Author Archives: Marcie Brock

What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign? by Barbara Renner Today is my daughter’s birthday. Can I get a collective “Happy Birthday, Jackie”? I won’t tell you how old she turns today because that will not only reveal her age, but her momma’s approximate … Continue reading

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Quotation Marks and Punctuation’s Ultimate Insiders: Periods and Commas

Quotation Marks and Punctuation’s Ultimate Insiders: Periods and Commas By Kathleen Watson When you’re on a roll and the inspiration is flowing, you don’t want to stop to ponder punctuation. Seasoned writers get their thoughts and words captured first, postponing … Continue reading

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Why I Like Being a “Pantser”

Why I Like Being a “Pantser” by Janine R. Pestel Yes, it’s true – I am a “pantser.” I do not make an outline when I begin a new short story, novella, or even a novel. Why? Because I haven’t … Continue reading

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Cover Design for Independent Authors

Cover Design for Independent Authors by Vaughn Treude If you search “cover design” online, you’ll find that many writers say “Don’t do your own covers.” They mention the many pre-made designs available for purchase and recommend using one of those. … Continue reading

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Book Covers – Super Fun, or Make You Wanna Stab Your Eyes Out?

Book Covers – Super Fun, or Make You Wanna Stab Your Eyes Out? by Cody Wagner Now that my novel is getting closer to completion, it’s time to start thinking about my book cover. Of course, you might be thinking, … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day to Remember

A Memorial Day to Remember by Beth Kozan Let me tell you about May 30, 1956 – the day lightning struck our neighbor, Elmer. School was out. The cotton was planted. After dinner (served at noon), Daddy had gone back … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Got Aha Moments?

The Effective Author: Got Aha Moments? © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Aha moments come in several forms, and they can be magnificent turning points if we choose to let them be. Sometimes we work hard … Continue reading

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