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Thrilling short story: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This short story – and it is a short story – is an enjoyable, quick escape thriller. The story starts off without a hitch and sucks us into the action. A girl at college, not really a partier, is chatting with her roommate and they […]

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Critique Partners 101: Everything You Need To Know Before Pairing Up

Pairing up with a critique partner or group is very useful in strengthening your writing and getting an opinion on your work in progress before it’s published. Here’s the 101 on what you should know before you find and work with a critique partner: It is a partnership. Working with a critique partner or group […]

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Book Review: Rose of Skibbereen by John McDonell

Rose of Skibbereen (first in the series) by John McDonell was an engaging and emotional ride through the late 1800’s to the turn of the new century. It was very interesting seeing the love, romance, hopes, turmoil, and challenges that these characters went through from around age sixteen to 35. We open with Rose, a […]

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4 Things Authors Can Do To Keep It Fresh This Fall

Sunday marked the First day of Autumn, which means change of scenery, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything (for me at least), and for many authors out there, a new season of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing.  So in light of the changing season I came up with a short list of things authors can do […]

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