Have you heard this one? A witch and a vampire walk into a bar and have a drink. They fall in love, but are forbidden to have a relationship. A conflict ensues and they spend the next three books trying to overcome prejudice, political malice, and murderous…Continue
Deep POV (Point of View) has been increasing in publishing for the last 20 years or so, and it’s getting more popular every year. Sometimes it’s also called tight or close POV. If…Continue
Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 9, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments
You know how things go in cycles? Well, lately I’ve met quite a few writers who have entered writing contests…and been disappointed with the results. I don’t just mean they didn’t win. In fact at least one of them did win and was still upset! But there were also unpleasant surprises about the process.
Which got me thinking: how do you know if a writing contest is for you? And…Continue
Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 4, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments
Donna Galanti writes murder and mystery with a dash of steam as well as middle grade adventure fiction. She is the author of books 1 and 2 in the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy, A Human Element andA Hidden Element, the short story collection The Dark Inside, and Joshua and The Lightning…Continue
Akashic Books (a terrific indie press out of Brooklyn, NY) just published a new short of mine as part of their web series dedicated to flash fiction. This story is about being 44 and having a first baby... check it out...
"Little Bear's Apgar Score" is now live on Akashic's website, and can be found here:…Continue
Added by Caroline Bock on August 27, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
Did you let your writing and your characters snooze for the last month or so like I did, instead of taking them along for the summer fun? Guess what? It's time to re-motivate, re-dedicate and re-activate your Write Brain. You might have to re-read what you have written to date, to reacquaint yourself with your story's progress. Don't beat yourself for letting time slide by, A little distance from your story can be a good thing. Make some notes as you read through. Hopefully, you will…Continue
Added by Dawne E. Knobbe on August 11, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments
From the multi award-winning, best-selling author of four books, including Here, Home, Hope, a gripping and heart wrenching novel about a young mother who has it all. The only problem is she may be dying.
In her previous works…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on August 1, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 30, 2014 at 7:28pm — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Katie Woodzick on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by Robin Leemann Donovan on July 30, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Few endeavors are as complex, challenging, exciting, terrifying, joyful, exhausting, frustrating, and just plain fun as writing a novel. Few bring as many tears—or as much fulfillment. And very few are as hard. For many new writers, the biggest challenge is getting started. First-time novelists…Continue
C. Susan Nunn is the author of the new book Song of the Earth, which just became available on Amazon, print and Kindle, on July 18. Susan holds an MFA, with a dual concentration in fiction and creative nonfiction, from Antioch University Los Angeles, and is a Certified…Continue
Just Sex Please, Part II, an erotic, interracial romance featuring a 40-something BBW (big, beautiful woman) has just been published. Of the new release, the author says:
I had no intention of writing a sequel when I first wrote this short, erotic romance. But the first one landed in the Top 100 in a couple of categories on Amazon (Divorce / Erotic), so I felt like it hit some kind of nerve. Also, I got emails specifically asking for a sequel. I think the novel hit some…Continue
Added by Yuwanda Black on July 9, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments
Until a few days ago I was in a funk, missing B across the hall and also going through a rough patch with the chapter in my novel. Now B's family have cleared out her apartment, her memorial service has been held, and I am picking up my own life again. And I'm moving ahead with the chapter that was giving me trouble.
It's still the chapter about Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964) and most importantly how the pov character Sophie and her co-workers in the Adult Education Center…Continue
If you’re new to the series, I advise you to pick up the books in order:Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 29, 2014 at 4:28am — No Comments
From New Orleans novelist Steven Wells Hicks (The Gleaner; The Fall of Adam; Horizontal Adjustment) comes a classic tale of revenge between a sociopathic politician and the campaign puppet master who unleashes him on the people of Louisiana.
Written from an…Continue
Added by Kelsey McBride on June 20, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Just Sex Please
More women are paying for sex. That's a fact. Proof?
In New Zealand, one study found that one in 4 women would be willing to hire a male prostitute.~Women Who Pay For Sex: Men, Stereotypes, and the Erotic., GoodMenProject.com.
Why Women Pay for Sex
Added by Yuwanda Black on June 8, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments
MY WRITING LIFE is a mixture of science journalism, humor, and fiction.Continue
First, a short update: B is away this afternoon, seeing a doctor, so that means she's up and about. I'll try to catch her later this afternoon. And now another neighbor down the hall is in distress; she is moving to the third floor, assisted living. She is 98. Her daughter told me it is time, though M is "mad as a hornet" about the move and having her son and daughter clear out her apartment, which she doesn't want to leave. I empathize with her. In the process of writing these blog entries,…Continue
This week, my Pushcart Prize-nominated novella, The Wedding of Anna F., about an unexpected encounter between an elderly Jewish woman and a young Arabic graduate…Continue
Added by Mylene Dressler on May 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments