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  • NaNoWriMo Every Month: Questions 237: From Blog Post to Book
    Subscribe Here! Ed asks: “Can you give us some pointers about compiling blog posts and articles into books for sale?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • WritersDigest: Weekly Round-Up: Know Your History
    Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Delve Into “The Olden Days” In honor of President’s Day, check out 7 Presidential Quotes About the Importance of Writing and Reading, including words of wisdom ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • The Write Conversation: Finding God in Nature
    by Edie Melson @EdieMelsonBeing outdoors fills me up. Nature reminds me of God's infinite creativity and love. How about you? "God writes the gospel not in the bible alone, but on trees and flowers andclouds and stars." ~Martin LutherShare your thoughts in the comment section below. I also invite you to use this image any way you like online. Post it to your blog, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, anywhere you'd like. All I ask is that ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • WriterUnboxed: Dissecting A Man Called Ove
    Don’t worry, no men called Ove will be harmed and no physical guts revealed in this post, but we will expose some of the techniques Frederik Backman used to craft his breakout novel, A Man Called Ove: he told a compelling “domestic” story without An Antagonist he made omniscient point of view feel as intimate as first person. he masterfully wove past and present. Therese has asked the WU Breakout Novel Book Dissection group–a group ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • Dean Wesley Smith: A Friday Night Cat Picture
    A Great Cat… This is a wonderful picture of our beautiful little girl cat, Ella. Couldn’t think of anything else to post tonight. ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • Mythcreants: Five Underused Settings in Spec Fic
    Speculative fiction has a wide variety of settings, genres, and subgenres, and some get more attention than others. Space opera and European high fantasy have been the top dogs for decades, with up-and-comers like urban fantasy and steampunk taking most of what’s left. But there are countless more options, and some of them barely get any attention at all. While there’s nothing wrong with using a well-trodden setting for your story, going ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • Jake Bible: Friday Night Drabble Party!
    Okay, okay, so the title of this post is a little misleading. Today is a big day, lots and lots to do, but most of all, the top of the lots, is that it’s book release day for Stone Cold Bastards! If you haven’t heard about SCB then here ya go! Only a rag-tag team […] ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Writers Write: White House Bans CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Politico From Press Conference
    Journalists were stunned today when Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, The NY Times and the LA Times from a news gaggle in his office. Read more on writerswrite.com ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • WritersDigest: How Not to Kill Each Other: A Writer’s Guide to Collaboration
    Fiction writers don’t play well with others—that’s the myth, anyway. Fiction writers are, by definition, people who set themselves up as gods over their own corners of creation. Even those of us who aren’t megalomaniacs tend to be comfortable sitting by ourselves in front of a keyboard. So it’s not surprising that one of the questions most frequently asked about Bookburners—the supernatural procedural serial I write with Margaret Dunlap, Brian Frances Slattery, and Mur Lafferty—has ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • The Writer: Ruth Ozeki: Neither here nor there
      Ruth Ozeki’s novel, A Tale for the Time Being, won a string of awards, including the LA Times Book Award, and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, said, “Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists, bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.” I could not agree more. Published in over 30 countries, A Tale for the Time ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
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