In Search of Authenticity by D.J. Niko                                                                                                                  


In Search of Authenticity                                                                                                       […]

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Hanging the Swags:The Art of Historical Fiction by Ruth Hull Chatlien


Hanging the Swags:The Art of Historical Fiction                                                 by Ruth Hull Chatlien One of my favorite analogies for writing historical fiction is “hanging the swags.” My first two novels are both based […]

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Writing a Horse-Themed Novel by Emily Williams


Guest post by Emily Williams – Writing a horse themed novel – a dream since childhood pony books? Horses have been my life for a very long time, as has reading novels. My earliest memories were sitting on the Shetland pony that lived behind my childhood home on the Isle of Wight when I was […]

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Confessions of a Mid-List Author by Susan Mary Malone


Confessions of a Mid-List Author                                                by Susan Mary Malone   Publishing has changed drastically in the last two decades. I know—not exactly a news flash, right? But for those of us who’ve […]

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Channeling Coltrane by Lenny Della Rocca


Channeling Coltrane                                             by Lenny Della Rocca   I seem to unleash lines that come from the ether. Many of my poems start as a musical phrase in my head. A little Coltrane at […]

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From Writer’s Block to Half Million Words by S. S. Bazinet


FROM WRITER’S BLOCK TO OVER A HALF MILLION WORDS IN A YEAR                                                                                       […]

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It’s All About Atmosphere by Gabriel Constans


It’s All About Atmosphere by Gabriel Constans Some people like to do it in bed; others in a car, on a plane, or a train. A few prefer using other people’s houses, and caffeine addicts like doing it at coffee shops. What? No, I’m not talking about sex or eating. It’s all about writing. Well, […]

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Writing Suspense by Kathryn Gauci


Writing Suspense by Kathryn Gauci     Writing is a journey of self discovery for an author. I have just completed my third book and now realise that my writing is taking on a strong element of suspense. I didn’t deliberately set out to do this, I just knew I had a good story to […]

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MAKE ME LAUGH  by Kiersten Hall


MAKE ME LAUGH… by Kiersten Hall The Fact: Three or four weeks ago, I was asked to put together a piece on how to write humor. Here’s my advice to you… The Reality: Three or four weeks ago, I was asked to put together a piece on how to write humor. I figured that’ll be […]

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An Awful, Amazing, and Gratifying Privilege by Cynthia A. Graham


AN AWFUL, AMAZING, AND GRATIFYING PRIVILEGE by Cynthia A. Graham   As writers I’m sure you’ve all been told by someone, “Someday I’m going to write a book.” I was once at a writer’s conference where a woman declared she had decided to write a book to pay for her child’s college tuition. It is […]

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