Bare Naked Words’ Virtual Christmas Market

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๐•Ž๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•’ ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ 2020 ๐•™๐•’๐•ค ๐•“๐•–๐•–๐•Ÿ!!

Authors and readers have seen all book signings cancelled, which has been a huge disappointment to all. Here at Bare Naked Words we are all about helping put the smile back on peoples faces, and bringing you an opportunity to spread your festive book cheer.
We will be holding a Virtual Christmas Market, where Authors can share their books and bookish gifts which are available for purchase over the coming weeks.
Books, gifts and treats can be purchased in our Facebook Event on the weekend of 7th and 8th November.
๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ฏ๐ข๐š ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ:
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๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’๐’š ๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’•๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡:
Letโ€™s make this holiday season an amazing one and spread the love of all things books!

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Happy Blogiversary to Me! ๐Ÿ˜„

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๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

6500 Posts!

155,000 Views!

Dozens of great blogger friends!

Countless smiles and good times!

Many thanks for your follows, Likes, comments, and support!

Here’s to another year of book posts, author spotlights, and reviews…

… and I’m still unsupervised! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Hard Truth: Self-Love is Not a Social Media Movement of Posting Pictures of Yourself on the Internet

Great reminder from Yecheilyah that selflove begins on the inside!

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Hard Truth: Self-Love is not a social media movement of posting lots of pictures of ourselves on the internet.

And donโ€™t twist my words. There is nothing wrong with posting pictures (I do it all the time).

You are allowed to post what you want.

via Hard Truth: Self-Love is Not a Social Media Movement of Posting Pictures of Yourself on the Internet

10 Years… and Counting!

 

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Can’t believe it’s been ten years since this little blog began as a landing page for Region E of Michigan’s south central chapter of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) when I served as a local president, council president and board member.

A lot has changed.

My children are ADULTS, grown and on their own and I stepped away from PTA.

I got fed up with Facebook drama and transitioned this site to a book blog in support of mainly indie authors.

More than 5,000 posts have found their way to these blog pages and received more than 121,000 views and 4500 comments. Many thanks to followers and supporters who make Nesie’s Place a regular stop during their online time.

I’ve made some amazing contacts, and even better… some amazing friends.

I’ve self-published.

I’ve written and posted close 100 short stories on FeliciaDenise.com.

I learned what a Drabble is.

I won a writing challenge.

And I’ve learned quite a bit about blogging, writing, people… and myself.

I’m looking forward to the future and getting back to writing, though the journey will be bittersweet.

I lost my two biggest cheerleaders this year.

My husband, Dennis, in May

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(He was always my biggest supporter, reading everything I wrote… then complaining because there was no teleportation, earth-shattering explosions, epic battles, secret portals, guys named Gus and Deke… or zombies. He knew I hated zombies.)

and my mom last weekend.

It’s not lost on me that during my last conversation with Mom, she commented, “I should let you go. I’ve kept you on this phone for two hours and you probably need to write something or do one of those blog thingys.”

Mom. God bless her.

It’s not going to be easy, but I’d better get busy writing… and doing those blog thingys.

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3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate

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by Kathryn

Now, when I say โ€˜characters you hateโ€™, I donโ€™t mean villains.

In fact, some of my favorite characters in pieces Iโ€™ve written and read have been villains.

What I mean when I say โ€˜characters you hateโ€™, is the characters who are reprehensible pieces of crap who also (unfortunately) serve a significant purpose to the storyline.

Itโ€™s not easy to write them. Thatโ€™s established.

Writing them is tedious and boring, especially when you have characters you love to write and love to make scenes for, but if you donโ€™t also spare time for the bad ones, then your story has a significant hole that needs to be filled.

Itโ€™s hard to craft a well-rounded story when youโ€™ve got say, 10 characters that you love to write, because you put the most effort into making those characters perfect.

 

via 3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate

How To Become a Professional Author

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by Laura Peters

Becoming an established author is easier today than it has ever been in the past. That is thanks to services like Createspace and Lightning Source that enable anyone with the skills to self-publish their work in a print-on-demand format.

However, getting your books onto Amazon doesnโ€™t guarantee anyone will buy or read your stories. With that in mind, this article will provide you with a short step-by-step guide you can use to ensure you get the best results from your efforts.

 

Step 1: Decide if self-publishing is right for you

So, there are two options on the table for people in your position. You could try to find a traditional publisher like Stephen King, Daniel Handler, and other established authors, or you could self-publish.

via How To Become a Professional Author

15 Thoughts Every Writer Has When They Aren’t Writing

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by Michael Cristiano

Not being able to write is a sad fact of life for a writer. Thereโ€™s laundry to do, thereโ€™s food to cook, thereโ€™s sleep to be had. Worse, I have this pesky illness that eats up a lot of my time. I toil day in and day out to keep it at bay and under control. Sometimes, it creeps into my evenings, just when I think Iโ€™ve escaped. Worse, the horror of it allย often keeps me awake at night and the dread fills my dreams with terror and sadness.

Oh, Iโ€™m not sickโ€ฆ I have a 9-to-5 job.

In any case, the truth is that my job isnโ€™t that bad. I love the people I work with and to be honest, the job in and of itself is mostly anย enjoyable and painless experience. But what Iโ€™m getting at is that I often feel like I donโ€™t have a lot of time or energy at the end of the day to do what I really love: writing! Instead, Iโ€™m left repeating the same thoughts over and over again in my head as I toil through things that I would rather not do if it meant I had more time to write.

Here are a few of those thoughts:

via 15 Thoughts Every Writer Has When They Aren’t Writing

How to Write an Effective Chase Scene

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by Doug Lewars

Either a villain is fleeing from the forces of law-and-order or your hero is fleeing from overwhelming danger, but in either case you need a chase scene. Any form of transportation can be used and the overall structure of the narrative will be reasonably uniform although the specifics will change in each case.

Basically the scene starts with one individual threatening another. The individual so threatened departs in haste while the first person pursues. Both need to avoid obstacles and eventually either the pursued will escape or be captured. The trick, then, is to make the scene exciting.

via How to Write an Effective Chase Scene