Last Free Days for the Illustrated Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist

We have facebook friends all over the world, so I am posting all the store links Amazon has for the Illustrated Dodge, Twist and Tobacconist, which is free today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Merry Christmas! US http://amzn.to/S14DWe France http://amzn.to/12rTJgE Germany http://amzn.to/T0Ut9Y UK http://amzn.to/TTWkKV Spain http://amzn.to/T0UKJR Italy http://amzn.to/Tla2aV Brazil http://bit.ly/Svmybe Canada http://amzn.to/XrAHms Japan http://amzn.to/Rw73Q3 India http://amzn.to/UwrXKs And …

Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

"This is where Doctor Twist said his professor's workshop used to be located," Kera said as we stood on the cobblestones before a large warehouse. The black-mouldy red bricks were faintly mirrored in the oily pools from an earlier rain and the sky showed fitful signs of clearing. I gazed around in the dreary shrouded …

The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist is a Steampunk Literary Tribute The Amazon ebook is now live here: http://www.amazon.com/Dodge-Tobacconist-Alexander-Legacy-ebook/dp/B009NV1DMG Sophronia Belle Lyon grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and has always loved Sci Fi, Fantasy, and the great literary classics. Please like her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SophroniaBelleLyon The book comes out October …

How to Write a Book Review the Author Will Love

I am a big classics fan. I have, however, recently begun reviewing book by modern authors, and especially Indie writers, some of whom I've become friends and acquaintances with through author and reader sites I have joined. I have gotten good responses from the authors so far, even if I gave them the dreaded "three …

Guest Blogging on My Dream Team of Literary Characters

http://irenelpynn.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/reader-input-requested-mary-findley-guest-blog/#comment-423 Inspired by "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" movie, I want to create my own graphic novel with favorite literary characters, including a grown-up Oliver Twist, Steampunk Inventor, solving mysteries and fighting evil.

Principles of Teaching Literature and English Skills

English Skills must include Grammar, Composition, Spelling, and Vocabulary. I am an English teacher who hates Grammar, at least the way it is usually taught. Rather than drill on sentence diagramming and parts of speech in isolated sentences, I taught Grammar from Tom Sawyer. The student finds parts of speech in realistic speech, regional, standard …

Principles of Writing Fiction

It's hard to say when people began writing fiction, but it has been used for millennia to communicate truth. Seems strange to say that something that isn't true can teach truth, but good fiction always has done that. Using characters, settings or events that didn't actually happen, writers create a vehicle by which to make …