Valentines meditation 2019 by Leenna

Re: Valentine Letter from Vesta

It grieves me to see you waiting and waiting…I know you are wishing for answers…. Continue reading Re: Valentine Letter from Vesta

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Through The Slush-Pile With The CRES TEAM

Fran’s advice is golden for any format or prose. “Edit it down. One of the biggest problems I see with otherwise good stories is that they are bogged down in their own words. In many cases a story can be cut by 20%, sometimes as much as 50%. Please care about your story more than your words. Continue reading Through The Slush-Pile With The CRES TEAM

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On Writing Episodic Fiction With The Fiction Vortex Team

I’m still quite new to episodic fiction, only really getting into it about a year ago when I began writing Quest For The Wholly Pale for Fiction Vortex. Even with my studies in Screenwriting, and some experience writing a series … Continue reading On Writing Episodic Fiction With The Fiction Vortex Team

Listening and Learning: The Smart Author Podcast

When first researching how to self-publish, and the myriads of issues I had to address five years ago, I found Mark Coker’s advice, research and predictions very useful and thought-provoking. So, naturally, I was excited to hear about his new … Continue reading Listening and Learning: The Smart Author Podcast

Inge Saunders: Choices To Collaborations

It’s great to chat to Inge Saunders once more. She’s been very busy exploring different writing universes within romance writing. In fact, she’s gone back to her first love, much like myself – the paranormal. But unlike me, she’s been … Continue reading Inge Saunders: Choices To Collaborations

5 Revision Vexations and Their Silver Linings

Revising a short story or article can be stressful, while revising your novel can quickly turn into a horror story, complete with acute mental torture, and shrill screams of heartfelt pain. Fortunately, most of the awful vexations you encounter during … Continue reading 5 Revision Vexations and Their Silver Linings

My Secret Nemesis? Underwear Model!

So it was that in fits of boredom many months apart, I played the same love/dating quizzes in a row, certain in the knowledge that I would get the more…normal (shall we say) responses the second time around. Imagine my utter shock when both times (both!) returned the very same answer!
And now you’re wondering what those were and why they are so shocking. Continue reading My Secret Nemesis? Underwear Model!