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  • Writing Software

    Posted Jan 10 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Comments 1 Like 57 Views

    What is your preferred writing software? I use Word because I am familiar with the program.  I lucked into a Word template for formatting my novels early in my writing career and I am able to effectively use the t Read More...

  • Why do you write?

    Posted Jan 2 by Lucinda Moebius

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    Why do you write? I write to release the thoughts in my head. Sometimes the stories spring from the darkest part of my soul. sometimes they bubble forth out of joy.. Like a pensive, I drag the thoughts from my head a Read More...

  • Introduction Thread

    Posted December 14, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Comments 2 Likes 54 Views

    Hi everyone: Please use this blog post to tell a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post as much information as you feel is relevant. Talk about: Yourself Your books What you offer authors Your pets Or any o Read More...

  • Crows

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    1 Like 91 Views

      Authors find inspiration everywhere they look. The crow has a deeply rooted history in many cultures. Each of those cultures use the crow to symbolize a unique aspect of their world. Write  story using t Read More...

  • Beta Readers

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Comments 108 Views

    Hey everyone, I need Beta Readers for my current WIP I will send a PDF to interested parties. I would love you to post feedback (Good or Bad) in the comments of this blog post. The book is called Hunter: Book 2 Chron Read More...

  • Story Ideas

    Posted July 7, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    1 Comment 1 Like 279 Views

    Sometimes it's not about if we can. Sometimes it's about should we. Think about it. There are stories all over about cloning, genetic engineering, bringing back extinct species...... The list goes on. Should we do Read More...

  • Tell Your Story!

    Posted May 20, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Likes 221 Views

    Today I would like you to reflect on your journey as a writer. When did you decide you wanted to write? I told stories for as long as I could remember. When I was 11 my family (Mom, Dad, 7 kids.) moved to the mountains Read More...

  • Strange Messages

    Posted May 20, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2,273 Views

    Have you ever received a strange message? Perhaps a note or a garbled voicemail or a voice in your head? Imagine a character who is receiving strange messages from an outside source. Where are the voices coming from? Wha Read More...

  • Take on a Trope!

    Posted May 14, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Likes 126 Views

    A Trope is recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.There is a reason the trope recurs, but we need to not get lost in the common.Take on a Trope and refresh it.Today's Trope: Read More...

  • This Blog

    Posted April 25, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Likes 1,350 Views

    Any Level 3 member can post in the blog. Any member can comment on blogs. Here are the Blog Categories: Writing Prompt Writing Lesson Editing Proofreading Short Story Excerpt from Book About the Author . Publishi Read More...

  • Take on a Trope

    Posted April 18, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    415 Views

    A Trope is recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.There is a reason the trope recurs, but we need to not get lost in the common.Take on a Trope and refresh it.Today's Trope: Read More...

  • Old Trunk

    Posted April 18, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    158 Views

    These prompts are designed to show off your writing chops.The prompts may fit with your current WIP or they may inspire a new piece.Share a sample of your writing in the comments!You find a trunk in the closet. Tell a st Read More...

  • Feeder

    Posted April 15, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    1 Comment 2 Likes 623 Views

    Paranormal NonRomance. Things really do go bump in the night! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IPL67A8 Available as a KU read! There really are things out there going bump in the night. Maria Christine lives life at the Read More...

  • Point of view

    Posted April 15, 2018 by Eric Martell

    641 Views

    Eric Martell   Two philosophers were walking down the street when they passed between two houses. The owners of the two houses were arguing with each other from open 2nd floor windows. One philosopher Read More...

  • FireFighter Jeff

    Posted April 15, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    1 Like 125 Views

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZ41W6N My husband became terminally ill and wanted to leave a legacy to the world. He loved being a firefighter. His favorite part was teaching new recruits. We created this book together Read More...

  • Pockets

    Posted April 15, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    205 Views

    #WritingPrompt   These prompts are designed to show off your writing chops.The prompts may fit with your current WIP or they may inspire a new piece.Share a sample of your writing here!Empty your pockets. Write a Read More...

  • Echoes of Savanna

    Posted April 15, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    1 Like 132 Views

    My debut novel. The first book in the Haven Novel series. Fulfillment of prophecy with a twist. The book is an example of what I call future fiction.   It is available as a KU read! https://read.amazon.com/kp/emb Read More...

  • Write Well Publish Right

    Posted April 14, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    119 Views

            Everybody has a story. It builds up inside us, fighting at the edges of our soul, pushing at us until it forces us to open an outlet and let it escape. So, what do we do? How do we tell Read More...

  • Publish Promote Repeat

    Posted April 14, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    121 Views

    Promotion is a process. There is no magic formula for selling books. Hard work and dedication required to create, publish, and market a masterpiece. This workbook guides you through a three-phased process of bring Read More...

  • Now doing a test of a new cover

    Posted April 13, 2018 by Eric Martell

    1 Comment 1 Like 136 Views

    I was excited when I released my last novel. It hit the Kindle shelves with a total thunk. Almost zero sales. I made the book free for a short time, but no good. Then I posted the cover on my FB cover critique group. Th Read More...

  • Battlefield

    Posted April 9, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    2 Likes 194 Views

    First Line:  We must leave our scars on the battlefield, where they belong. Now, write the story!

  • Spirit Visitor?

    Posted April 4, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    164 Views

    While making dinner, I heard the sound of a door opening and closing, footsteps and then a woman/girl whisper my name. The dog was laying on the section of the floor between the kitchen and the living room. she wa Read More...

  • Current events can lead to story ideas

    Posted March 26, 2018 by Eric Martell

    3 Likes 194 Views

    How Current Events can give rise to Science Fiction: Dangerous Ideas   I write science fiction and spend a lot of time investigating new inventions and trends as part of my research process. My intent in this post Read More...

  • Cover News - Shadows Over Seattle Prequels #1-3

    Posted March 25, 2018 by Timothy Bateson

    144 Views

    I'm proud to announce that my Urban Fantasy short story series, "Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels" is likely to see three releases this year. "Under A Hunter's Moon (Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels #1)" This story will be Read More...

  • Insecure Looking for Success

    Posted March 25, 2018 by Merri Halma

    1 Comment 3 Likes 225 Views

     Hello, all. I'm Merri. I've been a writer since I was 11 or 12. Published since 2007 but that first book is no longer available. Self-published since 2013. I often feel like I'm not as good at writing and promotion Read More...

  • Welcome

    Posted February 20, 2018 by Lucinda Moebius

    181 Views

    As you join this site please introduce yourself. Remember, we are all authors here so even though we will eventually be able to promote our work now we are just getting to know one another.I will work hard to provide opp Read More...