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Friday Fiction Prompt: Chained to the Desk

Hello everyone! Today, over on Story Empire, we have our monthly Friday Fiction Prompt. Check it out at: http://storyempire.com/2018/04/06/friday-fiction-prompt-4/. Mae Clair used a word cloud as the prompt. I chose ‘subdue’ as my ‘writing rocket’. Below is the short fiction

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Let’s Talk Goodreads

Check out Joan Hall’s article on Goodreads and Amazon over on Story Empire … Hello, SE readers. I would venture there isn’t an author who at one time or another, hasn’t been upset with Amazon and its review policies. It

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Size Matters: What do you look for in size?

Hi everyone. Happy Easter Monday! Today, I have a post over on Story Empire about book size and print-on-demand publishing. Check it out … 🙂 Hello SErs! Harmony here. Happy Monday! Well, with yesterday being both April Fool’s day and

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Bonus Friday: Author Update

Check outnews from our Story Empire authors … new books, upcoming books, and more …   Happy Friday, SEers! This month is one of the few this year that has five Fridays rather than four. It doesn’t happen often enough

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Basic Plots: Rebirth

A great post from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today about ‘Rebirth’ as one of the seven basic plots … Happy Spring! Despite what the groundhog said, yesterday marked the end of winter. On the calendar, anyway. With the

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Friday Writing Question, tools

An interesting writing question from Craig Boyack over on Story Empire today … Hi gang, Craig here again. We take turns on Fridays, and the assignments are rotating. This time my task is to pose a writing question. Seems simple

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A Big Welcome to Harmony Kent Talking About Her New Book Backstage

A lovely post today from John Howell helping me release my latest book … I am so delighted to have Harmony Kent visit Fiction Favorites. If you don’t know Harmony you should. She describes herself as a Multi-Genre Author. Editor.

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Passion. Romance. Greed … Backstage!

Hi everyone! Well, after my epic 15 days of writing, I now have my latest book BACKSTAGE on pre-order on Kindle. It is Erotic Romance.  Here is the blurb:   SHE’S A HOPEFUL ACTRESS Just when Emma thinks she’s found

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An Oscar Winning Performance

Great post on story ideas and our obligation to make our books the best they can be … from Joan Hall over on Story Empire … Hollywood hosted its 90th Academy Awards event last week – a night for the

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New Book: Gamble

Hello everyone, Today, it gives me great pleasure to host Staci Troilo on the release of her latest book, GAMBLE. This is the second book in her Nightforce Security Series. I read the first one, PASSWORD, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Throwing Darts Blindfolded & Author Considerations

A thought-provoking post on the various publishing routes available to authors by P.H. Solomon over on Story Empire … Making choices self-publishing choices can feel like throwing darts blindfolded. With all the changes to publishing in the last decade or

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The Wrong Slide

Happy Friday, everyone! 🙂  Today, over on Story Empire, we have a Friday Fiction Prompt, where we invite everyone to write and share a short story. Find Staci Troilo’s Story Empire post at: Story Empire Friday Fiction Prompt: Limited and Focused

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AmWriting!-15 & Final Day!!

Hi everyone. Today is my fifteenth and final day of writing, and I’ve written 2,300 words today, bringing my total to 50,277 words. The first draft is complete! Whoo-hoo 🙂 I began day one on February 5th and took off

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Cusp of Night Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone! It gives me great pleasure today to showcase the book cover for author Mae Clair’s latest novel … and I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover!   Cusp of Night by Mae Clair Release Date:

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AmWriting!-14

Hello everyone! Today makes day fourteen of writing Backstage, and I’ve managed 6,000 words! Yes, you did just read that correctly … that’s SIX THOUSAND words! Wowzers 🙂 And on a workday too. That brings my fourteen-day total to 47,916.

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AmWriting!-13

Hello everyone! Happy Monday 🙂 Today makes my thirteenth day of writing Backstage.  As well as working, I have managed 4,200 words … bringing my overall total to a staggering 41,886 words! 🙂 Here is a ‘sneek peek’ for you

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AmWriting!-12

Hello everyone! Another productive day here despite this cold (virus and weather, lols).  I started on an editing project today and completed 10% of that.  Also, I designed a twitter banner for Backstage …   And, I’ve written another 2000

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AmWriting!-11

Hi everyone. Today makes day 11 of my days writing. I have written 2200 words today, and that brings my total to 35,638. Am full of cold, again, today an am clocking off a little early. I can’t believe how

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Observations

A fun post on observing and writing from author Joan Hall over on Story Empire …   Hello SE Readers. This post is going to sound like I’m rambling but bear with me. I do have a purpose for it,

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AmWriting!-10

Hello everyone! Today is day ten of writing my latest novel BACKSTAGE. Here’s an interesting thing: I finished day nine on 29,433 words, and I’ve just stopped writing and checked the count: 33,433! Bang on 4,000 words without even trying

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AmWriting!-9

Hello everyone. Today is day nine of my writing spree. I’ve found it harder to knuckle down today, and it’s been slower going.  Still, I’ve managed another 1195 words, bringing my overall total to 29,433.  Here’s another ‘sneek peek’ for

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If you’re an author using a pen name, you need to read this.

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Today, I am posting about a serious issue that I have experienced recently. Some of you might have noticed that I no longer have any presence on Facebook. That little corner of social media that I

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AmWriting!-8

Me again! Today marks my eighth day of writing, and I’ve produced 2,800 words, making my overall total 28,238! I plan on taking the weekend off, but who knows what inspiration might strike?!? To close up the week, here’s another

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AmWriting!-7

This makes my 7th day of writing, and I have managed another 2,500 words, bringing the total to 25,401. Feedback on the book cover that I revealed yesterday has been awesome. Thanks so much everyone for all your support and

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AmWriting!-6

Hey, everyone! Well, it’s my sixth day of writing, and I have another 2,750 words written. That’s 22,858 in six days of writing! Phew! Today, instead of giving you an excerpt, I’m going to do the big reveal on the

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AmWriting!-5

My fifth day of writing and 3,600 words written. That’s 20,100 so far! 🙂 The last three days ended up being non-writing days, and I’m so pleased to have managed to get some good writing time in today despite interruptions.

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AmWriting!-4

My fourth day of writing, and … wait for it … 5,200 words written!!! Epic 🙂 That’s 16,400 words written in four days of writing. I’m on a roll. Okay, here is another excerpt for you … Emma sat there

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AmWriting!-3

My third day of writing and another 2,500 words written. That’s 11,000 in total! I missed yesterday due to being at the hospital for iron infusions. That left me with a nasty headache this morning, so I’ve had a slower

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AmWriting!

My second day of writing and another 4,000 words completed! That’s 8,500 in total 🙂 Here’s another excerpt …   Emma had just put the lid back on the lippy when a knock sounded at the door, muffled by all

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AmWriting!

So, I’m writing again. And the character has totally come alive (yay!). Already this afternoon–over about 4 hours–I’ve written 4,500 words! Here’s an excerpt for you … ‘The blackness that surrounded her hid anyone who might sit watching. Only the

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