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A Thought on Cross-Promoting

What main subject do most of us on the site have in common? Exposure. Don't you agree? Why not join together and assist each other? My expe…

Started by Monica M Brinkman

6 Mar 31, 2014
Reply by Preston Randall

The cost of advertising

I  have my author friends who sell their books for less than $5...but pay $20 or $10 a day to have their books advertised on several sites.…

Started by Mary Papas

11 Feb 24, 2014
Reply by diane solomon

Where to Look For Submission Calls?

Getting into a slump of writer's block. Looking for markets listing calls for stories in speculative fiction and horror. I use Duotrope and…

Started by Daniel Hale

9 Jan 19, 2014
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Self-published Writers & Freebies

quick questions for you all regarding freebies (amazon or not), it seems a lot of hard work to give stuff away (it's like people don't want…

Started by Steve Downes

3 Jan 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Downes

Period Drama Group

Hi If you enjoy reading, watching and/or writing period drama, then please head to the new group that I've set up. It's called - somewhat u…

Started by Roland Moore

0 Jan 12, 2014

Book Covers: Do You Want Me to Help with Yours?

I figured I'd start a thread on this if one doesn't already exist.  What do you have as far as a book cover goes, and would you like to hav…

Started by Chris Capps

1 Dec 23, 2013
Reply by M. Kari Barr

Got Novel Started, But...

So I've got just under 28,000 words written for the novel. Not concerned with NaNoWriMo anymore: between school, work and life in general i…

Started by Daniel Hale

7 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by u.v.ray

How to get started with this bloody novel?

Ok, so I've got an idea picked, main character mostly fleshed out. Should I go the technical route and write backgrounds and outlines and w…

Started by Daniel Hale

22 Nov 26, 2013
Reply by Robert C. J. Graves

Show, Don't Tell

This is so important for every single author out there. And while many say they understand it, I don't know how many really do. It seems ea…

Started by Mary Papas

7 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by J.M. McDole

When the leading character is the author himself

When you read about a leading character who.. 1) Is oh so great, and oh so wonderful, and oh so charming and oh so smart  2) Has done absol…

Started by Mary Papas

14 Nov 24, 2013
Reply by Chris Capps


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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

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Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…


A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…


Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 


Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments


Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…


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