HUMOR IN CHALLENGING TIMES

by Karna Small Bodman A fellow member of the Author’s Guild suggested we create a thread of “Author Humor” to break up the monotony of always dealing with serious subjects of late. It is certainly true that authors are serious about doing excellent research, describing accurate locations,...

read more
10 RULES FOR WRITING A BEST-SELLING THRILLER

by Gayle LyndsEver wonder why so many suspense novels and thrillers top the best-seller lists and have millions of readers? When I first started writing, I thought about that a lot. I knew I personally loved characters with whom I wanted to spend a lot of time, and stories that kept getting...

read more
THE VERY BEST COMPANIONS

by Karna Small BodmanAs we have been “hunkered down” for so many months, here’s a question for you: besides families, of course, who has turned out to be a most comforting companion to millions of people, especially those living alone? The answer is dogs! Even before the pandemic, we loved living...

read more
ONE WRITER’S COVID-19 SUMMER

by Gayle LyndsAs a writer, I’ve always looked for underlying themes, for insights and significance.  But I have a concussion, and that means life has been simplified for me several times.  At first I resisted what felt like a retreat from a less fulsome way to live.  Then I got...

read more
SUPPORTING LOCAL BOOKSTORES

by Karna Small BodmanEven before Covid-19 forced many bookstores to close, several faced the challenge of online shopping and the rising popularity of e-books vs. the print variety. Now that we all have been spending more time at home, working virtually, self-quarantining and all the rest, people...

read more
COMING OF AGE IN THE TIME OF COVID

by Chris GoffI celebrated a birthday a few weeks back, one that marks retirement for many people. But not a writer. Right?That's something I am. I have four training books on the shelf and eight books published novels  I've had some success, garnered some critical acclaim, won a few...

read more
THE APPEAL OF AUDIO BOOKS

by Karna Small BodmanMany of us are still hunkered down working from home, while others are slowly getting back to their jobs. For those returning, instead of using crowded public transportation, some are driving to work when they can. It turns out that for both the at-home crowd, along with the...

read more
FANTASY HOUSES

by Lisa Black          Admit it. We all have them.Houses that exist only in our wildest dreams. Exotic mansions in Barbados. Cozy bungalows in Bar Harbor. Renovated lofts in Manhattan. The place we’ll live once we retire or win the lottery or dump the spouse or have an...

read more
Sign up for all of the latest news:

Archives