Monthly Archives: August 2016

Why Workshop? The Benefits of a Fresh Perspective

Why Workshop? The Benefits of a Fresh Perspective by Matthew Howard “Workshop” often means a paid seminar or a creative writing session, but today we look at a different kind of workshop: local groups of writers meeting to read each … Continue reading

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Broken but Not Defeated

Broken but Not Defeated By Nick Nebelsky The prior week ended on a high-note, but this week started with a thud. I knew something was inherently wrong when my computer kept crashing. I took my Macbook Pro to the Apple … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Beta Readers Can Help an Indie Author Fine-Tune Their Novel

4 Reasons Beta Readers Can Help an Indie Author Fine-Tune Their Novel by Brad Graber Ever think of using beta readers for that new book that you’re about to self-publish? Beta testing is a “best-practice” approach in many industries, whereby … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of Rewriting

Getting the Hang of Rewriting by Elijah Shoemaker Rewriting is probably the least fun part of creating a story. It doesn’t matter if that story is a novel, a short story, a poem, or anything else. In my opinion, the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain by Beth Kozan As soon as my feet hit the floor last Wednesday, I knew that something was different. An involuntary yelp left my lips as my left heel came down on the floor tiles. I … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Blog Challenge Bliss

The Effective Author: Blog Challenge Bliss ©2016 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. To be Effective Authors, we need to keep our writing fresh. To do that, we need to keep our thinking fresh. A writing challenge, such … Continue reading

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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction by Rita Goldner Sometimes local populations are surprised by a sudden natural cataclysm, like a volcano, tidal wave, flood, or fire, which changes the environment either temporarily or permanently. We agree that it’s impossible to do anything, because … Continue reading

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