I Didn’t Win NaNo, and Why That’s Okay: My Big Life

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by Tomi Wiley James It’s over: the 30-day typefest known affectionately (or sometimes as a curse) as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The goal of this completely voluntary, rigorous exercise is a 50,000-word novel (or, hopefully, the first draft of a novel). Break that down, and it’s 1,667 words per day. Every day. During a month that includes Thanksgiving … Read More

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Jordan E. Rosenfeld My right hip has been giving me problems lately. A wrong move and a hot, electrical twinge stops my movement. It’s nothing more than the repetitive strain of exercise and hours compressed in a chair writing, but it aggravates. Hunched over, whining one day this week, I hear myself say aloud, somewhat melodramatic, “Ahh, the ails of … Read More

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My Big Freakshow: Lessons from Clown School

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By Frankie Rose I knew this girl who wanted to go to clown school once. I was sixteen at the time, and she was probably nineteen. High school was at an end (we leave High school and move onto college at 16 in the UK) and I was paralyzed by life, the prospect of it, anyway, because now I was expected … Read More

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Girl in the Glass

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Reviewed by Jordan E. Rosenfeld I have to admit I’m a sucker for the underdog, the downtrodden. Give me a character who has lost everything, or is about to, and I am yours. Zoe Brooks’ novel of magical realism, Girl in the Glass, does not disappoint. Anya is an orphan in her teens, living in an indeterminate time and country, … Read More

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Probability Angels

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By Joseph Devon Reviewed by Tomi L. Wiley Every once in a while I start a book and a few pages in, I feel the need to turn back to the first sentence, slow down, take my time and truly enjoy it. Because I read so much for work, and there are never enough hours in the workday to see … Read More

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Frankie Rose’s Scavenger Hunt

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Frankie Rose, Author of the “Hope” series and indie-visible collective member, has been cleverly hiding key words in a blog scavenger hunt all over the internet in the build-up to the release of book two, Sovereign Hope! Don’t lurk among the shadows–get out and win great prizes by collecting your word and finishing the excerpt to be found at: http://junipergrovebooksolutions.com/eternal-hope-scavenger-hunt/. Synopsis … Read More

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