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On-line Writer Groups: The Perks and Pitfalls

Writing is a lonely job. Google those five words and you’ll find dozens of pros penning variations on the theme. It seems everyone from Hemingway to King has weighed in on it, and who are we to dispute the late, great Asimov? Ironically, and as any writer will attest,...

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A Knight to Remember: Scarlett in the House

As a writer, I’m often filled with trepidation when starting a book by an author I’ve not read before, especially one I’ve grown to admire on a personal level. Imagine my relief when only two or three pages in, I realized my fears were groundless and The Art House was...

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The Book Review: Gif or Gaffe by K. T. McColl

As an indie author, my books have from time to time merited a review, and as a member of a large tribe of indie authors, I have endeavored to help my comrades along by penning reviews of their works. Aside from sales, reviews provide the best validation of a writer's...

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Musings of a Songwriter: Finding Your Voice

One of the perks of social media — and yes, there are a few — is stumbling upon someone with whom you have an instant affinity, a connection that transcends politics or a shared appreciation of the absurd. Such was the case when I discovered that a Twitter friend...

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Leone Nor: The Man Behind the Myth

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve doubtless seen the promos, watched the trailer and heard the buzz about Leone Nor: Five Girls by the gifted Naya Free. Recently released on Amazon, this book tells the story of Leone Nor, a man wracked with grief over the...

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Stranger Danger! And Other Impertinent Miscellany

According to Merriam-Webster, a patron is a person who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc. While not the most detailed definition I’ve ever read, you get the point. What baffles me is how many equate ‘support’ with derisive comments, pick-up lines...

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