Category: Guest Blog

Where did Fizzy Days Come from? by Mark Millicent

This book was born out of an idea to have it as a bonus “The making of.” It was going to be marketed with the Movie: what movie you say? I’ll tell you; FIZZY DAYS was the movie that my book is based on.… Continue Reading “Where did Fizzy Days Come from? by Mark Millicent

Interview With Ira Mathur

1 -When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer? When I was six, I already felt hundreds of years old because my grandmother told me stories of Mughal emperors, and my father told me stories from The Mahabharat and ancient Indian… Continue Reading “Interview With Ira Mathur

A Cathartic Journey Writing Fiction by Mark Craemer

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou Writing short fiction for me typically begins with an idea, a character, or a general plot summary. Where it takes me is often unchartered territory. Only with the passage… Continue Reading “A Cathartic Journey Writing Fiction by Mark Craemer”

An Interview with Terdell Lee Johnson

How do you schedule your life when you’re writing? I take a strategic approach to assure movement in the story. Previously, I used Google calendar to pick the days that I’m going to write and block out about two hours. Currently, I have a… Continue Reading “An Interview with Terdell Lee Johnson”

MAYBE I WILL BY MALIA ARRIES

After sharing with one of my dearest friends the extraordinary occurrences that my siblings and I journaled during the time Dad was dying, and two years later, during the time Mom was dying, she told me I should write a book about them. I… Continue Reading “MAYBE I WILL BY MALIA ARRIES”

Interview With Luanne Castle

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I was ten or eleven, I began to write a few poems. The satisfaction I felt when I finished a poem was a great motivation to keep going. One of my first… Continue Reading “Interview With Luanne Castle

Writing From a Hotspot by Kristin Fouquet

It was the third month into the beginning of the Roaring 2020s, and New Orleanians were coming down off the high of a lively Carnival season when the devastating news broke. Our beloved holiday, Mardi Gras, had been a COVID-19 superspreader event. Along with… Continue Reading “Writing From a Hotspot by Kristin Fouquet”

How Homeschooling My Kids Led To A New Book by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

I’ve been professionally writing for about as long as I’ve been homeschooling. With over a decade under my belt, it seems silly now that I didn’t plan to write about this parallel journey.  

Pantsing versus Plotting by B. T. Polcari

Pantsing versus Plotting There is no right or wrong way to write a novel, but when two authors meet and chat for the first time, invariably the question is asked: Are you a pantser or a plotter?