Category: Guest Blog

What’s It About? by Lawrence Patrick O’Brien

There might be multiple story-lines in an author’s work but they’re not advertised. My debut novel, Clochán, is a coming-of-age adventure about children growing up during a time of monsters. Kevin, who is introduced at the age of reason, grows to become a young… Continue Reading “What’s It About? by Lawrence Patrick O’Brien”

Wendy L.Scott-Hawkins

I’ve just recently got the first one under my belt … my first self-published book. Can you guess what comes after the congratulations from friends and family? You guessed it! Most people ask, “Are you going to write another one?”

Are Vampires Evil: Why I Wrote Dark Obsessions by Delphine McClelland

Are vampires evil was a question that I asked myself a lot when I was given the idea to write my very own novel by a coworker of mine. As an avid reader my coworker John Voldstad was interested in the books that I… Continue Reading “Are Vampires Evil: Why I Wrote Dark Obsessions by Delphine McClelland”

The Stories Behind the Stories by Ken Waldman

            I’ve just had my twentieth book published.             From 1990-1992, I lived in Nome, Alaska, a small community on the Bering Sea coast where I taught college writing classes, mostly over phone. I also traveled to villages where my students lived. I wrote… Continue Reading “The Stories Behind the Stories by Ken Waldman”

My Sacrificial Cenote (Near) Death Dive (And The Power of “Intentional Peace”) by Val Jon Farris

The dive team carefully reviews the diagram of the cenote’s complex interior. We’re about to embark on deadly dive into a myriad of caves and black water chambers, where sacrificial bones of the ancient Mayans lay undisturbed for centuries. Little do I realize that… Continue Reading “My Sacrificial Cenote (Near) Death Dive (And The Power of “Intentional Peace”) by Val Jon Farris”

The Inclusion and Exclusion of COVID in Storytelling by Travis Stecher

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has affected a significant chunk of our history, but for writers, it begs another question: how much of the pandemic should I include in my story? Portraying these years accurately is a justifiable urge, all-too-common for writers. When we… Continue Reading “The Inclusion and Exclusion of COVID in Storytelling by Travis Stecher”

9 Tips for Writing Your Nonfiction Book by Sabbithry Persad 

So you’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book. Where do you begin to write? You’ve heard many people say that writing nonfiction might be easier than writing fiction. But, is it? It could be if you are organized and follow some careful planning.… Continue Reading “9 Tips for Writing Your Nonfiction Book by Sabbithry Persad ”

With a little time management, writing a novel can be easier than you think! by Ian Price

My wife and I had planned to host our dream wedding on April 25, 2020. Throughout the entire planning process, the two of us were constantly referencing that one line from the movie ‘Miss Congeniality.

Challenges in writing books in modern society by Dennis Scheel

In the 21st Century, writers are facing several challenges in the classical method of writing novels. TV shows, movies, and games have captured the attention of a sizeable chunk of prospect readers. Some writers may be courageous enough to apply their creativity to generating… Continue Reading “Challenges in writing books in modern society by Dennis Scheel”