Monthly Archives: May 2017

20 Questions to Ask for World Building

This month we’ve been talking about world building and so today instead of talking about the general subject, let’s talk about questions you can ask yourself to get started on world building. So here’s 20 questions… What is the geography like? What is the terrain like? How

You can’t make me

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

The World as a Character

Sometimes you read a book or see a movie where the setting, be it a house or a climate, is integral to the story. Any other choice would change the feel of the book, losing impact and possibly the reader. Lost Horizon by James Hilton is

Assignment: Tarnished Existence

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 mean

How Authors Can Use Rafflecopter to Boost Engagement

Hello Lovely authors! I have a lot of favorite tools to help me make an impact in my marketing strategies, but one of my favorite is Rafflecopter. It allows you to offer giveaways, build your audience, and protects you from accusations of favoritism for free.

Event: Confluence

Through the B2BCyCon, the editors here learned of a wonderful opportunity for authors. It’s an event held annually in Pittsburg, PA. We are excited to share this interview telling you all about them. Q: What exactly is Confluence? A: Confluence is a full weekend (Fri-Sun) Conference with

Make Your Imagination Work: Great Secrets of Word Building

Having an impressive vocabulary is going to take you very far in life. We all know that one person who always throws in some big words where we try to figure out what exactly it means. Do not wait for those mind blowing moments before

Book Review: Shark Bait by Nancy E. Miller

Title: Shark Bait Genre: Romance/Thriller Author: Nancy E. Miller Rating: n/a Mental health counselor Kate Ainsworth received the call from Det. Rayder summoning her to the beach. Never did she guess that the trip involved a client’s head washed up on shore. Murder and mayhem ensue

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

In like a lion

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

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