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Earth Shattering Trey
Earth Shattering

Riley’s star as a baseball player shines bright in college, but he’s lonely & misses his pack until he meets Blakely, a bubbly sprite who demands he experience everything a star baseball player should, including her.
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As if life couldn’t get any worse than being gut shot while interrupting a hit, Trey’s the target of an escaped lunatic he put in prison, which explains the NYPD Detective guarding him in all the right ways.
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Rubbing One Out The Last Big Fake
Rubbing One Out

A zoologist with a penchant for quirky antiques finds an intriguing lamp and learns not only is his dream man real, but he manifested right before Ben's eyes.

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The Last Big Fake

From forgeries to fake fiancée, Darcy's life hasn't been exactly authentic, but her growing feelings for the man she has no intention of marrying might scuttle her plans to play let's pretend one last time.
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs


Diphthong means having two sounds, and deals with vowels.

Every vowel has its own short and long sound. Dipthongs are known as a gliding vowel

since one sound literally glides into another.

Diphthongs occur whenever a vowel makes a new and different sound,

because it’s working in conjunction with another vowel.

One of the best diphthong examples is “oil.”

Two vowels are working side by side and create a sound

different than anything “O” or “I” alone can produce.

Paying attention to the sound of what you write is essential.

Word choice is critical.

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From the Editor's Desk

Editor's Desk - Not Anecdotal

Not Anecdotal

Lament is an author’s stock in trade. Not enough time to write. I have all day to write, and I stare at a blank screen. I can’t sell my book. I sold my book, and I can’t believe how much red is in the edits. I love my editor. I hate my editor. What’s an em dash? I’ll never remember where to put the em dash. How do I build community? If I spend all my time “making friends” on social media, when am I supposed to write? My royalty statement is depressing.

True story, among thousands of true stories much like this one:

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s first published fiction novel, The Sympathizer was released in 2015 and won the Pulitzer Prize and the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best first novel.

The novel started as a collection of stories he’d written over the years. He found an agent who told him a novel would be easier to sell than a story collection. It took him years to write the novel. Thirteen publishers rejected the novel before it sold. He had a solid literary debut, but when he won the Pulitzer, sales skyrocketed to more than a million copies.

In demand as a speaker, a panelist, a late-night TV guest, and op-ed writer, he didn’t write a word of fiction for the next year. He had two decades of unpublished writing to draw on, and got his story collection published, and he wrote a work of nonfiction.

The sequel to The Sympathizer was released on March 2nd.

We’ve all heard about how Harry Potter was rejected a dozen times before it sold. How some authors write 50 or more books before they hit the USA Today or New York Times bestseller list. Some authors never hit bestseller lists, but they make a living being writers. Some who make a living being writers and have had books on bestseller lists have kept their day jobs just in case.

Persist, persist, persist. Never give up. Keep the faith. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Write every day. Even if it’s crap, keep writing. Outline. Create three acts for each book. Write by instinct. Let your characters guide you. Join a critique group. Get beta readers. Write alone. You have to please yourself, nobody else.

All of it is true.