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Book Publishing From A Book Publisher’s Point Of View

Book Publishing From A Book Publisher’s Point Of View Many writers aspire to write books. Writing a book is a long, involved, difficult process. Book publishing is harder. A writer may submit his book repeatedly only to be turned down. The writer may eventually succeed. Wouldn’t it have been easier to get published the first…

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Providence Pond – Book Review

Providence Pond – Book Review Author, Beresford McLean brings a new novel to his fans, this one delves into a time when British culture dominates over those within Jamaica. Providence Pond’s 500 pages are divided into four parts; each involves four generations of the King family between 1880-1920. The book closes with an afterword that…

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The Details Are In The Calendar

The Details Are In The Calendar Like many authors, writing a novel was always an aspiration. When I finally started the process, in Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace I had a great story that had evolved from real-life events. Still, the majority of my experience was writing nonfiction, a style that generally called for…

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The Elf Prince – Book Review

The Elf Prince – Book Review Author Todd McClimans is a 5th grade teacher and young father, who lives in Nevada with his family. Todd has been writing short stories for his students for more than 10 years and The Elf Prince is his first novel. Currently, Todd is working on a sequel to this…

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I’m A Romance Novel Hero!

I’m A Romance Novel Hero! Before we get started here, let me tell y’all that what you’re about to read is the absolute truth. The absolute, unvarnished truth. I swear it on every one of my Elvis and BTO CDs. Now, let’s get right down to it, y’all just focus your eyes on the following…

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First Time Novelist Faux Pau

First Time Novelist Faux Pau Those who venture into fiction writing often fall prey to certain avoidable, yet highly normal faux pau’s with their first book. Many of these novels are grand experiments. Often chapters unfold without advance direction or character notebook, sometimes there is a multitude of point of view shifts and there is…

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From The Battlefield To The Bookstore

From The Battlefield To The Bookstore For many reenactors, military and civilian, one of the pleasures of a weekend spent in the field is that elusive moment when everything works. I’ve heard the sensation called “the bubble,” or simply “the magic.” There’s no way to predict exactly when it will happen. The feeling may last…

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Do Writing Groups Really Help?

Do Writing Groups Really Help? You want to write about that heroine driving you insane or the hero of her dreams, but how to start? I suggest writing groups; you will find them both on the Internet and off. In your town or out of another country, but nowhere you go or where you look…

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How To Write Your First Novel

How To Write Your First Novel I began my writing career as a poet, and I’m still a poet. So my journey into fiction was never a planned career move. In fact, my first short story arrived as a complete shock. No kidding. Because I have written and published poetry in books and magazines for…

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Putting Off Writing That Novel Until The Kids Are Grown?

Putting Off Writing That Novel Until The Kids Are Grown? If you want to write a novel, but are putting it off until the kids are grown, I have two words for you: Don’t wait. It’s possible to raise a happy, healthy family and still follow your writing dream. And that’s true whether you’re single…

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