H.C. Turk Announces New Release

Make The Modern WorldAuthor H.C. Turk is pleased to announce the release of Make The Modern World.

Connie Weston is 17, overweight, and wants to go home: America. She lives with her family in Balapasar, a nation near Indonesia filled with ancient customs. When nationalist forces begin killing foreigners, Connie and her family flee, traveling through the deadly rainforest. But Connie is kidnapped by murderous clansmen who consider her the reincarnation of a woman who ended the first war by killing herself. Connie is expected to follow history. Utilizing her modern sensibilities in a primitive land, Connie survives dynamite and spear attacks as she faces the nation’s conflicts of deadly history and future peace. If Connie cannot learn how to make the modern world, her world will end.

Make The Modern World was self-published by H.C. Turk in May 2012. It is available from Amazon.

The Wolf

So, I have to write a post. But posts are made of wood and they create fences! And fences keep people in. And keep people out. And possums. Someone think of the possums. Sure, they can climb fences, but they shouldn’t have to. You want me to build a fence, Mr. Hise?  How dare you? 

This is supposed to be about community. How many times do we have to talk about the gatekeepers and our newfound indie freedom? Well, you know what Hise, gates are made out of wood, too – just like posts. I see your agenda.

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And: The Rule That Never Was

Every time I begin a sentence with “and”, a voice in my head sings, “You’re not supposed to do that.” I usually fix it and apologize internally to my ninth grade English teacher. So it pains me to admit that after hours of research, I could find no official rule against using a conjunction to start a sentence. Yes, there is a raging controversy about it, but here’s what’s not up for debate: If there is or ever was such a rule, it has a long history of being ignored. I pulled six books at random from my shelves and easily found the following examples. Continue reading “And: The Rule That Never Was”

Goodreads: Good, Great, or Necessary Evil?

goodreads logoIf your book is on Amazon.com, there’s a good chance it’s already on Goodreads. Here at Indies Unlimited, we have lots of great articles explaining how to best use what Goodreads has to offer. These include advertising, give-aways, Listopia, a Goodreads for Beginners article (running October 13, 2014) and more. Have a question about Goodreads? Drop us a line through the contact form and we’ll have one of our experienced staff authors check it out. Thanks for visiting Indies Unlimited.