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Book Review: Thoughtful by S. C. Stephen

Reviewed by: Anna Rodriguez *I receive no monetary or in-kind compensation for my reviews. All opinions are my own* Quote Worthy: The voice of an angel. Crazy friends. Messy hair. Midnight blue eyes. Kellan Kyle is the ultimate rock star. At least in his local bar, Pete’s, he is. The crowds cheer for him, women […] The post Book Review: Thoughtful by S. C. Ste...

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Literary Events Summer 2015

Looking for hot literary events this summer? Look no further as we give you what is going on for book lovers all over the country. Litquake’s Travel Writing 101 with Laura Deutsch, May 30th from 1pm to 4pm in San Fran, CA Every wanted to learn the secrets of travel writing? Get guidance from the best! Featured in Best […] The post Literary Events Summe...

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Finding Humor & Success In Divorce

Leslie Lehr, prizewinning author, essayist, and screenwriter, is the Novel Consultant for Truby Writers Studio. Her new ebooks, Wife Goes On: (Happier ever after) and Wife Goes On: Book of Laughs, follow her literary thriller, What A Mother Knows, 66 Laps, and three nonfiction books. Her essays appear in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and […] The post Fin...

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Money Gain Without The Pain

By: Karyn Beach Author of It’s About the Money Honey, a short, fun and fabulous workbook  designed to help get a handle on finances without needless stress and sacrifice. Saving money, cutting expenses, curtailing your spending habits … none of this is fun. Like most people, I looked at these things as necessary evils. “Let […] The post Money Gain Without...

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What If No One EVER Wants What I Write?

The possibility of this happening is greater than the alternate truth. In fact, writers have a greater chance of being rejected over and over than of being struck by the lightning bolt of success. As with any artistic profession, success in writing is a lot of luck, timing, and that serendipitous connection with someone who […] The post What If No One EVER Wants...

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Book Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviewed by: Larissa Banitt *I receive no monetary or in-kind compensation for my reviews. All opinions are my own* Quote Worthy: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the sequel to White Hot Kiss and picks up just a few weeks after the first book left off. I won’t say much more than that since […] The post Book Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennife...

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Building Believable Bad Guys in Your Novel

By: Susie Henderson You’ve written your novel. You’re ready to publish it. With how easy it is to self-publish these days, you’re all set to go. Or are you? Let me ask you this: Is your bad guy simply bad? Or did you put as much effort into creating your antagonist as you did into creating your […] The post Building Believable Bad Guys in Your Novel appe...

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The Rise of Graphic Novel Nonfiction

Graphic novels are on the rise, particularly those in the area of children’s nonfiction. Formerly, very few literary agents had operated in this space due to lower advances and the view of graphic novels as comic books or something part of the magazine business. However, today there is now a category on Publishers Marketplace where publishers […] The post The...

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Lessons of Hope From a Man Who Lost Everything

By: Nancy Sprowell Geise Imagine you’ve lost your home, your country, every photo and possession you’ve ever had, and everyone you know and love is dead, including your identical twin. You’ve been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and left to die in a pit of mud. It sounds like something from an Armageddon movie. Yet, this was […] The post L...

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