Fresh Pressed Posts2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

The Man, the Myth, the Yooper (Stewart)

March, 2005: Mall Coffee Shop Having just dyed my hair red, I stopped by the mall to show my friend Jess. She was working the opening shift at the coffee shop, so I sat on one of the two bar stools to show off my new mane while she whipped up lattes and handed out free senior coffees. We managed to carry on a conversation in between orders. Then “he” showed up. Worn and [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Karin Beery|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

A NaNoWriMo-ish Good Time

If that title sounded a bit like jibberish, I’m sure you’re not alone in thinking so. But in honor of November, or as many writers refer to it, National Novel Writing Month (Yes, that’s NaNoWriMo for short!), I thought it might be fun to pull back the curtain on this nerve-wracking yet exciting writing tradition. For many writers, the month of November means participating in a writing marathon in which the goal is to [...]

They called her Lew

William Lewen’s father might be a respected doctor on the island of Barbados, but he’s controlled her life from the beginning. The youngest of five daughters, her father was so angry she wasn’t a son, he gave her a boy’s name anyway. Now that Lew’s older sisters have married, and her mother passed, she’s forbidden from marrying in order to take care of her father. But trouble at home is only an echo of [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Beth Olsson|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Hidden Gems of Indiepublishing

Every now and then I come across articles that help readers recognize "the signs" that a book is self-published/independently published, so that they don't "waste" their time on badly written books by amateur authors. Like recognizing the soft spots on a bad apple. And yes, that used to be a prevalent line of thought, and in some circles still is. Fortunately for those of us who enjoy quality writing and heartfelt stories, self-publishing/independent publishers are no [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Austin Ryan|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Writing Places

Where do we write? Settings are important to stories. I talked about different story settings I would love to live in here. I believe that settings are also important to writers because the right atmosphere helps us create the stories that entertain and touch our readers. I thought I would highlight a few places that I'd like to (and sometimes do) write in. Coffee Shop Cliché I know, but there is something about the [...]

My Switch to Clean Romance

I don’t consider myself a deep, philosophical person. I enjoy watching movies from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe … comics), I never buy serious birthday cards for people, and I laugh when people fart. That’s just who I am. When I write, my stories reflect that. I’m not trying to make a statement or present some grand, universal theme in my books, I just want to write something that entertains people. I want them [...]