New Release: The Novelist

​No one ever said being married to a writer was easy… Jacque has always struggled to get his business ideas off the ground. From photography to catering to publishing, his poorly-planned endeavors have put a serious strain on his finances—and his marriage. Despite his difficulties turning his passions into a paycheck, Jacque has always considered …

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4th Halloween-Poem Contest – Jury introduction – and Start Up

Fun! It’s a Halloween Poetry contest for those who are interested.

Writer's Treasure Chest

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JURY:

I am honored to announce that the following authors have agreed to participate as judges in the jury who will decide on the winners of the contest:

Author Kathryn Jenkins
Author Janis Beck
Author A. J. Alexander

Thank you, authors, for your effort to be part of this contest!

There will be three winners in the 4th Halloween poem contest. Each of them is free to choose from the following prizes:

E-Books-set of “A Father’s Protection” and “An Elf, A Dragon And a God’s Intervention“, written by K. M. Jenkins
E-book of “Angelic Confessions” written by Jan Marie
E-books-set of “Journey to Aviad” and “Ancient Voices: Into The Depths” written by Allison D.  Reid

I’m very grateful for these excellent authors to offer one or two of their books as a prize in this contest. Thank…

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Trying to Carry a Theme

Rami Ungar talks about themes in fiction writing.

Rami Ungar The Writer

It’s been a rough day. Let’s talk the intricacies and difficulties of writing fiction!

I often like to talk like a know-it-all on this blog, but let’s face it, there’s still things I could be better at. Or that I think I could be better at. One of those things is themes. Most stories have them: Harry Potter has destiny vs. fate, prejudice, and our relationship with death; The Shawshank Redemption is about finding hope in a hopeless place, learning to survive and even find ways to thrive in harsh conditions, and, of course, redemption; and The Very Hungry Caterpillar is about how the inevitability of change crafted by thousands of years of evolution and the incessant need to feed to support the process.

Okay, that last one is a huge stretch, but you get the idea. Plenty of stories have deeper meanings and commentaries wrapped into them, like several…

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Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Ten

It's finally Day Ten of the Ten Day Book Challenge! I can't believe I made it. It's been a lot of fun walking down memory lane and visiting some of my favorite books from the past. A huge thank you goes out to my friend and fellow author Rami Ungar for inviting me to participate in this …

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Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Nine

Good morning! It's Day Nine of the Ten Day Book Challenge. I'm having so much fun participating and I have author Rami Ungar to thank for tagging me. Here is how the challenge works: Thank whoever nominated you with big, bold print. If they have a blog, link to the post where you got tagged there. Explain …

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