Author Interview: The Amazing Patrick Jones

We have a lot of terrific authors that follow the blog. Patrick Jones is not only a great friend of the blog but a pretty prolific author, and this weekend he’s got a lot going on. Sure, it’s Halloween for him like everybody else, but he’s running some sales on his books. The details areContinue reading “Author Interview: The Amazing Patrick Jones”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Add A Line

I have always wanted to do a challenge like this. While this may not technically be flash fiction, since there’s no real definition of flash fiction, well then this definitely is flash fiction. Below is a chunk of my new story, The Water Castle. I’ll set the stage and walk away. You take over fromContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Add A Line”

5 Reasons To Join NaNoWriMo

HERE are some reasons to consider NaNoWriMo, from our very own friend of the blog Rachel Poli. In a few days, we’ll run the reasons NOT to do NaNoWriMo. But for those of you on the fence, Rachel explains the benefits of such an (insane) endeavor! Enjoy! Rachel Poli We’re halfway through October, believe itContinue reading “5 Reasons To Join NaNoWriMo”

Testing the lesson in today’s guest blog post

Earlier today we had R. Todd Henrichs do a guest blog post about How To Have Your WordPress Blog Automatically Post To Google+ As always, I had to test it out and ensure we’d gotten the goods! And it might ave been smarted to test it BEFORE Todd’s post. But I didn’t, and that’s on me.Continue reading “Testing the lesson in today’s guest blog post”

Auto-Post YOUR Blog To Google+ (the biggest search engine in the world isn’t a bad place to be!)

Here on the blog, we are all about helping writers become more efficient and more effective. Sometimes that means talking about how to write better dialogue and sometimes that means letting your blog posts be seen by as many people as possible. If we can accomplish those things in a simple manner, there’s no reasonContinue reading “Auto-Post YOUR Blog To Google+ (the biggest search engine in the world isn’t a bad place to be!)”

6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!

We recently talked about these great blogs I’ve been reading that suddenly disappeared. (I was not directly linked to the disappearance of the bloggers in case you were wondering. No charges have been filed.) We thought they might have burned out from too much success. I know, I know: Burn out from too much success?Continue reading “6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!”

Speak English! Erm… Or At Least Speak AMERICAN! …Please?

Authors who don’t speak English as a first language often struggle with its many peculiarities when they write. So do we. There are so many differences between relaxed, common American speech and relaxed common speech of the United Kingdom, or Australia, or Canada, that we can end up “fixing” things – to our way ofContinue reading “Speak English! Erm… Or At Least Speak AMERICAN! …Please?”

Haiku Flash Fiction Challenge WINNER

Oh, so difficult… We had some great, GREAT entries. Then we selected three finalists – merely because to judge more would have seemed like work. Who needs that? One of the finalists got DQ’ed right off the top, and another came close. And while this is a dictatorship, we LISTEN to the voices of theContinue reading “Haiku Flash Fiction Challenge WINNER”