Category: Guest Blog

A CONVERSATION WITH LISA SHUMATE

A CONVERSATION WITH LISA SHUMATE   AUTHOR OF ALWAYS AND NEVER 20 TRUTHS TO A HAPPY HEART AND ALWAYS AND NEVER: 20 TRUTHS TO A HAPPY HEART: THE COMPANION JOURNAL   Q) What inspired you to write Always and Never 20 Truths for a…

You Can’t Get There From Here by Greg Schezinger

You Can’t Get There From Here by Greg Schezinger Author’s commentary I remember reading somewhere years ago, a tale about a Chinese warlord in ancient times who feared assassination so much that he constructed an elaborate fortress in order to prevent it. His stronghold…

Don’t rely on the internet for marketing by Richie Billing

Don’t rely on the internet for marketing by Richie Billing A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook has been out for nearly three weeks and I’ve at last had a chance to reflect on the experience of putting it all together and attempting to get it out…

My Dream Catcher Story by Chris Stevenson

My Dream Catcher Story by Chris Stevenson It all started here. This iconic item, which is rightfully ingrained in Indian lore, is a dream symbol respected by the culture that created it. It is mystifying, an enigma that that prods the imagination.

Bringing Down the House: Book Launch at Home by Pamela Becker  

Bringing Down the House: Book Launch at Home by Pamela Becker   “What kind of party are you going to have?” a friend asked. It hadn’t occurred to me to make a party. But she was right. Publishing my first novel Memoirs of a False…

If you’re born a lemon-head, make lemonade by John Manchester 

If you’re born a lemon-head, make lemonade. I. Growing up my parents often smiled, saying, “You’re so smart!” It gave me a warm sensation in the pit of my stomach. Yet around the time I got to the point in school where they gave…

Self-doubt by Dennis Scheel

Self-doubt by Dennis Scheel   I can say with a wide certainty that 99% of writers have or have had some self-doubt in their writing at some point, some will have it worse than others. I, for example, have come a long way in…

Manifesting Creativity by A’alia Zealous

Manifesting Creativity by A’alia Zealous Ideas have no material body, but they do have consciousness, and they most certainly have will. Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest. And the only way an idea can be made manifest in our…

Author Interview with Timothy Moonlight

Author Interview with Timothy Moonlight     In what genre would The Last Word be classified? The Last Word is a technology-driven thriller riddled with mystery. It revolves around the life of Claire Bigsby right after her father’s death. In her struggle with grief…