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Editing Rates | The darker side of the fire.

My friend, Sarah Craft, is an author and editor – here are her rates!   Congratulations on finishing your story. It’s a great accomplishment. But now you need to dedicate time and energy to making your story better. After your

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Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

Source: Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

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A River of Silence by Susan Clayton-Goldner

When Detective Winston Radhauser is awakened by a call from dispatch at 12:45a.m., it can mean only one thing—something terrible awaits him. He races to the Pine Street address. In the kitchen, Caleb Bryce, nearly deaf from a childhood accident,

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Saving His Wolf Release Day!

Saving His Wolf by kerry Adrienne (Mated anthology)  USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne’s exciting novella in the Shifter Wars series about a woman who is seeking her fate and a man determined to help her discover her true nature.

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers

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The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party!

The Romance Reviews celebrate their 6th Anniversary!   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as

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Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

Beery-Me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking. Source: Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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WHO WANTS SOMETHING FREE?

Everyone likes free!   In honor of my new book, The Enchanted Swans, I’m going to be sending out a titillating excerpt from the book. Not the front, where other excerpts have come from, but from the juicy middle!  

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What did peasants eat? | A Writer’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about table manners in the fourteenth century. Participants at a feast were expected to behave in a certain way, but such good manners were not expected lower down the… Source: What did peasants

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Lora O’Brien – Author & Freelance Writer – About Lora O’Brien

Do you feel drawn to Ireland, to it’s spirituality, history, people or lore? I’m fascinated by this woman, who runs workshops to get in touch with the mystical side of her land.   Lora O’Brien, Irish author, Freelance Writer, Heritage

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Indie Author Promo Time! | V. M. Jaskiernia

Shadow Maker: Morrighan House Witches Book One FREE on Amazon Physics major Dieter Lindemann is perfectly content living in a world where the Shadows he sees and hears are nothing but figments of h… Source: Indie Author Promo Time! |

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland are published online. Source: Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

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He Thought He Saw – Part 27 — Dellani Oakes

Heath and Jackie decide that Brian and his mother don’t need to be alone and insist that they sleep over at the Barrett home. “Mom and I heard a weather report. They expect a storm late tonight. Probably won’t be

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The Writer’s Almanac for October 4, 2016 | The Wild Swans at Coole | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Because I’m fascinated by swans now, after writing a book about them (The Enchanted Swans, pub date March 8, 2017!), here are some swans for your day!   The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats Source: The Writer’s

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Genesis of a Novel – Place – Part III

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Location, location, location.   Where do you write?   They say to ‘write

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How To Become a Travel Writer in 20 Messy Steps — Discover

“Become, accidentally, an early adopter of a practice that later becomes a juggernaut of marketing in travel, a thing called ‘travel blogging.’ Have a session proposal rejected by BlogHer…for being ‘too niche’ but later, present on that same topic at

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March is here, ring the bluebells!

March has many images in my mind. Windy, rainy, blowing in the spring on wings of bluster. When I was growing up in south Florida, it was already 90 degrees on most days in March, so it held less transitive

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Release Party for Better To Have Loved!

NEW RELEASE!!!   Better To Have Loved Get your hippie beads and flowers, it’s time to celebrate the Free Love of the 1960s!   This week, I celebrate the release of Better To Have Loved. This is a novel based

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