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Author Sandra Brannan at ThrillerFest

We talk to our friend, author Sandra Brannan (Liv Bergen Mystery Seriesat 10th Annual ThrillerFest about being the director of Pitchfest, getting a literary agent, writing, and her new book, Solomon’s Whisper!

Jessica Mazo

The Story of a Poem

                  It was one of those rainy mornings last summer that I wrote my poem “Forgotten”. I had just woken up and settled down cosily on a chair near the window after making myself some warm tea. 306 more words

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Writing Exercise: Online Dating

Over the past several weeks, I have been dipping my toes into the chilly waters of online dating. Weird as it may seem, the thing I noticed the most from this new venture is how great of an exercise it is for writing/storytelling. 337 more words


Three Levels of Characterization

Good writers do not cast stories entirely with xeroxed copies of themselves, mostly because that would be no fun. If you’re wondering whether I mean no fun to read or no fun to write, the answer is yes. 1,276 more words


Guest post: 'Writing Short Fiction' by Emma Osborne

Emma is another of my favourite and my best on Twitter. When she asked me what sort of post she should write for Aussie Owned and Read, I suggested a post on how to write short stories, because that’s something she excels at, and I struggle with. 978 more words

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Confession #8: How to Make a Writing Binder

How to make a Writing Binder:

This is very simple and really is more about your personal style and organization. The steps on how I made mine are included below. 386 more words

Confessions Of A Bibliophile

Writer ramblings: audiobooks

From time to time, I’ve kicked around ideas that I thought other writers might find helpful. They’re never fully developed enough for me to know what to do with them, so I’ve decided to start just rambling and see what happens. 788 more words

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