Category: Guest Blog

A Guide to Resources for Aspiring Writers by Moody Two Shoes

Writing is a challenging and rewarding pursuit, but it can also be isolating. Fortunately, numerous resources available for aspiring writers can help you develop your craft, connect with other writers, and grow your audience. Here’s a list of some of the best resources for… Continue Reading “A Guide to Resources for Aspiring Writers by Moody Two Shoes”

If You Really Want to Help by Kurt Kandler

Good intentions are not good enough. Everyone wants to see extreme poverty alleviated, but too often, well-meaning do-gooders believe that good intentions and their carefully crafted solutions are sufficient. But poverty is more than just a material issue; the poor are more than a… Continue Reading “If You Really Want to Help by Kurt Kandler”

The Journey …by Bluette Matthey

Hardy Durkin, the veteran trekker, and protagonist of the Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery Series takes readers to off-the-beaten-path locales rather than the ‘Ten days in Europe’ itinerary, but locales are no less intriguing.  Thanks to my father, I have been traveling since childhood, and… Continue Reading “The Journey …by Bluette Matthey”

Feminism and Incandescence by Mehreen Ahmed

“I leave no trace of wings in the air, But I’m glad that I had my flight.”– Rabindranath Tagore Incandescence was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s The Last Poem—Shesher Kobita. I read it three times at different stages of my life. And each time, I construed… Continue Reading “Feminism and Incandescence by Mehreen Ahmed”

What Moves Me Most in My Novel by Sally Basmajian

I love to make people laugh, and So Hard to Do frisks along merrily, replete with many slapstick moments. While I was writing the novel, I experienced several laugh-out-loud moments, especially when my characters started acting inappropriately—or in some cases, idiotically. Once or twice,… Continue Reading “What Moves Me Most in My Novel by Sally Basmajian”

Do You Need a Muse to Eliminate Writer’s Block? by Teri M Brown

Writers across the globe, and from the first written writing system to today, have looked to the heavens for help with writing. In 3200 BC, Sumeria created the first writing system, and writers began looking to the goddess Nisaba. Egyptian writers begged Seshat for… Continue Reading “Do You Need a Muse to Eliminate Writer’s Block? by Teri M Brown”

Character Issues by Rob Roy O’Keefe

Maya Small is a main character in Rob Roy O’Keefe’s new book,  Small Stories: A Perfectly Absurd Novel. She has agreed to interview the author. Maya: Couldn’t you have found someone else for this? You of all people should know how busy I am… Continue Reading “Character Issues by Rob Roy O’Keefe”

Inspiring quotes to keep authors afloat by Lindsey Bakken

There’s a beautiful state of being—what experts call a flow state—that sometimes overtakes authors while writing. It’s like time ceases to exist, and a writer is fully invested in/experiencing the words as they come.

Interview with Alan Kessler

                                                                          Age 11. My best friend had a typewriter and using two fingers he typed                        out a story I dictated, signed, stating my age, and submitted for publication.                        I don’t remember where but I do recall that I thought using… Continue Reading “Interview with Alan Kessler”