” by Ami Hendrickson. This is the first time I have read anything on ghostwriting. It was a joy to read. There is a lot of information on promoting your book by the use of the internet. In “Book Marketing on MySpace,” you learn how to set up a successful myspace profile, and learn how an author can use it to promote their work effectively. Every author needs to know how to use Amazon.com to sale their books. In “Amazon Adventures: Staring Down Earth’s Largest Bookstore,” you learn how to use advantage and associate programs. There are four wonderful articles about book reviews and how to use them to your advantage. My favorite was, “Negative Book Reviews: How to Avoid Them, and How to Use Them to Your Advantage.” One of the downfalls of the book is that it concentrates too much on self-publishing. I would’ve liked to have read more article on traditional publishing in magazines and big publishing houses. Overall I found Authors Access to be a great reference tool that every author should have on their desk.