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Phoenix Publishing and Book · 23h ago

Frogs and Ponds

Frogs and Ponds by Mary Ellen Stepanich My growing-up years were spent in a sleepy little town in southern Indiana. My entire world was contained in just a few square miles. I was surrounded...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3d ago

Writing, Alone, Does Not “Cut It”

Writing, Alone, Does Not “Cut It” by Jack Dermody Writing, for me, is almost a desperate need. I have always assumed there were people out there who cared about what I wrote. In my youth, pa...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1W ago

Motivation of an Alcoholic

Motivation of an Alcoholic by Lara Garcia Day 1: I hope you slept well, baby boy. Day 2: Make it your day! Day 3: It might be hard, but you can do it! Be positive; be thankful. Day 4: Stay …...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1d ago

A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize

A Sense of Place: Its Role in a Story and What to Capitalize by Kathleen Watson [NOTE: Stop by to greet Kathy at Barnes & Noble, 13719 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Ariz., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple!

Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple! by Matthew Howard A well-prepared manuscript will improve the feedback and editing stages that come next. A clean, simple fo...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

The Joy of Flash

The Joy of Flash by Vaughn Treude Flash has nothing to do with exhibitionism, the Adobe browser plugin, or the superhero who runs really fast; it’s the niche category of very short fiction. ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

How Acting Improved My Writing

How Acting Improved My Writing by Cody Wagner So I’ve been jumping back into theater lately. I’m not bragging or anything. I mean, I’m a really awful actor. Just awful. I actually wrote a ch...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

My Passion for Adoption

My Passion for Adoption by Beth Kozan After a 30-year career in adoptions, I was interviewed for a job to become the director of adoptions where I worked. I was asked if I wanted to go furth...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

The Effective Author: Is the Right Answer Crippling You?

The Effective Author: Is the Right Answer Crippling You? © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Many of us learned all about The Right Answer in school; but is the quest...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

Walls

Walls by Rita Goldner Our news sources lately have been jam-packed with stories about a border wall. Since all the authors contributing to this blog agreed at the outset not to discuss relig...