RRBC Holiday Train “BOOK TRAILER” Block Party – Honoring KATHRYN C. TREAT

Scribblings of a Southern Belle

Hello, bloggers and WELCOME!!

This month, we are taking a ride on the RRBC Holiday Train!! You guessed it… We’re enjoying another spectacular Block Party!!! This time, our focus is on book trailers!!


The spotlight is not on me or my writing today. No, today, the spotlight is on an incredible lady that was and still is a very important part of Rave Reviews Book Club.

It is my honor and pleasure to share with you the book trailer of the Late Kathryn C. Treat. Kathryn was a part of the book club from the beginning, taking on the role of Membership Director. She was a phenomenal supporter of the book club and our members. She is often spoken of and even more, she is missed, since the day she left this earth, nearly two years ago. (You can find out more information on this…

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Unleashing Your Inner Author – A Short Story Promotion

Aidan J. Reid

Are you an author who wants more followers/subscribers/page likes?
Do you enjoy writing in your spare time and would like to share one of your stories with a wider audience?
Perhaps you’re already a published author who would like to capture a new market audience online but don’t know where to begin.

OK, enough of the hypotheticals Aidan.

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Who’s That Indie Author? John W. Howell

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Who's That Indie Author pic

Author name
:  John W. Howell

Genre:  Fiction Thrillers

BooksMy GRL, His Revenge, Our Justice

my-grl     his-revenge     our-justice

Bio:  John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016.  All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

Favorite thing about being a writer: My favorite thing about being a writer is being allowed to be responsible for the quality of my work. I do not have to rely…

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Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Are a Writer

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The inspiration for this list is thinking back on all the mistakes I made while trying to become a writer. Not that I made all of them, but maybe most. I hope you enjoy.

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Are a Writer

10 If you are a writer, do not kill a child or a pet in your story. If you do, at best the fallout will blow over in two years or so. At worst, you will be cavorting with some strange characters in your new witness protection plan. (Don’t get cute with a pen name either. They will find you)

9  If you are a writer, do not show friends and family portions of your work in process. If you do, at best you’ll pick up some unwanted advice on plot direction. At worst, your family will now wonder how in the world you ever…

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A bit more writing

Entertaining Stories

I got to the writing cabin early. Lisa* was her usual chipper self again. She’d monitored my gyrocopter and had coffee ready before I arrived.

She had on a huge sweater over some Cheshire Cat tights and her hair was up in a bun. “Did you get a lot done Friday?”

“Yeah, it was a pretty good writing day. It felt good to get back to it. How’s Lorelei*”

“She feels better about herself too. She may have pushed it too far though. Sometimes people forget that I don’t get tired. As long as my battery is charged, I can keep going.”

I left her to obsessively count out individual pellets of food for her pet rabbit Bunny, and went to my office.

I added some things to The Yak Guy Project, but it led me to another transition scene. This was a short one, and I powered through it…

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A New Chapter…

Scribblings of a Southern Belle

Hello, bloggers!

It’s been a week since I took a step towards my dream and I couldn’t be happier.

Very few people are aware of this, but I am no longer tied down to a full-time job. That’s right, friends, I QUIT MY JOB!!! And it was such a wonderful feeling, such a powerful feeling! Relief… Freedom… Happiness…


Now, you may think I’m crazy, but I assure you, I am not. For once in my life, I am thinking about myself, my dreams, my passions. It’s time to focus on what I want my career to be, which is writing. The whole package… being an author, a freelancer, a researcher and a reader & reviewer.

My first step in this new chapter was to create a new site, one geared towards my writing and freelancing. Well, that site is now up and running at https://Freelance13Writer.WordPress.com/, and I’m gradually…

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