Jeanne Owens, author

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We are storytellers. Once again, with pride

Nicholas C. Rossis

What’s that well called?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books image: marketingmercenary.net

There once was a well, in the middle of a field. It was known, quite unimaginatively, as the well in the field. Then, one morning, the farmer who owned the field found a drowned body inside. Shocked, the nearby villagers changed the well’s name to well of ill luck. They avoided it, superstitious lot that they were, and it was considered bad luck to pass that field at night.

A few months later, it emerged that the body belonged to a notorious criminal, who had escaped the authorities. Henceforth, the well was known as the well of Divine justice.

Thus, local storytellers interpreted reality in three different ways.

As time passed, zealous locals embellished the story. A just spirit now resided deep within the well. Anyone making offerings to it, would get justice. People started referring to the well with reverence…

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Book promotion opinions

Ok. So I’m considering running a promotion on Amazon for my book Chronicles of Riss I just haven’t decided yet which way to go with it. Do I want to make it a $0.99 sale, or offer it free? And for how long? I’ve never done one of these before, so I’m really not sure how to go. What do you all think? And any tips?


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Taxes vs Taxidermy – One-liner Wednesday

“What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.” – Mark Twain

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/04/22/one-liner-wednesday-like-a-rolling-stone/