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The Psychological Potholes

Some of the biggest obstacles for authors are all in their head. Psychologically speaking, of course. You are going along just fine on the Writing Road, then BAM!  One of your tires hits a pothole and jars you into rethinking your path. Let me introduce

The Life Changing Power of Profound Awe (A Writers Perspective)

Any parent will tell you that when their baby arrived was such a moment of profound awe it changed them for life.   Some of us experience that moment in a museum or overlooking the Grand Canyon but there is no denial that you are fundamentally

Online Procrastination, Networking, or Self-Sabotage?

I’ve come to believe that, in the case of writers, we may be subconsciously using social media as an excuse for not paying attention to our writing. We call it making a ‘platform’ and ‘networking’ with other writers. We drown ourselves in ‘research’ before even

We Need a Great Female Villain

 We need a really great female villain.  An unrepentant evil, psychologically unhinged without reference to hormones, doesn’t need a man to create chaos, villain.  And I want to read about her NOW!   I want someone to break the stereotypes and create a normal person pushed to

Self-Publishing: The Last Word (until next time)

In my previous article, I pointed out areas that new writers might want to be aware. I found a few more.  I went to Lulu.com and Createspace.com to look over their processes.  And I put my name, phone number, and email on a site for information

Compromised Identity by Jodie Bailey

Under surveillance Staff Sergeant Jessica Dylan confronts a female soldier in the act of stealing her laptop—and almost pays with her life. But a blue-eyed mystery man rushes to her aid just in time, and Jessica learns the handsome army staff sergeant has been investigating

Guest Post: Vague Words by ProWritingAid

To start 2016 off right, those clever folks over at ProWritingAid have launched a series of great “What are…” posts to help writers understand some of the more technical elements of writing.  Below is one that they have written especially for us about vague and

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