Author Archives: Marcie Brock

Motivation of an Alcoholic

Motivation of an Alcoholic by Lara Garcia Day 1: I hope you slept well, baby boy. Day 2: Make it your day! Day 3: It might be hard, but you can do it! Be positive; be thankful. Day 4: Stay … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple!

Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple! by Matthew Howard A well-prepared manuscript will improve the feedback and editing stages that come next. A clean, simple format makes it easier for friends, colleagues, workshop participants, editors, and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Flash

The Joy of Flash by Vaughn Treude Flash has nothing to do with exhibitionism, the Adobe browser plugin, or the superhero who runs really fast; it’s the niche category of very short fiction. Flash fiction is defined as stories of … Continue reading

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How Acting Improved My Writing

How Acting Improved My Writing by Cody Wagner So I’ve been jumping back into theater lately. I’m not bragging or anything. I mean, I’m a really awful actor. Just awful. I actually wrote a character in my novel who auditions … Continue reading

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My Passion for Adoption

My Passion for Adoption by Beth Kozan After a 30-year career in adoptions, I was interviewed for a job to become the director of adoptions where I worked. I was asked if I wanted to go further up the chain … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Is the Right Answer Crippling You?

The Effective Author: Is the Right Answer Crippling You? © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Many of us learned all about The Right Answer in school; but is the quest for the single Right Answer now … Continue reading

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Walls

Walls by Rita Goldner Our news sources lately have been jam-packed with stories about a border wall. Since all the authors contributing to this blog agreed at the outset not to discuss religion or politics (and I heartily endorse this … Continue reading

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