Check out this post from the Uninspired Writers blog on finishing the third draft of your novel.
Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on things you might not be doing to manager your time as a writer.
I love to work.
There was a point early on in my career when I was working full-time as a staff writer AND full-time as a freelancer, on top of my ongoing hobby as a part-time blogger. I worked seven days a week, sometimes for more than 12 of the 18 or so waking hours I had each of those very long days.
I was so proud of myself for having the “willpower” to do all that. As a young twentysomething, I was making a lot of money, paying off my student loans, finishing graduate school, and convinced I’d mastered the art of working hard to earn the success I believed I deserved.
But I wasn’t doing it right.
You’ve heard plenty of “productivity experts” tell the same personal story a dozen times, so I won’t bore you with the details. In a nutshell, I thought writing all the time…
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Check out part one of this short story by Sally Cronin from her Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
In the summer I will be releasing Tales from the Irish Garden.. stories of magic and fantasy. It is the sequel to Tales from the Garden published in 2015 and I am going to share the stories from that collection with you in the next few weeks.
About Tales from the Garden
Tales from the Garden reveals the secrets that are hidden beneath hedges and trees. You will discover what really happens at night as you sleep unaware in your bed. Stone statues and those hidden worlds within the earth are about to share their stories. The guardians who have kept the sanctuary safe for over fifty years will allow you to peek behind the scenes of this magical place. They will take you on a journey through time and expand your horizons as they transport you to the land of fairies, butterflies and lost souls who have found…
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Check out this great short story from Yecheilyah Ysrayl from this post on her blog.
“In our universe, a star explodes and dies every single second and there’s you, worrying about work tomorrow.”
Tasha sighed and signed out of her Twitter account. It amazed her how exactly those words had summed up her life. Technology was a trip.
Curtis: Hello love.
Tasha: Not a good time.
Tasha slid the smartphone under the covers as her husband entered the room.
“Hey babe,” he said planting a kiss on her lips. She watched him walk away. Completely compact with everything she’d ever wanted in a man. As he slipped out of his shirt she took the opportunity to admire the dark chocolate, toned physique of her child’s father. Standing 6’1 the man had beauty and brains and had swept her off her feet ten years ago and everything else had been storybook. In less than a year they were married, Carson was born…
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Check out this great short story from author Rachel Poli from this post on her blog.
“How far away do you think the moon is?” Judy asked. She opened her bedroom window and propped her elbows on the window sill. She held her head in her hands as she gazed out the large, bright white full moon.
Helen, her best friend, was lying down on Judy’s full-sized bed. She was going through all the DVDs that Judy had pulled out for their sleepover and she was trying to decide what they should watch first.
“How am I supposed to know? I don’t pay attention in Earth Science class.” She replied.
“Do you think it’s the same distance that Paul and I are?” Judy asked still staring lovingly up at the moon.
“What are you talking about?” Helen grunted. She looked away from the movies and stared at the back of her friend’s head. “Will you just get over here and help me pick out what…
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Check out this post by guest author Allan Hudson from Sue Vincent’s blog.
The One Bedroom Ark
Noah Coyne began to count the cash in his till. The flashing of the crosswalk light on the corner caused him to look up. His reflection in the store’s front window flashed yellow every time it blinked. Outlining his proud chin and the life lines etched across his brow, the amber beam outlines a handsome man of seventy-one. The image reflected in the glass has dark holes for eyes for the faint light cannot capture the vibrancy of the owner’s gaze. Eyes of the darkest blue, like fresh steel, stare out at the empty street in front of his store. The pavement, wet and slick from a drizzling rain, shines yellow and black, yellow and black, until the warning light suddenly stops. He looks up, wondering if the person he can see crossing the street might be coming his way – one more customer…
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Check out the book, Then She Ran, by Charlie Gallagher, as featured on the Mystery Thriller Week blog.
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Discover a crime thriller that will have you gripped from the explosive start to one of the most shocking endings of the year.
On a lazy Sunday morning, Jenny Harris is shaken awake by her panic-stricken boyfriend, Joseph. Their baby daughter lies asleep on her chest. ‘We’ve got to go!’ Joseph screams.
In their hotel room, Jenny hurriedly wraps her tiny baby up. All their belongings are left behind. There’s no time. Joseph’s panic is contagious.
Jenny sprints with her family from the hotel. And it’s clear that they are being chased. Their pursuers are indiscriminate and they are deadly.
Her boyfriend falls, caught up in the carnage, but he manages to give her one last message: ‘RUN!’
Detective George Elms is investigating a separate crime: an elderly woman shot in the stomach during a robbery gone wrong. She is left for…
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