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Dr. Diane Keller

4 Ways to Improve Your Blog Content

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2017 | Columnist: Dr. Diane Keller

4 Ways to Improve Your Blog Content By Diane Keller, Guest Columnist September 2017 Today the majority of businesses have a blog. An effective tool to help boost marketing efforts, as well as increase search engine traffic, keeping a blog is now one of the most credible content resources for businesses of all shapes and Read more »

Warren Adler

Keep Writing, Stay Curious and Write On!

Pub Date: Sep 1, 2017 | Columnist: Warren Adler, Bestselling author

  Watch the Inspiring New Video Below CLICK TO PLAY “I’ve been everywhere and lived a million lives. I’ve been a Russian spy, a female detective, an assassin, a terrorist, the President of the United States. In the end, I’m just Warren Adler, a novelist. I’ve written over 50 novels, hundreds of short stories, plays and essays.  Read more »

Warren Adler

The Lasting Power of The War of the Roses

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2017 | Columnist: Warren Adler, Bestselling Novelist

THE ENDURANCE OF THE WAR OF THE ROSES: A CAUTIONARY TALE OF DIVORCE AND ITS AFTERMATH By Warren Adler, Bestselling Novelist The North American premiere of my play The War of the Roses, based solely on the original novel, has opened at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington to spectacular reviews. It avoids using any Read more »

Penny Fletcher

Yes Virginia, There are Publishers Who Don’t Require Agent

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2017 | Columnist: Penny Fletcher

Yes Virginia, There are Publishers Who Don’t Require Agents By Columnist Penny Fletcher August 2017 In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanion asked her father if there really was a Santa Claus. Not quite knowing how to answer, her dad suggested she write a letter and ask The New York Sun. This prompted the most reprinted editorial Read more »

Warren Adler

Test of a True Novelist By Warren Adler, Bestselling Novelist

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2017 | Columnist: Warren Adler Bestselling Novelist

  Dear Readers, There’s been a recent wave of letters from fans on my forum sharing their struggles in getting their work published. My first novel was published when I was 46, so I know a thing or two about being a late bloomer. The first thing to remember is that it is never too Read more »

Penny Fletcher

Maximize Your Income by Recycling Your Work

Pub Date: Jul 1, 2017 | Columnist: Penny Fletcher

  Maximize Your Income by Recycling Your Work By Columnist Penny Fletcher July 2017 Having worked for newspapers for almost 40 years while moonlighting for national magazines as varied as True Story, Today’s Christian Woman, and Gulf Coast Fisherman, I amassed a stack of clips even though I only saved award-winners or those on subjects Read more »

Warren Adler

Audiobooks for Those With Little Time to Read

Pub Date: Jun 3, 2017 | Columnist: Warren Adler

Audiobooks for Those With Little Time to Read For those who lead busy, active, frenetic lives and who have little leisure time to read and immerse themselves deeply in an audiobook offers an opportunity to fill any “down” moments without missing out on an art form that offers so much to those who know the Read more »

Penny Fletcher

What’s the Difference Between Writing a Sex Scene and Porn?

Pub Date: Jun 1, 2017 | Columnist: Penny Fletcher

  What’s the Difference Between Writing a Sex Scene and Porn? By Columnist Penny Fletcher June 2017   Back in the day, the movie Pillow Talk created quite a stir because Doris Day and Rock Hudson were seen getting into the same bed and turning out the light. Until that movie, which I saw in the 1960s, Read more »

Penny Fletcher

Plot is a Verb

Pub Date: May 1, 2017 | Columnist: Penny Fletcher

  Plot is a Verb An exclusive Authorlink interview By Columnist Penny Fletcher May 2017 “When I think of plot, I first ask myself what’s the concept of, or “idea behind” my story. “ —FLETCHER Both authors and readers tend to talk about “plot” as if it were an object, like an item in a Read more »

When Should You Show Your Memoir to Family or Friends?

Pub Date: May 1, 2017 | Columnist: Lisa Dale Norton, Book Editor, Speaker, Author

Reprinted May 1, 2017, from Lisa Dale Norton’s blog   Never. At least not while you are working on it. That is what my gut tells me to say to you, but then I know better. I know you seek approval. I know you want your loved ones to see your hard work. You want Read more »