Yearly Archives: 2015


  “A new heart for a New Year, always!” – Charles Dickens

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  “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with […]

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  “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – L.M. Montgomery

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  “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot  

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  Literary Term of the Day: Anecdote

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  Literary Term of the Day: Simile

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  Literary Term of the Day: Flashback: n. A part of a story or movie that describes or shows something that happened in the past    

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  “The secret of it all is to write…without waiting for a fit time or place.” – Walt Whitman

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  Literary Term of the Day: Consonance

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  “The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  Literary Term of the Day: Assonance

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  Literary Term of the Day: Metaphor

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  Writing Tip: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” – Robert Frost

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  Literary Term of the Day: Trope

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  Literary Term of the Day: Paradox

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  Onomatopoeia: n. the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)

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  “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  Literary Term of the Day: Litotes

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  “As a writer you ask yourself to dream while awake.” – Aimee Bender

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  Literary Term of the Day: Exposition  

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  Literary Term of the Day: Motif

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  Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!

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  Literary Term of the Day: Foreshadow

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  One of the best things about fall is enjoying a good book in your favorite reading spot. Share with us what you’re currently reading.  

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  “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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  Literary Term of the Day: Alliteration    

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  “I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.” – E.B. White  

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  Literary Term of the Day: Hyperbole    

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    Writing Tip: “If you are using dialogue – say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.” – John Steinbeck

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  Literary Term of the Day: Denouement  

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  Writing Tip George Orwell stated in “Politics and the English Language”, “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? […]

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  Margaret Atwood said, “A word after a word after a word is power.” This quote is moving to fellow writers. May we remember this sentence as we continue to write our short stories, novels, and poems.

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  Writing Tip: Here’s a great quote from Ray Bradbury to inspire you as you continue  to work on your stories.

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  Right now we’re beginning the developmental editing process. Stay tuned for additional updates regarding our progress.

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  We’re excited to announce the winning book cover design for our anthology of short stories, The Strangers. Thank you to everyone who voted!

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  There is only one more day left to vote! Click this link to view the eight book covers: http://goo.gl/LoN0uG. Stay tuned! We’ll announce the winning design soon.

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  It’s almost time to choose a winner. There are only two more days left to vote! Follow this link and pick your favorite design:  http://goo.gl/LoN0uG

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  We’re in the process of deciding which book cover will be featured for our anthology of short stories called, The Strangers. You can be a part of the decision process by voting from the eight, unique designs. Click on this link to vote now: http://goo.gl/LoN0uG  

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