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Author Interview: Nicki Huntsman Smith

Author Nicki Huntsman Smith is a longtime book lover who became hooked on post-apocalyptic fiction as a preteen. Troop of Shadows (2016), Beauty and Dread (2016), and Moving with the Sun (2018) are her first offerings in the Troop of

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Stories are…

Stories are about the deep waters of the soul. They uncover what can’t just be said with what must be shown. ~ Molly Blaisdell

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K.M. Weiland’s Writing Manifesto

While I’m working to complete a writing project this week and enjoying the last of a string of family visits, I wanted to share K.M. Weiland’s Writing Manifesto. One of these days I’ll create my own and follow her advice:

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Author Interview: Steve Statham

Steve Statham is an editor, freelance writer, and photographer who has turned a lifelong love of speculative fiction into a second writing career. Along with short stories and two standalone novels, he has authored two sci-fi series. The first, his

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Are You a Guardian of the Dream?

Novelists think differently from other writers. We set out to create and sustain a fictitious dream for our reader… As a novelist, you are guardian of the dream. ~ Jerry Jenkins

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2018 Wednesday on the Web #3

Here’s the next of my fifth-Wednesday posts in which I share a few finds from my magical (ever-filling) bag of online treasure. As this has been an especially busy week running into a long holiday weekend, please ignore the fact

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Summer 2018: Roswell’s UFO Festival & Galacticon

After living in New Mexico most of my life, and never doing more than pass through Roswell, I decided 2018 was the year to finally see what the alien encounter thing was all about. The UFO Festival has been celebrated annually in

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Author Interview: Kerry Nietz

Former software engineer Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author of novels and short stories. He is best known for his Peril in Plain Space series (Amish Vampires in Space and Amish Zombies from Space) and his DarkTrench universe with

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The Only Writing Advice That Matters

The only piece of writing advice that really matters is to keep going. Getting caught up in the idea that every book you write has to be published is the surest way to make sure you don’t keep going. ~

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3 Fiction Writing Terms: Clichés, Point of View, Suspension of Disbelief

I start every post in this series by pointing out my early lack of knowledge of creative writing terms. As a wise writing sage once said, “Knowing is one thing, doing is another.” Or maybe that was Yoda… Study and

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All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

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