Guest Blog by Sherry Ellis – “How to Write an Excellent Query Letter”

How to Write an Excellent Query Letter By Sherry Ellis     Writers put a lot of effort into their manuscripts.  They agonize over plot and character development, rewriting countless times until they get it right.  Yet, when it comes to writing query letters, that same diligence doesn’t always carry through.  They write something shoddy that doesn’t pique the interest of a potential...
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Guest Blog by Kenneth Weene – “Writing Synesthesia”

Writing Synesthesia by  Kenneth Weene   Writers love to write about writing, but how often do we just restate and rehash old ideas? Lord save me from another “show don’t tell,” “avoid the passive voice,” or “words writers tend to confuse” article. I don’t want to sound stuck-up, but I do want to sound original. “Having set the bar, how do I surpass it?” That was the...
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Guest Blog by Dianne Gardner – “On Writing Descriptive, a Painters View”

On Writing Descriptive, a Painter’s View.  by Dianne Gardner When an artist paints en plein air (which means painting from life) we have some basic ground rules. Pace: Depending on how high the sun is in the sky, timing is important. The sun moves, the shadows change, and if we don’t ‘seize the moment’ we lose what it was that inspired us. Afternoon is slower paced painting than...
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Guest Blog by Andy Szpuk – “Poetry and Fate”

Poetry and Fate by Andy Szpuk   My interest in poetry blossomed when I was working on a historical memoir of my father’s life, Sliding on the Snow Stone (That Right Publishing 2011). The story opens in Ukraine in 1932 and is one man’s journey through famine, Soviet terrors, Nazi occupation during World War Two and subsequent eviction from his beloved homeland. It’s one man’s quest to...
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Guest Blogger – Book Review by Katrina Rose

Book Review of Neesa, A Vampire Story by C.T. Todd (review written by Katrina Rose) On the front cover of Neesa, A Vampire Story written by C.T. Todd is the portrait of the beautiful Neesa. Her smile prompted me to open to the first chapter which is all it took to feel right at home in this modern day vampire story. I know what you’re thinking I’m female so this automatically says I’ve...
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