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I have very much beenenjoying the poetry of blogger-friends Éilis and Jane Dougherty lately, and felt inspired to dust off my word-smith’s hat and have a go myself. I wrote a lot of poetry in my youth, but quickly became disillusioned with the elitist snobbery I came across in this field of writi...
air fill my lungs in relief when
seeing the ice I thought I'd lost
sparkle in glory upon the battlefields
of my nightmare.
I would rise to the new sun
like a child on a birthday,
my thoughts racing far from the grasp
of the frozen shelf
breaking away from her mother
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The artistic choice wins. And loses.
When you write a novel, how much of your true vision do you create? How often do you make changes so that the character or story is something you think people will accept—even if your first thought is contrary? If you change your story to match a wider and mor... Read more of this blog post »
I tried to say no. Oh, I gave him some food and fixed up a sheltered box for him to sleep in, but I have no room in my house for any more cats.
He's as cute and sweet as can be. I walk out the h... Read more of this blog post »
I've found the most useful way of thinking about exposition in written narrative is by thinking about it in contrast to exposition in visual narratives such as, for example, comics.
In a comic, th... Read more of this blog post »
Sampson Starkweather The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather
Who is he. this Sampson Starkweather? It was the name that made me drag the book off the shelf at Type, one of Toronto's fabulous little repositories of books not nearly... Read more of this blog post »
Oh man, I tell you. The weeks seem to be flying by this summer. Before I know it, it's Tuesday yet again. So here it is...another teaser from Loving Angel.
A muscle popped on the side of my face. Hearing his name caused the anger inside me to crest. I despised the man who sired me. I hated the... Read more of this blog post »
Hello all! I’ve managed to get Dex to sit still long enough to be interviewed, and he’s somehow managed to drag Sloane along. Join us over at Hearts on Fire where Dex has promised to behave himself. I think it’s a pretty safe bet he won’t.
All the interview questions were submitted by awesome re...Read more of this blog post »
An Innovative New Voice in the Advice World
For the past six months, my friend Dale Davidson has been executing an epic project.
Eager to optimize his life, and frustrated with much of the advice he encountered online and in contemporary books and magazines, Dale decided to go back to basics and...Read more of this blog post »
Someone emailed to me, “I’m sorry to see you had to work on Saturday night.” I don’t understand why because the “work” was only a couple of emails that I sent. And I was happy to do that on a Saturday night, just like I was perfectly happy to spend the entire Tuesday morning shopping for a mounta...Read more of this blog post »
Hey everyone, I’m dreadfully sorry about my lack of posts and updates… I’ve been busy with traveling and writing and domestic stuff because it’s summer and yadda, yadda, yadda. I will try to make posts to share everything cause it’s just been AWESOME all around, but this post will be quick and sw...Read more of this blog post »
Here they are:
Mr Galliano’s Circus by Enid Blyton was one of my favourite... Read more of this blog post »
“Yes, Sarah,” I began. “I did get my $50 back, but not until I had my day in court—criminal court. And what a day it was!”
Several months earlier, having bonded myself out of jail the day before Thanksgiving—for the egregious crime of presumably allowing my te... Read more of this blog post »
The Times has reported that Thomas Berger died a little more than a week ago, on July 13, just shy of his ninetieth birthday. Berger wrote twenty-three novels, the best-known of which is 1964’s Little Big Man, a western picaresque that was later adapted into a movie starrin...Read more of this blog post »
Stiff Rain Press has contracted the story wr... Read more of this blog post »
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Genre: Paranormal, Ghosts, Horror
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 3,5 stars
Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to...
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Imagine: A happy little three year old girl taken from her bed in the middle of the night by her father, a man she adores...then things change for this little girl as she experiences a life no child should ever be subjected to.
I am a survivor of extreme child abuse. I was...
Three guesses who this is, once again the latest character piece from the amazing Jamal Campbell. Just as a side-note, you have to love Jamal’s name; could it possibly be more American (Canadian)? Jamal means “handsome” in the original Arabic, and there is no more Scottish name than Campbell–...Read more of this blog post »
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The only way to improve your writing is to write.
That’s exactly correct. What I’ve accumulated here are lesson plans that have worked for me, for years, with hundreds of students of various levels in several countries.
If you’re a...Read more of this blog post »
My daughter loves Malai kofta but so far I have never dared to try it. I thought its one of those Indian delicacies that I can never get right. But there is always a first time; with some apprehension, I tried it yesterday and it actually came out pretty good. The koftas were soft and the gravy w...Read more of this blog post »
Planning to buyThe Broken Eye? Already got the book on order? Awesome. Let me give you free stuff!
As a special thank-you to those of you who pre-order, I’m giving away a thousand signed bookplates and two brand-new pieces of fiction.
1) From the Lightbringer universe: “GUNNER’S APPRENTICE.” A sh...Read more of this blog post »
Now I find myself on the other end of things as someone who has pu... Read more of this blog post »
This has always been a topic close to my heart and this post says it all so succintly. For independent authors, the internet - the book sites (Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, even GoodReads) are our store front, our bookshelves. And reviews are what give... Read more of this blog post »
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