Monthly Archives: May 2017

Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967

Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967 by C.K. Thomas In 1918, Peggy Hull’s appointment as the first woman to be officially accredited by the War Department as a U.S. War Correspondent changed a longstanding policy of barring women from … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Life Gets in the Way!

Sometimes, Life Gets in the Way! by Joe Carroccio Some years ago, I created and wrote a book about life’s distractions and interruptions. The following is “The Law of Distraction and Interruption.” Life’s Distractions, if you allow them, will keep … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!)

I Can See Clearly Now… (Darn It!) by Mary Ellen Stepanich Note: This blog isn’t about writing or publishing, but it is about “seeing yourself as others see you,” which is probably good advice for anyone who hopes to succeed … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Using Apostrophes with Letters, Words, and Numbers

Top Tips for Using Apostrophes with Letters, Words, and Numbers by Kathleen Watson The apostrophe helps us form contractions (what’s new), shows us that something is missing (rock ‘n’ roll), and helps us create possessives and plurals. These examples will … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing by Barbara Renner With today’s technology, not many people or businesses write letters anymore, but there is an art to letter writing. Believe it or not, I taught an entire course on Business Letter … Continue reading

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Bam! Smack! Pow! Tips for Writing Violence

Bam! Smack! Pow! Tips for Writing Violence by Elizabeth Blake If your book contains action, then chances are you’ve agonized over how to make a fight scene engaging and titillating for your reader. Here are some quick and dirty tips … Continue reading

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Read a sample chapter from “The Bucktown Babies”

Read a sample chapter from “The Bucktown Babies” by Janine R. Pestel The Bucktown Babies, a supernatural paranormal thriller, was released on February 1, 2017, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Apple iTunes, Kobo, and through several other retailers. Currently, … Continue reading

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Writing from Life Experience

Writing from Life Experience by Vaughn Treude “Write what you know” is a bit of advice frequently given to beginning writers. Though sound in principle, it’s not always possible. If we took the advice too seriously, science fiction and fantasy … Continue reading

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An Open Debate – Content Editor or Beta Readers: Who Comes First?

An Open Debate – Content Editor or Beta Readers: Who Comes First? by Cody Wagner So I just finished the second draft of book 2 in my series. First off, can I get a major “Woot!” from everyone? Come on…I … Continue reading

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Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day

Recognizing Loss on Birth Mothers’ Day by Beth Kozan In the late 1980s (so the legend goes), a group of birth mothers who had been meeting for support regularly in Seattle declared a holiday for birth mothers (a woman who … Continue reading

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