Monthly Archives: February 2017

That’s one way to look at it

Welcome to Two for Tuesday, where you are offered two similar, yet distinct, words to spark your imagination. One prompt will be an ordinary, oft used word. The other prompt will be a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar. Each word will include a definition to help get

Breaking Down the Synopsis

Congratulations, you’ve finished your novel. That’s quite a feat in itself. Now you’ve revised and edited it and are ready to query. But that means you need to have a synopsis ready to go, and these can be harder to write than your novel was.

Instagram Tips for Authors

  This month’s focus is editing but I just have to get at least one more marketing piece in before I jump over to the new topic:  Instagram. Now this medium is new to me so I am learning along with you. BookMarketingTools.com has an interesting

Assignment: Liquid Luck

The Master Class has returned! Every week, I will introduce you to three prompts. Choose one, write about it, link up, and move to the head of the class. It’s that simple. The rules: Read the prompts. Write a story answering the prompt. This can

Character Interview: Meet Big Riff

You met Brian Paone a few weeks ago. We decided to introduce you to one of his most loved characters: Big Riff from A Journey of Words. Name: Big Riff Occupation: factory worker / aspiring rock-star Age: 39   1.What do you consider your greatest

Excerpt: Part of My Journey by Nancy E. Miller

Years ago I wrote Daffodil, a compilation of poems and prose about my journey from a dark childhood of abuse to, not only survival, but being a victor.  I haven’t published it…yet…but here are a couple of the pieces about the power abusers hold in

Book Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Title: I Am Princess X Author: Cherie Priest Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.4 stars Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains

Friday Flash Fiction Train

Friday Flash Fiction Train

All aboard the Friday Flash Fiction Train! Each week, a new prompt will take us to parts unknown – sit back, check out the prompt, and enjoy the ride. But first, some rules. Every week, a random prompt will be posted on Friday. Participants have until

Tips to Maintain a Consistent Author Brand

“Personal brands have become anvils on which great businesses are forged” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive Sometimes it is easy to get locked into a narrow view of what your brand means and who your audience is. With this article, we hope we can expand your

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