In high school, my passion for writing grew. By the summer after graduation it was a possibility. Then I was blindsided by a MVA (motor vehicle accident) that changed the direction of my life. I lost sight of my…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on May 15, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments
I had been writing plays for so long, but after having a family and moving away from NY, I lost interest in workshopping plays and spending hours working with actors and creating something for an audience. I had written a play that might have been too big for a non musical stage and decided to turn it into a novel. That novel turned into a life's work of trying to perfect a very complicated theme and story.
Added by Lacey Reah on May 1, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments
He began writing as a child; his first short story concerned a true incident about his reactions to discipline. During high…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on April 27, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments
When I began kicking around the idea of writing my erotic novella, The Bluest Sea, which was recently released by Breathless Press, I got various and sundry responses. Some folks thought I had turned a DANGEROUS corner; others thought me brave. But not one person surmised my real motive: writing an erotic novel is just plain FUN. Well, I should qualify that: it is ADULT FUN.
I have never been one to read erotica or anything close to porn, but I am a creative writer, blogger,…Continue
Added by Barbara Ellen Sorensen on April 26, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments
One of my favorite songs is “Harbor Lights,” by Boz Scaggs. If any of you have ever had this experience, you’ll understand. This song resonates so deeply with me that sometimes I tear up just listening to it, it’s that powerful. The song takes me back to the years after college when I…Continue
Added by Brenda Sorrels on April 19, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
You might ask how I came to develop the 7 Characteristics of Good Fiction Writers. It all started early one morning when I was reading tweets from other authors; I realized fiction writer’s are a diverse group. I had an intuitive insight that there are some common characteristics that good writers share. I came up with the 7 characteristics of good fiction writers:
Added by Michael O'Gara on April 12, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Over on my review blog, bookdrug, you can read a review of The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf.
Over at apocalypse lifestyle and humour blog, In Case of Survival, you can read an interview with Dean Crawford and enter our giveaway to win a copy of…Continue
Added by Caitlin Blanchard on April 11, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments
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by: John Steinbeck
A Bantam Book July 1962
From my personal library
First off, Charley is a dog. You would think that John Steinbeck would have a manly dog, a lab, a retriever or maybe a shepard? Well you would be wrong. Charley is a poodle and he is…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Harper Perennial pages 281
Michael Perry is an interesting man. He leads the life that so many nameless drones in the city think they would trade a left arm for: bucolic, picturesque, wholesome. I'm sorry if that seems…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Submitted by Bloomsbury
This book makes me want to go back to school.
Jackson Carter is an anthropology professor at Thomas Ford University in Illinois. He has returned from Africa and written a book…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments
I am pleased to announce that I have resumed working on my work-in-progress, Chronicles of a Troubled Girl. I’m in the editing and formatting stage. I worked on it for over two hours yesterday. What got me working on it again? Well, my husband mentioned my book, asking how I was coming along with it. I told him I had finished writing it and I just needed to edit it. That conversation created a spark in my mind that motivated me to resume working on it. I intend…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on April 7, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
When I started writing Christian fantasy I didn’t realize I’d stepped into a mind field of controversy among Christians. Since then, I’ve read articles both supporting and condemning the genre. I decided to come out with my own position on the topic and defend my fellow authors. First and foremost I want to say that however you feel about this subject, what is most important is where you stand in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I love my savior and know the gifts he has…Continue
Added by Tara Fairfield on April 4, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
What is it about Erotica?
By Annette Gisby
I’ve written in lots of genres, from sweet romances to erotica, from murder mysteries to horror, from fantasy to historical, about witches, wizards and aliens and everything in between. But there is one genre that I get asked about time and time again and that is erotica. People who you barely know might ask you things like, “So, you like to be tied up?” Or “You like to be spanked…Continue
lenawinfreyseder talks short stories, and puts me in good company:
Time to write more!
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
First published on…Continue
Added by Erica Verrillo on March 31, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments
I’ve been doing well and have been quite busy with my freelance writing, editing, and formatting career. I recently did some work on my website. I added two new pages (“books” and “testimonials“). I also did some minor adjustments throughout and to the “…Continue
A few weeks ago, a post entitled, "Where do your marketing dollars go?" spontaneously combusted into a brainstorming session for how we can all promote and market our own work. Because I SO love bullet…Continue
Added by Kristen Elise on March 22, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments
I know what you mean.
Last year, my taekwondo instructor and I discussed his training for his upcoming test for his 7th Degree Black Belt. He mentioned his commitment to practicing his form, a daily exercise routine, and always looking toward the goal. Only recently before that conversation I had begun a new exercise regimen to…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 22, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments
Michael Brookes is an Executive Producer with a leading UK games developer. Working in games and writing are two of his life passions and he considers himself fortunate to be able to indulge in them both. He lives in the east of England, enjoying starry skies in the flattest part of the country. When not working or writing he can sometimes be found sleeping, which is good, as that is where many good ideas come from.
Christine: Are you solely a writer or do you have multiple…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on March 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments