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The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and Writing

Sgt. Pepper certainly did change the course of music history….great article, very thought provoking! Diana Rubino

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My copy of a Sgt. Peppers vinyl picture disc.

Hi, SE Readers. Joan here. I’ve been a Beatles fan since I was six years old. Ever since I heard that first song on the radio back in 1964 (yes, I’m dating myself), I was fascinated by those four young men from Liverpool, England.

I can’t remember which of their songs I heard first—it may have been “She Loves You” or “From Me to You,” but most likely it was “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” It doesn’t matter. From that point on, all other music that I listened to seemed almost obsolete. (Having a teenage brother with a rather extensive record collection helped develop my love of music.)

The hit songs kept coming, the group kept touring, and finally, in August 1966, they performed their last on-stage concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The reason they quit? Stage sound equipment…

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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

Excellent advice! Diana Rubino

No Wasted Ink

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Welcome back, readers!  This week’s writer’s links is a grab bag of general writing tips, help in writing science fiction, and a little about handwriting itself.  Pour yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea and dig in.  I hope you like ’em.

How to Fill Plot Holes in Your Novel

Strengthening Your Fiction The Ben Franklin Way

Rogue Viruses in Science Fiction

An Author’s Guide to Book Subtitles

7 Essentials for Your Book Launch

Resilience: The Key to Reaching Your Writing Goals in 2017

10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book

Cursive Handwriting

Is My Novel Offensive?

The 1000 Day MFA

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Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Owen by @tonyriches #Tudors #Bookreview

As a big Tudorphile, I’m adding this trilogy to my Tudor ro-read list.

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Today’s team book review comes from Noelle, she blogs at http://saylingaway.wordpress.com

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Noelle chose to read and review Owen by Tony Riches

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Book Review: Owen, Book One of the Tudor Trilogy by Tony Riches

Move over, Philippa Gregory! I love to read books about the Tudors, so when Rosie Amber offered a historical novel about the founding of the Tudor dynasty, about which I knew nothing, I couldn’t resist.

The story begins in England in 1422. Owen Tudor, who comes from a line of Welsh nobleman but of humble beginnings, has risen by virtue of hard work and not a little luck, from being a soldier in the King’s army to keeper of the Queen’s household. His mistress, Catherine of Valois, is both beautiful and lonely – her husband Henry V, is a warrior and often away, leaving her with their infant son. Hers is a dangerous life, with civil war…

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A Real-Life Mystery

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Lois Winston 2USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and non-fiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry. Visit Lois/Emma at http://www.loiswinston.com and Anastasia at the Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog, http://www.anastasiapollack.blogspot.com. Follow everyone on Tsu at http://www.tsu.co/loiswinston, on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/anasleuth, and on Twitter @anasleuth. Sign up for her newsletter at https://www.MyAuthorBiz.com/ENewsletter.php?acct=LW2467152513

I often get many of my plot ideas from real-life events I’ve read about or seen on the news. My latest release, A Stitch to Die For, Book 5 in…

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