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Why I Went Indie: Linda Maria Frank

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Writing my Annie Tillery Mystery series is a second career for me. My first career was teaching the sciences. I was lucky enough to teach forensic science, which afforded many possibilities for writing “case studies” for my students. I turned the case studies into mystery stories. What to do about publishing? A message from my mentor when I wrote the ...

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The Haven | A new community for creatives

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by S.M. Boyce The Haven is a life-changing community for authors and artists of all kinds Everyone has a little creative spark inside them. Some of us use that spark to nurture a fire of creativity. I want to give you the fuel to turn that fire into a blaze of amazing art. Whether you’re a painter, a writer, a ...

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Inspiration Strikes: Kristen Day

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Snowshoe Mtn, West Virginia. A skier/snowboarder/snow bunny/family paradise. A place that turns into the epitome of a winter wonderland. It’s beautiful. It’s inspiring. It’s an entire mountain dedicated to all winter enthusiasts. And, for those that were dragged up there by their winter-loving family members and friends, there are heated indoor pools and delicious restaurants that you’ll be dreaming about ...

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4 Cliffhangers Your Readers will Love to Hate You For

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If happily-ever-afters are the warm, fuzzy fleece blankets of the literary world; cliffhangers are the wool blankets in the top of your great-grandmother’s closet. They’ll keep you warm and smell like sweet lavender but you’ll wake up in the middle of the night itching with a bad case of the hives. The only cure is a nice oatmeal bath complete ...

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Seven Hours – A Writer’s Life

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I have always been a creative creature who needs extended hours of space and time to weave my thoughts into writing. And as an only child with two working parents, I relished the alone time after school for many years. Studies have shown that creativity thrives on idle time—time not spent focused on anything else. You might call it boredom; ...

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Being Enough

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by Jordan Rosenfeld by Jordan E. Rosenfeld Sometimes I want something so badly in my writing life—a certain publication, a certain agent, even a certain level of success—that it becomes a physical sensation in my muscles, all of them taut and straining as if toward a reward dangling in a window just out of reach. My suffering matches the agony ...

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How to Successfully Kill Off Your Characters

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by Kristen Day Be it my unresolved anger from childhood bullying or a sick disposition towards death – I love killing people. Let me rephrase that – I love killing off made-up characters that have taken up residence in my frontal lobe. Books are nothing if not conduits of ALL THE FEELS and highways for raw emotions bubbling with angst. ...

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How To Write A Blurb

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by Crystal Bryant Writing blurbs for other people almost feels like second nature to me. I think this comes from a lifetime of trying to convince others they really need to read this book, and let me tell you about it real quick, honed by years of writing for fun and otherwise. But writing blurbs for myself? Not so easy. ...

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