2017 – Ringing in the New Year!

PrintWith the advent of a new year, sensibilities rise to the forefront of our mind. Perhaps more than a birthday, the new year sings its own reverie to get our ducks in a row, to begin again to tow the mark, bids us to turn the page and start anew. Yes, the new year taunts us to envision the horizon and see the future by improving our focus. The festivities are over – winter is settling in and she proves to be a preponderance of resolution our inner being innately underscores in its need for reparation toward the achievement of our newest creative seeds and their triumphant emergence in the springtime for summer’s consumption and fall’s exuberance.

As a fledgling entrepreneur / small business connoisseur, having experienced equally great successes and failures, it is time to embrace the season and refresh business acumen, ideologies and direction. It is time to take successes into the future, and to comprehend lessons-learned from entrepreneurial failures of the past, in order to benefit clients, customers, readers and authors universally in our future.

In order to enact benefits, change is required. So, throughout the month of January 2017, change is the plan of the hour. And, will be introduced as the month progresses to enrich government and commercial clients and customers, as well as literary and non-fiction readers and authors.

Both dpInk Company Ltd. and DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. wish each of you happiness, prosperity, and health throughout 2017!

Guest Author Post: Where Does a Story Come From?

KC Grifant

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The editors of Electric Spec invited me to write a guest post on the inspiration behind my short story, MASS EXODUS, a speculative tale in which everyone is suddenly granted the power to fly.

I have always been obsessed with flying. I wanted to soar since I was a kid, jumping from the third step of our front porch hoping that sheer willpower would launch me upwards. Dreams of unencumbered flying were the sweetest gift: for a few infinite dream-moments I experienced a buoyancy and freedom that could not be replicated in the waking world.

The germination for MASS EXODUS was a single thought: what if we all had this ability to fly without explanation?

This strange occurrence would be met the way all news today is met: as a collective mass of reactions online. Social media has an unprecedented effect on how we process the world, especially unusual or…

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DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announces release of, “MYRA-HATI: Crossed Paths” written by Fabio Evangelista of Brazil

Visit my publisher DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. for deepest pocket discounts.

Visit my publisher DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. for deepest pocket discounts.

DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announces release of, “MYRA-HATI: Crossed Paths” written by Fabio Evangelista of Brazil

DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., Founder-CEO & President, Ms. D. L. Quesinberry announced release of, “‘MYRA-HATI: Crossed Paths,’ written by Mr. Fabio Evangelista from Brazil, South America. Mr. Evangelista moves readers through a new universe of adventure, fantasy and science fiction in this post-apocalyptic thriller. This is the first in Fabio’s intended series and he’s done an exceptional effort on readers’ behalf thus far. Gold star Fabio!”

Fábio Evangelista was born in Marília, a town of 300,000 inhabitants in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of thirteen, he had the idea of telling the story of MYRA-HATI, though not in book form; rather as a comic’s story. The project was sidelined for some time, as Evangelista started studying biomedicine  . . . it was then he found writing a pleasurable way to recover from emotional distress. After writing some short stories, Evangelista decided to resume his former project of MYRA-HATI and started writing the saga once more from a more mature point of view. Recently, Evangelista has begun to study philosophy at the São Paulo State University (UNESP). He intends to improve his knowledge of history and the evolution of human thought in order to apply these understandings to future stories.

In the second half of the 21st century, the world witnesses the creation of plugs. These are devices created by Japanese scientists, which record the five human senses. With the help of these devices people record their own life experiences in order to relive them at any time and they can share them with others. When shared with a friend or acquaintance, the receiving mind feels the experiences as if they were their own. In a short time, these devices become a worldwide phenomenon and that is where trouble begins. Entertaining and illusive novel.

Visit DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. at donnaink.com or donnaink.org for deepest pocket discounts for your copy of “MYRA-HATI: Crossed Paths.” This title is also available on “other” fine book retailers.

How Agents and Publishers Think About Manuscripts

Randy Ellefson's Blog

Like most authors, I’ve submitted books to agents and either gotten no response or the form rejection letter. Well, let me be specific – I’ve sent a query letter, one page summary, and anywhere from 5 pages to 3 chapters as per each agent’s instructions. I jokingly tell myself that my books have never been rejected, just that opening material, but lately I’ve done some research that turns up some interesting info about this that I thought to share.

Imbalance of Power

To submit a novel, it must be completely written and edited. This can take a year, easy, depending on you and your life. And yet an agent will reject a book in 5-10 seconds, based on the opening paragraph and even first sentence. Or less, if they decide they’re tired of lead characters described as an “average girl”, for example, and your query says this. It’s hardly “fair”…

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