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Interview with Clive Dawson – Award-Winning Film & TV Scriptwriter and Associate Producer

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"Screenwriting is not the glamorous profession it’s made out to be," explains award-winning film and television scriptwriter Clive Dawson in this candid interview. "It’s a hard slog, with few rewards and a great deal of heartache. However, the enjoyment is to be found in the process, not the end result, and just occasionally, it’s worth the effort."

A professional screenwriter for over 20 years, Dawson has written countless hours of TV episodes for UK television and contributed to top-rated ITV and BBC dramas. Three of his screenplays have been produced into major motion pictures, with another 3 in pre-production or development.

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Interview with Dougie Brimson, Bestselling Author and Screenwriter

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"I never actually set out to be a writer at all, it just kind of happened. Indeed, it's fair to say that even after three award winning feature films and 750,000 book sales, I spend most days waiting for the literary police to bang on my door and cart me away for fraud!" - Dougie.

In this interview, you'll meet best-selling author and screenwriter Dougie Brimson, discover how he got started and what inspired him to write his critically acclaimed screenplays and books.

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Interview with USA Today Bestselling Indie Author Kathryn Le Veque

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After 20 years of trying to become published the traditional way, Kathryn Le Veque took her English Medieval Romances Indie and became a USA Today Bestselling author.

Meet one of the top Indie authors in the world and find out why NYC rejection was the best thing that ever happened to her.

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Interview with Eva Dillon, Author of the Gripping Memoir “Spies in the Family”

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In this interesting interview, author Eva Dillon talks about researching and writing her highly-acclaimed, fascinating true-life thriller "Spies in the Family".

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Interview with Gary Byrne Bestselling Author of “Crisis of Character”

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Interview with Bestselling Author Gary Byrne on writing "1 of the most influential books of 2016," his journey from a law enforcement career to a NY Times Bestseller despite dyslexia/ADD.

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NY Literary Magazine “Winds of Time” Contemporary Poetry Anthology

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We thank everyone for their poetry submissions!
The NY Literary Magazine’s “Winds of Time” poetry Anthology is now available in print, and as a free digital magazine on Amazon Kindle, Scribd, Issuu etc.

The “Winds of Time” Anthology features a selection of outstanding, modern poems by both emerging and internationally recognized, remarkable, award-winning poets from around the world. Read More

Interview with USA Today Bestselling Indie Author Barbara Devlin

In this heartening interview with beloved historical fiction and romance author Barbara Devlin, you'll discover how Ms. Devlin went from being a disabled-in-the-line-of-duty, retired police officer, to an exceedingly eccentric English professor, to a USA Today bestselling Indie author.

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NY Literary Magazine “TEARS” Anthology: A Collection of Dark, Sad Poems

The NY Literary Magazine’s TEARS poetry anthology contains a collection of the finest dark poems of the year written by talented international poets of all ages. You can download and read for free the digital edition.

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Everything You Need To Know About Crowdfunding Your Book

Don't have enough money to self-publish your book? Crowdfunding is a powerful tool more and more authors (including unknown, first-time authors and famous, bestselling authors in a variety of genres) are using to raise money to pay for editors, illustrators, cover designers, and the expenses of self-publishing their print or digital books.

In this essential crowdfunding for authors guide, we'll explain all about crowdfunding, analyze successful crowdfunding book campaigns, compare the top crowdfunding platforms, and share tips and advice on how to create a winning campaign from start to finish. It's time to get your story heard!

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11 Best Online Communities for Writers & Poets

The writing life doesn't have to be a lonely one! Joining an online writing community offers numerous benefits to aspiring authors, poets, and hobbyist writers. Check out our list of the top online writing communities and discover how joining them can help you in your writing career.

