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No Such Thing as a Bad Review

Let’s face it. No one likes criticism. Well, at least the destructive kind which hurts to read and possibly leads to scars or setbacks. But we also can agree that constructive criticism is useful. While there’s positives and negatives to all feedback, the “bad reviews” of books are largely of the latter. Now I’m not […]

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How I Became a Screenwriter

Guest Post by Author, Writer, Professor, Editor, and Coach, Dr. Diana Stout I’ve always been a rabid fan of movies, whether on the big screen or small. In the early 1990s, when the internet was new, I was looking for a writer’s online chat room. I fell into Professor Jack Stanley’s Scrnwrit chat room of […]

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Book Teaser: Amber’s Way

Jessica Langston’s storybook romance turns to tragedy when her husband is killed in the Iraq War shortly before the birth of their daughter Amber. Despite Jessica’s grief, she makes a promise that Amber will live a happy life. Her pledge is tested when her high-spirited daughter is diagnosed with cancer when she is four years old.  But Amber summons her warrior spirit […]

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Author Q&A With Dee Walters

Dee Walters is living in Northern Nevada with her youngest son, workings as an emergency response dispatcher, and writing in her spare time. Her mission is to help individuals with grief and other personal issues they may face. Dee is a compassionate person who authors books to help as many people as possible. She also […]

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The Role of the Writer

Guest Post by Best-Selling Author Joseph Lewis “The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” ~ Anais Nin Whenever I read a quote by Anais Nin, I find it thought-provoking as it settles in my head, and I find myself keep coming back […]

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Finding Time to Write

This is an ongoing challenge for so many writers because life “gets in the way.” Any writer and author you talk with will share their ongoing battle with choosing between getting word count met or taking care of personal and professional business. Of course, if you’re on a publisher’s deadline, the accountability helps.But not everyone is. Therefore, […]

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