Whispers and Warnings – 01/25/2017

Whispers and Warnings – 01/25/2017

TATE PUBLISHING shutting down – BOOKLOCKER offers refuge to their authors.

BookLocker Has a Fantastic Offer for Victims of Defunct Tate Publishing
It came as no surprise to industry insiders last week when Tate Publishing announced they’ve “suspended operations.” Honestly, with the way they’ve done business, I’m surprised they lasted this long.

A San Francisco comic book author was arrested after he allegedly uploaded graphic child pornography to YouTube, authorities said. The SFPD says in September they were alerted to a video that involved a prepubescent child performing sexual acts on an adult that was uploaded to YouTube.

True crime author comes out of retirement to chase down cold murder case.
Denton True Crime Author Gives Up Retirement After Suspect Is Arrested in 29-Year-Old Murder
Springer says she thought Green, who was in his early 30s, was going to be a monster when he walked into the visitation room, shackled and chained.

Free speech suppressed so actors can lie about their age.
Legislature curbs free speech for ‘worthy’ goal — then come the lawsuits
“The government tries to restrict speech in order to serve whatever it sees as important goals,”



33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Blind Characters

I admire any writer who wants to tackle a blind character. But so many writers take up this challenge and FAIL. They research blindness by reading other fiction books, by observing their blind colleagues and acquaintances, and by tying on a blindfold and pretending to be blind themselves.

I understand the challenges your characters face, their triumphs, their hopes and their fears, because I've lived them. I work with people who have varying degrees of blindness every day, so I've seen every challenge, every situation you could imagine.

Let me share my knowledge to improve your writing. You can create blind characters that readers will fall in love with.

~Stephanie Green


The Art and Craft of Writing and Editing

Writing is a constant dialogue between author and reader.

The craft of writing involves an interchange of emotions between an author and a reader. An author creates a story line, conflict, and characters, gives his characters words to speak, and then hands off these materials to a reader. This process results in a constant dialogue between the mental imagery produced by a reader and that proposed by the author.

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