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2nd Place: Flash Fiction Contest

While I was at the Internet Summit last week I learned that my short story “Who Am I?” placed second in the WOW! Women on Writing Summer… 437 more words


Helpful articles to become a better writer

Read these posts, helpful articles to become a better writer:

How to Write Short Stories book review, by Paula Cappa

Must Have Writing Tools for Character Development, 50 more words


The art of being slow to speak

We live in an instant world. We can shop instantly on our computers (phones) and get overnight shipping. We can instantly find the news or the score or the name of the guy who played the lead in that movie by whipping out our phone and asking Siri or Google or whoever your favorite encyclopedia is these days. 1,068 more words

Making Belief Practical

Kindle Scout Campaign! What the hell was I thinking?

I recently found out about Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. For some reason I thought it was a great idea. I have a romance/ action/adventure novel that I wasn’t certain what to do with, and KS looked like a great thing to try. 403 more words


Pitching an agent? Read these query letter tips...

In my work at WordServe, I read a lot of query letters and book proposals (sometimes more than 100 in a week!) that come into our agency. 1,084 more words


Writing competitions and courses

Previously, I wrote a blog for another website (coincidentally, MY website) about whether new writers should enter writing competitions / attend courses that cost a lorra money. 958 more words


Back on the Horse

I’ve finally wrapped up a tough work contract that absorbed all my time for the past ten weeks, with no more than a single day off in the past six. 389 more words

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