Category Archives: Fiction

Dystopian Fiction: A View On This Popular Genre

It is written that utopia is boring to readers, that we are not wired to read about no conflict (how about goals?), and that a perfect world is so unachievable there is no point in writing about it. True, but … Continue reading

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Meet Patty Wiseman, Award-Winning Author

I am happy to have as my guest today Patty Wiseman, author, whose books have won several awards. Thank you, Patty, for joining me on my website. Patty, can you tell us what books you have written? An Unlikely Arrangement … Continue reading

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Featured Excerpt in Angie’s DIARY – Beyond the Precipice Chapter 1

An excerpt from BEYOND THE PRECIPICE, Chapter 1: The ‘Cello Girl is now featured in Angie’s DIARY Online Writing Magazine. Read the rest of the chapter and experience how Bret Killeen, gifted musician, writes music (Chapter 21 – short excerpt, … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: When to Adhere to the Rules and When to Break Them, and Why Should You Care, Anyway?

Surprise: there is a place for bad grammar in good writing. But when and where? And, really, why should you care? Tips about grammar for creative writers, bloggers, professionals, employees, business owners, and just about anyone: 1. There is a … Continue reading

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Interview With Eva Blaskovic!

“Interview With Eva Blaskovic!” with Patty Wiseman, author of An Unlikely Arrangement and An Unlikely Beginning, was published on February 16, 2012 and is posted in Patty’s Inspirations blog.   “The story draws attention to the complex world of family … Continue reading

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For All Time

Klara has ten minutes to decide… For All Time Read the short story here.   This stunning piece of art was custom drawn for my short story by Allison Paige. Visit I Draw Things for more samples of her work … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room

Short story publication. Read it here: “The Waiting Room.” “Well,” Joe drawled around the cigarette he lit as he spoke, “you’ll be waitin’ some time yet.” “What do you mean?” Jonah said. “Waitin’. Like the rest of us.” “No, I … Continue reading

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Unconfusing the Confusion About Writing: Is There Room For Imperfection?

When writing, one has to consider the form, the purpose, and the audience. Is it your own diary? A poem? A first person fiction piece? Or is it a formal essay, non-fiction book, or a business proposal? Your tone, voice, … Continue reading

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The Author Advantage

I’ve never liked controversy, so as a young writer, it took some doing to come up with enough conflict to create a story other people would find worth reading. I tended to focus on themes that dealt with man battling … Continue reading

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Words By Angela (by Angela Moore)

I have as my guest today Angela Moore, who lives in the United Kingdom. Angela’s life has taken some interesting turns that have led her to the activities she is involved with today. This is her story. As some of … Continue reading

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