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FREE Romance: Second Chance at Love, or Perfect Opportunity for Revenge?

Look what's free til Monday (the 22nd) --

If you had a second chance at love with someone who broke your heart, would you take it, or seek revenge?

FYI, No Kindle? No Problem! You can STILL read Amazon books on your computer,…


Added by Yuwanda Black on December 20, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Monday Muse: #readwomen2014 (2)

Monday Muse posts selections she's read during this "Year of Reading Women":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 15, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

D. A. Karr Announces The Release Of Her Latest Novel ‘Link,’ A Sci-Fi Mystery Thriller

December 9, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – D. A. Karr announced today that her latest novel Link is now available for sale on Amazon. Link is a sci-fi mystery thriller. It is set in the year 2800, in a future apocalyptic world where time jumping becomes a means to control the human…


Added by Kelsey McBride on December 9, 2014 at 12:35am — No Comments

Monday Muse: 'In the Heart of the Dark Wood'

Monday Muse reads and comments on Billy Coffey's newest novel 'In the Heart of the Dark Wood':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 1, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

D.A. Karr’s Latest Novel ‘Link’ is a Sci-Fi Mystery Thriller

Link, by D.A. Karr, will be released in December 2014. Genres: Science Fiction / Mystery / Thriller


Space Time, 2800, Earth

As the Earth shifts on its axis, mankind is caught in a war of survival and time. Imprisoned in this time war,…


Added by Kelsey McBride on November 25, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Sweetness: the girl on the cover

“So,” some may ask, “is that you on the book cover?” I shake my head…no. There’s no need to explain that the child adorning the cover of my novel, The Sweetness, was born years before me; and no need to say “but we are related,” and certainly no need to mention…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on November 24, 2014 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Announcing a Goodreads Giveaway for MONTPELIER TOMORROW

By the time I figure out how to post this giveaway everywhere it should be posted, it will probably be over, but that is because I am so inept at all things having to do with social media. Luckily, my debut novel, MONTPELIER TOMORROW, has been doing well with readers. I'd love to have you be one of them. Good luck!…


Added by Marylee MacDonald on November 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Controversial Book Slammed in South America: 'Revives dark powers better left asleep'

October 29, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) – Oliver Sparrow used his considerable knowledge of events and beliefs in the Peruvian Andes of a thousand years to shape the remarkable and exciting new novel, Dark Sun, Bright Moon. Readers in South America are slamming Dark Sun, Bright Moon because the…


Added by Kelsey McBride on October 29, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] Happy Accidents

I used to be a Birthcenter nurse and work with the nurse-midwives in a major San Diego hospital. Now I write books and design houses. I miss delivering babies with the midwives more than I can say. It’s the most mystical, amazing, rewarding work I’ve ever done. Part of my heart still feels broken, but I’ve found an excellent…


Added by J. Dylan Yates on October 21, 2014 at 11:07am — 5 Comments

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Genre

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…


Added by Evette Davis on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

DOs and DON'Ts of Deep POV

What deep POV is

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…


Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 9, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Writing Contests: Worth It or Not?

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…


Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 4, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Interview with Donna Galanti, author of ‘A Hidden Element,’ book 2 in The Element Trilogy

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…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 2, 2014 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Have You Ever Been Pregnant?

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:…


Added by Caroline Bock on August 27, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

Oh Oh! Did Summer Adventuring Water-log Your Writing Schedule?

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…


Added by Dawne E. Knobbe on August 11, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

First Chapter: In the Mirror by Kaira Rouda

What choices would you make if you knew you might die soon?

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…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on August 1, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

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

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

Are These Four Beliefs Keeping You from Starting Your Novel?

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…


Added by Jill Jepson on July 29, 2014 at 7:30am — 26 Comments

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