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All-Star Radio Interview

All-Star Radio Interview on The Writer’s Edge Paul K. Metheney will be one of the guests on the Writer’s Edge podcast, on Friday, December 29th at 4 pm in their all-star radio interview. The Internet radio show, hosted by McKensie Stewart, an author, educator, and entrepreneur living in Charlotte, NC, will be the All-Star show, as …

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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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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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Creating Iconic Characters

The  recent passing of Leonard Nimoy started me thinking about movie or TV characters that have become iconic, or impactful to the world or society in general. They have changed the way we think about character types. This usually means that they changed our thinking about something or created a vision that was unique.  Sometimes it …

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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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