Monthly Archives: May 2011

In Moderation

One of the things which always confuses me about the con going experience is when I get picked to be the moderator. I like to think I’m a nice guy and that I’m a fun person with whom to chat, … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Michael A. Ventrella, Author–Not That Guy On The World’s Biggest Loser (Part 1)

by Tracey Morris (originally published at: http://writertracy.livejournal.com/197182.html) Author Michael A. Ventrella used to think he had an unusual name. Then a man named Michael Ventrella won a reality TV show contest entitled The World’s Biggest Loser. Now, when people see … Continue reading

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A Journey Begins With…

by Shirley Damsgaard Do you ever look at your life and wonder how you wound up here? I do…frequently. I’m a small town girl, born and raised in Iowa. I had a career outside of my home for thirty years, … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Waverly Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, KY Has to be one of the most haunted locations in the country.  Given its long history (around 100 years) there has been plenty of time to make a haunting.  Opened … Continue reading

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Things Readers Wish Writers Would Keep In Mind

by Gail Z. Martin Last week I talked about things writers wish they could whisper in readers’ ears.  Now it’s time to turn that around and remind writers what readers wish they’d remember. #1  It’s been a year since we … Continue reading

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Mood Music

by Crymsyn Hart Music is a key thing to get me into the mood for a book. Heck, I’ve even got so enamored on a song that I’ve concocted a whole story around just the one song. Once the book … Continue reading

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Magical Words

by David Coe The writers of the Magical Words blogsite (http://magicalwords.net) — David B. Coe, Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe — are pleased to announce the release of the first Magical Words book! For … Continue reading

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What Writers Wish Readers Knew

by Gail Z. Martin Writing is a strange business.  We writers labor in relative solitude, and then thrust our work into the public eye.  We get to meet a small fraction of the people who may consider or read our … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

by Crymsyn Hart The summer is gearing up with conventions that I’ll be heading out to so I can hang out with some other cool authors and meet some great new people. I’ll be headng to Fandom Fest in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Paraskevidekatriaphobia Paraskevidekatriaphobia, the irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Derived from the Greek for Paraskevi (meaning Friday), dekatreis (meaning thirteen), and phobia (meaning fear). (The fear of just the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.) The number … Continue reading

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