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Getting started – the newbie authors guide to living the dream! by Craig Deegan

Every author had to start somewhere. They all had to sit down and jotted down their opening sentence. No doubt with shaking hands and riddled with fear, but they did it anyway. And guess what?   They’re people, just like us.  They’re no different.  They… Continue Reading “Getting started – the newbie authors guide to living the dream! by Craig Deegan”

Don’t Touch That! by James Scott

As I said in earlier posts, believability is one of the three most important things for successful SciFi writing.  You got to think that what the person is doing in the story is something you might do in the same situation.   Or better still,… Continue Reading “Don’t Touch That! by James Scott”

Thoughts on Teaching Fiction Online by Michael Backus

Teaching fiction writing online works surprisingly well as a whole, I’ve taught close to 150 classes in the past 18 years for Gotham Writer’s Workshop and Zoetrope Magazine and most of those have been online in the past 10 years.

Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A: Advice from the Experts

Every book lover will agree that reading not only brings you lots of benefits, but it can take you to places you couldn’t imagine. Every book and every page can transport you and make you feel you are part of the story. So if… Continue Reading “Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A: Advice from the Experts”

I am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution by Matthew Langdon Cost (Book Review #968)

I am Cuba is a military historical fiction about Fidel Castro’s battle, beginning with such a small army to when he becomes the most powerful man in Cuba.

Julie McGue discusses her journey to debut memoir 

At forty-eight years old, I was sent for a breast biopsy. For most women this alone is a nerve-wracking experience, but for an adoptee it produces layers of complicated emotions. My health issues compelled me to launch a search into my closed adoption, something… Continue Reading “Julie McGue discusses her journey to debut memoir “

Writing Process (Generalized Version) By Nathan Nish

I’m always thinking of story ideas. Sometimes they start “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” or during some bout of existential angst alongside general feelings mixing somewhere between ennui and anomie. In any case, they have to pass what is here referred to as “The… Continue Reading “Writing Process (Generalized Version) By Nathan Nish”

Video Review – The Black Shade of White by Justice Cattleya

Double-Edged by Dhriti Aiylam (Book Review #736)

Double-edged is a story written about a princess called Kerra and a farm girl called, Lavenderra. Princess Kena is in line for the throne. The responsibility of it all is too much for her, but Vent, a charming cave dweller, changes all that. She… Continue Reading “Double-Edged by Dhriti Aiylam (Book Review #736)”