Follow Your Hero

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A writing tip from Mr. Ray Bradbury: First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!

This statement seems so obvious, yet many of us fail to do it. We opt to tell the story (yawn) instead of letting our hero show us how it’s done.

You’ve heard of the writing mantra “show don’t tell,” yes? If you have a hard time understanding exactly how to achieve that goal, imagine yourself holding a video camera and recording a scene in front of you. Reiterate the action and dialogue as it is taking place, as you see and hear it. This will get you on the road to a more inviting story that will keep your reader invested–and hopefully coming back for more!

Put a Twinkle in Your New Year

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Start 2015 in comforting hands.  Final Jpg for Once Upon a Twinkle

Educator Maria Angeliadis, first-time published author from Tarpon Springs, FL, delivers the perfect setting for a fresh start. In Once Upon a Twinkle, young and old can learn a thing or two about the power of prayer.

This book is as beautifully illustrated as it is written. Rick Sanders of Riverview, FL, does the interior artwork, a soft watercolor rendition of the words on the pages.

Learn more about this book and Maria at

It’s a Bloody Buck!

Code Blood Red by Jeffrey Belanger is now available on eBook for ONE DOLLAH! Yup, just a buck.  So up your creep factor and read the first book in the “Ali the Cat” series. He’s a bad dude in a bad mood. And he’s terrorizing Middlesex High School.

This Halloween special ends November 1. Follow the Coach Belanger on his website, He always has great gigs going on, like this one, and his #XmasBracketMadness game.