Monthly Archives: January 2014

Crossed (Part One)

by Denise Winters Hannah skidded to a halt. Her bike stopped, but her heart beat a thousand miles an hour. She tried to calm her breathing. She was getting too old to be scared of haints and demons, of monsters

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fantasy, Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

First novel – top ten tips

John Mountford has been a keen commentator on this blog for many months. Has has just published his first novel, and I asked him to share some tips about his experience with us all.  I have just Amazon-published my first…

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The Pet Salesman (Part Two)

by Cory Martinson Continued from Part One “He’s responsive to your touch and requires an amount of attention that you can vary by command,” Simon went on. “This includes daily walks which can range in length and speed as you

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Have you written a novel? Do you like money? This may be for you. From Amazon’s website: The Seventh Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest is right around the corner. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to win a publishing

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Regarding Divide and Conquer Ebook on Amazon

Because of the nature of Amazon’s business model, it is difficult to publish free books and Creative Commons licensed material directly for the Kindle market. This is one of those unfortunate instances where the business and creative communities are in

Posted in Announcements, Publishing

The Pet Salesman (Part One)

by Cory Martinson “This is pretty good,” Ted announced around a mouthful of casserole. “What is it again?” “It’s called Tater Tot Hot Dish. I got the recipe from the Historical Cooking Society cookbook,” beamed Ann. She clapped her oven

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New Workshop for February

Writers Workshop #2 Foil & Phaser will be doing a new critique workshop for February. The submissions will not be published, so this is the perfect opportunity to get feedback on a piece that has been giving you trouble, to tame

Posted in Announcements, Workshops

The Survivor (Part Three)

by Jacob Lawrence (Writing as Henry Jakubs) Part One   Part Two They fell in droves, joining the rain that was now eating away at the stone forest that they had been reigning over. Hundreds fell, and even as the last

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Get Your Free Ebook

The collection of short stories that we did for our NaNoWriMo workshop is live for download. Divide and Conquer Volume One is available now for FREE at Smashwords and is coming soon to other retailers. If you can’t wait or

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The Survivor (Part Two)

by Jacob Lawrence (Writing as Henry Jakubs) Continued from Part One That mere sound, the voice of another, burned away his need for secrecy and caution. Barreling out of safety, he found himself running down the debris laden streets, drifting

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)
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