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How to Write Sentences that Offer Unexpected Views

I recently heard a discussion on a panel of writers, editors, and agents about the difference between literary and non-literary fiction. Someone said, as they always do when this question is posed, that literary fiction puts more focus on sentences, that it’s more interested in language. 1,083 more words

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Now Available: 'Desmond and Garrick (Book 1)', 2nd Ed.

And so Desmond and Garrick (Book 1) is now available over at JMS Books. While the new release discount is 30%, the current month-long special celebrating the publisher’s 5th birthday will extend that discount all the way to the end of July. 230 more words

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JMS Books / Queerteen Press Birthday Sale and Sundry

It has been a while, hasn’t it? o__O;;; Sorry, folks. I’ve been trying to allow myself more downtown than usual and at the same time work steadily toward finishing my WIP, which is officially titled The Porcelain Carnival (i.e., Masks #7). 556 more words

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We're Looking For A Few Good Reviewers...

Do you like reading? Want people to know what you think about the books you read? Are you into sci-fi, fantasy, and romance novels? Perhaps mysteries and thrillers are your thing. 161 more words

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We're Looking For A Few Good Reviewers...

Do you like reading? Want people to know what you think about the books you read? Are you into sci-fi, fantasy, and romance novels? Perhaps mysteries and thrillers are your thing. 161 more words

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How to Structure Plot around Lack of Change

Most stories are about change. A character goes about her business, and then an asteroid, dead body, love interest, child, or zombie shows up and everything changes. 901 more words

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Stupidest criticism of Jane Austen ever

Huh. Jane Austen is fed up with irrelevant criticism of her work.

You’ve probably heard someone say this – Jane Austen isn’t a great writer because she somehow managed to ignore the great events of her day like Waterloo and only wrote about domestic matters – little local problems, first-world problems, women’s stuff. 607 more words

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