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Review – Palm Trees in the Snow

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Reading, Reading Challenge, Reviews, Uncategorized, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Amazon Author's Page Amazon Goodreads Review My thoughts: Palm Trees in the Snow is a translation of the novel by the Spanish writer, Luz Gabás. The novel addresses the tensions between Spain and it's colony, Guinea, through the lives of the Rabaltué family. The scope of the novel is ambitious and I [...]

50 Romance Plot Ideas!

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Publishing, Reading, Research, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

This post was originally titled, “Master List of Romantic Conflicts,” but it really contains big ideas for entire plots. Of course, to write an engrossing love story–whether it… Source: 50 Romance Plot Ideas!

The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising and its sequel Golden Son are well-written, intelligent sci-fi. The world-building’s solid (if a bit cliche-… Source: The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy – The Atlantic

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Publishing, Writing|

As books from major publishers get bigger and more expensive, smaller houses are taking risks on more creative, original works. Source: Why American Publishing Needs Indie Presses Like Graywolf, Coffee House Press, and Dorothy - The Atlantic

On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Inspiration, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape. I had no companion to the reception, … Source: On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literary Hub

A writer’s guide to rejecting rejection – The Writer

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Reroute rejection for a positive outcome. Source: A writer's guide to rejecting rejection - The Writer

On Why I Write

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Creative, Guest Post, Reading, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Florence LeFevre I’ve wondered, over the years, about that simple question. Why do I write?   I’m an average person, with an average life, nothing out of the ordinary. Just plain me, with my family, friends, and addictions to TV Shows and salted caramel.   But still, I write.   The cliché is [...]

FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You’re a Pantser

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today guest Buccaneer and YA Author Tanaz Bhathena shares a story about the importance of trying new ideas and adapting your writing habits. Source: FLEXIBILITY: Learning to Plot When You're a Pantser

The Distance Between Our Humanity

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I live fifty miles from Orlando. If you know anything about Central Florida, and especially the I-4 Corridor, fifty miles for us is nothing. We travel fifty miles to go to work each day. We will hop in our cars and drive fifty miles just to shop at our favorite store or visit a festival or [...]

» How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Blunt Instrument is a monthly advice column for writers. If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to blunt@electricliterature.com. Dear Blunt Instrument, My questions … Source: » How Do You Know If Your Writing Is Any Good?

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