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Book Review: The Manson Women and Me (Nikki Meredith) @KensingtonBooks

Originally posted on Clues and Reviews:
I have always been fascinated by cults. I find them to be equal parts fascinating and terrifying. So, naturally, in high school I picked up a copy of Helter Skelter, learning all about the Manson Family.   This book stayed with me and I actually ended up having to throw…

Character Quotes from Bride for Brodie by Dellani

Originally posted on Cereal Authors:
“Today’s Monday. Brodie needs at least three days to conclude the Stevens project, but I’d say by Thursday afternoon, we could sit down and set the preliminary wheels in motion, don’t you Brodie?” “Yes, sir. That’s an excellent suggestion, Ches.” “Super!” Mr. Tillerman squashed my fingers again, slapping me heartily…

How to Make an Index (for a Nonfiction Print Book)

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
HOW TO MAKE AN INDEX Having made an index for several different nonfiction print books over the years, I have a set of suggestions for how to create an index. I prefer to do this manually. When I use the search tool that comes with an online article (or an eBook),…

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 6

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 6

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Bonus  | Part 6 Part 6: Videos – YouTube+ Note: I know I’m talking about YouTube, just days after the San Bruno attacks. My heart goes out to those affected by the attacks. I’ve talked…

Event: The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) | #michlit #motownwriters #michigan |

Originally posted on Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network:
Interlochen Writers Retreat The 13th Annual Interlochen Writers Retreat (June 11-14, 2018) offers a choice of four courses, each grounded in different craft concepts, across genres, with an emphasis on generating new work, and appealing to advanced and beginning writers alike. Spend four days studying the craft…

How to make a character more real to a reader

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Now that you’ve decided on a terrific name for your characters, what next? Real or imagined. Memoir or fiction. Doesn’t matter. Same rules apply. Turn flat into fabulous! ? The characters must come alive in a manuscript and jump from the page into a reader’s heart. If not, they stop…

Story Idea

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
your humble host There was a Jude Law movie (or maybe it was Ethan Hawke, I don’t remember) where he had his legs intentionally broken to make himself taller to take the place of someone else. He explained it away to the powers that be as the scars…

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