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Out of Character

Out of Character by Joe Torres So I was stuck and at a bit of a dead end. I had no idea what I was going to do next in my novel – so what do we all do when … Continue reading

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Protect your assets – cover your butt

Protect your assets – cover your butt by Elizabeth Blake About a month ago, my computer crashed at lightning speed and with great flourish. Apparently it decided I’m an impostor and have been for the past three years, so it … Continue reading

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From dreams to reality… literally

From dreams to reality… literally by Ross Caligiuri It’s late at night and you are drifting in and out of the warm world that exists between awake and asleep. Suddenly, the ever-changing geometric patterns pulsing quickly through an array of … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize

A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize by Kathleen Watson [NOTE: Stop by to greet Kathy at Barnes & Noble, 13719 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Ariz., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on … 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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Too Late for a Big Change?

Too Late for a Big Change? by Joe Torres “Why are you doing it?” I recently had a conversation with my god-daughter about my WIP (work in progress). We talked about how I was hoping, through my work, to change … Continue reading

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