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Book Review: ‘Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents’

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This is the twenty-fourth edition of Herman's guide to the publishing world, so you can trust he knows what he's doing. Read More »

Interview: Dr. Suzana E. Flores, Author of ‘Facehooked’

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The Internet and social media have made our lives easier, but they were never meant to replace life. Read More »

Flash Fiction: ‘The Five Stages’

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Why did Daniel insist on coming down here today? She wasn’t ready. They hadn’t set foot in the place in months. She wasn’t interested…in anything. Sheila shook her bangs out of her eyes and pushed open the oversized, wooden door. It creaked a little, stiff from disuse. She reached for the light switch to her right and felt the soft, ... Read More »

Four Letter Words: Learning How to Write from a Federal Prison

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If we as Americans want prisoners to succeed at something pro-social whether it be writing, learning, or not returning to a life of crime, we have to provide them with the tools to do so. Read More »

Interview: Faye Rapoport DesPres, Author of ‘Message from a Blue Jay’

"I rarely think of the financial side of things when I define success."

Faye Rapoport was born in New York City and has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, England, and Israel. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Brandeis University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry before starting a career writing for environmental organizations. After becoming a full-time and freelance journalist, she also built a ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide’ by Laura Brown

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This is a great book for beginning writers as well as more seasoned ones. It is a resource that belongs on all writer’s bookshelves as a book that should be referred to again and again. The best part of the book is the section on the process of writing. As a writer, I know how important understanding the purpose of ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days’ by Roberta Temes, Ph.D.

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When writing about difficult times in life, inspiration comes from the many samples extracted from student memoirs. Seeing others put their struggles down on paper and wring meaning from their experiences will empower the reader to do the same, and to create a process of therapeutic self-discovery along with the satisfaction of the daily writing habit. Read More »

Flash Fiction: ‘Lunch Money’

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I was heading down the highway after the robbery, not highway robbery, just the old fashioned gas station kind. Read More »

What Are You Writing?

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Writers are worker ants, always labouring, often without pay, for the good of the nest: the planet we all share. All writing is political. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Last Call

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“You’ve made me a keeper of vineyards, yet my own vineyard I’ve not kept.” I sent this Song of Solomon verse out as my last Wednesday evening’s sermon. Read More »