Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You've been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you've wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter's heavy gloom, now's the time to take a chance and go for…
The last time I’d cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and Me. Crazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both remind us how short and precious life is.
The story begins when our protagonist, Flora Adams, decides to visit…
The Long Road Home: The Death and Birth of America is Nick West’s second novel and the sequel to his first book, The Great Southern Circus.
In this story, we follow the lives of the same characters from book 1 as they traverse the difficult and painful years of the American Civil War. Four people, four lives: two men–one white, one black–join the…
A native of Gainesville, Florida, author Nick West attended the University of Florida where he became interested in writing. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and together with his family, have owned and operated a landscape business in the area for over twenty years. He and his wife Kay and their children, Tammy, John and Christy, along with their families all live on the farm where…
When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State…
Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative…
For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.
After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through all the steps necessary to become a great storyteller, from vital preparation, to…
Live on CreateChatter™ TV, we will be discussing our first young adult novel, Enchantment. Written by Charlotte Abel, Enchantment is the romantic struggle of a teen wanting her first love and her parents protecting her virtue.
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
This Wicked Wednesday I'm offering up an excerpt from STRONGER THAN SIN that I've titled "Awakenings" because as Jesse and Liliana are thrust together, understanding awakens desire, especially in Jesse. He's been alone for so long that Liliana's caring and compassion are almost overwhelming.
Besides being a vital part of a male wardrobe, bottoms/pants are the
fundamental and indispensable component of masculinity and symbol of
power and control. Since our little men don’t have as many options to
adorn themselves as their female peers, we, stylish parents have to
make sure their pants carry as much of a style weight as possible! Boys
Added by Julia Angel on October 20, 2010 at 10:00pm —
When Olivia Garson moves into an old abandoned house, her life takes a terrifying turn. While renovating her kitchen, she finds a heart shaped locket. Ghosts start to appear; one ghost demanding her departure, while another ghost begs for her help.
We had a delicious dinner of steak with onions, mashed potatoes, and corn, but I was preoccupied. I was worried that Emma would…
I have just posted the next installment of my novel writing series on my blog. It is on "Characters in the Novel - Making them Real". Come visit me at Write Moms if you are writing a novel, or considering writing a novel. Be sure to read my other installments too.
Added by Deanna S. on June 26, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I just added the second installment to my series on novel writing which emphasizes on the plot. Is your story character driven or plot driven? Find out the difference at my blog, Write Moms, http://writemoms.blogspot.com
Thanks to all of you who have been following my blog. I have also been very busy working on my novel, doing writing assignments for Design Studios, Suite101 and am now placing articles on E-How. Seems that you can get some really good… Continue
Added by Deanna S. on June 12, 2009 at 5:02pm —
Just wanted to tell you all that I have begun my series on Novel Writing at my blog Write Moms. This post is on "The Idea" and gives information on how to form your idea into a novel. Come by and visit, I will be adding new posts to this series at least once a week. Let's all work hard and finish our novels!
I just posted an article on my blog Write Moms about the writing site Suite101.com. Come visit to learn more about it. If you are a writer for Suite101, please come and leave a comment about anything I did not mention or did not know!
I also posted that I would be starting a blog series on Novel Writing. As I work on my own novel, I will write about the different aspects of novel writing. My hope is to inspire all of you… Continue
Added by Deanna S. on May 17, 2009 at 1:11am —