Vampire Conspiracy (Nr4)

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During the 16th century, it was believed that vampires fed off the bodies of plague victims, and that female vampires spread the plague. Those suspected of being vampires were even buried with rocks wedged in their mouths.

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Vampire Conspiracy (Nr3)

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During the dark years of the plague is when we find the most stories and tales of vampires and some believe this is when the Legend took its true form.

During the 16th century, it was believed that vampires fed off the bodies of plague victims, and that female vampires spread the plague. Those suspected of being vampires were even buried with rocks wedged in their mouths.

Vampire Conspiracy (Nr2)

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Sometimes grave robbers would open a coffin and the corpse would move or sit up—a natural reaction that can be caused by decomposition. This may have led to the legend of vampires sleeping in coffins.

Golden’s Published Logline !!

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Very excited to be contacted today by Mathew from Wildsound who let me know they have published my logline! How awesome is that?

You can view it below on their official website:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/golden_by_kathryn_robson.html

Logline:

Title: Golden

Written by: Kathryn Robson

Type: Novel

Genre: Supernatural Mystery

Logline: When you are Golden, in darkness you must stand strong and the line between Beast and Saviour is so thin, until you are marked the whole world holds its breath.

I know I know, overexcited much? But isn’t it all just brilliant fun?

Now some of you may rightfully ask: Logline? Whats that when its not a huntsman standing in a que for some logs for his campfire? What has it got to do with writing and publishing a novel and why have we never heard of it before?

All good questions, and like everything nowadays they are only a couple of clicks on the keyboard and a google away! And to think when I was 16 there was no google, and no, I am not 102 years old, only 35! Already I have seen such amazing advances in technology, its mindboggling, but enough of that, this post is about loglines, not science – its so easy to get sidetracked.

A logline is a one-sentence summary of your script. It’s the short blurb in TV guides that tells you what a movie is about and helps you decide if you’re interested in seeing it. It’s the grabber that excites your interest.

Again you ask, what has that got to do with books? Well, everything really! All good films start out as a book, even when they are not actually a published novel, but a screenplay, it is still a written work, witch an Author has poured countless hours of work into. Books are often used as basis in films, and directors and film companies are always always looking for new stories and ideas. Consumers are greedy, they gobble films and series up in astounding speeds, the industry struggles to keep up.

So they often turn to Authors and books. A author submits a Logline, and if it grabs somebodies interest, who knows where it could lead to. Hopefully more publicity for Golden! Don’t get me wrong, a good film or series based on my book is too far in the stars to even think of, my main passion is still my story of Amy and Daniel, and I dream on and on of where their story will take them next, probably not Holywood, but a published Logline is a good place to start and I am incredibly chuffed tonight.

 

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Hp Lovecraft

What do we know … of the world and the universe about us?

Our means of receiving impressions are absurdly few, and our notions of surrounding objects infinitely narrow.

We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature.

With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have.

After your published

So, you have written a book, got a publisher (well done you, nobody but us knows how much work and heartache you have endured so far), you book is live on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and noble and everywhere else one can possible buy ebooks. Your publisher is doing their thing and you are trying your best to get the word out about your book, you are on facebook, your tweeting , and of course you have a blog because you have been contracted to do all these things in your publishing deal, and also, because now that it is out there, you actually really want to know what people think..

  • Facebook – it goes ok, most of my likes are other authors trying to get me to like their page through liking mine.
  • Twitter – deeto, I have had over 200 followers – all authors

So I know we authors read a lot – but really , even if I tried and read from morning to evening I could not get through the amount of free books I have been sent since releasing Golden.

  • Goodreads – that is different, here I connect with readers, I am actually getting books recommended I want to read and can recommend my book to others. I like it.
  • WordPress- here I get the least contact. I write, I share, I read other peoples interesting blogs, but little contact, no feedback. I have heard from others that their blog is the hardest to get going.

Ad last but not least, what I had sort of relied on from the beginning were my

  • Friends and acquaintances: so I am quite a private person, I only have a handful of facebook friends, but I just assumed they would all be excited for me. Sadly I forgot  they all have their own busy lives and the most I have had is a random, ‘oh, well , thats cool’… No shares on their pages, no clapping my back, and out of 70 I know of only 3 that have read it and answered my pleads for leaving a review on Amazon. I would do it for them. A few people have surprised me, people who I did not think would even look up at the mention of my name have been so supportive it warms my heart. They have shared my posts and liked my pages, read my book and left awesome kind reviews. When you need people and want support is when you notice who steps up and who doesn’t. Those that haven’t won’t even see this and those that have know who they are so there is zero harm in talking so openly on the WWW.

Fellow Authors : Well I have met some brilliant people ! All round what an experience, from unknown authors to have the support of famous ones has been my favourite thing about my writing adventure. I would have thought there would be more competition, but except a very few exceptions (where falsehood and nastiness crept in) I have had nothing but support and friendly encouraging words. So thank you all you fellow authors 

Here is where I want you all to comment and get in touch, what has your experience been ?