Category Archives: Writer Visits

How to Start a Writing Conversation: Advice from 3 Writers

I’ve been writing my favorite authors since I was sixteen. I don’t remember if it was a writing teacher or a book on writing which said to start conversations with your writing heroes, but I took the advice to heart. … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Zen by A. R. DeClerck

Hey, writers. I’d like to introduce you to A. R. DeClerck, a fantastic romance writer who loves adventure! She’s tacking Zen and I love that! Take it away, A. R.!     Oftentimes, when I attend my biweekly writer’s meeting … Continue reading

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Six Tips You Can Use To Add Emotion and Take Your Fiction from Good to Unforgettable by Charlee Allden

Guest Post Time! Introducing Charlee Allden, writer of the fantastic Arena Dogs series! Take it away, Charlee!   Authors know that emotion is the key to engaging readers in the story, but we’re often urged to trim backstory and inner … Continue reading

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Writing Business Mistakes, or Learn From My Fail by Athena Grayson

Hi, I’m Athena Grayson, and I’ve been a writer for twenty years. In spite of that, I have made some HUUGE mistakes in my career. Get ready to point and laugh and most importantly, Learn From My Fail. Writing is … Continue reading

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A Relatively Painless Research Strategy with Therese Martin

Let’s talk research! I’d like to introduce you to Therese Martin!   I hate research! Some writers have that initial, instinctive reaction; it’s a necessity they would rather avoid, and research-phobia can keep writers from moving into new genres. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Interconnecting Stories with Brandy L Rivers

  Interconnecting stories, and why I love them, probably why I write them too. Brandy L Rivers [note – stay till the end for a cool preview of her newest novel, Sleepwalker!]   Some of my favorite authors write these … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals: April 2017

  How’s it going, writers? Did you write in April? I hope you did. I hope words flowed from your fingers and characters and worlds came to life through you. This month, I focused on writing articles, business copy, and … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Writing

Hey, writers. I’m guest-posting about anthropology and research at AR DeClerck’s blog, Amy Reads and Writes. Come check it out: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Writing. Write on, Darlene  

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Piercing the Shadows of Cyberpunk

Dear Writers, I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic sci fi writer who loves the genre! JC Hay graciously volunteered to write a guest blog when I told him about a friend of mine who loves the genre and … Continue reading

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Do You Write for Readers?

Dear Writers, I’d like to introduce you to DL Fowler, author of Transform Your Fiction: Essential Tools and Lincoln Raw. Take it away, DL! I get inside people’s heads and invite readers along for the ride. DL Fowler Do You Write for … Continue reading

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