Erotica – Then and Now

March 18, 2015 by Jessica Slade

Erotica used to be considered fiction for the one-handed reader. Unfortunately, there are still many writers who believe that this is all it takes to successfully publish erotic fiction. Some writers still believe that all you need to do is string together a series of sex scenes which are all

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Advice on Writing Fiction Without the “God Crutch”

March 4, 2015 by Rudy Dees

How did your social psychology training and your work as an advice columnist affect your novel about a woman forced to endure life’s harshest loss? SKP: As Kylie’s Heel was being written and revised many times over nearly a decade, and as my own non-theistic views became firmer, the focus of

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A New Perspective on Setting

April 8, 2015 by Jessica Slade

Recently I picked up a book by one of the TedTalks most popular clips: Before Happiness by Shawn Achor. As I read through how happiness can be as simple as a matter of perspective, I realized that this is true for all perception.  When we go somewhere new, on vacation

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Writers: All You Need Is…

April 22, 2015 by Carrie De Simas

What do words really mean? Think about it, each word has its own place in the written world, a separate function. But when it comes to the main thrust of it, the only words that really matter are the basic facts of the situation. Thus, all we really need are

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