How Setting Works in Story

Today’s guest post comes from author Gordon Frisbie. He has studied and applied a variety of environmental disciplines ranging from water quality to air quality and all the critters that inhabit these havens. Even though outdoor activity is more favorable than indoor activity, the latter […]

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Writing a Coming-of-Age Memoir

Today’s guest post comes from author Terry Helwig. Terry is an award-winning author whose book, Shifting Shorelines: Messages from a Wiser Self, is a Gold Winner of the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards. A naturalist at heart, with a master’s degree in counseling psychology, Helwig writes about […]

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Using Family to Inspire Fiction

Today’s guest post comes from author Douglas Weissman. Douglas Weissman’s Young Adult series and New Adult novel were released by Epic Press in Fall 2016. His short stories have been published in 3 Elements Review, Wild Musette, Kingdoms in the Wild, Lamplit Underground, and I […]

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More of the Best Books From 2021

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Amber King, who I’ve collaborated with in the past. Amber owns her own Life Coaching business and is the Assistant Dean of Students at Montana State University. She’s also currently a PhD student in adult and higher education. […]

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A Romance Obsession

Today’s guest post comes from author Kirsten S. Blacketer. Kirsten is a multi-published indie author of both steamy historical and contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, she homeschools her two children and enjoys time with her family. In those moments of freedom, she devours romance […]

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Writing Through Trauma

Today’s guest post comes from author Cindy Benezra, whose memoir Under the Orange Blossoms: An Inspirational Story of Bravery and Strength is out now in paperback. If I had the foresight of how difficult it would have been to write through trauma, I would have […]

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