Monthly Archives: January 2019

Derailing Bedlam: Facing the Apocalypse with a Smile Part 2 #fiction #adventure

As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence.  It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam.  This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to … Continue reading

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Grabbing Your Readers Attention at the Start of Your Story

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is a topic I have been thinking a lot about since I decided to venture into the Kindle Scout program. Since you are required to provide an opening to your book and try…

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Top 9 Trends in Publishing for 2019

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
The Written Word Media (WWM) regularly posts great material examining the latest trends in publishing; trends of interest to every author – particularly Indie ones. Here is my summary of Ricci Wolman’s predictions for 2019, along…

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7 Tips to Writing Humanoid Monster Protagonists: Even the Undead Can Have Heart

Not many people try to write a story with a monster as the hero.  Well, you see it for kids a lot.  Paranormal romance enjoys this too, but it rarely happens when you get into the more action-oriented genres.  You … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Characters

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi SE Readers. Joan here today on this last week of January. The holidays are behind us. We’ve had time to make and break New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to get back to some serious…

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Teaser Tuesday: Awkward Allies #fantasy #adventure

Taking excerpts from The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks is tough because they’re short stories.  So, I’m always happy to find pieces that I can share.  This one is from Ichabod Brooks & the Island of Mirrors.  Fingers crossed that he … Continue reading

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Beyond The Mask RELEASE DAY!

Originally posted on Welcome to Hell Bent:
The day has finally arrived…RELEASE DAY IS UPON US! So, before I get into my promo, I’d just like to give a little shout-out to the three authors who did not end up…

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7 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can (or Wants to)

I’m reposting this from a few years ago. Back then, I didn’t have many readers so now, I wanted to share these pithy thoughts–including a few updates–with all my new efriends! There are a lot of difficult parts to writing.…

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Writing the Humanoid Monster Protagonist

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this before to some extent, but I couldn’t find any posts on the topic.  Regardless, I keep running into the same obstacle when talking to some people about War of Nytefall.  They hear that the … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update #Reviews #News – Audrey Driscoll, Brigid P. Gallagher, Christoph Fischer and Shehanne Moore

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