Book Review: Fluency – SPOILER

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… Continue reading »

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Now a Published Author!

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… Continue reading »

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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.… Continue reading »

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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… Continue reading »

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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… Continue reading »

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Charlotte Writers Group: We Want You!

If you are a writer, wanna-be author, fledgling writer, or just thinking about writing, the Charlotte Writers Group is looking for you. The group meets the second Saturday of every month to offer constructive criticism of 1-2 pieces written by members. Many members also meet once a week (optionally) at a local eatery for our… Continue reading »

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Ian Fleming: Chitty-Chitty-07

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… Continue reading »

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