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The Swag at the Writer Conferences

Writer Conferences

The Swag at the Writer Conferences Contrast the two writer conferences I attended recently: the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA) conference in July 2016 in Las Vegas and Bouchercon 2016 the worldwide mystery conference in New Orleans in 2016. (MP) I’ve been to quite a number of writer conferences all over the US and Canada […]

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How to Make a Monster: An interview with Pike Stephenson

Pike Stephenson

How to Make a Monster:  An interview with Pike Stephenson Hello my fellow book worms. Here is number three of my author interviews. Please welcome Pike Stephenson.  Pike Stephenson is the author of numerous articles, short stories, and several novellas. His first book, Frenzy, was his leap into full-length fiction. When he isn’t writing he takes care […]

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Be a Published Author! Anthologies and Co-Authorships Make Sense

So you want to be a published author, eh? There’s a writer inside and s(he) is GOING NUTS waiting for you to write and publish that book–has been for years! What are you going to do about it? The time’s not right I have no money I don’t know where to start It’s really not […]

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What Kind Of Editor Do You Need?

Ghost Writer

There are two major kinds of editing that your manuscript will need to go through before it is published. What kind of editor do you need?  Content versus grammar? Let’s look at the difference between the two A content editor makes sure your book makes sense, logically tracks, stays on topic and isn’t bloated. When […]

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Writer’s Block

Ghost Writer

You have an idea… but as hard as you try, it stays an idea. You struggle to put anything down on paper. Writer’s block effects everyone at one time or another. Here are a couple hints to get you through the rough patch. Discipline – Sitting down to write every day, whether you feel like […]

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