Welcome Wednesday guests for October:
10/01 Finding Sky author, Susan O'Brien;
10/08 Award-winning Hank Phillippi Ryan (Truth Be Told);
10/15 Indie authors Polly Iyer (Backlash) and Ellis Vidler (Prime Target);
10/22 Murder by the Month author, Jess Lourey;
10/29 Marilyn Levinson, Golden Age of Mystery Book Club Mystery author.

Gloria Alden's latest publication is nonfiction. Boys Will Be Boys: The Joys and Terrors of Raising Boys. Edited by Cher'ley Grogg was recently released and available on Amazon. Gloria wrote three essays and two poems in her chapter included in the book.

Don't miss next month's release of Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays on October 7th, in which WWK bloggers Shari Randall ("Disco Donna") and E. B. Davis ("Compromised Circumstances") have short stories.

KM Rockwood's
short stories will appear in two anthologies released in October. They are: "The Lure of the Owl" in Swamp Mansion and Other Dark Stories, to be released as a ebook, and "Aunt Olga and the Werewolf" will be included in the third Creatures, Crimes and Creativity anthology release by Intrigue Publishing. at their conference in October.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

WIN FREE PUBLICITY!


WIN FREE PUBLICITY!
David B Schlosser suggested a writing exercise. He wrote that Nelson Algren born in 3/28/ 09 had three rules for living. :
Never play cards with a man named Doc.
Never eat at a place named Mom’s.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
Schlosser suggested that you write the rules for living of your protagonist. With all the hard work already done, I had an idea. Turn the exercise into a contest. Here it is. Put up the rules for living of your protagonist on this blog and add a link to where readers can buy your book. Everyone who posts wins! I stole the idea first so I get to post first.
In Murder Manhattan Style available at http://www.warrenbull.com/ The hero of the short story, “The Wrong Man,” has the following rules for living:
Don’t bend over in the shower just because someone asks you to pick up the soap.
If you’re not cheating, you’re not really trying to win.
Spend your money on women and drink: don’t waste it.
Okay, it’s your turn now.

15 comments:

E. B. Davis said...

Unfortunately, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, published by Wildside Press, which includes "Lucky in Death," my short story--isn't due for release until 5/20. But, when it is released, it can be found in many places--the publisher, B & N or Amazon where it and the prior Chesapeake Crimes volumes can be found.

My main character's three rules for living?

A penny saved is a penny earned--and if I saved it--it's mine!

Messing with mothers is dangerous. Messing with grandmothers is deadly.

If you're lucky--pass it on to an unfortunate woman!

Thanks, Warren

Warren Bull said...

EB, You are the first winner today. Congratulations!

Loretta said...

"The Rising", and its sequel, "Out of the Ashes" main character's three rules for living...

Don't stand too close to the fire, unless your intention "is" to burn

Fly straight

Learn how to deal with eternity, it lasts a helluva long time

Both works can be found on Amazon and B&N-links below:

The Rising/Amazon http://tinyurl.com/6rx2boa

The Rising/B&N http://tinyurl.com/3g5ok3r

Out of the Ashes/Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/74wd4th

Out of the Ashes/B&N
http://tinyurl.com/cxxl5y3

Thanks for offering this, Warren. Loved the concept! Lo

Warren Bull said...

Loretta is winner #2!

Joan said...

My main character in upcoming boo Giulia Goes to War with Desert Breeze

Never say "It's a disgrace!"
Never eat pasta that is not al dente
Always take the train

Linda Rodriguez said...

EVERY LAST SECRET (St. Martin's/ Minotaur) is available for pre-order now and will hit bookstores and online sites April 24.

http://lindarodriguezwrites.blogspot.com/p/home.html

Skeet Bannion's the protagonist, and her three rules for living are:

Sparks in the dark and heartache in the day are no basis for a relationship.

I take care of my people, and no one had better try to hurt them.

When in doubt, ask yourself what would Gran do.

Thanks, Warren. This was fun!

Warren Bull said...

Abraham Lincoln from ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR THE DEFENSE


“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

“You wish me to destroy my enemies? By making them friends do I not destroy them as enemies?”

When as president Lincoln was asked by a long-term friend to provide him with a high government post he mused, “Well now I never thought he had more than average ability when we were young men together. But then I suppose he thought the same thing about me, and — here I am.”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Warren+Bull

Warren Bull said...

Abraham Lincoln from DEATH IN THE MOONLIGHT

“With malice toward none and justice toward all.”

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.”

When as president Lincoln heard a clergyman announce, ”The Lord is on our side,” Lincoln replied. “I am not at all concerned with that, for we know The Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on The Lord’s side.”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=Warren+Bull

Kaye George said...

Here are Imogene Duckworthy's rules (they work for her, but I wouldn't recommend them for anyone else)

If it's a mystery, it's a Case, and I can solve it.

Hard work and dedication, and studying for my online course, will someday make me a real PI.

Being a female is a wonderful thing. You fit together with a male so nicely.

paperback and ebook of CHOKE
http://www.amazon.com/Choke-Kaye-George/dp/0982795270

Thanks, Warren!

Dave Autry said...

In my short story "Deadrise" that appears in Chesapeake Crimes 5: This Job Is Murder (May release), my protagonist is an investigative reporter who gets in a little over his head. His philosophy:

There are no rules.
Make it up as you go.
Never rule anything out.

David Autry

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thank you.

Carter Thompson, protagonist of _Forever 11:59_ lives by her own rules.

1. Avoid ticking clocks.
2. The open road always beckons.
3. Never let anyone push you around.

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-11-Thompson-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007BL3VFM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1330824074&sr=8-6

My blog:
http://livingforcreativity.wordpress.com/

Have a fabulous day!
Amanda Ball
amandaball.com

Warren Bull said...

Joshua and Amy in my novel HEARTLAND available at http://www.avignonpress.com/ Have three rules for living.

You can't chose who lives in your family but you can choose how you live with them.

If you can't beat someone, outlast him.

Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without.

Marni said...

Nora Tierney is an American writer who lives in the UK. The Blue Virgin is set in Oxford and The Green Remains, debuting later this month, in the lovely Lake District. Nora's rules are:

Lying is fine if your intentions are for a good cause.

Helping a detective with his case is not really plain old snooping.

Getting one's knickers in a twist is to be avoided at all times!

Both books at Amazon and www.bridlepathpress.com~

E. B. Davis said...

Marnie--Tried to look for your book, but I had a hard time finding it. Marnie writes by M. K. Graff--for others here that would like to read your book. Looks good too!

P.I. Barrington said...

1. Free eats
2. Free drinks
3. Free eats and drinks.

When you work in Hollywood, what else is there?