Category Archives: Writing Process

Repost: #ChillWithABookAward Winning author, Charlene Newcomb talks all things bookish with #ETLBW @charnewcomb @ChillWithABook

Congratulations, Char!  Here is a lovely interview with our Pen in Hand writer, Charlene Newcomb.   …I am delighted to welcome author Charlene Newcomb to the blog this afternoon … Huge congratulations on winning your Chill Award! You must be … Continue reading

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Slight Obsession with Knights? A Fun Interview at Maria Grace’s Random Bits of Fascination

Originally posted on Charlene Newcomb:
Novelist Maria Grace invited me by her blog today. “Obsessed with Star Wars, her costume is a Jedi Knight. Read on and find out more…” my home office ?

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A Writer’s Life with B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Charlene Newcomb

Originally posted on Layered Pages:
I’d like to welcome back B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Charlene Newcomb to talk with me about her writing. Charlene is the author of Men of the Cross, Book I of Battle Scars. A tale of war’s…

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Sea-side

By Catherine Hedge One of the best aspects of teaching writing is that inspiration flows as much from the students to the teacher as the other way around.  If I challenge the students to do a bit of quick writing … Continue reading

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers:  Sharon M. Draper, Jennifer Mattson, Karen … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Helena P. Schrader

Our colleague, Charlene Newcomb , author of Men of the Cross has an insightful writer’s flair for interviewing.   What a great piece! I’ll have to read Ms. Schrader’s work, The Knight of Jerusalem. See Char’s interview at : Interview with Author … Continue reading

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Here’s to Modern Times, When Publishing is (Relatively) Easy…

By Donna Gillespie Recently I decided it was time to try out Amazon’s print-on-demand service, Create Space. It’s an appealing concept: One reader, one book. No inventory, no waste. I’d put it off too long: Only used copies of book … Continue reading

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HOW A TALE IS BORN

by Raji Singh The telling of tales has been a grand part of human history.  We escape to other worlds with Carpier and Hans Christian Anderson.  We adventure ourselves away in 1,001 Arabian nights, and travel the Canterbury trails seeking … Continue reading

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WAR’S TENDER MERCIES

Originally posted on Tales of the Fiction House:
by Mark Rogers, Editor Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction ‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we never lived.’ These whispering cries of joy and sorrow…

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The 5 W’s, the H, and the 5 Senses in Novel Writing

by Raji Singh      High school and college journalism teaches,”Get those who, what, where, when, why, and hows in pretty near the beginning of your story.” It is sound, basic crafting. A big mistake beginning novel writers make is not … Continue reading

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