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Thompson On...Scene Construction: The Difference Maker in a Successful Novel!

     Novels are driven by incredible scene construction!

     How a writer handles scenes will make a difference between a manuscript that sells, and one that ends up in the slush pile or the author receiving a rejection letter via email or in the mail.

     A scene is a unit of drama in a novel.…

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Added by J.E. Thompson on March 29, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

What kind of writer are you...your writing style?

What kind of writer are you…your writing style?

If you are sensitive to critics’ comments, the writing “Rules Police”, experts discussing this issue, with such aplomb that they intimidate, then you must turn a deaf ear to this shrill commentary that says: You must write in a certain style in order to be…

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Cold Coffee Press Book Review For The Madonna Ghost by Linda Maria Frank

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Janie DeCoster Blog Post

Hi everyone, just like to say I look forward to corresponding with you all. I am a contemporary fiction writer who also write in other genres. I also write about relationships in my blog. Therefore I  would like to invite you to check out by blog janiede.blogspot.com

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Added by Janie DeCoster on March 27, 2015 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Inner Strength Essays, Part III

I wind up the three part series of essays written by two of my students. This week, they discuss community inner strength.

Community-city

Noelle

How can inner strength be used to better our community?

Let's start with this question: what is inner strength? My personal definition for the phrase 'inner strength' is: “the power to resist…

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Cold Coffee Press Book Review For ‘Girl with Pencil, Drawing’ by Linda Maria Frank

Girl With Pencil,…

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Added by Cold Coffee Press on March 26, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

love

If you know the meaning of love

you are not likely to have many questions,

in the understanding of what love is,

you will never be worried and

if you have heard what love is all about

You would not fall in love

Because when falling in love

you are building a house

you will live in tomorrow.

When you…

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Added by Mantu Babedi on March 20, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Inner Strength Essays, Part II

schoolhouse Last week, I introduced Noelle and Elijah, two of my taekwondo students, who wrote essays in February on how to use inner strength at home, in school, and in the community. This week, I present their essays on school inner strength.

Noelle

How can inner strength be used to make school a successful endeavor?

Let's start with this…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 20, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

Life

Sometimes life sucks so bad your characters have to live through it. Life is conflict.

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Added by K.N. Jackson on March 16, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments

YEA SAYERS AND NAY SAYERS

To cyber-socialize or not to cyber-socialize? That is the question.

My New Year's resolution for '09 was to finally, seriously and extensively take a look at all the social sites I kept hearing about. My Space. Face Book. Crime Space. Twitter. Blogs. No more letting the info slide by, no more shaking my head and saying, “Who's got time for all this bulls__t?” I would do an investigation, just like my sleuth Christy Bristol. I would finally find…

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Added by Sunny Frazier on March 13, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

new writing

I just recently began writing romance short stories and novels about a year ago. i struggled for a bit because I'm used to writing nature-based poetry and lyrics to songs that i would sing with my band. But, it steadily became easier for me to step outside of my comfort zone in order for me to write this novel. I am still 140pages shy of where i want/need to be in order to wrap it up. safe to say i have my work cut out for me. its nice to have authors.com and all of you wonderful people that… Continue

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Added by Tim Valla on March 13, 2015 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Inner Strength Essays, Part I

Inner-strength-III For a long while, I have putting up a monthly theme at the taekwondo club. I have several posters, large and small, or themes such as Attitude, Courtesy, Respect, and Motivation. I've been through all of them several times. So, for February of this year, I reached out and tried something new. Inner Strength.

I am part of the Karate For Kids program developed by my parent organization. …

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Cold Coffee Press Book Review For Min's Monster by Lila L. Pinord

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Min's Monster by Lila L. Pinord

Young Min passes up a chance for a pre-Thanksgiving trip to the city with her parents, never suspecting that this decision will place her in a life-or-death situation. Due to the ferocious snowstorm that catches everyone by surprise, her parents are stranded out on an impassible highway, but it provides the…

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Writing Takes Focus

Today I have decided that in order to write well, I have to write one day at a time and not book at a time.  Keeping focus and writing to a place of fulfillment.  All necessary components to my mental state of well being.  Peace, Love and Grace.

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Added by K.N. Jackson on March 13, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

A Brownstone in Brooklyn Approach 15th Anniversary!

In 1995, a long, long time ago when Star Wars was the latest cinema rage, I started to pen my first novel called A Brownstone in Brooklyn. I wanted to write a novel and see could I actually put together a storyline that would interest readers…I wanted just one story published and see it in book…

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Added by J.E. Thompson on March 13, 2015 at 5:28am — 2 Comments

Life as a Novelist

Life of a novelist is hard work.  You get to thinking...this would be a cool career, self-therapy even.  Then you become, the author, the blogger, the twitter, the Facebook fan page, Authors.com, Instagram and every other social media administrator.  You begin to wonder how will you every get it all done.  Believe in your dreams (I tell myself).  The journey is meant to grow your aspirations.  PUSH.  Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.…

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Added by K.N. Jackson on March 12, 2015 at 8:31pm — No Comments

A Preter-what?

When I wrote my novel, Curse Me Not, what I didn’t count on was how I would see myself after the writing was done.

The paranormal twist I use in in the book is one that speaks to auras and curses upon auras. The fundamental question I had to answer as I developed the story’s…

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Added by Elizabeth Fisher on March 11, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Enjoy Philly Style and Philly Profile Amazon.com Book Reviews!

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Cold Coffee Press Book Review For The Journal Of Ezekiel Walker by John J. Zelenski

The Journal Of Ezekiel Walker by John J. Zelenski

On furlough from his World War ll Civilian Public Service Unit in the fall of 1945, a war weary…

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Added by Cold Coffee Press on March 10, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Introduction of Myself and Books.

Hello Everyone:

I am Janet Audrey Wilson Marson I am a mother an independent writer and author of three wonderful children.

I grew up and was educated in Jamaica and the United States of America. I am a “Do It Yourself” kind of person with many hobbies, writing being one of them.

 I was raised by three great women with strong Christian values and a great father.  I believe in myself, and that life is for living and making oneself free, pleasant and happy as can…

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