BRAGBOARD AND TIPS

Hey…WILL YOU HELP ME ON SORTING OUT 100 OR SO POEMS/WORKS THAT I CAN COMPILE IN ONE/MULTIPLE EBOOKS?

No, you wont have to pick 100 of my works that you wont mind buying as an ebook, only few will be enough, as they will vary from one friend to the other i will get my hundred.

Apart from that, can you suggest how many should be compiled together for one book and how much will I name as price?

puhleeeeeeez…

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JUKEPOPSERIALS BULLETIN-

My first story there ( chapter 13 published on 18/8/14):

The Tower – https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4601

second story :)

The strange island ( chapter 11 published on 18/8/14)

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4639

Harmony

Third story- Harmony (6th chapter published on 18/8/14)

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4675

Sorry for the misinformation, You will have to become a member before you read the stories, or else it will be a hunting ground for plagiarists i believe. So, if you love to read stories you can join, if you want to write stories and get them tested by “no nonsense” writers join, if you love to spend your extra money with poor, hungry writers join!

I cant earn a dime from there at present but will love to have your votes, as many as you can give after joining :)

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SMASHWORDS BULLETIN

After initial testing and downloading their guideline to get the ebook ready for being published I gave up! It is impossible to follow that guideline. I am not an expert in formatting such things.

Spending 40 dollars to get a book published… well its a tough game for me. So if I can manage to handle their formatting demands then it is ok or else sorry for me. :)

in case you are in smashwords, or you are interested to take a peek, here is my interview-

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/sermistabasu

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POTHI.COM

Now, the bad news at the end, I had an account in another ebook publishing site, pothi.com, they used to accept word files and convert them into ebooks without any fuss. Unfortunately back then I was not planning on ebooks, right now, I am quite certain to publish my poems as ebooks and see if they can win hearts…. so I tried to create a new account with them, they told me that they have sent me the password in my email id, heaven only knows which email id, because i did not get it.

Adamantly I went back and requested them for a new password- they again repeated the same message, password sent to your email id… ha and ha.

finally i contacted their support desk.

you know the answer…

LATEST NEWS:

Well their support desk responded and asked me to open a gmail account and open an account through that… will think about that.

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Wattpad
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Have joined Wattpad, sounded interesting and useful, will let you know about my experiences. In case you are there, my profile there is:

http://www.wattpad.com/user/sharmishthabasu

2 in top 50 of jukepop.com :)

Boy! I never knew two drops of red can look so sweet other than when they are on flowers, birds or butterflies and other natural thingies.

Here they are, the two serials that made me one happy woman!

the strange island jp30

the tower jp30

Dont they look awesome! :) Thanks a lot Jukepop.com God bless you!

love and hugs.
Sharmishtha

my recent posts and wordpress blogs

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In case you are not familiar with this theme of WordPress and are looking for my latest posts please check the column on right side of the post.

I often have one or more sticky posts that stay frigid while i keep adding fresh posts, sometimes my friends too get confused :)

Sharmishtha Basu

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the list of my blogs in wordpress:

1. Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries: http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com : Mainly Poetries.
2. Thoughts: http://magicthought.wordpress.com : Stories mainly.
3. My cyber novels: http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com : novel, long stories, musings, cartoons etc
4. Window to my soul : http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com : mainly form poetry
5. Sharmishtha Basu : http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com : My haiku, piku, lanturne, tanka blog.
6. Ethereal heights: http://etherealheights.wordpress.com- Celebrating peace and beauty.
7. Earth in black and white: http://earthinbw.wordpress.com – The real world.
8. Colours and words waltz: http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com – poetry and paintings.
9. Daintypetals: http://daintypetals.wordpress.com – portfolio blog- no rigid contents.
10.And I dreamed….: http://andidreamed.wordpress.com – portfolio blog – again, no rigid contents.
11. wing of dreams ….: http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com – a blog mostly for fun
12. Ethereal paints…..: http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com – mostly short stories

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17.12.13

Teagan R. Geneviene author of ATONEMENT

1. Why do you love to write.

I believe it’s more that I can’t “not write.” I think you could take that question all the way back to Rod Sterling’s “Twilight Zone.” Naturally any number of television shows (and even commercials) captured my young imagination. However, I think The Twilight Zone was what caused me to begin to associate my very active childhood imaginings with the concept of writing stories. I remember being very young and staring up at a small black and white bedroom TV and being utterly fascinated by the stories Rod Sterling presented.

