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Norman Rockwell and People of Color: Take a Trivia Break ....

Started by Jane Allen Petrick. Last reply by Jacqueline Brice Aug 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Well, friends, I have been reading over these last several months, but mostly I've been getting my latest book out the door. To take a break from your writing (and reading), enjoy several trivia questions on Norman Rockwell and people of color that are based on information from my book, Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America, and are posted on GoodReads. (For example, did you know that each of the three places in which Norman Rockwell lived and had his studios was at or near an underground railroad station?)  Enjoy!Trivia Questions from Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's AmericaContinue

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Comment by Marcus Sterling Alleyne on May 7, 2016 at 7:13pm
Self publishing just felt like the right thing to do when deciding how to introduce our project to the world. So we're raising money for printing the first 500 of our new children's book "the World is Yours" We need your help in spreading the word, donating, liking and sharing. Thank you. Please support our kickstarter by clicking the link:
Comment by Bobby Edwards on April 29, 2014 at 9:41pm

Please take a look at my book/auto-bio titled CATSKILLS-CATSKILLS The REVELATION. I have also written my second book (fiction) titled CARRY Your NAME'-DRIVE Your PURPOSE;

Comment by Christopher Hunter on March 20, 2014 at 6:22pm

Thank for that insightful information!- definite food for thought! 

Comment by The Book Look on March 19, 2014 at 6:42pm

Welcome Christopher...  That's a BIG question ... :) Will take a general approach to it and hopefully it helps:

1) Once your done, get a good editor with experience

2) Once your done, get a good proof reader 

3) There are a bunch of self pub options out there that you'll have to do some homework to see which works best. These days, most offer pretty wide online distribution so its just a matter of comparing pricing and features...

4) Have a clear idea of who your audience is, how you are going to reach them, and why they need to buy your book. Know their habits, where they go online, why they buy, etc.

5) Realize marketing and promotions is the harder part of the process and develop a plan for both the virtual and physical parts of this process. Multiply yourself if possible, i.e. create scenarios where others are pushing your book for you with incentives for them to do so.

6) Meditate

7) Pray

8) Cry if you have to... just don't tell anyone...

Comment by Christopher Hunter on March 18, 2014 at 10:11am

Hello family,

I am in the midst of piecing together a novel. Is there any advice that any of our authors can provide regarding- - First time mistakes  aka -advice- regarding Self Publishing- Marketing- self promotion/ Any information will be much appreciated! Thanks Family!

Comment by Gerome Meminger Sr. on March 17, 2014 at 1:03pm

I just joined...and feeling good! I am Gerome Meminger Sr. an Artist and an Author...I know I have a lot of catching up to do with this club...for now more info about me is on my books and art information...


Comment by Marcella Hayes Muhammad on November 19, 2013 at 11:48am

Just a reminder of my two books available on for purchase. A Quilt of Dreams ( a horror novel) and A journey Through Plastic Space (explaining Plastic space and the technique with full color illustrations).

Comment by Patricia Avant on June 27, 2013 at 7:12pm

Marcella- this is a free script writing app- I used it for my play

Comment by Marcella Hayes Muhammad on June 27, 2013 at 7:01pm

Has anyone out there written a script? If so, did you use a template or program? Which one would you recommend? I am trying to write one from my fictional book, A Quilt Of Dreams, and having much difficulty. It feels like writing the whole book over again only with much more detail. Is this right? 

Comment by Lavett Ballard on June 25, 2013 at 6:28pm

Check out my new childrens book In Mama's Shoes....

The story of the bond of a Mother and Daughter and their connection through their shoes!

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