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Progress Report (2021)

#5 Current Project(s):I’ve been pecking away at “Faun’s Way” this week, and I think it’s looking a little bit better. I’m trying not to bog it down with historical facts that try to show off the setting, instead trusting the rea...

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WARNING – Bookselling phishing scam

Writers Groups in Franceon ThursdayWriters! WARNING!!! inamebooks.com is a phishing operation and may be listing your books…. Read the following note from the Authors Guild. Hi All,Thank you for all the information. I should also comm...

Sci-Fi/Fantasy First Place Winner: “The Inhibitor Check”

Congratulations to Christopher Wyer, first place winner in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s his winning story, “The Inhibitor Check.” The Inhibitor Check The spider’s le...

Vintage WD: Must the Novelist Crusade?

In this February 1970 Writer’s Digest article, Eudora Welty argues that, “Fiction is not meant to be a disguise for propaganda. A story should speak for itself as a story.” By Eudora Welty Writer’s Digest, February 1970 Not too long...

Learning From Vintage Magazines: Back in the Day

Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can glean lessons about writing from the examples of industry defying, sometimes outlandish, vintage magazines, and comics. Don Vaughn explains in this essay from the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Di...

When the Stress of School Is Getting Too Much, Should You Take a Sabbatical?

Being a student is hard, every one of you knows this. However, not everyone realizes just how hard it is. According to research cited by ABCNews, one out of every five students reports having suicidal thoughts. One in ten students actually ...

Four Tips for Indie Authors on Planning a Successful Book Tour

Book tours are a wonderful way to connect with readers. Indie author John Peragine shares his experience planning his latest book tour for his book Iowa Wine. It was one of the hottest days in July when I walked into the small indie booksto...

5 Industries To Keep An Eye On

There is no better time to be an entrepreneur, than right now. While some of us already know what passions we’d like to pursue as business’, others may be looking for a hole to fill in a market. Here’s a list of five industries that a...

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

Has your inspiration fizzled lately? Kick-start your creativity with these 10 fun story starters and clever idea-generating tips from Erika Hoffman. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash You wrack your brain, pulling, stretching, trying to e...

I’m Not Going to Law School Because I’m Not Full of Shit

 I studied legal philosophy in my undergrad. Here’s why I’m not going to law school. People often describe me as an “extreme person.” Being a hypochondriac, a slight pelvic pain is enough to send me down the rabbit hole of Wiki pa...

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