Category: Writing

Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Now Available Online!

I am proud to be a contributing author in Left Hand Publishers’ latest anthology,  Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths, available now on Amazon.  Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths is a mixed genre anthology from authors all around the globe. The short stories range from the supernatural and fantastic to thrillers that could be ripped from tomorrow’s headlines. Buy …

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Soon to be published again!

Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths by Left Hand Publishers

I am happy to announce that two of my short stories  are soon to be published in the upcoming anthology, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths. The first story is about a mortal on the cliff’s edge of suicide, bartering with a being he thinks may be God. The second story illustrates Life and Death wagering on …

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Book Review: Scourge

Book review Scourge by Gail Z. Martin

Book Review Scourge by Gail Z. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Imagine the TV show ‘Supernatural’ mated with ‘The Game of Thrones’. Don’t work too hard at it. Just read Scourge by Gail Z. Martin. It feels medieval, but could be some far-off, dystopian future. And frankly, it doesn’t matter to me which …

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Book Review: Fluency – SPOILER

Book review Fluency

Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells My rating: 3 of 5 stars Review: Fluency  – A sci-fi novel in the not-too-distant future. An astronaut team ventures out to a ship threatened by an incoming asteroid and finds life. Sort of. Not a bad read. Clearly, a set-up for future sequels. The author balances the benevolence and …

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Now a Published Author!

The back cover of Charlotte Writers Group anthology, It's About Time

What can’t this boy do? (Give birth, get rich, & be incredibly handsome come to mind.) Well, all that aside, Paul is now a published author. Again. A few years ago, he was a featured writer in a variety of sports magazines with over 50 articles published. This May, he has two short stories published …

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Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 3

You just received your fifth rejection letter for a book you submitted. You’re in good company. A few other writer’s received their fair share of rejection before “doing okay” with the whole writing thing. LitRejections & Online College From http://www.litrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/ and http://www.onlinecollege.org/2010/05/17/50-iconic-writers-who-were-repeatedly-rejected/

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Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 4

Rejection slips getting you down, Bunky? Well, stand back, because a few the best have gotten some of the most.  Keep submitting, keep writing. Keep editing and re-writing. Check out http://www.right-writing.com/rejection.html. “An endless nightmare. I think the verdict would be ‘Oh don’t read that horrid book.” Publisher rejects The War Of The Worlds by H.G. …

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Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 2

You know what’s worse than being rejected by an agent or publisher? Being the agent or publisher that rejected Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, or Dr. Seuss. These come from a site called LitRejections.com. Have faith, fledgling author, maybe your book is like one of these greats… or not. Sometimes a dog is just …

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Writing Rejection & Other Funnies Part 1

You are a writer wannabe. You  are banging away on that Great American Novel. It’s finally finished. You submit to various agents and publishers to get a few rejections letters. You are despondent. The bath tub and some razors are calling your name. Buck up, Bunky. You are not the first to ever get a …

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Ian Fleming: Chitty-Chitty-07

Ian Fleming's Goldeneye

Ian Fleming is best known for being the author of the James Bond stories. Pretty much everyone knows that. Did you know he also wrote “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang“? I’m not joking here. Having recently watched a documentary on the making of the Bond movies, I became more than a little curious about some of things I saw …

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