Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hate pirates? There is one thing worse.

A must read for all you writers out there.

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200 Words (or so) Why I Write

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My life bleeds from the pen in blood-red ink staining paper with great swathes of sorrow and towering pillars of joy. I live passionate in this life, laughing and crying, not knowing what lies ahead,…

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The Indie author help page questions

Originally posted on readful things blog:
For anyone who would like to answer these questions, feel free to copy them and send your responses to readfulthings@gmail.com For anyone who missed it the other day, Charles Yallowitz and I are starting…

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1984/2015

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1984 came and left; people wondered at the hullabaloo. As it turned out, 1984 was only a prophecy of the brave new world to come, an inferno that we’re entering now. We wanted a republic, but…

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Writing Prompt — 3

100-250 Words. No TO BE verbs (Am, are, is, was, were, be, been, become, became). No -ly Adverbs. A stranger bumps into you, later you check your pocket. The note that was slipped inside sends you on a journey you … Continue reading

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DNF a Book

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
© Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon DNF I remember the first time I saw the acronym in a Twitter conversation between an editor and an author. I politely intruded to ask…

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Writing Exercise — 1

The following is an exercise we did in Writers World Boot Camp 2. The piece couldn’t be longer than 500 words and had to contain the following elements:  You are all going to a conference of award winning authors, where … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction — Inhale

Inhale Water filled the car, and Julian’s heart pounded, his breath coming in gasps. With a bump, the vehicle settled on the lake bottom, and he struggled to unbuckle the seat belt. Water reached his chin. Julian took a deep … Continue reading

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Writing Ideas — 3

There are thousands of myths and legends in the world. With so many different cultures past and present, myths and legends give a writer a whole host of ideas to play around with. Before humans discovered science, they used myths … Continue reading

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The Sea and Me

Originally posted on Writers Envy:
The sea has always been my friend. My mind is soothed by the sight of the sea, and the sound of her waves breaking upon the sandy shores and ancient, granite bones of this world.…

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