Book Review: All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

Usually the books I review are written by Indie authors, but I picked up Ashley Flowers debut novel All Good People Here at my local library because I am (a huge supporter of libraries and I) love, love, love her podcast, Crime Junkie, so naturally, I had to read her book! Before getting into the …

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How-To Write a Creative Work Proposal For Your Manuscript

A creative work proposal is a compilation packet of sorts. It serves as the bridge between the writer and publisher. A proposal is a business plan for a creative work that is submitted to a publisher or agent...

Mama Bear: Part 5

Parts 1  2  3  4 Claire was sweating as she glanced again at the wide-brimmed hat sitting on the chair at the dining table. The cubs were giggling as they tried to perform jumping jacks, as demonstrated by Mama Bear. "Jacob- Cub 2- kick your feet apart when your hands go up-" Claire demonstrated. So …

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Mama Bear: Part 4

**WARNING: Deals with adult subject matter, language and themes** Parts  1    2    3  “I know what happened to Chester-” the woman said, then paused.  Sheriff Chen, still on the porch,  just stared. Then took an instinctive step forward. "What do you know?" She shook her head. Closed her eyes. "That's not- see, I …

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Mama Bear: Part 3

** WARNING: Deals with adult subjects, language and themes** Part 1      Part 2 The case was heating up for local Sheriff Dennis Chen until the prints he'd sent to the crime lab came back. He thought for sure they'd belong to somebody within the victim's network of low-life companions. He stared at the page …

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Mama Bear: Part 2

Inside she was grizzled with the knowledge of what she'd done. The feel of the short knife left a burning impression in her hand. She felt bad in the sense that she had taken a life, though no part of her felt that Chester's life could be considered human.

How To Handle Rejection

Writing is hard enough without all the rejection. Here are a few sources and tips on how-to handle...

What type of Writer Am I?

It's an important question to ask yourself because the answer can help aspiring authors determine what kind of publishing to seek out. As none of you know (because I've never blogged about it), I am currently MIA from all socials and blogging because I'm in school. I'm almost done with my BA in English and …

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Part 2: Reading and Writing

Welcome to week 2 of my HOW-TO blog series for writers! Today, we're talking about How-To be a better Writer: My last post covered the workspace. This weeks issue is a quick and easy post on one of the most basic and most overlooked necessities for any writer, no matter the genre. All Writers Must Be …

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Part 1: How-To Write The Story

Welcome to the first post in my new How-To blog series! I'm diving right in ... but be sure to read all the way down for some amazing resources on other sites that might have what you're looking for. Before you start writing, you have to have an idea, right? So let's start with how …

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