Some years later, as a preteen, I started writing Twilight Zone-ish stories. They were well received by my teachers, but not by my parents. I suppose they didn’t think the attention I was getting was appropriate. I was told to never do that again! I eventually discarded that parental rule. (She grins.)

2.The process of writing.

The serials for my blog are pure pantser (unplanned) fun. However, for everything else I work with a loose plan. I’m also a bit of a spreadsheet geek. I make spreadsheets to help me keep up with all the details. Since I have extensive experience as a technical editor/writer, I’m accustomed to using Excel and Word in advanced ways. Another thing that helps me is utilizing “styles” in Word for my novels. This automatically gives me an outline that I can keep on the same page by opening the Navigation Pane under the View tab in Word.

3.The challenges of getting published.

I’ve never tried to be published in the traditional way. I keep hearing that except for the select famous few, the publishers don’t do much of anything to market your books. So why give them a cut of the profit?

Indie (or independent publishing) is a very exciting area. I enjoy the control it offers. However, I’m not able to “do it right.” I have a demanding fulltime job. The blog takes all my personal time. So there is no time or energy left over for me to do the promotional work of indie publishing. However, I remind myself that I didn’t publish “Atonement, Tennessee” for the same reasons that bring most people to independent publishing. I simply wanted the satisfaction of knowing I had done it.

4. A little about your book/s.

A brief overview of the novel “Atonement, Tennessee” and the main characters in Atonement, Tennessee?

Atonement, Tennessee is a tiny fictional town where a lot of strange things happen. It’s an “urban fantasy” – set in the current day of our real world, but with magical elements. I added a mystery subplot to the fantasy. The story is inspired by (but not based on) ancient Celtic/Welsh mythology, particularly the myth of Gwydion fab Don. I give sneaky little nods to the myth in some of the characters’ names (such as Guy Fabdon).

The heroine, Ralda Lawton, narrates the story. The need for speed prompted me to let her have some of my own reactions and attitudes. That’s not something I usually do with a character, typically they’re drawn from my experiences, not my personality. However, with Atonement, there is a little of me in the heroine and her women friends.

Ralda moves from the big city to the quaint little town of Atonement, hoping for a quiet life. She buys an old estate house, and she is off to a good start, making friends with her neighbors and settling into the community. But her new life is anything but peaceful.

The old house is rundown but interesting, and the grounds include an old cemetery. Some of the antiques in the house have strange properties; a mirror that might show truths you don’t want to see, and a brass bed that gives you dreams of the past.

Ralda begins to unravel mysteries about her past, things she hadn’t previously given much thought. Also one of her new friends gets into serious trouble – the woman is suspected of wrong-doing when her husband disappears. Ralda and the other women set about clearing her name.

Meanwhile supernatural entities have their own agendas. Their dangerous schemes involve Ralda and she has no defense to compare with their magical strength. She doesn’t know who, if anyone, she can trust.

Teagan R. Geneviene
amazon.com/Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene/e/B00HHDXHVM

friday fury 26.9.14

For the sake of us, the human beings who can hear the industries that manufacture horns should stop manufacturing horns that are real torments.

Basically I wont give majority of Indians 10 marks out of 100 when it comes to be considerate towards the basic needs of others, so it will be really humane for these industries if they start thinking about the tragic condition of those who are at the “hearing end” of those blaring horns.

The first office where i worked was situated right beside the only bus terminus of Burdwan, and back then (God bless the judge who banned it) airhorns were allowed. Even though our office was on the third floor but those horns! oh boy! I now wonder how did the people who lived there survived that torment day in and out!

Initially the bus drivers were not very obedient but they were forced to stop using those horns, so that can be done, the only thing that is required to do is the cop who will arrest/catch someone using a banned horn in his vehicle will be able to keep the fine :) as an award to his performance.

It is high time that sound pollution should be dealt with a firm hand.

Thursday blog 25.9.14

Just a suggestion to movie stars who become politicans.

They should hire intelligent people to write their speeches. Should blindly follow that piece of paper like they used to follow the dialogues written by writers.

They may be ace actors but they forget that they have been in the limelight before, that is why the politicians leech on them, their past glory is what the politicians look for and that past glory means they have been devoured by their fans and media.

