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Become a Twenty-First Century Author!

     Successful twenty-first century authors have three lifestyle components: Passion, Organization, and Uniqueness.

    Passion: Successful authors love their craft!

    They delve into the storyline with abandon. They make time to write and know their most creative time of the day. This is different for each author.

    I know of a writer who…

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Added by JE Thompson on June 5, 2015 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

The Inner-City Blues: Philadelphia Blazers still live in the novel Philly Style and Philly Profile!

  The Inner-City Blues: Philadelphia Blazers still live in the novel Philly Style and Philly Profile!

      Father’s Day is coming soon. If you don’t believe it, go to your Wal-Mart store or local…

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Added by JE Thompson on May 29, 2015 at 4:46am — No Comments

A Brownstone in Brooklyn Celebrates 15th yaer of publication in 2016!

    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 form.

           Well, I worked long and hard with a few disturbing ups…

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Added by JE Thompson on May 19, 2015 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Ghost of Atlanta in the Ebook Galore Online Bookstore!

     Wow! I have some fantastic news!

      My national award winning novel, The Ghost of Atlanta, can be purchased at the new EBook Galore Website. Please click and order your copy of the Gold Medal novel in any EBook format.

     The Ghost of Atlanta Synopsis:

       In The Ghost of Atlanta, Andy Michael Pilgrim faces demons from his youth that haunted…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 30, 2015 at 2:19am — No Comments

Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul: The Authorized Biography

   Stephen King wrote: "Writing is reading and reading is writing." I believe this and when I have the opportunity, I read as much as I can from a variety of genres. Fever: Little Willie John is an excellent biography about one of the least known soul music legends. Sometimes I…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 29, 2015 at 3:06am — No Comments

     This is the original “Book Trailer” to the National Award Winning the Ghost of Atlanta…click the link at the end of the story! ===================================================================…

     This is the original “Book Trailer” to the National Award Winning the Ghost of Atlanta…click the link at the end of the story!

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Added by JE Thompson on April 27, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

 This is the original “Book Trailer” to the National Award Winning the Ghost of Atlanta…click the link at the end of the story! =======================================================================…

 This is the original “Book Trailer” to the National Award Winning the Ghost of Atlanta…click the link at the end of the story!…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

J. e. Thompson Novels' Sale ends May 17, 2015!

            What a wonderful deal!

            You can purchase all four of my novels for your spring reading for just $4.00 in the Ebook format…that’s just $1.00 a Novel!

            You can buy just one or all four for the price of $1.00 for each book.

            My four published novels are on sale from April 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015 for half price.…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 18, 2015 at 5:35am — No Comments

Jump Starting Your Inner-Novelist To Life!: Coming July 2015

   I learned a few things about being a successful author after writing five novels, including a gold medal winner. Nine years of coaching hopeful writers in Evening at Emory University’s Creative writing studio convinced me that budding scribes often make unnecessary mistakes—the same mistakes.

     So I thought, “why not flatten the writing curve for writers who have…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 14, 2015 at 4:34am — No Comments

What is Stream of Consciousness in a novel? Help!

I was lounging on a couch on the outside deck of the Starbucks in Tucker, Georgia enjoying a tall “Flat White” coffee drink. It was creamy and good…very good! The sun was hot, and yet a crisp cool breeze washed over the deck and kept me alert as I was reading J.D. Sallinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. The traffic on Highway 29 didn’t distract me as I was involved in…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 9, 2015 at 3:25am — No Comments

Enjoy Chapter 23 to Philly Style and Philly Profile and the Podcast!

In the middle of Philly Style and Phlly Profile, the action continues as a character named Martha is killed. She knows too much! After Reading the chapter, please click the link and listen to Chapter 23 Podcast..

Chapter Twenty-Three



Meanwhile, Martha walked up 16th Street, pulling the lottery tickets out of her pocket. She concentrated on her numbers. She…

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Added by JE Thompson on April 4, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments

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.

     The concept of a scene in fiction comes from theater,…

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Added by JE 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 considered a worthy author.

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Your…

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Added by JE Thompson on March 28, 2015 at 3:50am — 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 form.

            Well, I worked long and hard with a few disturbing…

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

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

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Added by JE Thompson on March 11, 2015 at 3:35am — No Comments

J. E. Thompson Novels in Chicago, Philadelpnia and Atlanta Public Libraries!

When I was a student at Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, New York, I would visit the local public library and stare at the books  and plays on the bookshelves.

             I daydreamed!

             I read the titles of  books by famous authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald ( The Great Gatsby) , William Golding  (Lord of the Flies) , Zora Neale…

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Added by JE Thompson on March 5, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

Enjoy the PROLOGUE to Philly Style and Philly Profile and then listen to the audio version!

Prologue 

Walter Chandler’s legs pumped like automobile-engine pistons as he dodged the occasional newspaper stand with the owner holding out the late afternoon copy of The Philadelphia Bulletin. This was one of the obstacles Walter faced as he sprinted the length of…

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Added by JE Thompson on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Thompson On...Being a successful 21st Century Author!

   Successful twenty-first century authors have three lifestyle components: Passion, Organization, and Uniqueness.

     Passion: Successful authors love their craft!

     They delve into the storyline with abandon. They make time to write and know their most creative time of the day. This is different for each author.

     I…

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Added by JE Thompson on February 22, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

Thompson On...Elements of Novel Writing!

Novel writing is demanding!

The novel writing process incorporates elements that must be blended and mastered to create a successful novel. I’ve developed a series of articles that will help you unit these diverse elements together and craft that prize winning book.

Once…

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Added by JE Thompson on February 21, 2015 at 3:31am — No Comments

J. E. Thompson Honored in National Blog!

Award winning National Blogger Cheryl Holloway named me "One of 10  Interesting Writers Who Think outside the box in 2014 ":…

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Added by JE Thompson on January 1, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

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