Monday, July 10, 2017

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 2

Hero Lost, Mysteries of Death and Life, Part 2


This July I'll be featuring the twelve authors (three each Monday) who contributed stories to the 

Hero Lost Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology




Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99

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Each author has submitted their favorite inspirational quote, so this month I won't be adding my usual quote. 
Thank you, authors!


Tyrean Martinson, Of Words and Swords
 “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.” ―Lloyd Alexander



Elizabeth Seckman, Mind Body Soul
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” ―Ernest Hemingway



Sean McLachlan, The Witch Bottle
I can't give the whole quote because it's a poem--"All the Way" by Charles Bukowski. His poem "The Laughing Heart" is a good one too, but the first poem is more directed at writers.
Also, a great spoken word for all creative types can be found here:



Don't miss the July 30 deadline for the next IWSG Anthology. 




Have you read an anthology lately? Will you enter to be included in the next anthology?

And whatever you do, don't miss July 27th #IWSGPit on Twitter. 8am-8pm Over 30 agents are checking the twitter feed. 




Quote of the Week: "Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put anything in the pot, there won't be anything to take out." Moms Mabley

60 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with Tyrean's quote. That's how I've always viewed fantasy.
    The IWSG has a lot going on!

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    1. Yes. And I'd say to those who don't read fiction (something beneath their intellectual dignity) that quote applies even more broadly. Thanks to you and to Tyrean!

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  2. Fantasy sure is like that indeed. I'm all for letting one think I was born that way lol

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  3. Born that way - LOL!

    Thank you for featuring the authors of Hero Lost this month. They've worked so hard on their stories and with promoting the book.

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    1. Hard work pays off in this business. I respect that.

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    1. Of course. I enjoy writing about people who write. :-)

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  5. Great quotes! I especially like Tyrean's quote - it's what I like about sci-fi and fantasy. They're genres which help you make sense of our world.

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  6. Loves these quotes. Writing is like any other talent, what looks so good in the end took a lot more work and polish than the reader realizes :) Thank you Lee.

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    1. I know. I didn't realize just how much it took to write a book until I started doing it myself. Now I value each page I read. Thanks for the visit, Erika. I think you're next up.

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  7. The poem, "All the Way," is simple yet powerful. It demands everything.

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    1. Absolutely. Half-way just doesn't quite make it. Can you imagine building a bridge half way to the other side?

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  8. I do like anthologies - I need to check out more!! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I hope you will, Lauren. Variety and well-written work await you.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this, C. Lee! You're constant encouraging attitude is awesome!!!

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  10. Hemingway's quote was great. Thanks, Elizabeth.

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  11. happy agent hunt to everyone!

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  12. Hi, Cheryl!

    Good golly, Miss Molly! Your quote by Moms Mabley is my favorite. How do you even know about her? Moms was a familiar face and voice of my teenage years. For the benefit of readers who do not remember her, Moms was a black, openly lesbian comedienne, a veteran Chitlin' Circuit vaudevillian who kept her career alive in the 1960s through her frequent appearances on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Moms also holds the distinction of being the oldest living person ever to achieve a top 40 hit single. Moms staked her claim to fame with a spoken word cover of "Abraham, Martin and John," originally recorded and turned into a major hit by Dion Di Muci. I remember it well!

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Cheryl!

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    1. I had no idea she'd done all of this! You are a wealth of knowledge, Shady. Thanks for sharing it with us here.

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  13. What great quotes, especially the one Tyrean shared. That's an awesome way to view fantasy.

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    1. Tyrean seems to have landed on a favorite!

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  14. Very nice to feature the authors from Hero Lost.

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    1. I liked the stories, so it's easy to share that with my followers.

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  15. Poems are awesome, they reach into the soul and free the human spirit.

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    1. I'd like to have the talent to write good poetry.

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  16. I love that IWSG has put out it's second anthology.

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  17. Love the quotes. And sometimes fiction is truer than anything else.
    Neil Gaiman says it for me 'Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.'

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    1. Oh brilliant. And you could add how those facts are so easily distorted to suit the teller. Great quote.

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  18. These quotes are great. I find quotes inspirational and can help any writer achieve their goal

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    1. I always read them and say, "I wanted to think that first. Why didn't I?"

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  19. I must get a copy of Heroes Lost. Want to read it, but I need to catch up on the books I already have. Oh well. Why not?

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  20. The list for the Pit fest is really good. Should be great.

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  21. Loved the quotes! And Charles Bukowski has been added to my reading list.

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  22. Thanks for featuring the winning authors! Always interesting to learn a bit more about them.

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  23. Great to meet the authors from this fascinating book. Thanks for the feature.

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  24. Naturally, I had to Google the Charles Bukowsi poems, and I’m glad I did. They are excellent.

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  25. Lloyd Alexander has some of the best books. Small wonder his quote rings true to so many.

    Nice features of the authors! I love exploring blogs.

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  26. I think it's great that IWSG is putting out anthologies. It's good for the authors who are selected, and it's also good for the publishing company - lots of marketing help because so many people are involved with its production.

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  27. Hey Lee,

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following!

    Okay, okay, I'm loving all those quotes. Amazingly awesome featured authors, who, rumour has it, are huge fans of Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar. Yes, that Penny, acclaimed pawbisher and all round crazy canine.

    "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary." It's all good.

    With that and considering it's ridiculous O'clock time here in lil' ol' England, I must sadly leave now. Cheerio from you starstruckest fan, Lee.

    Gary

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  28. Good quotes and I like the cover shot on Elizabeth Seakman's book (The Hatteras lighthouse)

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  29. Hi Lee - love the idea of this post - and it's great to read the quotes and to see the book covers for the authors in the anthology. Tyrean's - 500 writing prompts ... some choices; while Elizabeth's also should be a great escape; though I imagine Sean's book will give us a fascinating insight into Morocco ... thanks for these. I shall be watching out and reading how the 27th goes ... cheers Hilary

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  30. Ooh, great quotes! So true about fantasy being a way to better understand reality...

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  31. I liked the attitude in Ernest Hemingway's quote and would definitely like to check out A Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts. Thanks for sharing, Lee :)

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  32. I really love Alexander's quote. I relate to it heart and soul. :)

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  33. Great quotes in this post! Love it.

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