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Guest Post: 3 Tips for Developing a Daily Writing Habit by Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson

Good writing is about two things: Persistence and making up a second thing as you go. I’m not the only …

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Surviving a Genre-Identity Crisis: What I’ve Learned as a Virgin Author by JC Stockli

Jc Stockli

I can say with firm conviction that I never thought I’d write a book, much less self-publish. It just happened. …

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Guest Post: Organizing Your Writing Work Day by Paul Travis

Paul Travis

As writers it’s very easy to say we have a full agenda each day…right? Either we are crafting, promoting, researching, …

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Guest Post: Mea Culpa (Trilogy Writing) by Eileen Granfors

Error

First-hand experience may be the best teacher, but I hope this blog post will save other writers from the mistakes …

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Guest Post: The Importance of Editing by Gabby Weiss

Editing

Self publishing authors have this in common: they need an editor. If there were one piece of advice I’d give …

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Guest Post: In Search of Character by Karen Long

Character

I am a great fan of the HBO series, ‘Autopsy’, which focuses on strange deaths and the purveyors thereof…One of …

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Guest Post: Creating Compelling Titles by Dale Vande Griend

Dalevandegriend

From the writing and work I’ve done creating videos, I’ve found out that a great title is something that often …

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Short Story: Why The Bear Will Never Dance by Kneel Downe

An Owls Tale

“We must gather wood soon.” Said Owl. “For the night draws in….but first. Another Tale…” Amelia moved Frog from his …

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Interviews

Interview – Wendy Shreve, author of The Shadowwater Series

Wendy Shreve

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Wendy Shreve, author of the Shadowwater series. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Wendy. …

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Interview – Kevin J. Villeneuve, author of The Adventures of Nick and O-Zone: Protectors of the Universe

Kevin J

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Kevin J. Villeneuve, author of The Adventures of Nick and O-Zone: Protectors of …

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Interview – Alex Siegel, author of The Gray Spear Society

Cracks In Reality

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Alex Siegel, author of The Gray Spear Society books.Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, …

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Interview – Richard Smith, author of Time Trap

Richard Smith

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Richard Smith, author of Time Trap. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Richard. For …

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Interview – Clyde Hoch, author of Tracks: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran

Clyde

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Clyde Hoch, author of several military history books.Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Clyde.  …

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Interview – Tony Whelpton, author of Billy’s War

Tony Whelpton

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Tony Whelpton, author of Billy’s War. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Tony. Tony …

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Interview – William Diaz, author of Inquisition

William Diaz

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by William Diaz, author of Inquisition. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, William. William Diaz: …

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Interview – Tracey Lynn Tobin, author of Nowhere to Hide

Traceylynntobin

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Tracey Lynn Tobin, author of horror novel Nowhere to Hide. Welcome to the …

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New Releases

Willow Sanders – Secrets of the Heart: A Dirty Little Secret Sequel

Secrets Of The Heart

Secrets of the Heart: A Dirty Little Secret Sequel(Chick-Lit/Romance) Secrets, Secrets are no fun. Genevieve “Ivy” Hursch thought she was …

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Jim Money – The Wounds of the Soul: PTSD in Lives of Veterans and Their Families

The Wounds Of The Soul

The Wounds of the Soul: PTSD in Lives of Veterans and Their Families (Non-Fiction, History, War) Men and women have …

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Scott Michael Decker – Edifice Abandoned

Edifice Abandoned

Edifice Abandoned (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal) Inbound on an interstellar flight, Archeologist Nosuma Okande sees far more ancient sites to excavate on …

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Florence Osmund – Regarding Anna

Regarding Anna

Regarding Anna (Literary Fiction/Commercial Fiction) After recovering from the shock of her parents perishing in a tragic accident, Grace Lindroth …

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Reviews

Review – Susan O’Neill’s Don’t Mean Nothing

Dont Mean Nothing

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of discovering Susan O’Neill via her collection of essays in Calling New …

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Review – Tracey Lynn Tobin’s Nowhere To Hide

Nowhere To Hide

The only thing that Nancy King has worried about since her grandmother passed away is figuring out what to do …

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Review – Worse Than Dead from Stephen Puleston

Worse Than Dead

A ferry leaves Dublin…The chief engineer lies dead on the car deck …There’s a killer on board… Inspector Drake is …

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Review: Susan O’Neill’s Calling New Dehli For Free

Calling ND

There really is something quite beautiful in knowing that someone can find humour in this dark world of ours, and …

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Review – G.A. Taylor’s Return To Brude

ReturnToBrude G.A.Taylor

Annie McBride is twelve and lives in a little cottage in Glendowf with her two aunts, Maggie and Peg, and …

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Review – Faith Cotter’s Paper Dragons

Paper Dragons

Paper Dragons is a powerful and moving story that takes us into the mind of a young girl as she …

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Review – Michael Wessel’s The Singular Illusion

The Singular Illusion

The Singular Illusion is a psychological fantasy thriller in a very literal sense in that it uses the brain as …

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Review – J.P. Leck’s The Merely Mortal

The Merely Mortal

If you are one who has ever suspected, even in part, that there are, truly, monsters of both human and …

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