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“Drowning” – A Dark Poem by Theresa Ryder

This time he dragged her down, bound with him
Clutching they spun inhaling, plunging in
Needle tight breaths, she smacked and fought back
Against his tourniquet grip, she slipped free in slack

Necked gropes as he grasped her hopes and crushed
As burning, they spiralled, kicking then hushed

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7 Noteworthy Writing Groups and Clubs in NY

Though you might envision yourself sequestered away from the rest of society in a mountain-view cabin as you hammer out the next Great American Novel on a vintage Underwood No. 5 typewriter, writing is not actually as solitary an activity as you might think.

These writing groups and clubs in NY will provide the support and community you didn’t know you needed.

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8 Effective Techniques for Writing Great Dialogue

Whether you love crafting a conversation between your characters, or the thought of hitting the quotation mark key on the keyboard fills you with dread, here are some practical techniques and tips to help you improve your dialogue-writing skills and craft great, realistic conversations which will engross your readers.

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25 Leading Literary Agents Who Represent Children’s Books

Seeking a literary agent to represent your children's book or picture book? Hoping to get your book published and perhaps even turned into a TV series? Check out our list of the 25 leading literary agents accepting children's books from both established and first-time authors.

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The Most Prestigious Book Awards in the Publishing Industry

If you're an emerging author, winning a distinguished book award can dramatically increase the sales of your book and might even land you a publishing deal with a major publisher.

With so many book contests and awards in the publishing industry, it can be hard to tell which ones are legit and important. Below we have included a list of the most prestigious literary awards in the world which every writer should know of and aspire to win.

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Top 10 Must-Read Russian Classics

If you’ve already dipped your toes into the reservoir of Russian literature, you’re still sure to find some lesser-known gems here that will enhance your understanding of this country’s great literary culture. Check out our list of the 10 best Russian Classics ever written.

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Interview with Bestselling, Self-Published Author David Johnson

Not until he entered his 60’s did David Johnson decide to try his hand at writing novels, yet almost overnight he became successful by writing the Amazon best-selling Tucker series.

In this inspiring interview, Johnson shares how his varied life experiences prepared him for a writing career and gives suggestions to aspiring writers on how they too can achieve their dreams.

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5 Tips for Crafting Realistic Characters

The way to a reader’s heart is through your characters. You want readers to fall in love with them, root for them, and miss them when the story is over. Are your characters falling flat on the page or do they just not seem believable? Try these 5 tips for crafting realistic characters to have yours teeming with life in no time!

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Top Online Courses in Creative Writing

If you’ve put off improving your craft because you’re unable to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life to travel to a class in person, no more excuses; you can take these top online courses in creative writing from the comfort of your own home.

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Bad Advice All Writers Get and How to Ignore It

Some bad advice is easy to recognize, but a lot of it we take to heart because we hear it often, or from the mouth of someone we trust. The following is some bad advice that we all hear at some point in our writing life, and why it’s due for revision.

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The Life and Works of Novelist Jean Rhys

Learn about the life and memorable works of famous novelist Jean Rhys, a woman troubled by complicated, unhappy relationships and a heritage that shaped her works.

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5 Top Fiction Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts

Did you have a great fiction book you want to publish but no agent wants to represent you? Check out our list of the 5 top fiction book publishers now accepting unagented manuscripts!

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“Scorpio Snake” – A Poem by Robert Black

I was born
A Scorpio snake
Longing for
The white hot desert
As pure as a needle tip
Under a naked flame
As I slither
And scratch around
The dirty streets
Of humanity
Trying my best
Not to bite
Or sting
Down Rue de Bellevue
To deposit the glass
From the previous nights
Of drinking
And writing

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“One Way Trip” A Short Humorous Story by Rinoa Cameron

"One Way Trip" is a well-written, entertaining short story about a curious character who tries everything he can to get into hell instead of being sent to heaven.

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The Life and Works of Toni Morrison

Read about the life and works of acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison, who masterfully captures the experiences of African Americans in her brilliant works. In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Morrison has shown the world, again and again, her peerless ability to supplement a critique of American history with bottomless psychological insight.

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