Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Green Monster

This story won third place in the Aspiring Writers March flash fiction contest. The challenge was genre: mystery, theme: buying an old house in the country, focus: a worn hand-written letter found in a safe hidden behind a picture. The … Continue reading

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Tips for Newbies: Anatomy of a Book 2–Title/Copyright

In the previous entry, we described Front Matter. The mandatory parts of the Front Matter are the Title/Copyright pages. This can be the first page in your book.  The title page should be on the right side when you view … Continue reading

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Tips for Newbies: Anatomy of a Book

So, you’ve decided to self publish a paperback using POD (Print on Demand) technology. Here are some basics you need to know in order to fill out the forms properly. [My comments are based on using CreateSpace as a POD … Continue reading

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X-File #227: Last Words

This is the first place entry from the February Aspiring Writers Flash Fiction contest on LinkedIn. The challenge was genre: fantasy, theme: paranormal encounter at a ski resort, highlight: a cell phone. Length: 600-715 words. X-file #227: Last Words “Mulder, … Continue reading

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