by Tomi L. Wiley I never wrote a poem about the night my father’s home lifted to the stars in sparks. At that time I wasn’t writing much of anything; my son was six weeks old, born premature, and my hands were busy cupping his tangerine skull, trembling against the curve of his spine, cupped in one palm. My mind … Read More


The I.V. Interview: Jordan E. Rosenfeld, publishes Forged in Grace


Indie-Visible co-creator Jordan E. Rosenfeld’s novel Forged in Grace is finally here! She’s an author, writing teacher, freelance journalist, and editor. For the past fifteen years Jordan has been editing and coaching other writers. Her writing guide Make a Scene (Writer’s Digest Books) has sold over 20,000 copies, and she teaches a series of popular online writing courses called Fiction’s … Read More

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The Dying Fire

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by Amy McElroy On the reality show “Survivor,” contestants are voted off with the ceremonial snuffing out of their torches, and host Jeff Probst’s constant reminder that, “In this game, fire represents your life.” There’s something primal to that metaphor, something deeper than a reality show gimmick, as I’ve learned over the past month. First, my dog of seventeen years, … Read More

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My Big Career: Fire Season

by Rebecca Lawton My first blog post for My Big Career is in part about writers block. It came to me in the form of a poem, inspired by the work of James Tate, author of return to the city of white donkeys and other books. To celebrate the release of Jordan E. Rosenfeld’s Forged in Grace, and nearing the … Read More

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My nipples are on fire!

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To celebrate the publication of Jordan E. Rosenfeld’s Forged in Grace on February 28, our members blog on the subject of “fire.” MY BIG FREAKSHOW by Frankie Rose “My nipples are on fire!” Ever heard anyone screaming that from the top of their lungs, mid-coitous? Didn’t think so. You may be wondering why you’re being asked this question, and the … Read More

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O’ Caption, My Caption!


Welcome to the Monday Caption game. We put up a photo, you provide a wry, hilarious, or spot-on caption that could serve as a BOOK TITLE. Our favorite wins! Winners announced on Wednesday or Friday, depending on how many of you play. Today’s winner will receive a free e-copy of Jordan E. Rosenfeld’s debut novel FORGED IN GRACE. You must … Read More

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Become, by Ali Cross


Recommended by Christina Mercer Life is Hell for sixteen-year-old Desolation Black. Literally. Hell, aka Helheim, is cold and lonely, and yet it’s the home to which Desi longs to return after she’s forced to leave. Desi’s father Loki, aka Lucifer, is eager for her to BECOME—to turn into a demon—and the quickest way for that to happen is by making … Read More

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Valentine’s Day: One Man’s Take

It takes a brave man to walk into the middle of all of us women and write about love. Our guest blogger, Scott Meek, takes on the challenge: by Scott Meek Ooh, baby, you set my world on fire! Hunka hunka burnin’ love! Oh, the flames of my passion doth burn brightly in my bossom! These are some of the … Read More

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Getting Burned: On Difficult Friendships

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by Jordan E. Rosenfeld Recently, at a birthday party for a friend of my son’s, I heard myself refer to a child I encountered as “too sensitive” after a dramatic emotional display. The moment the words left my mouth I felt a strange crushing sensation inside: an echo, a memory, as if my very cells were chastising me for my … Read More

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In honor of Forged in Grace, Jordan Rosenfeld’s touching novel of friendship, fire and forgiveness, available now (on kindle) and on the 28th in print, we decided to use fire as inspiration for our February Big Blog posts. Being the girl with the big imagination, I chose an element of fire from my own novel, Quickbane, to share with you: … Read More