Once Upon a Time….

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              https://scvincent.com/writephoto-photo-prompt/thesign A Witch’s Sign Ye are welcome here, All Ye Witches, Wizards, and Sorcerers, Yet, leave ye magical spells at our door, Here we serve only frogs, spiders, and toads, On our table of incantations and spooks. Once ye pass our door, beware, For ye might be mistaken …

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          As writers and authors, we know or should know, the importance of creating a book cover that shines. The cover should also represent as much as possible what the novel is all about. On October 20th, 2018, I will be interviewing Judy Rumsey Bullard, a very talented Book Cover Designer, …

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                An excerpt from: Paul Goat Allen | March 12, 2018, Writer’s Digest. Paul Goat Allen has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. Novelists live and die by reviews yet uncovering …

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                  I wish for a tropical breeze to lighten the intense humidity that hugs this August morning.  The porch, thank goodness, is high off the ground and the mildew on the screens somewhat block the steamy rays from the sun.  The sky is intensely blue and the …

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The beautiful words, That ring so true, Bring me but dark memories, From a time and a place, Best forgotten, Yet always, just beneath, The surface of a black night, Filled with anguish and loss, Of fear, trepidation, horror, Not of this world, Not now, I pray, but then it crawled Into being, by what …

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How to Write Better Stories Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2018  https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/how-to-write-better-stories Melissa writes with a wealth of knowledge about how to write better, stronger, and more interesting stories that will capture your reader. Each example gives the writer something to think about and perhaps, will improve each story you want to write or are …

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An excerpt from: Paul Goat Allen | March 12, 2018, Writer’s Digest. Paul Goat Allen has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. Novelists live and die by reviews yet uncovering what garners a gushing ovation or blistering takedown …

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