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by Lars Walker My novels, I think, are essentially about heroism. I write of heroism with a spectator’s fascination—like a football fan watching Brett Favre play, analyzing what he’s doing, knowing all the time he’s criticizing a level of play … Continue reading

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The Tapestry Shop

by Joyce Elson Moore I’m frequently asked where I get ideas for my story plots.  truth to tell, they can come from the most unexpected sources—a snippet of conversation, a tour guide’s mention of an historical personage, a painting, or … Continue reading

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They Told Me to Write A Book about It, So I Did

by Cheryl C. Malandrinos My first children’s book, Little Shepherd, came out in August. While this story didn’t come from personal experience, it is based on something I know about—the Christmas story. We are told to write what we know, … Continue reading

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A Salute to New Hampshire 9-1-1

By Nancy Lennea First of all, I want to thank Lisa for hosting me today. Second of all, I want to discuss a topic that many readers ask and authors answer in several ways. One of the questions I get … Continue reading

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Crash, Bam, Betrayal

by Sally Koslow, author of With Friends like These For marriage, brides and grooms start with nothing less than the Ten Commandments to find practical suggestions for keeping things afloat. (“Thou Shalt not Commit Adultery.”  Just saying.) When we become … Continue reading

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Running on Empty

by Sam Hilliard Years of cross-country running greatly influenced the character of Sean, the young missing murder witness that Mike Brody searches for in the The Last Track. Fearful of capture, Sean runs ever deeper into the Montana wilderness. Like … Continue reading

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Real Life Seeps In

by Steven Verrier Very interesting. You come up with a few themes to be addressed, a few conflicts (possibly) to be resolved, and an alternate world in which your story is to take place. And then, months or years later … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Green House

By Kelly L. Stone I’m not one of those writers who typically gets ideas for stories from reading the news or hearing about an unsolved murder case. Usually my ideas come to me via dreams.  But once I had an … Continue reading

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by Garasamo Maccagnone The easiest story ever to purge its way out of me was my latest release entitled, The Note Giver. After a long sabbatical away from daily Mass, I began attending a local rural parish four or five … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Henry!

By Kenny Luck On July 4, 1845, when Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on the shores of Walden Pond, he was probably unaware that his abode in the woods, and the impact and influence of that endeavor, would … Continue reading

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