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Book Review – The 2018 Author’s Journal

Author: Audrey Ann Hughey Title: The 2018 Author’s Journal Pages: 346 Formats: Paperback 8.5×11 Language: English ISBN-10: 198146476X ISBN-13: 978-1981464760 Availability: Amazon,  Website: https://www.thewriteservices.com/ Book Blurb Make 2018 Your Best Author Year Ever! The 2018 Author’s Journal is a planner designed for authors, providing … Continue reading

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The Author Transformation Alliance – New Flash Contest

Announcement   (Copied from the Blog entry on the matter) New year, new flash.  Starting this Saturday, the ATA Flash Contest is going weekly.  Each Saturday at noon, we will post a new prompt – It could be a picture, a … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Fantasy Fiction Formula by Deborah Chester

Author: Deborah Chester Title: The Fantasy Fiction Formula Pages: 264 Formats: Paperback, Kindle, Nook … podcast… Publisher: Manchester University Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0719097061 ISBN-13: 978-0719097065 Availability: Amazon,  Barnes and Noble Website: DeborahChester dot com Book Blurb “Listen carefully to what Debbie … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – Thursday’s Threads

Every Thursday author Siobhan Muir runs “Thursday’s Threads” it’s a Flash Fiction Contest where you are given a line from last week’s winning story as a prompt.  You have to include the line in your story (you can break it … Continue reading

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Getting back in the saddle

After a long absence and a lot of personal issues, I’m back. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 years since my last update and a lot has happened in that time.  I’ve been writing but with a lot … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an edit: Less might not be more, but sometimes it’s better

This week’s Flash Friday prompt inspiration was “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Elements that were given almost wrote the story in my head… only with 100 words +/- 1.. I had my work cut out for me. The first draft started out nicely: Good … Continue reading

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Story: In the Dark, They Sing

Ink After Dark held their first Monster Mash contest where they supplied the titles and the writers supplied the stories to go with them.  The title I chose was one of the most popular: “In the Dark, They Sing”    Now … Continue reading

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