Editorial

A FEW LESSONS LEARNED
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Today Randy Overbeck, with five novels, twelve awards, and two bestsellers in his portfolio, reflects on the key lessons learned from his writing journey. read more
NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE!
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Award-winning author Nina Purtee joins us today, taking readers from the high of completing her manuscript to the bold decision of withdrawing her works from a publisher to venture into self-publishing. With candid insight, she lays bare the tough realities of the publishing world, the hurdles she faced, and the deliberate changes she embraced to forge her path to success, showcasing how resilience and self-reliance can lead to unforeseen triumphs. read more
Metadata: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?
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The manuscript’s journey from polished draft to publication hinges on the author’s comprehension and provision of essential metadata, facilitating its navigation through the publishing process and enhancing its discoverability and marketing potential. read more
Intersectionality in Women’s Literature
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Strengthening Diverse Voices through Independent Publishing Independent publishing has long welcomed a spectrum of voices within women’s literature. During Women’s History Month, it’s particularly important to spotlight how this avenue…

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Booming Ahead of Boomers
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson offers the poem Booming Ahead of Boomers from her chapbook “Deeper Into the Pond: A Celebration of Femininity” coauthored across continents with Magdalena ball because she hopes it helps put an end to the idea that women only have a few good years. You know, that old wives’ tale that has percolated among women since time began. She says, “Trust me! The last ones are among the best!”  read more
Announcing the Results of the 2023 Literary Awards Program!
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Announcing the winners of our 2023-2024 awards program! read more
Cultivating Inclusive Narratives: Enhancing Indie Publishing with Sensitivity Readers
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Sensitivity readers have emerged as vital allies for indie authors over the past decade, playing a crucial role in shaping inclusive and authentic narratives that resonate deeply with diverse audiences. read more
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World
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As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s consider how we, as writers, can contribute to his enduring vision of equality and justice. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
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JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned
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J.L. Askew recounts transitioning from historical writing to penning the novel “Alaska Deadly,” drawing inspiration from a wolf photo and personal experiences. The author underscores their creative journey, the hurdles encountered, and the significance of critical feedback for enhancing their craft. read more