The Villains You Find In Online Writing Groups, by Jordan Elizabeth
I’ve taught numerous creative writing and “how to get published” classes at local libraries.  I always stress the importance of getting feedback on your work.  The paragraph might sparkle on your computer screen.  You’ve never been more proud of anything you’ve ever written.  You read it ten times, it is just amazing…and then someone else […]
99 Cents Valentine’s Day Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Love is in the air! No, we’re not about to serenade you with the CQ rendition of the popular John Paul Young song! Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re coupled up or happily single, there’s one thing everyone loves, a good bargain. So treat yourself or someone special in your […]
5 WAYS TO FAIL AT WRITING, by Clare Dugmore
5 WAYS TO FAIL AT WRITING BY VICKI KEIRE Mercilessly compete with other writers You are an island of genius alone in a sea of sharks. Cooperation? What’s that? Collaboration? For the weak! If someone else is doing “better” than you, with higher word counts or rankings or more adoring fans, you’ll just work harder. The […]
G is for Gender Bending for Authors, by Clare Dugmore
I have often pondered why I prefer writing from the male POV. That has to be weird, right? As a woman, shouldn’t I feel more comfortable speaking as a woman? Shouldn’t I be more versed in what women think and feel? Although quite girly in real life, for some reason in fiction, I’m a tomboy. […]