Recently some of them are talking too much.

number one, even though he has gained quite notoriety by being accused of being totally involved in some arms deal made a few decades ago after wearing saffron robe is preaching us, the lesser mortals about loving the country. in your way? i hope not!

nuber two, after earning all her money in mumbai, even though she belongs to southern india i believe is telling the hapless widows of bihar and bengal and all other states to stay in their own states and the temples thereof and not throng in Mathura, Vrindavan. Milady, these hapless women dont go there to make money, they go their to get their savior in Lord Krishna, you should be ashamed of yourself or maybe, as a remorse, you can return every dime you earned in Mumbai and donate that money to these hapless women? they will be able to live a decent life wherever you will decide :)

just a suggestion for you and everyone like you nautanki, that is, theatrics is good for reels not in real life. Dont hurt those who has been hurt already, too much by selfish people.

Ed Frey the author of BITTER HONEY

Q: Why do you love to write?
A: I love the process of creating characters and trying the give them life on paper. That my sound corny, but it’s the reason why I love writing. I try getting on paper what is in my head, which is sometimes difficult, but that’s the art of writing: the attempt to express yourself clearly.

Q: What is your process for writing?

A: I write everyday; it’s something you must do. The myth that you can wait for inspiration is just that–a myth. Writing is a skill that takes constant practice to hone, and even then, you’ll probably never fully master it. Writing everyday whether you want to or not is the key to successful writing.

Q: What are the challenges of getting published?

A: It’s very difficult to get published, especially in today’s publishing climate. Publishers don’t like taking chances on unknown authors, so they stick with the ones who’ve been successful in the past, which leads to many of the same books being published. However, today’s authors do have other options, with Amazon E-Books being an excellent place to start. Most self-published books don’t sell many copies, but you can’t let that discourage you. Publish the book any way you can, and then keep promoting it. No one ever said writing was an easy field, but it wouldn’t be fun if it were easy.(But it would be nice–just kidding)

Q: How do you maintain hope in such a difficult field where success is few and far between?

A: If you love writing and it’s a dream, then you’ll forge on because dreams are what make living exciting. Keep writing regardless of what people tell you. The only time that is wasted on writing is the time you spend thinking about it, but not actually doing it.

Q: What is the name of your book, and what is it about?

A: It’s called “Bitter Honey” by Drayton Brookings. It’s thriller with a psychological edge. It’s available at Amazon E-Books

amazon.com/Bitter-Honey-Drayton-Brookings-ebook/dp/B00MEMVG4Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1408126295&sr=1-1&keywords=bitter+honey

Jonathan Ojanpera the author of “watch”- an interview

Q1 why do you write?

I write for a few reasons. The first is an innate desire to do so. I feel like my words are restless when they stay inside of me, and I have to let them out. The second is that it has been my dream to be a writer since my early teens. The third has to do with opportunity. After having been an ironworker for over twelve years, and sustaining multiple injuries, I found myself in a position to choose a different course for my life. I decided to go for my dream of becoming a full time writer. I started with freelance journalism, and have since branched out into all kinds of other areas. Diversity is very necessary.

Q2 what is the main inspiration behind your book/s?

I have only published one book so far. It is a poetry anthology of different forms and different topics. Poetry comes easy for me, so it seemed like a natural first step for me as far as publishing goes. My inspiration comes from my heart; from a place that never runs out of things to write.

Q3 what effect did it have on you and what effect do you hope it will have on your readers?

Publishing my first book was a little scary. Writing the content was easy, but actually choosing what goes into such a final thing is a daunting task. I was very nervous when I hit the ‘publish’ button, knowing it was out there for anyone to see. I hope my readers see my heart in the pages of the book. I want them to feel love, pain, fear and all of the emotion that went into the writing of my poetry.

Q4 what do you have to tell to wannabe writers?

I would say to a wannabe writer that it is a very crowded room. There are millions of people vying for a few spots atop the writing world. My main advice is to know that it takes time to learn the craft, and it takes even longer to build a substantial audience. I believe that there are many brilliant writers out there that may never be noticed because of how the industry works. Some of the most famous writers of our time have been rejected multiple times and nearly passed over. If you decide to embark on a writing career, be sure to have sufficient income while you are learning, and by all means test the market in every way you can; writing contests, blogging and any other medium to get your words in front of readers. It should definitely be a long term goal to save the heartbreak of learning just how difficult the industry is.

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You can get his work here or contact Johnny in his blog Johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com, which I assure you is a blog worth daily visits, it is filled with fantastic poems, photographs and his works.

All the best Johnny!