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Profile: Donna Galanti, Author of ‘A Human Element’

Donna Galanti writes murder and mystery as well as middle grade adventure fiction. She is an International Thriller Writers Debut Author of the paranormal suspense novel A Human Element, the short story collection The Dark Inside, and the forthcoming Joshua and The Lightning Road.…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 30, 2014 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The Art of Creative Re-Writing.

The Art of Creative Re-Writing.


awriterinwonderland@blogpost.comhttp://I have been thinking about a recent post in This Itch of Writing by Emma Darwin, one of my top favorite blogs about writing. Darwin lists some amazing ways to approach revising your work. Since I am currently working on editing a book, her advice was spot on.


Rewriting can often become a something of a chore. Showing up…


Added by Hema Nair on July 30, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

My Dad

Anger to Acceptance


My Dad was taken from this world in 1975. A fatal heart attack took him from us while we were on vacation.  He was 44 years old.



Added by Maryann Raccosta on July 30, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Claiming the Name of Writer

I did not consider myself a writer until I started working for Hedgebrook.


I was an actor who wrote occasionally, a theatre major who had gravitated toward non-profit communications, but not a writer.


When I was introduced to new people, the conversation would often go something like this:…


Added by Katie Woodzick on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Guest Columnist for Fiction University on Character Evolution

Character Evolution: Don’t Restrict Your Characters to Your Original Vision of Them

By Robin Leemann Donovan 

Characters have a way of evolving in a story, sometimes for the…

Added by Robin Leemann Donovan on July 30, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

So Turn on the Light Already!

Go ahead and turn it on…the light, I mean. Don’t sit there in the dark just thinking about how miserable it all is; how you can’t see anything, and how you just never seem to know the right thing to do. And it would just be so much better if you could see some ray of hope, some sign, some ANYTHING to let you…


Added by Deborah Ailman on July 30, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Thank You Letter to My Book

Dear Book,

After carrying the dream of you inside of me for what feels like forever, we are a scant ten weeks shy of your official launch into the world. While I’m not quite ready to say goodbye, I am ready and eager to thank you, for no matter what happens after you leave the nest, you have already given me…


Added by Cheryl Rice on July 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

New Multicultural Romance Short: Just Sex Please, Part III

Read a free preview at:

These two characters keep talking ... and I keep writing. Look for new spin-off series, Marla's Girls. It will feature…


Added by Yuwanda Black on July 30, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

Interview with Ariel Malka, Part 2

Join me today at TweetSpeak Poetry, where you will find Part 2 of my interview with innovative software designer and programmer Ariel Malka.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 30, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone! It's a beautiful day, and the birds are happily playing outside in the birdbath.

Take time also, for some kind of "play" no matter how small. We all need to recharge our batteries; we all need to take a break. It is never…


Added by Deborah Ailman on July 30, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

. change .

there is a feel in the air,

a change in the whether.

very place caused confusion,

pond dipping involuntary

shuddering, and delight at small creatures.

who play croquet with new rules,

we never knew the old, it proved

without flamingos

that i am not alice.

it is about a year now,

i blocked you.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on July 29, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments

My Brother's Girlfriend will have the Baby Tomorrow

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. As long as it doesn't grow up to be a social worker, I will not have lived in vain.

Added by Phoebe Wilcox on July 29, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Get wigs with punk style for yourself

Because the rise of punk style from the moment, very easy would like to quit thinking about ​​fashion circles. True it years later, still has a place in the fashion occupy. But in addition to new changes occur constantly. Punk style provides a feeling uninhibited, but in addition highly personalized array of children. Fun to view how punk hairstyle fashion circles, essentially the most essential of course, should be to understand the stars is the place to interpret it. Onlookers foreign star…


Added by Croc Fields on July 29, 2014 at 6:39pm — No Comments

30 Deadly-Effective Ways to Free Up Bits, Drips & Gimungously Vast Swaths of Time for Writing

This post originally appeared on my blog, Madam Mayo

Where do you find the time? (Was it hiding in the crawlspace?) It’s not so much finding time as it is prying your physical presence and attention away, either permanently or for a spell, from someone, something, someplace less valuable to you—if you really do want to…


Added by C.M. Mayo on July 29, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

What Words Do You Use?

So what words do you use…when you talk to yourself? Do you use the type of words that you would if you were talking to your best friend…or your worst enemy?

Be kind with that self talk. Build yourself up. Give yourself credit for a job well done and if there is something that needs a little “tweaking”…


Added by Deborah Ailman on July 29, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

New Multicultural Romance Novel Press Release: LOVING A COUNTRY MAN


Cassandra Black has authored a new multicultural romance novel, Loving a Country Man. Two souls destined for each other have lived in the same big city for years. But as fate would have it, their paths finally cross in a rural Colorado mountain town.


 New Novel Release, Loving a Country Man,…


Added by Cassandra Black on July 29, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Looking for a New York Writer to join our Writer's Group

Looking for a serious, committed writer to join our writer's group. There are 4 of us and we meet monthly in Chelsea 6:30 PM. If you're interested or know anyone who might be (guys are welcome too), please send me a 5-page writing sample or name of published work.

Added by Lyn Stevens on July 29, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] The Long and Grueling Birth of a Book

When I was ten years old, distressed about my life circumstances, I wrote a little book about my crisis on a pocket-sized Hello Kitty notepad and hid it inside a rock wall, hoping some kindred spirit would find it and that we would be forever connected through that common understanding. I…


Added by Hollye Dexter on July 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

What are the Main Benefits of Recycling

It seems that nowadays recycling has become somewhat of a buzzword for our society. And yet, the number of people who actually recycle is not that high. Either many people are not interested in doing so, or they are not fully aware of the main benefits of recycling. I hope this article will shed more…


Added by Olivia Bates on July 29, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Follow your passion

Your teachers or your parents can tell you how to lead your life but they cannot tell you how to live your life. Like many things in life, you have to figure it out yourself. You may think you need guidance and encouragement, your parents and teachers can only tell you the type of vocation they think is best for you, it is entirely up to you to figure out how you want to make the best of your attributes. If you have a passion for something, you really have to go out there and give it all you…


Added by TOH Lee Hong on July 29, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

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