Misstep by Deborah Harper: a book review

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Misstep, by Deborah Dee Harper, is a great winter tale set in a small town with an eclectic group of residents. Hugh is the pastor of the church in Road’s End. He and his wife, Melanie, are newcomers to the town. Throughout the story they face a variety of mishaps that all culminate when a blizzard traps the residents in with the bad guys.

In the Shadow of Denali by Peterson & Woodhouse – A Book Review

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In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse is an historical, inspirational novel set in Alaska during the early 1900s. It follows Allan Brennan on his quest to find the truth about what happened to his father on Denali. Believing the expert guide, John Ivanoff, to be at fault for his father’s death, Allen takes a job in Curry, Alaska where he meets Ivanoff and the man’s beautiful daughter Cassidy.

How to Keep Writing through 5 Common Roadblocks

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Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank page, a deadline screaming in your ear? Or been in the middle of a story, essay, or assignment and wondered how to get out of the dead spot in the middle? Here are a few tips that can help keep you writing.

Story Types: The Novel

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Two weeks ago, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story types are there?

This is a more complex answer than it may appear. On the surface, we have two types of stories: the novel and the short story. We began with short story lengths. Last week, we explored novellas. And today, we will talk about the novel. That will lead into a discussion about National Novel Writing Month.

Book Review: The Count of the Sahara

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History and archaeology – two subjects that fascinate me – blend together in The Count of the Sahara by Wayne Turmel. A novel based on the life of Count Bryon de Prorok, the tale follows his journey into the Sahara and the aftermath of his team’s discovery.

Peaks and Valleys

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Rejection can be incredibly painful. In the writing world, it can sometimes be even more so. Our written words come from inside of us, the story we tell, and having it rejected or critiqued is like purposefully baring our souls to the lash.

Choices Amid the Trees

Family, Novels, Short Stories, Writing Spot

Ali Montgomery is on vacation in Tennessee. She loves the woodsy setting of her aunt and uncle’s home, but isn’t allowed to explore outside alone. So when Colton – the boy living with her aunt and uncle – sneaks out of the house and invites Ali to tag along, Ali must make the choice whether to stay with her annoying little cousins or take advantage of the opportunity to explore the trees.

Choices Amid the Trees Cover

For purchasing information, please visit Amazon.com. E-book available August 2, 2016.