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Writing Tips

by Lisa M. Prysock Writing is a growing process, and many writers, myself included, tell me they learn from what they write.  Here’s your first tip–:  Even if you feel as though you were born to write, it takes practice, time, trial and error, and focus.  However, if you haven’t published anything yet, I encourage […]

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The Knight’s Chivalrous Duty to Rescue the Damsel

by Parker J. Cole When one hears the word ‘knight’, the image that comes to mind is of a medieval soldier adorned in armor, riding upon a horse, and ablaze in honor and glory. Our stalwart hero swears fealty and loyalty to a ruler, or a king, and promises to protect the interests […]

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Reader’s Tips: Excerpt

by BJ Robinson To let reader’s know what I’m working on, I’m reworking Romance Under the Oaks, a Christian historical romance. If you enjoy historical romance, in the meantime, The Belle and the Officer and the Azalea Plantation Series are available for great summer reads. All are inspirational. Excerpt for Romance Under the Oaks A […]

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Dealing With All The Junk

by Suzanne D. Williams I read a piece of writing advice that has been helpful to me. The writer gave instruction on how to introduce backstory and avoid the dreaded info-dump. In case, you aren’t familiar with this term, an “info-dump” is exactly what the name suggests—barraging the reader with too much information, or set-up, at once. Suddenly, they don’t […]

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In Defense of the Damsel in Distress

by Parker J. Cole Some time ago, I was at a friend’s house and she wore a shirt that said something to the effect of, “I’m not the damsel in distress, I’m the dragon.” I thought it was cute at the time but something about it bothered me but I wasn’t quite sure what. I gnawed […]

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An Easy Way To Write Scenes

by Suzanne D. Williams I taught myself how to write, developing a method over time that, though unusual by some standards, really worked for me. I do what I’ve recently heard called “writing in the dark.” Without an outline or character charts, without backstory, I take the barest concept for a story, sit down, and write. This makes […]

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Writing is Hard Work

by Suzanne D. Williams Being honest, there are a lot of bad books out there. I never realized how many until searching the book sale lists daily. Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of good books as well. And excellent writers. But, though there is something to be said for having a gift […]

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A Challenge for Indies

by Precarious Yates One of the best things about being an indie author is the whole idea of creative control. We get to tell the story we want to tell in the way we want to tell it. I tell you what, this was a major draw for me to delve into independent […]

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Sucess For You Isn’t Success for Me

by Parker J. Cole

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So you want to write a book

by Suzanne D. Williams A lot of blogs start off this way and then proceed to give the ins and outs of writing. This isn’t one of those. Instead, what’s impressed on me is less the how-to of creating a book than what I wish I’d known when my life as an author […]

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