Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Real Power of Social Media — and a Challenge – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
In my own (lucky) experience, your online pals become your real-life friends. My online friends rock. They are my tribe and I can’t imagine my life without them. That, my friends, is the real power of…

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Grabbing Your Readers Attention at the Start of Your Story

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is a topic I have been thinking a lot about since I decided to venture into the Kindle Scout program. Since you are required to provide an opening to your book and try…

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A Love Poem for Yoshi

Originally posted on Writers Envy:
Briefly then, well met my pet, as two strangers exchanging lives in an airport lounge; or two lovers whose only contact when eyes meet across the room; ten years are not enough but time is…

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Do Your Research – The Devil is in the Details

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
In my first book, Frankly Speaking, my main character, Frank Rozzani, notices someone has broken into his home. He reaches into his glove box for his Glock and proceeds inside with caution. Sounds right, doesn’t it.…

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Your Writing Soundtrack

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Maybe it’s because I’m a musician as well as an author, but I tend to hear music when I write my stories. I don’t literally listen to music when I write. That would be…

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How do you spend your rainy days?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
I have lived in Florida for almost 24 years now. I grew up in Upstate New York in the 2nd cloudiest city in the United States, Syracuse. When I moved to Florida, I thought…

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Paris in Pearls – Chapter Four. A Novel by Jackie

Originally posted on Writers Envy:
Please read and enjoy, and follow, this story by Jackie of an independent woman finding herself and taking on the world. Beep, beep, beep, BEEP, BEEP the alarm resounded. Ugh. Make it stop. The bed…

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