Researching locations – by Author Jen Black

Author Jen Black is here to talk about accuracy in her story’s locations. Researching Locations by Author Jen Black I like researching locations for my stories. Contemporary stories in a foreign location are easily researched with tour guides, travel books and...

Writing a relatable memoir – by Linda Strader

Author Linda Strader is here to talk with us about writing memoirs and Summers of Fire. Check out her bio below. Oh the stories Linda must have in her notebooks. WRITING A RELATABLE MEMOIR When I initially wrote my memoir, it never occurred to me to publish. After...

Your story’s pacing – by author Rae Franklin James

Is your middle feeling sluggish? The middle of your manuscript, I mean. It could be your pacing. Read on to learn how author Rae James fixes her story’s pacing. She welcomes comments, so feel free to drop her a response at the bottom of the page. PACING – YOU...

A Big “What If” with Gerry Schmitt

Do you look around during the day and wonder what if? What if that happened, what if people really had to choose this or that? Don’t you love those stories that go deeper into a “what if” question?  Today’s guest blogger is Gerry...

Gilian Baker shows us how the magic is in the process

Do you have a set routine to get you going on that first draft? How do you handle a twist in the road? What’s your process? Read on to learn how Gilian Baker, author of A Time to Kiln, creates a process for her writing. Who Knew? The Magic is in the Process by...

Diana Paul is Loving the Dark Side

How flawed is your character? We want our characters to be real, flawed, and complex. So where do you draw the line between realistically human and just plain too disturbed to be likable? Author Diana Paul talks about her very real characters in Things Unsaid, a story...

Julie’s Coffee Cup with a Dollop of Granny

Granny, Julie, and Coffee by Julie Seedorf, Author of the Fuschia, Minnesota Mysteries I can’t imagine a life without coffee. I remember my first introduction to coffee. I was nineteen years old and held my first job as a receptionist in an office. Coffee breaks were...

Authors Thorne and Cross – A Gothic Recipe for Horror

Have I got a gothic recipe for you. Who doesn’t love a good dose of goose bumps and a bit of fear crawling up and down your spine. So how does an author create those feelings for a reader? Authors Thorne and  Cross popped over to ePen and dished about the right...
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