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Reread Project: Free Fall by Robert Crais

I said I’d get this posted on Monday, not when on Monday. It’s amazing what a cold, a tweaked work schedule and a National Holiday can do to one’s writing schedule. 2,229 more words


The Best Part

The best part about writing is when the words splash onto your screen and you think they’re perfect. When you read what you’ve written and don’t want to change anything. 37 more words

The Sober Reality of Vacation Passing

I’m in a pensive mood today.  After a month of vacationing in the beautiful mountains of Arizona, I am back to the reality of Phoenix in the summer.  538 more words

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | Talk Video | TED.com #OYRchallenge

Chimamanda Adichie codes her novels with respect for a Nigerian culture that as an African American I can only describe as NOT of American Black or White daydreams and NOT of European influence. 344 more words


A Review of Ward Just's An Unfinished Season (by Bethany)

I am always impressed when I find a book that manages to be completely engrossing while still being, to borrow a phrase from Seinfeld – fundamentally “about nothing.” What I mean in a literary sense is a plot that emerges completely organically from character and setting, a plot whose crises and conflicts the reader barely notices until they are over, a plot in which daily life leads to other aspects of daily life, in which the author is almost completely effaced. 1,331 more words

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NoViolet Bulawayo: The Interview. WORD Christchurch

Straight after NoViolet Bulawayo‘s presentation on her book We Need New Names at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, I cornered her for a chat. 1,013 more words


Self-Pub Authors: Submitting Short Stories to Magazines

I’ve just written up and published my latest article from Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors. Today’s article is Submitting Short Stories to Magazines. I figured that since a lot of authors, both traditional and independent, publish or attempt to publish short stories in magazines and anthologies, why not write an article that aims to help authors accomplish just that. 120 more words