Check out this cover reveal for the book, Thirteen Guests, by Joleene Naylor, as featured in this post from her blog.
Check out these fun tools to engage your creativity from this post on the Story Empire blog
Hello, SEers! It’s Mae in the wheelhouse today with some handy tools to spark your creativity.
Let’s face it—every now and then we get a little burned out with our writing projects. Okay, maybe more frequently than we want to admit. It’s not that we don’t love writing, or working on WIPs, but sometimes drafts, edits, deadlines, and promo can take their toll. It’s nice to be able to reset the writing muse with something different.
When it comes to exercising your body, the key to avoiding plateaus is to mix up your routine. The same holds true with your mind and your muse. With that said, here are a several tools you may find useful—and loads of fun—when you want to set high intensity writing aside and play with creative prompts. (Please note: I have no personal, business, or financial interest in any of these. I just happen to…
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Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how Meeting a New Idea is Kind of Like Falling in Love With Someone for the First Time.
It’s difficult to explain what it feels like to someone who’s never experienced it themselves.
The way reality slows down or stops the moment you see it.
The way your chest twists and spasms and your stomach flutters.
How good it feels to be in the presence of something you never want to distance yourself from.
How you could just drop everything right here, right now, if it meant you could spend every moment, awake or asleep, with it.
This, at least to some degree, happens to every writer when they stumble upon a new idea. We tremble with excitement, we feel dizzy, we wonder how we’re ever going to be able to accomplish anything again, because of this new obstacle that feels a lot like a blessing.
It feels a lot like falling in love with someone for the first time. Whether it’s happened to you or not.
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Check out what’s new on the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Blog
Delighted to feature the new collaboration of John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano with their book The Contract: Between Heaven and Earth
About The Contract
The earth is threatened with a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.
Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O’Brien, a teacher, become heaven’s representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance and…
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Check out the short story, Albert, the Perfect Candidate, from the Flights of Fancy Anthology by Sally Cronin from this post on her Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
It is time for the final story from my collection Flights of Fancy.. Next weekend I will start sharing Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story which I hope you will enjoy.
On Friday night, Albert sat in the white walled room, his eyes closed against the glare from the fluorescent lighting and his hands over his ears to shut out the infernal racket from the wall-mounted television. He did not have to watch the screen to see what images it displayed. Twenty-four hours a day, it brought the fear and disasters of the world into each room in every house and workplace around the country. Terrorism, financial and natural catastrophes and of course superbugs were all guaranteed to make the headlines. He shook his head. Where did all the ‘good news’ stories go?
His mobile telephone had rung several times in the last…
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