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Linda Black Linda (Pennington) Black is a native Arkansan who is a public speaker and an award winning author and poet. Her works include a published poem in the anthology, SISTAHS WITH INK VOICES, and children’s picture books, THE ADVENTURES OF BOOTS: THE GIANT SNOWBALL, A PORPOISE FOR CARA, S.T.O.P. BULLYING and MY DADDY IS A STAR. Linda lives in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and is a member of the Hot Springs Village Writer’s Club and the Arkansas Pioneer Branch of the NLAPW. Linda plays a key role in the planning and organization of The Arkansas Writer’s Conference each year.

Do you need a prologue or an epilogue?

Posted by Linda Black on Friday, June 30, 2017 In : Book Buzz 

Do you need a prologue or an epilogue?

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Jun 5, 2017 5:22:26 AM

Epilogues and prologues are sometimes enigmatic parts of a novel that can even perplex the author of a book. What are they, and are they necessary? The answer to the second question is no, you don't need them. The inclusion of an epilogue or prologue or both is purely a matter of style. Some authors find them useful, but most authors in today's publishing world don't include them in their books. I have...


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Authors Don’t Need To Panic When Talking To The Media

Posted by Linda Black on Thursday, June 15, 2017 In : Book Buzz 

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Authors Don’t Need To Panic When Talking To The Media

Posted: 14 Jun 2017 12:51 PM PDT



As a writer, you must overcome many obstacles.  You write a book that’s worth publishing.  You find a literary agent, book publisher, or self-publishing platform.  You market and promote the book. Then, opportunity knocks, and the news media wants to interview you.  Finally, your moment has arrived.  But with it also comes pangs of fear, feelings of insecurity and even a touch of pani...

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E-Book Giveaway

Posted by Linda Black on Tuesday, February 17, 2015


February 17- February 19

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It's Christmas time again!

Posted by Linda Black on Thursday, December 5, 2013
I'm featured on the home page this week, snowfall and all...CHECK IT OUT! Christmas time is here and there's nothing like kicking back with a good book ( The Adventures of Boots: The Giant Snowball) and watch the ground become a beautiful white blanket.


http://www.willowmoonpublishing.com/index.html

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Remembering 9/11

Posted by Linda Black on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

Mass destruction we never knew
until nine-eleven, our blood they drew.
We then realized death by numbers,
numbers far too numerous to mumble.

On that day in two thousand one,
the peace we knew was over and done.
Every casualty counted as the world watched numb,
three thousand plus, more than from a terrorist bomb.

All of the wars fought in the past,
could not compare to this in mass
We learned what homeland security means,
from the heinous deeds of terrorist teams.

As I s...


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Petition on Anti Bullying

Posted by Linda Black on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
http://t.co/fQTF5XvC2S
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Interview with keynote speaker of Arkansas Writer's Conference

Posted by Linda Black on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/famed-little-rock-born-journalist-hot-springs-music-festival

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REVENGE BY Madelyn F. Young

Posted by Linda Black on Monday, May 27, 2013
REVENGE by Madelyn F. Young http://wp.me/p2opN0-W  via @wordpressdotcom
 

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Guest blogged

Posted by Linda Black on Thursday, May 16, 2013

LINDA BLACK

Author, Linda Black, is joining the blog today. She's here to tell us all about her new book,
S.T.O.P. BULLYING. What a timely topic for young people. 




Welcome, Linda! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

A native Arkansan, I grew up in a very small town the fourth of twelve children. I kid with people all the time about my “lucky” number being “four” because of the many incidences of four in my life. I’m the fourth child with four children. I was b...

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What do you think about bullying?

I'm currently writing a book and would like to get some input. How would you like your story published in a book? If you have a story to tell and would like to share it, please go to my blog site and post your comment.

Linda's Write Spot

Do you need a prologue or an epilogue?

June 30, 2017

Do you need a prologue or an epilogue?

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Jun 5, 2017 5:22:26 AM

Epilogues and prologues are sometimes enigmatic parts of a novel that can even perplex the author of a book. What are they, and are they necessary? The answer to the second question is no, you don't need them. The inclusion of an epilogue or prologue or both is purely a matter of style. Some authors find them useful, but most authors in today's publishing world don't include them in their books. I have used them, and I do find them useful.


They are extra-bits of a story. In mystery books, a prologue can be the incident that triggers the mystery. I've used the epilogue to wrap up a subplot that would be the bridge to the next book in a series.  In the final chapter of the book, after the conclusion, I simply used the epilogue as a launching point for the next story.


Some authors, use a different point of view in their epilogues and prologues. They play with style and voice to give the story a book-end feel to it. A prologue can even be in the author's voice. In this case, it would be used to explain the motivation behind the story, what drove the author to write it and share it with the world?


Epilogues and prologues aren't for everyone. If you've never included either in a book, don't worry. They aren't crucial to the structure of the book. But, you may find, as I have, that they can be fun to write, and if done right, they can give your story that little extra oomph that you've been looking for. 


-Richard

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Richard Ridley is an award winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.
 

Authors Don’t Need To Panic When Talking To The Media

June 15, 2017

BookMarketingBuzzBlog


Authors Don’t Need To Panic When Talking To The Media

Posted: 14 Jun 2017 12:51 PM PDT



As a writer, you must overcome many obstacles.  You write a book that’s worth publishing.  You find a literary agent, book publisher, or self-publishing platform.  You market and promote the book. Then, opportunity knocks, and the news media wants to interview you.  Finally, your moment has arrived.  But with it also comes pangs of fear, feelings of insecurity and even a touch of pani...

Continue reading...
 

E-Book Giveaway

February 17, 2015


February 17- February 19

Continue reading...
 

It's Christmas time again!

December 5, 2013
I'm featured on the home page this week, snowfall and all...CHECK IT OUT! Christmas time is here and there's nothing like kicking back with a good book ( The Adventures of Boots: The Giant Snowball) and watch the ground become a beautiful white blanket.


http://www.willowmoonpublishing.com/index.html

Continue reading...
 

Guest blogging on Deanie Humphrys Dunne's site today-come join me...thanks

November 10, 2013
 http://www.dhdunne.blogspot.com/
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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

Mass destruction we never knew
until nine-eleven, our blood they drew.
We then realized death by numbers,
numbers far too numerous to mumble.

On that day in two thousand one,
the peace we knew was over and done.
Every casualty counted as the world watched numb,
three thousand plus, more than from a terrorist bomb.

All of the wars fought in the past,
could not compare to this in mass
We learned what homeland security means,
from the heinous deeds of terrorist teams.

As I s...


Continue reading...
 

Petition on Anti Bullying

June 5, 2013
http://t.co/fQTF5XvC2S
Continue reading...
 

Interview with keynote speaker of Arkansas Writer's Conference

May 29, 2013
http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/famed-little-rock-born-journalist-hot-springs-music-festival

Continue reading...
 

REVENGE BY Madelyn F. Young

May 27, 2013
REVENGE by Madelyn F. Young http://wp.me/p2opN0-W  via @wordpressdotcom
 

Continue reading...
 

Guest blogged

May 16, 2013

LINDA BLACK

Author, Linda Black, is joining the blog today. She's here to tell us all about her new book,
S.T.O.P. BULLYING. What a timely topic for young people. 




Welcome, Linda! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

A native Arkansan, I grew up in a very small town the fourth of twelve children. I kid with people all the time about my “lucky” number being “four” because of the many incidences of four in my life. I’m the fourth child with four children. I was b...

Continue reading...
 

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