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  • Review: Chiaroscuro:The Mouse and the Candle

    For this review, we forayed into the world of vampires. Don't think that because this is a vampire book, and perhaps you never read those kinds of books that you need to just skip this review. You'll find you miss out on a good storyline and the opportunity to meet some new, intriguing character...
  • Review - Risque Romance Vol 1 by Mandi Konesni

    Today, we're delving into the Paranormal Romance realm. This is a genre that this reviewer doesn't read and so this is a first. My personal tastes run in the horror genre which is, under ordinary circumstances, a far cry from romance. As it's always a good idea to broaden the reading horizon, I delv...
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  • Poetry - Ballads

    Today, in honor of National Poetry Month, let's explore ballads. The ballad derives its name from medieval French dance songs or "ballares" (L: ballare, to dance), from which 'ballet' is also derived, as did the alternative rival form that became the French ballade. Ballads are sometimes set to ...
  • April is National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month takes place during the month of April. We are a little late in our post but we would like to encourage everyone to write some poems! If you don't like to write them, feel free to enjoy the works of others. National Poetry month is a celebration of poetry and was started in 1...
  • Meet the Author, Agent, Illustrator, Editor, Reader, etc

    We would like to encourage all of our members to post a blog about themselves. This is not a requirement, just a fun thing to do in order to introduce yourself to others here. Perhaps you'll find someone else with similar interests, habits, etc. I'll be posting my answers under my author account. ...
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  • Word Count for Writing

    What is proper word count for a Novel? Novella? Novelette? Short Story? Fiction? Sci-Fi? You get the gist of what we are working on here. What length should your work be in order to be published, purchased and enjoyed by readers? We've searched and asked and found varying results. One thing we n...
  • Using Today's Headlines in a Story - American Sniper

    A good way to stir creativity is to look at what's stirring debates and discussions and then focus on that for a story, whether brief or as part of a novel. In most cases, what is circulating as most popular topics will be thought provoking, emotion stirring or entertaining fodder for stories. Th...
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  • RIP Seeking Dystopian Future Fiction Stories

    Raven International Publishing (RIP) is seeking submissions for their 2014-2015 Winter Anthology: A Bleak New World. Requirements: Must be about a dystopian future 1500-4500 words in length You must hold the rights to the story May not have been printed before No simultaneous submission ...
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  • Narrative - 30 Below Contest 2014

    FIRST PRIZE: $1,500.00. ENTRY FEE: $22. DEADLINE: 11-15-2014. NARRATIVE magazine is inviting all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old, to send their best work. They’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the tr...
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  • Free Book Promotions

    We give free book promotions for our members via social media. How do you qualify? Just be an active member here and post a blog or excerpt from your published book. We will then help you promote it via social media such as Facebook and Twitter to name a few. When posting your blog, please don't...