Category Archives: fiction

Q&A (& Giveaway) with Michael Shou-Yung Shum,
author of Queen of Spades

“‘Strange,’ muttered Mannheim behind him. ‘You think you’ve seen it all, and then something comes along and shatters all your pre-established notions.’” ~ from Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum The gamble. In one way or another, you are … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal & Excerpts: Broad Knowledge,
a new anthology from Upper Rubber Boot Books

Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you know the power of a good book cover. Authors will spend hours agonizing over the slant of the title’s font or two images almost exactly the same, all in an effort to … Continue reading

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Your Next Book Study:
The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass

“Emotional craft isn’t a repackaging of old writing bromides. It’s a way of understanding what causes emotional impact on readers and deliberately using those methods. It’s a way to energize your writing with tools that are always available: your own … Continue reading

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