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Starting the Conversation—A #HoldOnToTheLight Update

By Gail Z. Martin 100 authors are now part of the #HoldOnToTheLight conversation! Our authors span the globe, from the US to the UK to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Even more exciting is that as the campaign picks up … Continue reading

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New Book Bonus–Better than Chocolate?

It’s hard to decide which is better—books or chocolate. But a free novella when you buy an awesome adventure? That’s hard to beat. Here’s your chance to buy Iron & Blood and get Grave Voices for free! Buy Iron & … Continue reading

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After the Con

by Crymsyn Hart This past weekend I attended ConCarolina’s with my fellow bloggers, Tina McSwain, Gain Z. Martin, and J.F. Lewis. It was nice to see them and say hello since that doesn’t happen much. As much fun as I … Continue reading

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Catch me at a con!

by Gail Z. Martin Fall is just around the corner, and that means that I’ll be back on the convention circuit.  If you’re headed to one of these conventions, please stop by one of my panels/readings or catch me in … Continue reading

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It’s not about staying behind the desk

by Crymsyn Hart When I first started writing, I never thought beyond the world I was building or the characters I was creating. Eventually, I would have to do edits on the book. Of course, first I had to find … Continue reading

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Why Aspiring Writers (Should) Love Cons

by Gail Z. Martin So you want to be a writer?  Get thee to a convention! Conventions are fantastic networking and educational opportunities, and they cost a fraction of what many writing conferences charge. Most conventions have some kind of … Continue reading

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Why Published Writers Love Cons

by Gail Z. Martin Go to any literary or multi-media convention and you’ll see a slew of published writers.  Now everyone knows that writers are shy and introverted (or not), so why do they brave the crowds to spend precious … Continue reading

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Cons 101

by Gail Z. Martin If you’ve never been to a sci-fi convention, you’re missing the heart of fandom.  Conventions (referred to as “cons”) are gatherings devoted to books, movies, gaming where likeminded people can get together and have a good … 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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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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