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It could be the title of one of those B-rated horror flicks, you know? The ones that come on at four AM and feature such film notables as creaking, slow-opening closets, dark, dank passageways, the requisite barn in the distance … Continue reading

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Winning a RONE Award & the 2015 InD’Scribe Con by Beth Carter

This fall I attended the 2015 InD’Scribe Reader & Author Con in Palm Springs. This was a jam-packed three-day event for authors and readers. It was an amazing conference and also where the coveted RONE awards were held. I can’t … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally – by Dorlana Vann

I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually … Continue reading

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Neva’s in the House! Please Welcome Neva Brown to the Blogathon!

Today I have Neva Brown at the Blogathon! Welcome, Neva! Tell us all about you! What would you most like your readers to know? I am the author of CASEY’S COURAGE and A PRETTY PENNY. I loved spending time with … Continue reading

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The Novel’s Shorter Cousins by Beth Carter

According to Writer’s Digest, May is National Short Story Month. There are MANY forms of short stories and I have a few favorites. I adore writing shorter pieces in between wrangling a long novel. Here are some short fiction forms: … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags – To Be or Not To Be?

by Linda Bennett Pennell Man, there certainly is a lot of advice for authors floating around these days! If interested, a writer could spend most of his/her time reading, rather than slaving away on the ole manuscript. Some advice can … Continue reading

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My Particular Lack of Promotion

Why do I punish myself . . . I’m a masochist. Masochism is an eponym — a word named after a person. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer in the nineteenth century who described the gratification he got from … Continue reading

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