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"I agree with that, too - it's all via word-of-mouth. Someone's got to start reading…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Aug 9, 2013 to Start Work on a Novel?

10 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by KM Zafari

"Go for it! If you're itching to start on your novel, there's no reason to keep it at…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Aug 9, 2013 to Start Work on a Novel?

10 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by KM Zafari

"Great story! Wish I had something to brag about, but I suppose the fact I'm still wr…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Aug 9, 2013 to Any publications out there that deserve some bragging?

22 Aug 9, 2013
Reply by Pauline Rendall

"Although my mainstay is SF/F, I have been writing in other genres and I would actual…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Aug 4, 2013 to Single, or multiple genres?

28 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by Essvari

"Well THIS is my pen-name, though it comes from "someplace real" - my maiden name. Ev…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jul 31, 2013 to Pen Names or Genuine Names?

16 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by Jim Knowes

"I don't really care what an author looks like. I mean, it's ok to match a face/perso…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jul 23, 2013 to Do we need to know what an author looks like?

8 Jul 17, 2014
Reply by Pax Asteriae

"Hahaha - I like both. I love traditional paperbacks (or hard-bound!) because there i…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jul 15, 2013 to Traditional vs. Electronic

17 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Robby Lyon

"Short answer: yes - I need a dedicated space! I've noticed that I'm far more product…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jul 13, 2013 to Where writers write

31 Nov 13, 2013
Reply by Laura Guilfoyle

"Exactly - it can take a very long time, or you could have the gift of speed/being pr…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jul 9, 2013 to How long does it take to write a novel?

11 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by Audrina

"I'm critique-shy, but the few times I've done it I tend to say something that hits a…"

C.E. Schwilk replied Jun 24, 2013 to About Critiques and Critiquing

9 Sep 16, 2013
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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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