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Randy Rooney

Randy Ingermanson

Sue the Nymph

I was talking on the phone to my friend John when a pickup truck turned into my driveway. The sign on the side of the truck said SAM’S PLUMBING AND VAMPIRE REMUVAL SERVICES.

“Hey, John, gotta go. Looks like a problem brewing.” I slammed down the phone without waiting for an answer and went...

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Adele Annesi

Word For Words

Making the Most of Working with Editors

At some point in our calling as writers we’ll work with an editor, whether a professional we’ve hired to review our work, or a friend we’ve asked for help.

There’s a fallacy about editors that “those who can, do; and those who can’t, teach.” But good editors often write just as well and should have the writers’ best interest at heart. When selecting an editor, you want...

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The Promise of Morning by Ann Shorey

Screenwriting 101

C.J. Powers

Developing A Great Story

Writer’s block is something of a myth born through isolation. Brainstorming with a friend or observing unique behavioral qualities of a person you’ve yet to meet can clearly spark plenty of creative ideas. Writer Willa Cather, while arguing about Nebraska being a “storehouse of literary material,” shared that there is an abundance of inspiration...

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POD and Self-Publishing

Donald James Parker

To Kindle or Not to Kindle-That Is the Question 

If you want to survive in the publishing jungle, especially as a self-published author, you need to not only join but also embrace twenty-first century technology. Obviously you have already employed a computer if you are reading this post. Being able to browse and read is cool, but you’ll need to become even more savvy about the computer potential for getting...

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Nora St.Laurent


Bookclub Prepearation

What’s the big deal about preparing for book club? Read a book, show up, and talk about the book. It’s easy, right? Yes, but if you read the book too early, strange things can happen. Here’s a peek inside a meeting I had my first year.

“Hey, ladies, how many of you loved The Resurrection File by Craig Parshall as...

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