WHEN FICTION CROSSES THE LINE

by Chris Goff Recently I read a Soapbox article in Publisher’s Weekly that gave me pause. Entitled Let Fiction Be Fiction, in it the author tackles the question of who gets to tell which stories.  The author’s debut novel, Other People’s Children, tells the story of a couple who, after...

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THE QUICKSAND EPISODE

by Lisa Black Young people today must have no idea why children of the 1970s had an irrational fear of quicksand—the colloidal of saturated loose sand by which one would die slowly and inexorably without hope of rescue. Even though it is impossible for a human to actually drown in quicksand, any...

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SAMANTHA BAILEY GOES ROGUE

K. J. Howe: Canadian superstar Samantha Bailey believes that it takes a village to write a book. In what could be a lonely profession, she instead creates lifelong friendships. Welcome to the Rogues, Samantha! RIDE OR DIE WRITER FRIENDS by Samantha Bailey If you’d told me when I was a teenager,...

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND A WAITRESS NAMED RITA

I’ve always been a fan of classic movies. “Sorry, Wrong Number,” “Gaslight,” “Rear Window.” Talk about building suspense. The classics definitely knew how to do it. I’m a visual writer, so I need a scene to play out in my mind before I can put it into words. But to build suspense, it’s not just...

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THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOUR WRITER

Writing is a perilous business. At its best, the writer journeys through a portal deep into a fictional realm, and lives a multi-verse away from their nearest and dearest, causing all sorts of glitches like burnt dinners, or no dinners at all. At its worst, said fictional world does not appear on the page, causing said writer to turn into a roaring, demonic creature seldom seen outside of a William Peter Blatty novel.

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ASK THE ROGUES: Secrets in a Writer’s Office

by Gayle Lynds A writer's desk reveals secrets about the writer. This is my office, me, GAYLE LYNDS. I’m not a messy person. Really. Our house is darn neat, but when I work, I go into another world that’s informed by past novels and those I hope to write. I let my creative side roam. On...

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