Gadget Lovers Unite!

gadgetsxlgCog A turns cog B which moves the primary lever forward one notch. Did this get your heart racing? Then you’re a gadget lover!

This important part of the world’s population keeps the rest of us happy with great mechanisms. Trains, planes, automobiles, ticking clocks, elevators, drink machines, and more, rely on this wonderful technology. A type of technology that lets the maker watch the action, take pleasure in the movement, and then explore new things a leftover lonely cog can do for us.

At Dark Oak Press, we celebrate the Gadget Lovers and have books just for you! That’s right, Steampunk takes your love of cogs and levers, mixes it with stories of magical beings, conspiracies, weapons, and all types of transportation, and gives you hours of enjoyment.

We invite you to explore the books in our Steampunk collection and indulge in your passion. Many of these are anthologies meaning they are a collection of shorter stories by multiple authors. Anthologies allow you to explore different writing styles and stories in small bursts leaving you time to build your next great machine with ideas the stories inspire.

Celebrate life as a Gadget Lover with others who appreciate the importance of even the smallest gear and show the world how important mechanical devices are to life!

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Expeditious Writing Tips :-)

Balancing the day job while writing is not easy, but with the three D’s – dedication, discipline, and determination, you can achieve your goals. Free time is now writing time. Sleep, who needs it. Reorganize and reorganize again, then again if need be. If you’re serious, you’ll find a way to put words on paper.

Coming Events!

Call and reserve your space early.  We are booking up quickly.

3/15/18 Online – Social, Websites, Author Profiles –
Building your site, selecting content, what works best for writers, keeping it up to date. How much social media is too much? How can I help my favorite author.
7 pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

3/24/18 Hernando Topic: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing for Publication
When do you call yourself a writer? Writing style- Pantser / Plotter. Why did you become a writer? What is & purpose of – Beta Readers, a Critique Group or Writer’s Group. Genre Blending – Where Do I Fit In – How to decide what genre you write. Balancing the day job while writing. Did you choose the genre or did it pick you? Do you write with an audience in mind? How do you keep from giving up before the story is finished?
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 1pm Central Time

4/19/18 Writing Series – Keeping it Fresh –
Tips to keep your readers engaged. Foreshadowing. How to hint at what’s to come. Select your main characters, but use smaller characters to provide fresh tension, support or humor.
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

5/15/18 Writing Shorts – Keeping it Tight –
Writing Vivid with Fewer Words
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

6/21/18 Crafting Successful Love Scenes –
How to build tension and were to draw the line. Tease, none or all out.
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

6/30/18 Hernando Topic: Writing Romance! Polish your work and make it shine – before you hit send!  Rules are meant to be broken sometimes, but you must learn them before breaking them. The Rule of Three – One of the oldest techniques in writing used to create engaging content. Have you finished your first short story or novel? Formatting 101 – Follow the Guidelines. Grammar & Punctuation – Common Mistakes that Drive Editor’s Crazy.
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 1pm Central Time

Haunted New Orleans

Welcome our latest addition to the Dark Oak Press and Media YouTube channel.  Just in time for “Vampires for Valentines” we are happy to offer:

French QuarterSpecial thanks to Kalila Smith for bring us these wonderful shows.  Check them out, you will enjoy learning more about the haunted side of one of America’s favorite cities.  You can also learn more in her book “Tales From The French Quarter”.
http://www.darkoakpress.com/frenchquarter.html

And the best part, we have lots more coming this spring!

Don’t forget about all of our upcoming Library Panels now all over the MidSouth.  I am pretty sure we will cover a topic you want somewhere near and soon!

 

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