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Long and Short Letters

This tip is mainly for non-fiction writers—even though fiction writers should also have an eye on this particular point: brevity and clarity. If you write something—anything—that you would like others to read, always have the reader in mind and give some thought to how you say it. 559 more words


All the World's a Stage

So, having finished Immortal my thoughts turn to my next project. It may only be three weeks since publication, but time, as they say, waits for no man or woman and as many independent authors will tell you, the best way to sell your books is to write another one. 396 more words

Nel Ashley

In which Jonathan remembers a Conflageration

My Dearest Lewis,

I have not a great deal of time to spend on this epistle, for which I do apologise, for you know that I am a rather  610 more words

EXERCEPT FROM: Whisper of Dandelion Dust: Thirteen Years of Mental Illness and My Journey to Recovery

Here’s what it’s like to have a panic attack: your throat becomes dry, you feel as if something is physically attempting to rip itself from your limbs, bile rises in your chest, your hands wring at the feeling of no control and you claw at your face, hair, neck. 570 more words


The Rose

“The Dark Tower” © Michael Whelan, 2004

Consider the rose. Not the one that by any other name would still smell as sweet, I want you to consider the floating rose with its falling petals, suspended by some ancient magic beneath the bell jar. 1,692 more words


Uncharted Waters, But Not Lost.

My favorite books are always the ones that tell the story of how it came to pass that we became who we are now. Regardless of the ending, I love a path that unfolds in unexpected ways with unlikely heroes. 803 more words


Days 50-55

The Sanctuary of Cura de Randa is our final stop before the long flight back to North America and home.

I’m singing Tom Petty lyrics…’I’ve got a room at the top of the world tonight…’. 1,435 more words