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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity”

It’s Ronovan again. Yep, my week to host the challenge. First of all make sure to visit last weeks comments for all those who participated in the Autumn theme. This week I chose ‘UNITY’ as the theme. Make sure to put a link to your entry this week in the comments section. You can also do a ping back in your post so people that read your blog can find us and join in the fun. Remember you can do Flash Fiction, []

» The Slag Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Slag Review is a new print and online journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and art, bravely exploring the perils and triumphs of the creative process. This sounds like another great publisher to work with. ❤ Source: » The Slag Review: Now Accepting Submissions

» Lakewater Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submission

Lakewater Press is a newer eBook and print on demand (POD) publisher. They were founded in early 2015. They publish a wide variety of fiction. They appear to be open to all genres of fiction including young adult, new adult (18-30), and romance. Source: » Lakewater Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submission

#WQWWC Theme for the week is “Beauty”.

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth! Okay, so it’s the greatest Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge challenge on Earth. Some people can be so literal. Oh yeah, this is a literary type challenge. Go figure. If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Faith, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants. It’s easy to join in: Find a quote you []

Busted – A Short Story

By now, Colleen has hopefully shaken off the long road trip, had time to stretch her legs, and started to put things in order. It’s an exciting time, starting a new adventure. It’s safe to say we’re all eager to learn about this new chapter and hear all the stories when she returns to the helm. In the meantime, I thought I would pop in to share a short story with you. It’s a piece of flash fiction which includes two of my favourite []

Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex personalities, and emotional depth. For readers, if we’re lucky, this equates to a character springing to life on the page. Regardless of the process or how much []

Consumed: A Short Story

Happy Halloween, everyone. I convinced Colleen to let me post a spooky story today, and hope you all enjoy it. Whatever you’re doing; spending time with friends, attending a party, travelling across the country (we’re thinking of you, Colleen), working, relaxing – have a great day and stay safe. Matthew I pressed my hand over Cindy’s mouth and shook my head. Her big, tortured blue eyes were bright with tears. I didn’t need to read the fear; I could feel it. It pressed all []

NEW RELEASE: “Jaded Tides,” by P. S. Bartlett

Arrrgh, Me Matey’s! Hop ABOARD the Pirate Blog Silver Threading to hear about P. S. Bartlett’s new book – IF you DARE! Title: JADED TIDES Author: P.S. Bartlett Release Day: October 1, 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure/Romance After finding love in the most unlikely of places, Ivory’s life appears to at last be falling into place. Having proven herself a force to be reckoned with, she has at last set sail for the first time as a pirate. The only problem is she’s []