Author Archives: Marcie Brock

Musical Inspirations

Musical Inspirations by Barbara Renner Last month, Neil Diamond announced he is retiring from touring after being recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He made the announcement during his 50th anniversary tour and canceled his concerts in Australia and New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Why I like the Tucson Festival of Books

Why I like the Tucson Festival of Books by Katrina Shawver I first attended the Tucson Festival of Books four years ago. I now count it as an annual “don’t miss” event. Everything about it is a winner. Last year, … Continue reading

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What Do I LOVE about Marketing and Promotion?

What Do I LOVE about Marketing and Promotion? by Patricia Grady Cox Yes, that was a trick question. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love, but there is nothing I love about marketing/promotion. I don’t know a single person … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth

Virgin Birth by Rita Goldner The English translation for the word parthenogenesis is virgin birth. Usually the subject of mythology or religious beliefs, it’s also a well-documented scientific feat for some animals. The most imposing expert in this practice was … Continue reading

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That’s about That!

That’s about That! by Marcus A. Nannini   I can be as guilty as anyone when it comes to overusing the word that. “That” said, there is a strong case to be made for excluding up to 90 percent of … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Face a Blank Page

Four Ways to Face a Blank Page by C.K. Thomas Pique Curiosity Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” opens with the description of a golden statue of a prince. Early in the story, the statue begins to cry and a swallow … Continue reading

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Writing for an Anthology

Writing for an Anthology by Barbara Renner Have you ever written a story that was published in an anthology? If you are struggling through a writer’s block, or just wanting to write short stories to hone your storytelling craft before … Continue reading

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