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Ariana's Cafe Prompt 13 - September 24, 2014

Find us on Twitter@ArianasCafe
I am @arianahbrowning

What is Ariana's Cafe?
Simply put: a place for the creative thinker.

How do I use the prompt?
However you like. Use it as inspiration for a discussion, use it to challenge yourself to blog on the prompt as a subject. Use it to help you with a scene that you're struggling with. Use it as inspiration for a piece of artwork.


Bottom line: use your creative mind to come up with something amazing from this prompt.

Are there any rules?

No captcha. If you want to have comment approval, leave a note near the comments area. Too many people have been losing comments, and if their comment disappears, they should know that it didn't go into never land.

No private blogs. If you share, make sure your blog is public. (You can always use my forum arianabrowning.proboards.com to blog publicly for a post, then share that link here.)

No Grammar Police. A lot of the people who join in are not professional writers. They enjoy writing to share the…

Beta Readers wanted for: Hope of the Future

I am seeking beta readers for Hope of the Future.




Layla and Margaret, no need to contact me, I still have you on my list, as well as Renee. I will contact you separately. :)

If you signed up previously and never got back to me, I will save us both the trouble and ask that you not bother to sign up. You won't be chosen.

This book is a Science Fiction Fantasy genre, or it can be classified as a Post-Apocalyptic Thriller. I ended up combining two books that I'd written, into this one, so I'm going to need people who can catch plot issues, character issues (example: in the beginning she looks and acts one way, but toward the end she is different, yet not because of growth), and anything else that doesn't make sense. I can only catch so much.

You don't have to catch the grammar edits. Commas, misspelled words, etc. You will receive the book at the same time as my editor, so those will be caught by her and I. But if you do spot something and want to let me know, feel fre…

Back to School Sale!

All my books are currently discounted, and the discount will last until the end of September. September 30th, they will go back up in price. 

Every book except for Dark Illusions: The Beginning since it's already free. Rather than load you up with links, I'll send you to the Smashwords profile, as well as the Amazon one.

Grab any of the books that you haven't read yet.

Smashwords - 
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/arianabrowning

Amazon - 
http://www.amazon.com/author/arianabrowning

Word-of-mouth is crucial to any author's success so if you have any friend that you think would like any of my books, feel free to pass this offer around.

<3
Ariana

Ariana's Cafe Prompt 12 - September 17, 2014

Find us on Twitter@ArianasCafe
I am @arianahbrowning

What is Ariana's Cafe?
Simply put: a place for the creative thinker.

How do I use the prompt?
However you like. Use it as inspiration for a discussion, use it to challenge yourself to blog on the prompt as a subject. Use it to help you with a scene that you're struggling with. Use it as inspiration for a piece of artwork.


Bottom line: use your creative mind to come up with something amazing from this prompt.

Are there any rules?

No captcha. If you want to have comment approval, leave a note near the comments area. Too many people have been losing comments, and if their comment disappears, they should know that it didn't go into never land.

No private blogs. If you share, make sure your blog is public. (You can always use my forum arianabrowning.proboards.com to blog publicly for a post, then share that link here.)

No Grammar Police. A lot of the people who join in are not professional writers. They enjoy writing to share the…

Caveman revisited

A recent discovery in Gibraltar adds to the growing body of evidence which portrays our Neanderthal cousins as smart, thoughtful people capable of abstract thought and an appreciation for art. Though the graffito found in a cave overlooking the Mediterranean may not look like much - perhaps like a grid for a game of noughts and crosses – the 39,000 year old engraving suggests that these prehistoric people engaged in abstract artwork – something akin to a Stone Age Jackson Pollock. Since this is a very significant discovery, I thought it would provide a welcome footnote to my novel Ancestor (given the almost guaranteed nature of further discoveries, I’ll probably be tempted to release a 2nd edition – with updated info – at a later stage). For now, I’ve decided to revisit the current ‘rehabilitation’ of Neanderthal Man – if not in popular literature, then at least in scientific circles – as portrayed via a character from my book.

Later, sitting on his porch with a well-deserved tumbler o…

Ariana's Cafe Prompt 11 - September 10, 2014

Find us on Twitter@ArianasCafe
I am @arianahbrowning

What is Ariana's Cafe?
Simply put: a place for the creative thinker.

How do I use the prompt?
However you like. Use it as inspiration for a discussion, use it to challenge yourself to blog on the prompt as a subject. Use it to help you with a scene that you're struggling with. Use it as inspiration for a piece of artwork.


Bottom line: use your creative mind to come up with something amazing from this prompt.

Are there any rules?

No captcha. If you want to have comment approval, leave a note near the comments area. Too many people have been losing comments, and if their comment disappears, they should know that it didn't go into never land.

No private blogs. If you share, make sure your blog is public. (You can always use my forum arianabrowning.proboards.com to blog publicly for a post, then share that link here.)

No Grammar Police. A lot of the people who join in are not professional writers. They enjoy writing to share the…

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

“Make your life spectacular. I know I did."                                          – Robin Williams, from the movie “Jack”

When I was a kid, I was never a big fan of going back to school (I doubt most kids are). I always relished the freedom that my summer vacation gave to me to play all day, watch TV whenever I wanted, and not have a care in the world. I always dreaded getting back to the old grindstone of studying and doing homework. It sure cut into my valuable time of playing under my blanket forts and watching The Brady Bunch, I tell ya!
But there was one assignment that we were always given on the first day of school that I actually enjoyed. It was to write a composition about what we did on our summer vacations. Oh, how I wished ALL of our assignments were that easy! First off, I ALWAYS enjoyed ANY opportunity to write in school. But this particular annual assignment was always one of my favorites because for me, it was SO EASY to do! And the reason for that was simple. …

Ariana's Cafe Prompt 10 - September 3, 2014

Find us on Twitter @ArianasCafe
I am @arianahbrowning

What is Ariana's Cafe?
Simply put: a place for the creative thinker.

How do I use the prompt?
However you like. Use it as inspiration for a discussion, use it to challenge yourself to blog on the prompt as a subject. Use it to help you with a scene that you're struggling with. Use it as inspiration for a piece of artwork.


Bottom line: use your creative mind to come up with something amazing from this prompt.

Are there any rules?

No captcha. If you want to have comment approval, leave a note near the comments area. Too many people have been losing comments, and if their comment disappears, they should know that it didn't go into never land.

No private blogs. If you share, make sure your blog is public. (You can always use my forum arianabrowning.proboards.com to blog publicly for a post, then share that link here.)

No Grammar Police. A lot of the people who join in are not professional writers. They enjoy writing to share th…