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Goodreads' Genre-Specific Review Group's Fall 2014 Blog Hop Tour: "COMFORT"

Do you like to read and/or write: mysteries, fantasy, science-fiction, romance, children’s, young adult (YA) or any combination of these? Genre is what we call those types of stories and novels, and if you say “YES!” then this Blog Tour is for YOU! 129 more words


Black Hole Close Up

To write SF, you don’t need to go out to the distant planets. You need to see them at home.

Creative Writing

The Codega's Garden


By Madonna Valentine, 2014

In Venice in the Middle Ages there was once a profession for a man called a codega- a fellow you hired to walk in front of you at night with a lit lantern, showing you the way, scaring off thieves and demons, bringing you confidence and protection through the dark streets. 12,431 more words

Genre Writing

Finding Your Niche

David Morrell, my fave thriller author, has a great piece of advice to aspiring writers: Be the best writer you can be, not a second rate version of a popular author. 349 more words

Sydney Smith On Author Branding

In this post, Sydney Smith, author and writing mentor extraordinaire, adds her words of wisdom to our previous Author Branding discussion (see last post… 468 more words


Author Branding

A distinctive brand gives an author a major advantage in marketing their books. It defines what they stand for. It helps them refine and cultivate a unique voice. 861 more words


Another Interview with Myself

Not because I’m inherently narcissistic but because my faithful livejournal reader, squint13, was curious and wanted the following questions answered.

What’s your writing process like? 876 more words

Genre: Speculative Fiction