Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

5a.m. Flash – Three free eBooks from Linda Hays-Gibbs: 1-3 Nov

Linda is offering three of her eBooks for free, today, Friday 1st November, tomorrow Saturday 2nd November and Sunday 3rd November.

Details on Available via (change .com to for the UK) starting with:

photo-2“Spooky Tales For Halloween”

Genre: Short stories: Paranormal tales/weird happenings

These stories are true paranormal experiences. The stories were witnessed by me or members of my family. They give you a little spooky feeling just for Halloween.

photo-4“A Still Small Voice”

Genre: Short stories/Religious and paranormal

These are stories of remarkable circumstances that may give you a reason to think there are things we don’t understand. Maybe, make you believe in miracles.

photo-3“When Angels Fell”

Genre: Fantasy/ lore

A short story about a fallen angel and how his life might have developed. A half angel works and hides his true self as he tries to live among humans. His desire is set upon a certain woman that he wants to take as his wife but there are many problems for him to try and sort through. Just when there is hope there is defeat but he does not give up.


LindaLinda Hays-Gibbs has been writing poetry and fantasy all her life but always wanted to write romance novels, especially Regency Romance. She is very excited about her new publisher, Eternal Press and Damnation Books. Her book “My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls” is now followed by Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul and is her newest release. Regency period seemed to call to her imagination.

She loves swimming and collecting. Linda does Native American geneology research and has found she is the great great grand daughter of Daniel Boone. She thinks that she and Boone had alot of things in common as she has loved to explore and travel. Linda is so a reviewer for TRR, The Romance Reviews. Linda has self published on KDP and with Publish America. She loves animals, has an African Grey Parrot and a Pekingese, but her children are her greatest delight but above all, Linda puts God. Her faith is what has made her strong.

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Doing NaNoWrimo??

Erm, yes. I’ve signed in but am currently swamped with freelance editing work so I’ve not started writing yet (or even thought about what I’m going to do). I have a choice; finish the third of three serial killer novellas or write a children’s story based on a talking dog. I’ll let you know what I decide…

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NaNoI am not doing NaNoWriMo officially, but with a book to finish, another one to start, columns piling up, hundreds of emails to answer and a for-God’s-sake-do-soon paper pile that is threatening to take over the entire room, I have my own reasons for needing to buckle down this month. If you live on your own, and don’t go out to work, what’s to stop you? But if you have a family and busy life to juggle, here are my top tips, hoiked out of Wannabe a Writer? for getting lots written in a short space of time…. Good luck! 🙂 

How to Write When There’s no Time:

  1. Think about getting up an hour earlier and write while the rest of the house is asleep.When I’m getting to the end of a book (which always takes longer than planned) I sometimes rise at four a.m. to guarantee…

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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 1 November 2013

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs (and poems, script / novel extracts, stories at the weekends, when I get them). As you’ll see by the headings, you’ve missed a few but they’re listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there…

Poetry Writing Exercises 215: Friday 1st November

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

215 cap 732377You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: answer, engineer, keg, leisure, yes
  2. Random: nothing fancy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: home

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!


Story Writing Exercises 219: Friday 1st November

Here are your four story exercises for today.

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