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May'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of middle-grade and YA fantasy author Daniel Parsons

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Daniel Parsons, middle-grade and young adult fantasy …

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Feb'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of southern prepper author Ron Foster

A certified expert on self-sufficiency and disaster preparedness, Ron is a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction works about how to survive, even thrive, in a post-apocalyptic world. His books will open your eyes to survival techniques and scenarios ranging from sharecropping to what to do after a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse event.

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Feb'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of reclusive writer C.G. Ayling

"With children African, English and American, myself born and raised in a country of five names, living in another for ten, before finally moving to the USA," Ayling considers himself "a citizen of the world."

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Feb'15

Why More Authors Should Use Micro Chapters

Micro chapters gave me the ability to pick up that book and read at almost any given moment during the day. If I had a few minutes on the toilet, time to read. If I had a couple stops on the bus, time to read. If I was waiting for the rice to boil, time to read. Structuring a book with micro chapters offers functionality that I hadn’t yet seen and have since adapted into some of my short stories, quick fiction and some of the longer endeavors.

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Feb'15

Examining Description

Beginning writers often write description without stopping to think, when they should take their time and let the exposition flow. Instead of simply writing, “Tim walked toward the door, then stopped. He freaked out at what he saw. He trembled. Then he ran.” One could write ...

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Jan'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of Garry Rodgers, crime fiction author, policeman and sniper

Garry is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police homicide detective and forensic coroner. Garry is also a trained sniper. We would say "ex-sniper," but, hey, who wants to risk offending a sniper? While a pen may be mightier than a sword, the smart money is on a sniper rifle blowing a pen to smithereens.

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