Night Oracle: Read and Sip

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Nanea Hoffman of Sweatpants and Coffee created a specialty cocktail to go along with J.P. Rose’s new romantic suspense novel, Night Oracle.    NIGHT ORACLE Nan Troy’s dreams come true, but she sure as hell wishes they wouldn’t; they’re destroying her chances at love and the lives of those around her. Cal Banks hates to close his eyes; that’s when … Read More

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The Magic of Expanded Dialogue Tags: Tips to Build Strong Characters and Draw Readers into Your Story

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by Amy McElroy Certain writers possess a power to weave a story like a tapestry with the perfectly arcing plot, just the right amount of narration lacing the edges, and life-like dialogue. Readers dive in to meet the characters as if they are long-lost friends—or enemies. Every scene takes place down some familiar trail that reminds readers of the dusty … Read More

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Release Day for ARMS OF ANU

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day AND Happy Release Day for ARMS OF ANU, sequel to award-winning Preteen/Teen Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST, by Indie-Visible author Christina Mercer. In her own words . . .  The past year has been a whirlwind year with my first book release; finishing, polishing and publishing the sequel; and working toward publishing an entirely new novel—a … Read More

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IV’s Julia Park Tracey Wins Top Honors at NW Book Fest

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Hey, readers, here’s news from the world of book festivals about one of our own IndieVisible authors. GREAT NORTHWEST NAMES “REACHING FOR THE MOON” FOR TOP HONORS LOS ANGELES: March 10, 2014 ―The diary of a Roaring Twenties Portland teen is the grand prize winner of the Great Northwest Book Festival, which honors the best of the late winter/spring. Editor … Read More

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Cover Reveal for ARMS OF ANU

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ARMS OF ANU is set for release March 17, 2014 (St. Patrick’s Day!), almost one year to the day after the release of my debut MG/YA Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST. It’s been quite a year having my first book out, experiencing the world of book tours and signings and amazing new friends. I was also thrilled to have ARROW … Read More

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The (Real) Writing Life

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When I was in my twenties and reading voraciously and spewing poetry on the page like a hydrant hit by a drunk driver, I wanted to get published more than I wanted a happy marriage, a suburban house and 2.5 children. In fact, I didn’t have a happy marriage, although we did get that house, and three whole children; my … Read More

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Five Dos and a Don’t for Giving a Constructive Critique

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You’ve been asked by a fellow writer to give feedback on their new manuscript. Good for you. Obviously your opinion is respected, and, just as importantly, you’ve been diligent about networking with other writers – something that’s essential to surviving this crazy pursuit. Effective critiques are tricky. You’re offering more than opinion – anyone could do that. What you want … Read More

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It Takes a Collective

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For this woman who can offer detailed commentary on character development, sensory description, and use of dialogue in a manuscript, but who didn’t know web code from content, thought Glimmer Train sounded like a glam rock writer’s conference, and spends most days ready to throw her computer out the window, it takes a collective. When Jordan Rosenfeld, one of the … Read More

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Genre Writing for St. Valentine

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Some of my best friends are genre writers. In fact, several of my best friends are my Indie-Visible colleagues, and some of us are drafting genre novels this month. Not just any genre novels—for most of us, we’re writing our debut genre novels. Although it’s the first time we debut genre writers have undertaken to hew to the specific formulae … Read More

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A Tale of a Reluctant Tweeter

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Just like all those noble things I said I’d “never do” before I became a parent (hint: I went on to do them all), I remember saying to a friend at the advent of Twitter: “Well there’s a waste of my time I won’t ever bother with.” You must understand that when Twitter made its launch, I did not have … Read More

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