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"Yard Sale" (New Short Fiction)

Just in time for the holidays, here’s an “uplifting” tale about suburban family dysfunction. Happy Holidays? #NSFW

Yard Sale

By S.W. Lauden

The first wave of strangers descended on their yard like vultures in the pre-dawn gloom. 874 more words

Facing Rejection Head On

I’ve been thinking about rejection a lot lately for two reasons. First is that it was a pre-determined topic for discussion amongst us Cringers, each knowing a potential place in the Hardcopy Professional Development Program ‘Round 2 – Going Public’ was on the cards. 590 more words


Authors: FREE Promotion #bookpromotion #authorinterview #marketing

Attention Authors: I am now offering free promotion (guest post, book blast or interview). Being an author and getting your book into the hands of readers is difficult. 571 more words


Teaser Tuesday: Getting Personal With Leigh Raines

It’s Teaser Tuesday!  You’ve seen some teasers from French Press Bookworks author Leigh Raines and her upcoming title, We’re All Mad Here.

You’ve read the first chapter (you haven’t? 2,263 more words

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5 Tips on Revenge in Writing


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Here are simple ideas for taking revenge into your writing, always a satisfying event, even if no one else reads it. Here are 5 easy ways to get back at people who have wronged you AND have some fun as you sweat and swear over your keyboard: 179 more words


Wielding the Red Pen

“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you — And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” – Arthur Plotnik… 340 more words


My Beta Reader Says I Am Breast Obsessed

I admit I didn’t know there was a name for friends and loved ones who read your unedited manuscripts to see if they make sense. But now I know: Beta Reader. 263 more words