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Happy National All or Nothing Day!

Celebrate this day by throwing caution to the wind and going for broke. Think of one…

Celebrate Summer with a Piece of Chocolatey-Cherry Heaven and a Cottage Country YA Mystery Read…

A real crowd pleaser at small gatherings such as book clubs or intimate bridal and baby…

Monday Musing – Thaddeus Thomas and Steampunk Cleopatra – My Coffee Pot Book Club Guest

Where I Start The Week With An Interesting Guest or Topic Musing on a Monday about……

Nakom DVD

Set in present day Ghana, Nakom follows Iddrisu, a talented medical student who is summoned home…

Autumnal Seaview

My Sketch I spent a large part of yesterday on this new painting, using an old…

Opening Scenes

 Here are three vital elements to include in the opening scene of your book. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2021/02/opening-scenes-3-critical-elements/

Review of PURE

PURE Pure Series: Book 1   CATHERINE MESICK   Review by Author Roy Murry   Mysterious…

The Troubled Waters by Allan Hudson

    I’d like to share one of my short stories with you this week.  …

Inspiration

Inspiration is nice. But what starts out as inspiration soon becomes nothing but grinding daily toil.

Shared Experiences and “Do You Remember” Discussions

The other day, my husband asked me if I remembered the television show Bonanza. I immediately…

Carmen Amato featured in “How to Publish a Book: Three Options Instead of One” by Andrew Hallam

Andrew Hallam recently profiled Carmen Amato’s author journey in an article about book publishing for AssetBuilder.com.…

Hair or Fur, Coloured or Not?

Hair or fur, coloured or not, that is the question, Miss Penny speaking. My boss, the…

Black Mariah Author Lindy Ryan

https://youtu.be/xDQRphoexQE SEASON ONE, EPISODE THREE After her wife’s death, Rachel Mason wants to grieve in peace.…

IT’S SAGA SATURDAY!! Story inspiration with saga author Juliet Greenwood…

  How my family history inspired ‘The Girl with the Silver Clasp’ Juliet Greenwood I loved…

The Other Side (short fiction) Ch. 5 by Leanne Dyck

 Ch. 4:  Mara works at a complaints department where she apologizes all day.  And now… The…

The tale of two weeks

Oh dear. It’s nearly two weeks since I last wrote my blog and once again the…

KINDNESS OR REVENGE ~ BEYOND THESE WAR-TORN LANDS

Which takes more courage: kindness or revenge? My upcoming Civil War novel, Beyond These War-Torn Lands…

Rant Review: Masterverse Skelegod figure (MOTU Revelation series)

Unlike many other ’80s properties that have maintained a steady presence on retail store shelves, it’s…

Assessing my promo

I’ve done an Amazon free day many times over the years. They used to work pretty…

Return to the Scene of the Crime

Ten years ago this month we camped here at Maquoketa Caves State Park a week or…

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 24, 2021

As you probably know, it’s Friday. And as you must highly suspect if you’re reading this,…

This week in The Loft: Australian author Cynthia Terelst!

Joining me today in The Loft is emerging Australian author Cynthia Terelst. Cynthia writes contemporary romance,…

Songs for Writing Time

Here is a list of songs that have inspired and seen me through multiple drafts of…

My Sister’s Eyes

   St Triduana (also known as Trøllhaena, Trodline or Tredwell) died in Restalrig, Edinburgh, a long…

Last Guard by Nalini Singh: review

4/5 stars on Goodreads Last Guard by Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling Trinity, the spin-off of Nalini Singh’s…