Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Insecure Writer's Support Group and Sherry Ellis & Dave Cole Tours


It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Sept. 2 question – If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?


I write so many genres. Who would I pick?

I’m going for Napoleon Hill, author of Think Big and Grow Rich. A lot of my success principals in Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! are based on what I learned from reading his books and listening to his tapes. He would’ve been an amazing person to learn from.



Today is the last day to enter the IWSG anthology contest. Remember, genre is science fiction, theme is dark matter, and it must abide by the guidelines set up by Dancing Lemur Press.



Gabe’s Guardian Angel

On sale Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 for $2.99 Amazon eBook
Pick it up at Amazon US, UK, CA, and AU



In just a couple weeks, Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis releases. If you can help announce the book or participate in the Latin Flavors Blog Hop, please do so! The author will be very limited on live events which were a big part of her launch for the first book, Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China, two years ago.



Dancing Lemur Press’ next release is The Window by Dave Cole.

 
It’s a YA paranormal / paranormal romance / horror with thriller elements.

If that is your genre, please let me know if you can host the author during February.



56 comments:

  1. Good luck to Sherry on the release of her book. I'm sure it will be a success as will her blog hope.

    Take care Diane.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Cool cover for "The Window!"

    Napoleon Hill sounds like a great choice!

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  3. OMG! YUP! Napoleon Hill! Love, love, love his book Think Big and Grow Rich. His concept that the subconscious mind recognizes and acts upon ONLY thoughts that have been well-mixed with emotions or feeling truly resonates with me. I think I'm going to reread and refresh.

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  4. Loved Sherry's book! Love the cover for The Window too :)

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  5. The Window looks great! I dint mind helping out with the release in February.

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  6. I'm already signed up for Sherry's blog tour. Glad to help out with it.

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  7. I'd pick 3 beta-readers and you'd be one of them. Happy IWSG, Diane. I send you blessings every day just because you're one of those special people.

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  8. The new releases look amazing! Those books that inspired you sound like a great read.

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  9. I'm doing Sherry's blog hop and would be happy to host Dave.

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  10. I already signed up for Sherry's blog tour, but I can host Dave Cole on my blog in February. :)

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  11. I'm signed up for Sherry's Tour. Will do the Window in February if you need more. Thanks, Diane, for mentioning Gabe. He's excited.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly and we're excited for Gabe.

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  12. I signed up for the blog hop, and I think it's interesting to see who everyone is choosing for beta readers.

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  13. Great to meet you via your blog, Spunk on a Stick! The title makes me eager to meet you in person some time... I can tell that you are a generous author to promote others.

    Applause!

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  14. Hi, Diane! I'm featuring Sherry on the Anthologies blog on September 16th, and I'll review her book on my own blog Sept 18th. I'll host Dave in February. Have a great day!

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  15. Hi Diane,thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to put Napoleon Hill's Think Big and Grow Rich in my TBR pile.

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  16. I think I'd choose Anne Lamott. She's alive, sassy and irreverent. Her style inspires me. Looks like Dancing Lemur's going strong with some awesome new releases, Diane. Congratulations to you and the authors.

    Stay safe and well.

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  17. I'm going to have to check out that author and book. I can appreciate a good nonfiction book every so often. Grats on the releases! (Loni from my phone's account)

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  18. Okay, you had me at think big and grow rich:) Heh.
    Stay safe. Be healthy.

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  19. Kudos on the new books coming soon. Both sound good. All day I've thought about who I would choose for a beta reader.

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  20. I never thought to choose a non-fiction writer as a beta buddy, but your post is persuasive. I need to read Napoleon Hill.

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    1. On tape, he sounds like such a character, too.

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  21. Thanks to my father, I grew up with Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie. I learned to take responsibility for my own actions and take charge of my destiny and it made all the differences in my life. I still turn to those principles whenever I meet tough challenges.

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  22. Napoleon Hill is a great choice. I can help with Bubba on Twitter if you shoot me the blurb etc.

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  23. Wow! The last day already. There have been a lot of entries and great ones.

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    1. p,s. I can put something up for Sherry. Blog? Twitter?

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    2. Lee, that would be great. I'll contact you tomorrow.

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  24. Napoleon Hill is a great choice of beta reader.

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  25. Cool and good luck to all those entering the contest!!!

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  26. I struggled to pick as well. There are too many amazing authors, both living and dead.

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  27. Ah, so many amazing authors out there. Kudos to each one! I wish everyone the best in their entries to the anthology.

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  28. Hi Diane! Best of luck to Sherry and Dave. Seeing all this activity on your blog makes me realize I need to get my writing in gear again. Cooler weather is when I usually start getting serious about it :)

    Click link below for my new domain. Warmly,
    Elsie

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  29. Hi Diane - you're spurring us all on with Lemur Press and its publications ... good luck to Sherry - Bubba and Squiry always seem to land in fascinating places. I too like 'The Window' cover ... spooky ...

    Gosh - the anthology entry has closed - good luck to all who entered. Take care - Hilary

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  30. Napoleon Hill - great choice! Great brain food too, to keep on keeping on!

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  31. Congrats to Sherry...it is a lovely read! And looking forward to Dave's book, too. I'll be glad to do a shout-out.

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  32. Great choice! Best wishes with all your work.
    Sonia from https://soniadogra.com

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  33. Thank you for sharing your choice! I am adding Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! to my TBR

    Damyanti at Daily (w)rite

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  34. Thanks for the tip on the books. Overcoming obstacles. No matter what age you are, there's always something challenging in your life.
    JQ Rose

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  35. Congrats on the new books. Good to see that the pandemic hasn't stopped publication, just made it more challenging of course.

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  36. Have you had lots of entries for the anthology?
    Have a pleasant evening.

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  37. Learning and getting a lot out of a beta reader would be a win indeed.

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  38. I read Napoleon Hill too. I picked L M Montgomery. I like reading paranormal so I could host in my spotlight. JunetaKey.com

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  39. Beta reading is important for authors with unreleased works of literature. Live long and Prosper!

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