Jigsaw and the Fan by Stewart Bint

Author friend- Stewart Bint with his latest book. Jigsaw and the Fan

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There is always a new book out. However, it is even more exciting when the author is also releasing a short story in our Ghostly Writes Anthology.  Here’s to you Stewart Bint and you most excellent stories and novels.  Be warned…They can be very scary.

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How much trouble can one disgruntled ghost really cause?

Stewart Bint’s latest novel has been published as a paperback and ebook by Dragon Moon Press.

The Jigsaw And The Fan is described as social satire.

Albert Carter has died, and finds himself in the spirit world, to get sorted out at St Christopher’s gates. Having been a successful shop steward picketing the management of Jebson’s Glue Factory on behalf of his colleagues, he feels confident his final destination is Heaven, with the rest of the decent, honest working class.

However, on arrival at St Christopher’s Doomsday Ministry, an inspectors’ strike means all spirits in transit…

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Finding My Way Back

Forgiving yourself to help FIND your way back to the real you and HEAL

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Patty L. Fletcher
October 2016
Hello Readers!
I hope this day finds you well. I’m writing today to let you know of my plans to try to find the path back to the goals I had when I first began my journey of writing. It is my hope that with this writing I can undo some of my past, and enable myself to go forward into the future in a better and more productive way.
As many of you know I have made many mistakes in the last few years. Some of those mistakes have been very costly. I have lost friends and even family due to these mistakes,and I’ve come to realize that sometimes no matter how many times you apologize, no matter what you do some simply will not give you a chance to redeem yourself no matter how hard you try. The rational part of my mind says walk away. You’ve done…

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Haunting you this Hallow’s Eve

I participated in this anthology with a story called Soul Man. The eBook will be FREE to all from the 31st October (Kindle may take a few days) Enjoy

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Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016

It is that time of year again when authors love to haunt you with our scary, horror filled books that will thrill anyone who loves Halloween.

Ghostly Writes Anthology, presented to you by Plaisted Publishing House, Ltd, New Zealand, with a selection of 26 Indie Authors from around the world.  This eBook will be available wordwide from the 31st October. (KINDLE will be late due to getting PERMA FREE established) Each story has its own focus, be it a haunting or not. There are creepy cottages, houses and creatures. Some you won’t want to read at night.

One thing you will notice is that we have left the English Grammar and Spelling in the country of origin – like it or not, it is what it is – English from around the globe.

This year our authors and their stories are:

A Dying Scream – J…

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Awethology Light and Dark Anthologies Celebrate 1 Year

Celebrating Awethology with The Awethors. My short story is in Awethology Light and is a Teen Fantasy.

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Yep. You heard it hear first!  The Light and Dark Awethologies are  celebrating a year of FREE Downloads.  That is over 2,500 downloads between the two books on kindle alone.

This was a journey and a half to produce with early 50 authors and 50 short stories or poems written, edited by a team and publishing by my company for FREE. These books are aroudn 600 pages which consist of around 25 stories in each one.  Some wonderful stories.

What did we learn?

#Awethors as a group discovered TEAM WORK, we discovered diversity, plenty of challenges.  These books are FREE! The group use them as give aways and promotion to share and introduce their fans and readers to new authors.  For some of the participants – it was the first Anthology they had ever participated in.  It took many months to organise and with the right team in place we…

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Indie-pendent Author and Proud

A Chaotic Mind - Andrew Fairchild

I always get people coming up to me asking how did I get started as a self-published author.  My reply is always the same, through a lot  research and great connections.  After years of rejections through traditional publishing houses, I got lured in to publishing my first book with a vanity press.  A vanity press is basically a publisher whom the author pays to get their books published and trust me, there are a lot out there.  I like to call them preying presses because in actuality they prey on those authors who long to see their book in print, but can not get it picked up by a traditional publishing house.

I got hooked by Xlibris.  It’s not that they are awful to deal with, on the contrary they had an excellent sells department. My experience turned sour when they released my first book as a softcover with a price of $15.99.  I…

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Tutorial for Auto Indents

Auto Indent Tutorial from Plaisted Publishing House.

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It seems to be that time again.  A learning curve for me a couple of years ago doesn’t mean all authors and writers are aware of how Auto Indents work and are made.  I still see some Indents in eBook which are way to big.  To me this shows lack of learning and professionalism of the author or writer.  If I find it difficult to read as a publisher…think what your readers will fell like.  Personally I have stopped reading some eBooks due to the lack of professionalism in formatting.

Here is a short tutorial for those who wish and those who participate in my Anthologies or are clients.  This is how AUTO INDENTS are made in WORD.

Open your word document.  Look across the top bar with STYLES.  Inside the red line is a small ARROW.  Click on it.

style-writing1It will open a side bar on your document…

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Devils Own. A Work in Progress

Muses come and go quite a bit over recent months.  Suddenly i had an image of a young girl stuck in my brain, she was crouched on th flag stone floor, her knees drawn up, her head down and her arms wrapped around her knees.  I could hear her crying.  I wasn't sure what was…

12 Self-Publishing Services Authors Should Beware

ALLi's Watchdog points out the hidden pitfalls of 12 services commonly marketed to indie authors. Source: 12 Self-Publishing Services Authors Should Beware

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