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Posts posted by Nicola

  1. 19 hours ago, Spaulding said:

    That said, I can give you something like it -- It's a Wonderful Life. 

    This is all that popped into my mind.  The premise is popular with readers and the work you do to get it in their hands is worth your effort!

    Yes, we are nice people! Stick around and you might get cookies or a cake! We do that to celebrate around here!

  2. 13 hours ago, lynnmosher said:

    Tassanara looked like so I looked it up

    Tassanara was developed specially for Leoshine by @Travis WilliamsYou can download the font to use in Word here:  https://colossal-builder-3982.ck.page/41713cb58f  

    You need the key, which is in the membership only part of my website. 

    Several people from CW have a "treasure" of the Tassanara on their blogs! I am planning more treasure hunts as we get closer to launching Leoshine!

    3 hours ago, Tommie Lyn said:

    best font for body text is Garamond

    Thank you! I have heard of that one! 


    2 hours ago, EBraten said:

    Gandhi serif for my printed books. But, then I write romance

    I don't write romance, though there is a love story within the adventure.


    2 hours ago, Paul but not THE said:

    Yep, tattoos popped to mind here. 

    Sorry about that. 


    29 minutes ago, Tommie Lyn said:

    The serif carries the eye from letter to letter more easily than a san serif font.

    Yes, they have function. I have also learned about ligatures. Check how the F runs into the I in fish. 


    At another sight they recommended Merriweather for fantasy. 

    So many choices! I appreciate all your suggestions!

  3. No, not tattoos. I am looking for a clear, readable font for the body of my book. The paragraphs and paragraphs that will fill each page. It must go with my Tassanara Font which will be the chapter title above the chapter title in Roman letters. 

    I would love your suggestions!

    The genre is sci fi/fantasy. I have uploaded the cover so you can see what fonts we used there, and a bit of the Tassanara.


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  4. 5 hours ago, suspensewriter said:

    Yes, that's the crux of it- how you portray your faith in a story

    With all honesty, which includes a generous measure of doubt. James could have written that faith is dead without doubt. God did not give us all the answers. Honest doubt is the seeking, knocking, and asking that Jesus prescribed. It is the way we get more of God, and we can never have all there is while we are down here. 

    The wider world is suspicious of people who say they don't doubt. Let's be real and authentic. With that in your mind, put your pen on the paper and see what comes out! 

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  5. God is the ink and the paper and the One who gets the idea that gets onto the paper. But you are asking if He is a character, or if there is a reference to Him. 

    Those of my characters who know Him, interact with God the way I do. I couldn't write anything else. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Shamrock said:

    they are author focus not reader focus which means they promise the earth to you the writer to plug your books but most often only do what you can do yourself with Amazon, B&N etc.


    Are you speaking specifically about Summertime? Do you know of people who have experience with them?

    I am speaking specifically about Siretona. They are author focused, and they teach us to turn toward our reader. 

    1 hour ago, Shamrock said:

    Then I will have a follow up series to published whist working on new material and could take a break from writing to do the promo work.

    Sounds like a plan! By then SuspenseWriter will have his company flourishing and you can join in! 

    @suspensewriter Would you concentrate on certain genres? 

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  7. When I read your first paragraph, I was thinking, "Point them to the plethora of resources out there already about marketing self-published books."

    The second paragraph lit off the fireworks. You are a valuable resource and if you are willing to put your wisdom and experience within reach, you will make your millions. 

    Siretona puts the "Hybrid" label on their business. Also "boutique" and "a la carte."  "Pay as you go"

    There is a British company called Summertime that does the same. 

    I could see an author employing you for the States, them for Britain, and maybe Colleen for Canada! 

    Whatever you do, I know you will bring life and joy to many. 

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  8. 24 minutes ago, suspensewriter said:

    No, I had someone else narrate it.  

    Thank you very much! I will leave a review too. These are very important. 

    I am excited to hear how the narrator interpreted your story!

  9. Stealth: WWII Novel

    I love planes! If I had lived at the time, I would have been a Spitfire Woman


    Instead I read about aviation history. A friend of mine, Robert Stermscheg  is running an Indiegogo campaign to fund his novel. It is based on true events. 

    Would you like to support him? 



    Let me set the scene. It's 1944, the height of the European war. American bomber pilot, Jack Swaggart, finds himself stranded behind enemy lines and teams up with an unlikely ally, Hilde Augsberg, a plucky young German. The pair barely manage to stay one step ahead of Horst Kloster, a relentless Gestapo agent. Jack needs to get back to London and convince the Allies of the looming threat –the Horten bomber.

    My book, entitled Stealth, weaves true historical events, about a WWII warplane, the Ho-229, designed and built by two German innovators, Walter and Reimar Horten, with larger-than-life swash-buckling characters in a fictional plot that will leave you clinging to your ripcord.  All of which is sure to make for an exciting read.


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  10. Exactly. 

    This would be for sales directly from my website, not so much the distribution through a big player like Ingram Spark. We were looking at merchandise like t-shirts and mugs, and came across this company doing books in the same way. 

    Thank you for your question, SW!

  11. On 5/7/2021 at 11:22 AM, Shamrock said:

    but doing it credibly is the tricky bit.  

    The sign of a brilliant author is to take the utter stupidity of humans, and make it seem plausible enough to build a plot around. (Almost sounds like the Bible, doesn't it?)

    The mistake or failing of your author, @jadijohnson was to not build a strong case around the stupid choice. Let that be a warning to us!

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  12. 55 minutes ago, Zee said:

    My mind is sound, thankfully, but I share a small space with a number of very loud people...hence the near constant chaos.

    I wish you could go to a cafe, or something, just for a little while. No matter what, we know you will be with us in spirit!


    @suspensewriter? Any news on your attendance?

  13. 15 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

    Sounds great! Will come on. I'm from Ghana hence the bias

    Priscilla! That's wonderful! My sister-in-law was Canada's ambassador to Ghana for three years! 

    I know that the continent of Africa has more variety in culture than all the leopard spots in the world, but I hope we can all celebrate together. I would love it if you spoke to the party about what you are writing and about Ghanaian culture! 

    OOOOOH People! This party just got a whole lot better! See you there! 

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