Category: Guest Blog

Mary MacDougall & Me By Richard Audry

Mary MacDougall & Me By Richard Audry I first tried my hand at writing novels back in the late ’80s, with an epic fantasy of 120k words that never sold. Next, I tackled a mystery. And not just any mystery, but a historical mystery….

How Themes Add impact to a Novel by Evelyn Puerto

  How Themes Add impact to a Novel by Evelyn Puerto   Squeals of glee mixed with a deeper laughter came from the stairs. My four-year-old grandson was playing one of his favorite games with his dad: sliding down the stairs.   He’d want…

A collaboration of authors by Dennis Scheel

A collaboration of authors by Dennis Scheel               In the world of writing, we always start with an idea, which turns into a script filled by our hard work, hundreds of hours, if you can settle for only that spent writing, editing or…

S.M. Stevens, author of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

  S.M. Stevens, author of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades     Why I Wrote a “#MeToo Novel”   Almost every time I am interviewed about my new novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, the interviewer asks why I wanted to write about sexual abuse and…

Worldbuilding: Creating fantasy worlds as real as our own by R.J. Vickers

When I was reading The Way of Kings, an epic fantasy by one of the masters of worldbuilding, Brandon Sanderson, I came across something that emphasized how deeply he had thought through his world.

How a Memoir Transforms Lives By Robert Jacoby and John Robinette

 How a Memoir Transforms Lives By Robert Jacoby and John Robinette Our book, Never Stop Dancing: A Memoir, is actually three stories: it’s John’s story of losing his wife Amy, killed instantly in a pedestrian traffic accident, and left alone to raise their two…

Never let emotion get in the way of revenge by Jonathan Harries, author of Infatuation: A novel of questionable taste  

Never let emotion get in the way of revenge by Jonathan Harries, author of Infatuation: A novel of questionable taste   I like to believe that my head is in New York, but my heart is somewhere in Africa. Most of my books are…

The Seaborne by A.G.Rivett

A novel of Celtic quantum time that asks us to consider the ways in which we are all born strangers, seaborne foundlings, living between worlds. A parable for our particularly torn times. Damian Walford Davies   What if you had no choice but to…

Pen-name or not? By Dennis Scheel

Pen-name or not? By Dennis Scheel   When we first sit down to write, one thing we must consider is about whether we wish to use Pen names, or just a version of our own name, (pseudonym). Many famous writers have used some version…