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What Some Writers Do When They Should be NaNoing

I convinced myself over the last couple months to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo),…

Congratulations to Any Good Thing & Joy E. Rancatore!

Many of you have heard of The Book Designer and the contest run each month for…

Review of Strayborn by E.E. Rawls

As promised! Here is my review of Strayborn, the book I told you about earlier this…

“As Hard to Find as a Clone in a Hoard of People” by Leif Jackson, a #BlogBattle Guest Story

For #BlogBattle, I sometimes have a guest post from one of my favorite young writers. Previously,…

A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 14

We are coming close to the end of this book. If it were a paperback in…

Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

How it looks and how it works do matter! In my time as a book formatter,…

Sword, Shield, and Love: A #BlogBattle Story

Every once in a while someone I know will want to participate in BlogBattle who doesn’t…

Writer’s Block? Is it a Thing?

This is a great video from Jerry B. Jenkins that explains what we are really struggling…

I Need Your Help

As you know, I’m deep in the self-publishing world (and I do love what I do),…

Stickin’ it to the Kritiks (sic) w/R. J. Llewellyn

Some of you are familiar with our good writing friend on WP, Roger Jacob of Woebegone…

New Release Review: Oath of the Outcast by C. M. Banschbach

It is HERE!!!! I have been looking forward to this book ever since the first time…

From Homebody to International Traveler!

Guess what! You’ll never guess. I’ll just tell you. I’m going to Ireland! Yes, in just…

Author Interview with Joy E. Rancatore & The Crux Celebration

It’s been six months since the publication of The Crux Anthology! We’ve spent the month of…

#BlogBattle Stories: Airtight

Originally posted on BlogBattle: May 2019 Blog Battle Entries Updated Daily, so make sure to check…

#BlogBattle: Airtight

Originally posted on BlogBattle: May 2019 Blog Battle Our word this month is: Airtight You can…

#BlogBattle Stories: Shift

Originally posted on BlogBattle: April 2019 Blog Battle Entries Updated Daily “I, Ozymandias” by Rawgod “Shift”…

A Master’s Self Doubt

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Once again, it was my friend, Krystallia, who alerted me…

#BlogBattle Stories: Dusk

Originally posted on BlogBattle: March 2019 Blog Battle Entries Updated Daily! “Ashes to Ashes…” by Lisa…

Free Fonts

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Fonts matter. Source: Reddit In my previous post, I wrote…

When you need a new series to read…

I don’t know about you, but this winter has been kind of weird…and long. Snow hit…

The Crux Anthology Authors Donate Book Profits to Compassion International

This post is overdue as it was promised for January! Sorry for the delay. Better late…

Rachael Ritchey on The Making of an Anthology.

Originally posted on Fiction is Food: Last November saw me alongside fifteen other authors published in…

#BlogBattle: Loss

Originally posted on BlogBattle: February 2019 Blog Battle Our word this month is: Loss You can…

Fear of Forgiveness by Rachael Ritchey

Originally posted on I came for the soup…: A hard flick to my hat brim detonated…

#BlogBattle Stories: Flower

Originally posted on BlogBattle: January 2019 Blog Battle Entries Updated daily! “Nature” by Anita Dawes “The…