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Dry Drunk (An Excerpt)

A work of fiction.

The alcoholics stuck together on the smoking portico. This was the only place smokers could congregate, according to regulations, and it provided a break from the monotony of the ward. Even though it was winter now, everyone stayed bundled up to not miss a single opportunity for a nicotine fix. One man with skin like leather and blotchy places on his face told the story of his first wife.

The next wife I get, he said, is going to weigh…


Added by Kevin Camp on January 28, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Affair with Mr. X: Part II -- A Suspenseful, Contemporary, Interracial Romance

A free preview can be found at…


Added by Yuwanda Black on January 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Nightmare of Publication and the Happy Afterlife of Books


Much has been made of the analogy between publishing a novel and giving birth to a child. Having given birth to two children and published three novels, I can say the two things have very little in common. One of the traits they do share is that the pain involved is quickly forgotten, almost…


Added by Nancy Kricorian on January 17, 2015 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

The Affair with Mr. X: New Steamy, Contemporary Interracial Romance

Working on Part II to "The Affair with Mr. X": ... X is turning out to be a real TRIP! And it's a good…


Added by Yuwanda Black on January 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hotel 4001 [ch.1]




He's panting heavily.…


Added by Sithary Sun on January 10, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

My first first chapter

Hi Everyone,

I am so grateful to have found a resource like Shewrites. I am currently teaching English in Saudi Arabia and don't know of any writer groups near me. One of the things I've been doing to fill my time is to pursue my dream of writing my own book. I've finished the first chapter of a story idea I had when I was in high school. I will post it here and I appreciate any kind comments of encouragement or constructive… Continue

Added by Emily Carran on December 27, 2014 at 7:40pm — No Comments

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

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