Emerging Writers Guest Post #53 – About Debbie Martin – writing about challenging subjects

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Guest Posts

About the Author, Debbie Martin: I live in the UK, on the south coast in an idyllic thatch cottage. I’m widowed and have two teenage daughters, but don’t let the ‘roses round the door’ image fool you. Since being widowed I’ve done many things, including paragliding off a mountain and internet dating – not that dissimilar actually! Internet dating encouraged me to write my first book and that gave me the writing bug big-time. I’ve since written two more books, including my...

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Emerging Writers Guest Post #46 – A Must Read – Hilary Retig & The 7 Secrets of the Prolific

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Guest Posts

I help people increase their productivity in writing and other areas, and have taught productivity and time-management classes at top writing, business, educational, arts, and community organizations.   My articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Future Buzz, Time Management Ninja, Tomorrow’s Professor, Authors Helping Authors, and numerous other publications.     From 2001 – 2012 I worked as a business coach and microlender at two nonprofit...

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Emerging Writers: Guest Post #19 – Why poetry, if you can’t stand reading it?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Guest Posts

Adam Moursy was born in New York City in 1986. He’s lived in and around the city ever since, with much of his adult life influenced by street culture, heavy drinking, and overall debauchery. To no surprise, he writes what he knows — hard-hitting anecdotes from both the past and present, without many frills. He was first published at the age of twenty-four, and has appeared in several lit mags and poetry journals in the US and UK. A witty and insightful look at...

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Movie news & a new month long chance to win signed copies of The Jerusalem Puzzle & The Istanbul Puzzle

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Competitions

Last month’s winner of a paperback copy of The Jerusalem Puzzle was Jamison Duncan. Please email me Jamison (lob@yourasms.com) with your address! This month I am offering a free copy of The Jerusalem Puzzle & a unique advance reader copy of The Istanbul Puzzle, both signed, posted anywhere in the world. An exciting offer has come in from a Hollywood producer to make a movie of The Istanbul Puzzle, shooting to start within eighteen months, so I expect these signed...

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Emerging Writers: Guest Post #1 On Finding the Right Voice

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Guest Posts

Sliding on the Snow Stone author, Andy Szpuk, tells us about finding the right voice: It was back in 2007 when I conceived the idea of writing Sliding on the Snow Stone. I’d already written a box full of short stories and was developing my writing craft, taking small steps daily, and occasionally, bigger leaps. However, when my father recounted the experiences of his childhood in Ukraine and subsequent journey through the horrors of famine, Soviet Terrors and Nazi brutality...

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