Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday August 11th 2021 – #Blogging Hugh Roberts, #Author Interview Allan Hudson with Ritu Bhathal, #Guest Marcia Meara with Vali Benson


Welcome to a small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to read them in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from blogging guru Hugh Roberts who shares a new feature on WordPress you might not be aware of plus some tips with regard to spam. Especially useful to those of us who would like to use Classic Editor to compose our posts and to use some of its features.

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New: WordPress Screen Options Button – Where, Why And How To Use It

Have you noticed the new WordPress ‘Screen Options’ button on the dashboard of your blog?

At first, it wasn’t very noticeable to me, but I now find myself using it everyday because it has some great features.

Where can I find the ‘Screen Options’ button?

You’ll find the ‘Screen Options‘ button in the top righthand corner of your screen when viewing ‘Posts,’ ‘Pages’, ‘Media’ or ‘Comments’ on the dashboard of your blog. Please note that It doesn’t yet seem to be available on the WordPress App.

Head over to find out more about this feature from Hugh: New: WordPress Screen Options Button – Where, Why And How To Use It

The next post is from Allan Hudson and is return visit from author Ritu Bhathal.

“The Path to Writing a Novel is Never Smooth” Returning Guest Author Ritu Bhathal of Kent, United Kingdom –

The opening line from Ritu’s web site is a reminder of all the hard work that goes into writing.

Yet, Ritu is doing it, and doing it quite well. She has been a guest on the Scribbler before with a delightful, entertaining short story – The Bag Lady – and if you missed it, please go
Here

The Scribbler is pleased to have her back as a guest with a 4Q Interview and an excerpt from Marriage: Unarranged.

Head over to enjoy the interview and the excerpt with Allan and Ritu: The Path to Writing a Novel is Never Smooth” Returning Guest Author Ritu Bhathal of Kent, United Kingdom

The final post is from Marcia Meara who introduces Vali Benson to us with her intriguing sounding debut novel.

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Today, please help me welcome debut author Vali Benson to The Write Stuff. Vali is going to talk a bit about Research and Inspiration, so grab your favorite cuppa and settle down. I think you’ll find this as interesting as I did.  

Head over to find out more about the background to Blook &Silver from Vali: #GuestDayTuesday – Blood & Silver by Vali Benson

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy these posts in full.. thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 15th April 2021- #Guestpost C.S. Boyack, Joan Hall, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Blogging Hugh Roberts, #Offer Leon Stevens


A small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Today there is also an offer from Leon Stevens for his short story collection.

The first post is from Craig Boyack who is showcasing the new book by Joan Hall. Joan will be joining the Cafe and Bookstore in the next couple of weeks which is great news. In this post Joan shares some of the background to the book and an excerpt to whet your appetite.

House of Sorrow #Newbook #IARTG

Hi gang, gather ’round. Joan Hall is here with her latest release. Joan is one of my Story Empire partners, and a great author. This one is smart, because it’s a prequel short story. I like the idea of something to whet appetites for the main event.

Make sure she feels welcome, check out her book, and use those sharing buttons before you leave. We all thrive on comments, so don’t be shy. I’ll let Joan take it from here.

House of Sorrow: April 1970

Thank you for hosting me today, Craig. I appreciate the opportunity to tell your readers about my newest release.

Head over to discover more about Joan’s new book: C.S. Boyack, Joan Hall House of Sorrow #Newbook #IARTG

We have got to Thursday and hope you all have managed it without too much stress.. but in case you need a pick me up… here is Chris, The Story Reading Ape’s Monday Funnies with his dear Aunty Acid… someone I hope to emulate in a few years time.. oh hang on a minute.. I think I might have already achieved that…

Head over to enjoy all the funnies: The Story Reading Ape with special Guest Aunty Acid

And now for a useful recap from Hugh Roberts of his recent blogging tips which are helpful for new and established bloggers..

6 Recent Blogging Tips Posts That You May Have Missed

Did you miss any of these? Click on the blog post titles to go to each post.

Do you have a secure way for visitors to contact you on your website or blog? Are you missing out on opportunities because you don’t have a way for them to contact you? Here’s what to do.

Head over to check out these links to Hugh’s  blogging wisdom: 6 Recent Blogging Tips Posts That You May Have Missed by Hugh Roberts

The final author today with a special offer off 99c for the next week is Leon Stevens for his short story collection. The Knot At The End Of The Rope.

 

About the collection

A journey to the center of the universe …
Humanity’s final days …
A strange midnight visitor …
A faster than light test with unforeseen results …
Writings found in a desolate world …

These are some of the short stories in this collection, written in the style of the early science fiction writers when imagination trumped scientific knowledge. In addition, some short post-apocalyptic tales and poems are included in this new book by Leon Stevens.

One of the recent reviews for the collection

Lavenderqueen 5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive  reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021

An absolute pleasure this read was. It has truly been my pleasure to consume this work.

The poetry was okay. I did enjoy the different perspectives presented describing an Apocalypse. The flash fiction was gold. Beautifully written, straight to the point, and each story hitting hard between the eyes; an amazing gut punch. The short stories were well written, opening new worlds within the SFF realm leaning more toward Apocalyptic and distopian genres. I highly reccomend this book. I will look forward to reading another flash fiction/short story collection by Leon Stevens. Amazing! 

Head over to read the reviews and buy the book for 99c:Amazon US – and: Amazon UK

Also by Leon Stevens

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –follow Leon:GoodreadsWebsite:Lines by Leon Twitter: @linesbyleon

 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will head over to these posts to read in full and to take advantage of Leon’s offer on his short story collection.. thanks Sally.