Monthly Archives: March 2017

Writing Groups-Create-Join-Benefit by Cindy Tomamichel

Today’s post is from author Cindy Tomamichel. Cindy Tomamichel is a writer of action adventure romance novels, spanning time travel, sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, and sword and sorcery genres. They all have something in common – swordfights! The heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and

Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Calamity Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Superheroes Amazon rating: 4.6 stars When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his

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

Dress Up Your Descriptions: Harness the Power of “Red”

  Personally, I absolutely LOVE to write long descriptions of places and events, but I know that for many this can be a slog. It’s difficult to translate what you see in your mind into words on the page. Not to mention, writers are expected

You’re so vain

Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: 1. The photo is here to spark

Coldly Calculating: The Third Degree

A.L. Mabry will be your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation, but try to include the phrase

Editing YA and Adult Fiction – What’s the Difference?

With a million articles out there about “How to Edit,” some ask what’s the difference between editing YA and adult? Surprise! There isn’t all that much. Not these days, anyway. Teens aren’t stupid, you know, and they have pretty good BS detectors in their ever-growing minds. Writers and

Just a little bit

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

How to Use the Comma and Semicolon

This month we are talking all about editing. This week we will clear up some common confusions people have about punctuation. People most commonly have a problem with commas, when to have them and when not to, and semicolons. A lot of people find commas really

The Gifts of Editing

What if you could look back on your life and edit it?  Would you remove a bad relationship? Would you gain a new respect and appreciation for how it has all turned out? Would looking back allow you to make better decisions in the future?

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