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Colorful Language: Falling in Love with the Speech Rhythms of the American Southwest

YA author Rayne Lacko tells how falling in love with the colorful speech patterns of the American Southwest helped her shape her novel A Song for the Road. When I charted an epic road trip across the American Southwest for Carter Danforth, ...

Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension

A couple of months ago I discovered a new text to speech tool called Voicepods. When I first tried it and wrote about it Voicepods would only create voice recordings based on text that you wrote. This week Voicepods launched a free Chrome e...

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I need UK help!

I can’t speak for the Welsh or in their language, but I am not aware that anyone in the UK would simply say “air-plane”. There is always that extra vowel noise between those two words although it is difficult to define wha...

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Synopsis of first part of book one in my YA Fantasy Series, The Color Realms

I would appreciate feedback on my novel outline. I wrote this book 10 years ago and am now looking to rewrite it. I have never taken a formal writing class of any kind (other than high school writing), so in particular I would like to know ...

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Books on Writing

My own:If all goes as I hope it will, I’ve almost finished the very best book on flash literature (short-short material– fiction or nonfiction). My book shows its history and evolution, how flash literature became a world-wide e...

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Part of my book for you feedbacks

Dear Friends,Here I would like to share with you a small part of my book.I will be extremely happy to receive your feedback and comments: “Happiness What is happiness?​ The answer for the question “What is happiness?” is differe...

Sam Demma: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities During COVID-19

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Gen Z during this pandemic, it’s that they’re becoming increasingly self-sufficient and entrepreneurial. Especially now with the rise of TikTok, an app known for expediting small businesses ov...

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Developing Military Characters in Literary Fiction

(~8 Minute Read) Writers, whether for scripts or other fiction, make a lot of mistakes with depicting military members. Sometimes to the point that it gets so obnoxiously cliché or romanticized that it is hard to watch or read. We’ve all...

How to Stop Freaking Out and Nail Your Presentation

You hear presentation, but your brain hears SABRE-TOOTHED TIGER! Why? Because your brain is still basically wired the same as it was in cave-people days. So…how exactly are you, with the brain of a cave-person, expected to nail your prese...

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Developing Military Characters in Realistic Fiction

(~8 Minute Read) Writers, whether for scripts or other fiction, make a lot of mistakes with depicting military members. Sometimes to the point that it gets so obnoxiously cliché or romanticized that it is hard to watch or read. We’ve all...

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