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A Writer’s Day in Motion: Seth Mullins

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An inspired state of mind reminds me of the dreaming state in one crucial respect: No matter how hard you try and revive the memory of it later, that recollection will never be quite as vivid as the original manifestation. I keep a notebook close by, as often as possible; in my backpack when I’m hiking; beside me at the ... Read More »

Writing Behind Bars – by Author Jamila Davis

Jamila T Davis

  What’s it like to be a writer in prison? Jamila T. Davis, called by the media “the woman who brought down Lehman” for her part in a multi-million dollar fraud, is a self-published author currently serving 12.5 years in the real “Orange is The New Black” facility, Danbury FCI.  This is part one of our two-part guest blog post ... Read More »

3 Pitfalls to Avoid While Writing a Book

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The beginning stages of writing and self-publishing your first e-book can be a very exciting experience.  You daydream about being on Amazon’s best seller list or sitting next to Oprah while discussing the intricacies of your book to an audience filled with your admirers.  But amidst your fantasies about the “glamor” of authorship, you must make room for the realities ... Read More »

How Do We Know Our Priorities Are Right?


Do you have a set of priorities in your personal life? Oh, maybe something like: Family > Work > Play… Do you set priorities in your mind for what the government needs to do? How about your priorities for what your customers need? How do you decide you have the right priorities? Is it basically a hit-or-miss, experiential kind of ... Read More »

Self-Publishing Can Be Just As Creative As Writing

I could say creative writing is right-brained and publishing is left-brained; writing is artistic, publishing all business. I could say that and I’ve heard it said by some “experts” but, even though I did just say it, my experience of both realms forces me to say it ain’t so. For twenty-some years I wrote creatively and paid scant attention to ... Read More »

Rewriting While You Read ~ We All Do It …


What? We all rewrite what we’re reading? How in the world can I propose such an idea? Matter of fact, I proposed it in two posts on my other blog: ReadWriteReadWriteReadWrite… & What’s It Like Inside When You Read A Book?. In the second post just mentioned, I gave a little formula to help explain what I mean: “Reading is ... Read More »

Submissions Welcome For The Crossover Alliance Anthology


For many months now, The Crossover Alliance has been an online community in existence to cultivate the relationship between readers and writers of edgy Christian speculative fiction – in general terms, science fiction/fantasy/horror/supernatural fiction with Christian themes and edgy content, such as sexual themes, language, drug use, and violence. The term ‘edgy’ doesn’t only encompass this type of content though – it can ... Read More »

The Liberty Of “Low” Culture


No novel, film or television series could have given me what I’d needed in the way I’d needed to get it the way a series of violent, humorous and thought-provoking videogames did. And it went further than simply the structure - I recognized the opportunity for greater satire, the sort of broad targeting of the zeitgeist Rockstar Games is now famous for. I could do what I loved doing most - making fun of things that obsessed me. Read More »