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What’s in Your Armory? by MK Stangeland, Jr.

Suffering from writer’s block? Have you written yourself into a corner and don’t know how to get out of it?             Perhaps you’ve already written the solution but haven’t realized it yet.

“Poetry Unleashed: Demystifying the Book Publishing Process” by LindaAnn LoSchiavo

Visit sites where readers congregate, such as Review Tales, and it’s obvious that novels dominate.  There’s a belief that poetry is more difficult to get published.  If you are a poet struggling to place a chapbook or a full-length collection, then this article will… Continue Reading ““Poetry Unleashed: Demystifying the Book Publishing Process” by LindaAnn LoSchiavo”

Communication – Two Tales, Miles & Months Apart By Ann Göth

Tale 1 is from my book “Volcanic Adventures in Tonga” (website). Imagine yourself stuck on a remote South Pacific island, without the comforts of Western civilisation but surrounded by friendly Polynesians. One telephone on the island, the social hub. When walking the short distance… Continue Reading “Communication – Two Tales, Miles & Months Apart By Ann Göth”

“What were you thinking?” K. E. Karl

I am often asked this when I tell people I smuggled munitions into South Africa for the African National Congress—Nelson Mandela’s organization—in the 1970s and early 1980s. My recently published book, Our Man in Mbabane: A Novel Based on a True Story, is about… Continue Reading ““What were you thinking?” K. E. Karl”

Nonfiction and Me by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

When most people talk about books or writing they usually mean fiction. I’ve created plenty of my own worlds and original stories, but my most prominent tales are all true stories. Nonfiction is incredibly underrated. From Michelle Obama’s memoir to I Am Malala, Born… Continue Reading “Nonfiction and Me by Jessica Marie Baumgartner”

The Hidden Protagonist by Ron Zayas

I was halfway through my novel, following my character descriptions and intricate outline to a T, when I realized I had the wrong hero.

Nancy Burkhalter – The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France – Le Mot Juste

Nancy Burkhalter The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France Le Mot Juste For the historical novelist, thorough research is mandatory. We must make sure that the Union Pacific train ran through Laramie, Wyoming, in 1880 and not the Burlington Northern. Even if… Continue Reading “Nancy Burkhalter – The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France – Le Mot Juste”

Off-Island by Marlene Hauser

The release of my novel Off-Island in paperback by Matador, part of Troubador Publishing had been long overdue. Originally written in 1982 and entitled Krystal, the then name of the main character, it was shelved after several major publishing houses in New York took a pass. As… Continue Reading “Off-Island by Marlene Hauser”

Funny Things by Jennifer deBie

Being a novelist is a funny thing. It’s a funny thing for a whole host of reasons, but the funniness of it struck me particularly hard this past weekend, when I realized at 1:32AM Saturday morning that I was stone-cold sober, and earnestly researching… Continue Reading “Funny Things by Jennifer deBie”