8 Steps to Side Characters by @sacha_black #BookReview #PubDay

Another great work of informative Non Fiction from Sacha Black.

But I Smile Anyway...

Today, I have the pleasure of being a part of a very special release day!

Our very own, Sacha Black, has done it again with another cracker of a non fiction release, following on from her gems, 13 Steps To Evil, 10 Steps to Hero, and an absolute favourite of mine, The Anatomy of Prose.

This time we welcome 8 Steps to Side Characters!

Now, Sacha has guided us, in her inimitable way, through how to create the most evil kind of villains and those flawed, yet strong heroes, so it stands to reason that we need some guidance about how to handle all those other characters that make up the bones of our books… so here we have it!

Wanna know more about what it’s all about? Here’s the blurb:

Do your characters fail to bring your story to life? Are they flat, boring or have no depth? Is…

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Just saying 👍

Chelsie Giles Bronze, Judo
Adam Peaty Gold, Breast Stroke
Tom Pidcock Gold, Mountain biking
Tom Daily and Matt Lee Gold Diving
Lauren Williams Silver Taekwondo
Alex Yee Silver Men’s Triathlon.

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 67: (LEAP) in the D rhyme line.

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Décima Challenge.

I have linked it to my Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Word on the street is change the rules.
Masks not needed,but wear your mask.
Get it wrong we’ll take you to task.
Infection, running rife in schools.
We’re fed dross from the mouths of fools.
Ping , now you have to stay off work.
Says the bloke in Peerage by Burke.
We’ve lost our paddle up the creek.
Now,’s not the time in faith to leap.
Why are we trusting such a jerk?

I am dismayed at the state of our country at the moment, our leaders are rudderless.

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 66: (STREET) in the C rhyme line.

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Photo by Rick Otten on Pexels.com

Penelope weaves her magic
Of spell binding gosima thread
Don’t get ensnared or you’ll be dead.
Those eyes hypnotize, she’s so slick
Silver bejewelled that’s her trick .
She’s not the one you want to meet.
Spinning webs on a darkened street.
This spider will show no mercy
A poison fang, death’s cursory
Your fate sealed with a kiss so sweet.

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Décima Challenge.

One-Liner Wednesday. Hanging on the telephone.

After ringing and quequing to make an appointment ( for a telephone consultation, it’s like getting hen’s teeth to get an actual appointment) the One-Liner ” please hold your call is important to us, we will be with you as soon as a receptionist is free” repeated every sixty seconds really does not ring true.

It took one hour and fifteen minutes on two phones to get through!

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Wordless Wednesday. Lilly.

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Canadian Genocide

SHAME. Yet no country in the world is innocent.

Colleen R. Jantzen

215 
Kamloops, British Columbia
CANADA

104 
Brandon, Manitoba
CANADA

38
Regina, Saskatchewan
CANADA

751
Cowessess, Saskatchewan
CANADA

35 
Lestock, Saskatchewan
CANADA

180
Carlisle, (Prince Albert) Saskatchewan
CANADA
...

(One would have been too many)

A voice 
Many voices
A Thousand voices
Thousands upon thousands of voices

Weeping for their children because they are no more 
Weeping for their children because they are no more 
Weeping for their children because they are no more 

 I am weeping for your children because they are no more 



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#writephoto : Treeman.

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JUNE guest photo!

For visually challenged writersthe image a tree that has partly been carved to represent a man (or an ape I’m undecided).

Tree Man – Image by Willowdot21.

Gaia had given up on mankind, they were so uncaring of this beautiful planet. Their waste and inventions clogged up her seas, oceans and rivers. They drilled, mined and fracked for all her bounty. They waged war, they plundered the spoilt!

Sitting on the edge of the woods surrounded by paper cups, used condoms, plastic bottles and polestyrine cartons Gaia spoke with Death who was looking wan and very thin.

“I just don’t know what to do really I am at my wit’s ends,” she exclaimed a tear in her eye. Death smiled, a scary sight all teeth! “Don’t worry he said I have one last thing up my sleeve.”

Sighing Gaia replied “Well the four horsemen are already here, War, plague ( he played a blinder) famine, and yourself you have all worked so hard.”

“Indeed we have been working overtime, and yet those uncaring humans still carry on their selfish ways. I have called in the big guns, my last resort. “

Gaia, inhailed loudly “Surely you cannot mean….”

“Yes indeed I am going to bring on the Ents…they will soon put pay to mankind and then they can gently and kindly restore you to your former health.”

Just then the first of the Giant Ents arrived looking tired and somewhat irritable!

This is part of K L Caley #writephoto

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto weekly challenge now Sue has moved on to a higher plain.

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Pup, This Time You’ve Really Messed It Up

More from Geoff and his Anthology 💜

TanGental

Another possible for inclusion in my anthology…

‘Did you read this, Banter?’

‘That’s your private correspondence, Sir.’

‘I know that. Did you read it?’

‘As Sir knows, I only read Sir’s mail if it involves someone seeking money or is from an Aunt. This was neither of those, Sir.’

‘But dash it, Banter. How do you know that if you don’t read it?’

‘Perusal of the words and reading the text are two entirely different things, Sir. Though one is aware of the gist.’

‘And didn’t the gist scare the living daylights from one?’

‘It was not from either your Aunt Dahlia or Great Aunt Isadore so one concluded it was no cause for immediate concern…’

‘NO CAUSE… Banter, it… will you stop ironing the newspaper and listen?’

‘Sir?’

‘And please don’t look like a puppy that’s just been told what the trip to the Veterinary Jonny was really for…

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Cover Reveal: Bloodstone – The Curse of Time Book 1 @NextChapterPB #NextChapterPB

Exciting news from Marjorie Mallon! I’d be grateful if you could share the new cover! For my forthcoming YA Fantasy release in the Curse of Time series. Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an unusual girl who’s imprisoned within the mirrors located in her house. When an unexpected message arrives…

Source: Cover Reveal: Bloodstone – The Curse of Time Book 1 @NextChapterPB #NextChapterPB

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