Cryptofiction, A New Genre on the Horizon?

by Eric Penz Author of Cryptid, The Lost Legacy of Lewis and Clark A generation ago literature we label today as science fiction was simply fiction. Science fiction as a genre had not yet been born. Then seemingly over night "science fiction" burst onto the scene....

LA Times Expected to Cut 150 Jobs (what this means for you)

Everyday we see signs of it: traditional media is failing or rather, they're failing to embrace the change that is inevitable. With so much national news content being accessible online, print media can't compete. Here's my prediction though: the smart print forces...

Liaison With My Erotic Muse

by P.F. Kozak Author of Passion, and Sins and Secrets Writing erotic romance is certainly a sexual liaison with my muse. Anticipation starts the juices flowing, and then imagination takes over. What is hotter than the expectation of tingles and whispers, caresses and...

Get Your Hands Dirty!

by Kathleen Ernest For over a decade, while I was developing my writing skills, I had the great good fortune to work at a large outdoor ethnic museum near Milwaukee called Old World Wisconsin. This historic site includes a crossroads village and ten working...

Imagination: The Origin of Creative Writing

by Hugh Rosen, Author of Silent Battlefields The premise of this article is that imagination is the fuel of good fiction writing. To be sure, there are many other important, even necessary components that the author must possess and bring to bear, but they all emanate...

Newspapers obsolete? Possibly.

The results are in: People read more online. A new study by the Poynter Institute cited a higher consumption of news content online vs. off - readers who read online consume about 77% of the content vs. offline (print newspaper) readers who read only 62%. Studies...

I'm inspired

I don't know about you but very few things seem to inspire me these days. If we're not getting caught up in some sort of political scandal we're being mesmerized by another celebrity misstep. It seems that we live in somewhat jaded world, doesn't it? But that's...

Take a lesson from Cagney & Lacey

I don't normally highlight clients we're working with on my blog. Why? Well I don't think it's fair. We *love* all of our books equally but occasionally one of them stands out of the crowd because of it's message and the story behind the story. Cagney & Lacey, and Me...

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