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Another favorite of mine from Stephen King.


Act fast! Are you in for a swim?

Josh's Pool Party

Happy Father's Day


Love This Article

Great Read Consistent Voice

My Birthday and Rick Yancey

This year for my birthday I decided I truly wanted to see a man that I have immense respect for. There were many places I could have gone to see him and I decided Nashville was the place. We drove from Wright City, Mo. I know most people have no idea where that is so to give you some idea it is approximately 60 miles west of St. Louis, a mere 358 miles from Nashville AKA 5 hours and 12 minutes. We drove and my experience with Illinois is this:  it is never ending. Beautiful but exits are far and few, not good when you are drinking lots of coffee. It is a divided highway with beautiful trees on the sides of it and in the median which many times were tempting.( It's okay I controlled myself! ) As a writer that’s book is not published yet ( can’t call myself an author just yet ), I love to go to listen to Authors even if they are not in the same genre that I write in. You learn so much. Usually I don’t ask questions I listen. ( Signing stalker ) But, this man is in the genre

Internal Editor by - Natasa & the team at NY Book Editors

I know they wrote this article about me! I highly recommend you sign up for there "Writers Bootcamp Lessons" New York Book Editors Hi Friend,   Do you have a little voice in your head that says: Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right. Is that a run-on sentence? There has to be a better way of saying that. Your fifth grade grammar teacher would be so proud of you. Not! Are you seriously going to ignore the squiggly line under the misspelled word?! No one will understand this sentence. Reword it. NOW! That little voice is called your internal editor, and it’s not just a terrible nag -- it’s also a destructive force that can throttle your creativity. What’s worse: giving in to your internal editor and correcting a sentence or conflict here or there only emboldens that internal editor. The soft nag becomes a forceful command that will not be ignored. You’ve heard “don’t feed the animals.” Now, I’m telling you “don’t feed the inte