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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…

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Added by Jill Jepson on July 29, 2014 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

5 Questions for...C. Susan Nunn

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…

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Added by Five Questions on July 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

New Release: Just Sex Please, Part II -- a Short, Erotic, Multicultural Romance Featuring a BBW

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…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on July 9, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Writing for My Life in the Face of Death, with Focus on the Writing Life and Competing Sediments

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…

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Added by Diane L. Fowlkes on July 6, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Book Review: ‘Stolen Dreams’ by Christine Amsden

I can’t believe this is the last book in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series! I really have enjoyed this series a lot.

If you’re new to the series, I advise you to pick up the books in order:

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective  …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 29, 2014 at 4:28am — No Comments

Destiny’s Anvil: A Tale of Politics, Payback & Pigs by Steven Wells Hicks

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…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on June 20, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

New Release: Interracial, BBW, Erotic Romance Exploring Divorce, Sexuality & Women Hiring Male Escorts

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

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Added by Yuwanda Black on June 8, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud's Story

MY WRITING LIFE is a mixture of science journalism, humor, and fiction.

My interest in writing a novel about Anna Freud was born 22 years ago when I was researching the nonfiction book, Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings: Human Cruelty and…

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Added by Rebecca Coffey on June 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Writing for My Life in the Face of Death

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,…

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Added by Diane L. Fowlkes on June 4, 2014 at 12:14pm — 3 Comments

Why I Wrote a "Peace Dialogue" Story

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…

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Added by Mylene Dressler on May 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Interview with Shebooks co-founder Laura Fraser

My memoir, Runway: Confessions of a not-so supermodel, was recently released by a new company called Shebooks, which publishes high-quality 10,000-word ebooks written by women. This week I want to share with you an…

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Added by Meghan Ward on May 29, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Writing Strong Women

Last year, I read “The Sandoval Sisters,” an award winning historical fiction book by Sandra Ramos O’Briant and enjoyed it so much that I…

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Added by Mona AlvaradoFrazier on May 27, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Minimum Wage Millionaire by Bill Edgar

The Minimum Wage Millionaire: How a Part Time After School Job Can Change Your Financial Life, by Bill Edgar, was published April 2014 and is available for sale on Amazon:…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — 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…

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Added by J. Dylan Yates on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Truthful Fiction

I am often asked, “How do you come up with your stories? Is it hard to think of something to write about?” What most people don’t understand is that we are living a story everyday. Each month and year adds more chapters.

 

As with most writers I crave moments alone so I can write down my thoughts, or the notions from the characters that are dancing around in my head. However, spending time around others, listening and watching is where the guts of my stories come from. I am…

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Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on May 5, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘A Very Good Life’ by Lynn Steward

A Very Good Life is the first book in an exciting new series by successful business woman now author Lynn Steward.

In this story, which crosses over from the literary to women’s fiction to romance, Steward takes us to 1970s Manhattan, home of the sophisticated and the elite. There, we meet Dana McGarry.

Dana has everything — a successful job…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 3, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: A Very Good Life, by Lynn Steward

Title:  A Very Good Life

Genre:  Literary Fiction

Author:  Lynn Steward

Website:   http://www.averygoodlife.com

Publisher:  CreateSpace

Purchase on …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 29, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Title: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Author: Andra Watkins

Publisher: Word Hermit Press

Pages: 300

Language: English

Genre: Historical fiction/Paranormal/Suspense

Format: Paperback,…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on April 20, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

Some Lessons I've Learned Since I Started Self-Publishing

This entire self-publishing journey I’ve been on since 2012 has been frustrating, cathartic, satisfying. When I first started, I had no clue what I was doing–I just jumped in and hoped for the best. Now you can take classes and learn the ‘right’ way to do it. I kind of like learning by…

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Added by Kimberly Golden Malmgren on April 10, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Should You Get a PhD in Creative Writing? The Pros and Cons

While networking at AWP in February, I attended a panel titled "What's a PhD in Creative Writing Worth?" Following are answers from four writers with PhDs in Creative Writing from various universities:

 

Will Donnelly

MFA from…

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Added by Meghan Ward on April 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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