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A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith by C. K. Thomas A dove has made her nest under the eve of our back porch, a situation I’m sure Jan Karon would find delightful. I read Karon’s books to enjoy and learn from her … Continue reading

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Five Years and Counting…Writing My First Novel

Five Years and Counting…Writing My First Novel by Ofelia Montelongo It was not so long ago that I decided to quit my financial job to dedicate my life to my new business and my writing. I finished the first draft … Continue reading

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Forty-Five Years Is a Long Time

Forty-Five Years Is a Long Time by Eduardo Cerviño Alzugaray Cuba is a nation frozen in time. For tourists visiting the island for a couple weeks, this is part of the charm. After all, some of the buildings you may … Continue reading

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How Getting Organized Can Help You Achieve Greatness!

How Getting Organized Can Help You Achieve Greatness! by Nick Nebelsky When I set out on writing my first novel, I opened a copy of Microsoft Word and started to type an outline of my story. My novel is based … Continue reading

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Time Travel from This Author’s POV

Time Travel from this Author’s POV by P.J. Hultstrand It is quite clear that we humans have been interested in the possibility of time-travel for quite some time. Why? I would like to believe it is our need to believe in something … Continue reading

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Get in Touch with Your Characters’ Schemas

Get in Touch with Your Characters’ Schemas by Joshua Hoyt As writers, we not only explore the way our characters look and act, but we dissect our characters’ very beings. We want to flesh out the main character to the … Continue reading

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To Save or Be Saved – That Is the Question in Romance Stories

To Save or Be Saved – That Is the Question in Romance Stories by Patti Hultstrand, author of Time Conquers All One of my favorite questions ever asked of me: You’ve successfully slain the dragon! How will you toast your … Continue reading

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Now that NaNoWriMo is over, what’s next?

Now that NaNoWriMo is over, what’s next? by Lori Beasley Bradley   For those of you who got a full first draft on paper, Huzzah! For those of you who gave it your all but didn’t quite get there: Good … Continue reading

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Strengthening the scenes in your fiction

Strengthening the scenes in your fiction by Ellen Buikema This post is based on notes I took during Susan Pohlman’s talk at the 2014 Southwest Valley Writers Conference about creating an effective scene. Every scene services the journey; it moves … Continue reading

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Revealing Hard Truths Through NaNoWriMo

Revealing Hard Truths Through NaNoWriMo by Jake Poinier   In principle, it seemed like doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was a good idea. Just 1,667 words a day for 30 days! A terrific support group to help you push … Continue reading

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