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Lisa Ebert’s Tips for Writing

by Lisa Ebert 1.  Hang on to every scrap of paper that you write on, a la Emily Dickenson.  If you don’t put your ideas down — be it on paper, a napkin, or the back of a menu — they will be lost, like the fragments of an elusive dream.  If you can’t transcribe…

Memoirs Ink Annual Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest

Memoirs Ink Annual Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 15, 2011 (late deadline of August 31 requires extra $5 fee). Info: www.memoirsink.com/writingcontestguidelines/ For personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person, other than that, the contest is open to any type, genre…

Spruce Mountain Press Annual Story Contest

To foster awareness of Past Loves Day which is on September 17, Spruce Mountain Press sponsors an annual Story Contest. The Contest, and the Day, offers an opportunity to acknowledge a truth that lingers in your heart. Entry Fee: No entry fee. Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of…

Bestsellers for August 7, 2011

Go the F*** To Sleep by Adam Mansbach Cloris by Cloris Leachman The Help by Kathryn Stockett A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Tinkers by Paul Harding Amazing Journey by Felicia Graber The Inverted Forest by John Dalton (LOCAL WRITER) Ghost Story by Jim Butcher Overbite by Meg Cabot Insatiable by Meg Cabot…

Spruce Mountain Press Writing Contest

Spruce Mountain Press Writing Contest To foster awareness of Past Loves Day which is on September 17, Spruce Mountain Press sponsors an annual Story Contest. The Contest, and the Day, offer an opportunity to acknowledge a truth that lingers in your heart. Entry Fee: No entry fee. Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart.…

Frederick Fausz Signs His Book!

by Diana Davis Who would drive downtown on a 103 degree night to hear a historian speak about a French immigrant sailing to America in 1755?  I imagined the answer to that question would be “about three” and felt sympathy for Dr. J. Frederick Fausz, author of Founding St. Louis: First City of the New…

From Publisher’s Desk

As a writer, I always found getting published to be a pain in the rear-end.  It was mostly a pain because after I did all the work of submitting the manuscript there was little hope of ever hearing back from the publisher and for the most part when I did hear back the response was…