New Years’ Eve 24-Hour Flash Fiction Horror Contest

While most of the world raise glasses of champagne, we writers are at home putting words to the page. I.P. hosts a flash fiction contest in honor of Mary Shelley and her classic novel Frankenstein. Her novel, written in 1818 London, was the result of a friendly competition in an old castle during a fierce storm. …

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Something All New Authors Should Read

I'm not the type of person to tell people what to do or what they should read. Two weeks ago, I had come across a blog post by an author I follow had posted relating to new authors.  I thought there were plenty of valid points all new authors should know when they are starting …

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To ISBN or Not ISBN.

Self publishing? Need an ISBN? CreateSpace will give you an ISBN for FREE! Woo hoo! But wait, if CreateSpace or other POD's give me an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) - what's the drawback? ISBN's assigned to you by CreateSpace are "CreateSpace Assigned ISBN's". In other words it's a place holder used only within Amazon marketing matrix. …

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