Monthly Archives: August 2015

Teething

“Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.” ― Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs  “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the … Continue reading

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If you are interested….

Contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. http://www.fanstory.com/index1.jsp?at=173 ABC Poetry Contest For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. … Continue reading

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Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

Considering self-publishing a book? CNET’s David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it’s all about. June 13, 20125:00 PM PDT by David Carnoy @DavidCarnoy Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated … Continue reading

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Why I Write

“Without adversity, we never find who we are.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Beautiful Quotes  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,  but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.   Proverbs 30:30 Story telling has always been a … Continue reading

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How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers

  July 17, 2015 By Susan Shain 25 Comments So you want to start a blog? If you’re a writer, it makes perfect sense: You can use a blog to serve as your author platform, market your book or find … Continue reading

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27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes February 16, 2015 By Kelly Gurnett 60 Comments

  When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and … Continue reading

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Which Writers’ Conferences are the Best to Attend?

  June 25, 2015 By Chuck Sambuchino 28 Comments “What writers’ conference would you recommend? Which one is the best to attend?” I get this question all the time. I’m guessing that people decide they’re going to “do it right” … Continue reading

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Setting the Price for Your Novel — What You Need to Know

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-houghton/pricing-your-novelwhat-yo_b_7995256.html?utm_content=buffer7d85f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer   Kristen Houghton Become a fan Author of “FOR I HAVE SINNED A Cate Harlow Private Investigation” Email Setting the Price for Your Novel — What You Need to Know Posted: 08/17/2015 10:43 am EDT Updated: 08/17/2015 10:59 … Continue reading

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authors on writing

https://youtu.be/0OS1IElIAN4   Stephen King is an author that I love to hate.  Let me explain, before you stretch my neck.  I love his writing.  However,  it usually scares the crap out of me and I end up wondering why I … Continue reading

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excerpt from the second book–Adventures in Barn Town

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dastardly Villain The night had taken a dip into winter with ice on the water buckets and a coating of ice on the ground.  There was hardly any moon light and because of the cold wind that was blowing … Continue reading

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