Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
This blog was started by several authors who love to write and talk about writing.
Who doesn't want to write an epic novel that inspires generations and movies?
"Call me Ishmael" is probably one of the most famous first lines of a novel. You were probably forced to read it in high school. If not, then you may have noticed it in this weekend's box office hit "In the Heart of the Sea."
Below is my movie review of Hollywood's latest attempt to live up to an incredible book. How did they do?
As always, the book is better than the movie, but these special effects are innovative and effective.
- “Can man bend nature to our will? – Captain Pollard (Benjamin Walker)
- Persistence and tenacity will see you through.
- Integrity is worth more than reputation or money.
* "We will surely perish out there." - Captain Pollard
"We might also survive." - Mr. Chase
- The sailors draw a picture of a topless woman.
- Some profanity.
- Several intense scenes with lots of blood and guts.
- Skeletons of dead guys might frighten young children.
- Explain to your kids that a “greenhorn” is the old-fashioned way of saying “newbie”.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
by Trina Boice
Sony Pictures Animation does a great job at blending reality with fantasy, mixed with sarcasm and romance. Thanks for releasing it in time for Halloween! “It gives me…oh what’s the word…goosebumps.”
- It would have been fun to see more of the other characters R.L. Stine created in the movie.
- Jack Black didn't have a mole on his forehead like the real R.L. Stine does.
- Topics addressed include evil, revenge, and love.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
By author Trina Boice
This week's publishing news comes from the head editor at Big World Network. She is gorgeous, although this video doesn't really show her off very well. She's a fantastic editor and very talented writer. Big World Network has published 3 of my books and their entire team is terrific.
Listen to the part about the books that are being sold with seeds embedded in their pages! Enjoy!
If you'd like to see some of the books that Amanda Meuwissen has written, you can find them at:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Trina Boice
One of my publishers (Big World Network) creates this fantastic video series about what's happening in the book world. This week, the graphic designer/tech guru of the company debuts as the presenter. Nice job Mario Hernandez!
What's in the news: Google mobile searches now outpace online searches, Amazon creates a new YA Book Club, and ebooks are now available on JetBlue flights!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Love is like baseball, so hit a home run in your relationship! With Trina Boice's advice, any man can learn how to step up to the plate. Learn tips, stats, and skills to make a powerful and lasting romance whether you're in the “minor leagues” of dating or the “major leagues” of married life.
Translate women’s thoughts into a sports language men can actually understand
Track your dating stats and plan strategies to up your game
Avoid foul balls, bad calls, and getting stuck in a pickle
Support each other with the occasional bunt or sacrifice fly
Cover all your bases—even when you’ve got kids on your team
With the right tools, you and your sweetheart can pitch a perfect game together every time you play. This is the perfect playbook for rookies and hall-of-famers alike.
Trina Boice is AMAZING and this book is INCREDIBLE!
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. IT!
Just look at some of the VERY FUN chapters in this book:
* Batter UP! The Game
* The Playbook: The Rules of Romance and Love Language
* Heavy Hitter: Be. A. Man
* Eyes on the Ball: Flirting Your Way to a First Date
* The Uniform: How to Look like a Knight in Shining Armor
* Sports Medicine: Win Over Her Heart and Funny Bone
* Catcher: Courting and Date Ideas
* Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Kindness in a Nutshell
* AND MORE
Her advice is SO. RIGHT. ON!
I absolutely LOVE the baseball theme. Want to get to know a girl? Learn her stats: favorite color, dessert, flower, etc.
And the end-of-chapter assignments are PHENOMENAL! Even the shyest of guys can accomplish the First Base assignment.
I LOVE that Trina doesn't just talk about these things...her son went out and "field-tested creative dating tips and has learned some really interesting things that he shares in each chapter." Cooper became the coach for the team (those reading this book.) I really appreciated his insight, for as he said "women talk about what they want, and guys talk about what women actually want."
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!
EVERYONE should read this book!
Put your relationship first and foremost...grab a copy today!
In the words of legendary sports announcer Harry Caray, "Hello everybody! It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball!" You've bought this book and stepped up to the plate. That tells me you're really serious about improving your relationship with the woman in your life. Either that or she bought this book for you, and now you have to read it because you know she's going to ask you what you learned. Don't worry; it's not going to be that bad. After all, it's partly about baseball, and you love baseball! Romance and baseball are not all that different, actually. They're both skills that you can learn and enjoy for the rest of your life.
You could read an entire book about baseball statistics, but that wouldn't make you a better player out on the field, would it? You have to get out and practice! This book is designed to be read in small sections and put into practice. Read a little bit, and then try an idea or two to see what works for you and your sweetheart. I guarantee you're going to have a ball! (Terrible baseball puns will be included throughout this book in order to keep your eyes rolling and awake.)
Let me first state the obvious that women are different from men. And that's a good thing! A lot of men have a hard time trying to figure out what women want and how they think. It's not that difficult if you learn their language and appreciate the differences. To make it easier, we're going to use terms you might feel comfortable with: the language of baseball.
This book is written for both men who are still in the "minor league" (dating) and men who have been drafted into the "major league" (marriage). Getting a girl and keeping her are not all that different. Maybe you've been playing too much baseball and still don't have a woman in your life. This book can help you with that too! This book will help you find a quality woman you can marry and be with for eternity.
This book was conceived one day after my husband and I were discussing our relationship early in our marriage. He's going to get a lot of credit in this book for some of the really great things he does in our marriage. When I need to use him as an example of whatnot to do, I'll just tell you, "I have a friend whose husband..." so you'll never know if it's him or really a friend of mine. Hey, I don't want to get in trouble with my husband and end up sitting on the bench.
My husband, Tom, is really creative and has come up with some incredible gifts over the years. Early in our marriage, he really came through on big events such as anniversaries and birthdays, but then there were disappointing and somewhat alarming long dry spells with nothing. No flowers. No romance. Nada. Our conversations occurred during one of those dry spells and basically consisted of my pitiful complaints that I was feeling unloved and unappreciated. I suggested that maybe he could replace the few big efforts with more frequent, smaller ones. He thought about that for a few minutes and said, "Oh, it's just like baseball. Home runs are exciting but don't happen that often. It's the small, consistent base hits that win the game." In a baseball peanut shell, that's it!
Each chapter will contain some ideas you can put into practice to improve your current relationship or help you figure out how to get one! Even the greatest guy and the best relationship can use some tweaking every now and then. The first-base challenges are to help you ease into The Game. Go for second or third base to up your game. When you're ready to really knock it out of the park, try the home-run assignments.
Now, I'm not talking about rounding the bases in the traditional sense the world talks about it. I'm referring to bases as increasing efforts and bigger payoffs. What I mean is that if you're a beginner in the game of romance or want to start with something easy, then begin with the first-base assignments. They're simple to do, and you'll have some success. If you really want your girl to feel loved and appreciated, go for the home-run assignments. They require more effort, but the payoff is bigger too. "Happy wife, happy life," as people say.
First Base: Set this book out on a table so your girl will see it. Yeah, your buddies will make fun of you. That's okay though; you don't want to kiss your buddies.
Second Base: Put a bookmark somewhere in the book so she'll think you're actually reading it. Be prepared for her to ask you questions about it. Let her know it is the most fantastic book ever written.
Third Base: Read the doggone book already!
Home Run: Read the book with your girl. Ask her questions. Talk about it.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
This is a section that will be at the end of each chapter just for the ladies. Girls, you're not off the hook here. You have work to do too. A happy, healthy relationship includes two people.
About the Author
Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Trina Boice
One of the companies that has published some of my books is Big World Network. The founder, Jim McGovern, posts these really great, quick videos about what's happening in the world of publishing.
In this episode, he talks about some interesting trends, such as recommendations for pairing beer with books, like wine with meals. Funny. Check it out!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I love writing...as you can tell! I thought you might like to see some of my more recent published books! My next one hits stores next month!
Friday, February 27, 2015
Pick a date you would like to post a review for my newest book and I'll send my readers to YOUR blog!
I'm super excited about this fun relationship book I wrote with my son. It uses baseball terminology to help guys understand how women think. Perfect for single guys looking for Mrs. Right, as well as married guys hoping to score points with their sweetheart.
To sign up for the blog tour, simply reply to this post or contact me at Fans of Author Trina Boice on Facebook!