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The Reader is Ultimate by Alexis De Weese

The Reader is Ultimate by Alexis De Weese

By on Feb 21, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I think somewhere along the line we have lost sight of a major player in the publishing process. For a while now, new authors have been given book contracts based off the number of followers they have on their blog, email list, or any number of social media sites. For a long time, those numbers were indicators of how well a book would sell. Now, not as much and the...

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Rolling Story Hour by Lynn Olsson

Rolling Story Hour by Lynn Olsson

By on Feb 18, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

Some, it would seem come into this world reading a book – or two or three or six…at a time. Such was definitely NOT the case for me. It was not until the seventh grade that I learned the value of a good book and how until that time, I wanted nothing to do with them. That first book to give me a thirst for reading was “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. One thing I never...

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I Want to Write Like That by Carol Graft

I Want to Write Like That by Carol Graft

By on Feb 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The question was ‘what book was the catalyst that made you feel like you could write.”    I know there were many books in my childhood/young adulthood that inspired me, but the ones that cross my mind now are the ones I’ve read since being an adult. One of them in recent years has been the Yada Yada Prayer Group novels, by Dave and Neta Jackson.   Reading it I know...

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I had fallen out of love by Kate Motaung

By on Feb 14, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

We revisit this post from December, 2016. In case you missed it the first time around, we know that Kate’s words will resonate with you. Besides, what better day than Valentine’s Day to talk about our love for the writing life? Enjoy! ~*~ In October 2015, I pulled open the glass door and stepped into my first ever writing conference. The only soul I knew...

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5 Writing Distraction Busters by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Writing Distraction Busters by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Feb 12, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

Elizabeth Barrett Browning once said, “At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent distraction.” Distracted by a dictionary? My, my. What would our Liz have done with the internet, a thousand cable channels, and all the sparkly things? And, for that matter, how do we keep from being...

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Call for Submissions: What Keeps You Going?

Call for Submissions: What Keeps You Going?

By on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

We all experience great days in our writing lives. The days when the words flow and we are actually quite impressed with ourselves. Those are the days we gladly sit in the coffee shop and tell passersby, “Yes, I’m writing _____________”. (fill in the blank) Then there are the other days. You know the ones. Where, regardless of how hard we push, we can’t manage to...

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