Guest Post: “Doing Battle With The Anti-Muse” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Meet Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Her published works include six novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's … Continue reading Guest Post: “Doing Battle With The Anti-Muse” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Guest Post: “Self-Publishing: How I Came Full Circle” by Elana A. Mugdan

Meet Elana A. Mugdan. Elana A. Mugdan is an author and semi-retired filmmaker based in New York City. She has received many accolades in the film industry, including a number of awards for her feature film Director's Cut, which she wrote, directed, and produced by herself. Currently she is working with a production company in … Continue reading Guest Post: “Self-Publishing: How I Came Full Circle” by Elana A. Mugdan

Guest Post: “Writing About the End of the World Near the End of the World” by Olivia Cole

Meet Olivia Cole. Olivia Cole is an author and blogger from Louisville, KY. She is the author of the New Adult series PANTHER IN THE HIVE and a Young Adult series, including books A CONSPIRACY OF STARS (2018) and AN ANATOMY OF BEASTS (2019). Her essays have been published at Bitch Media, Real Simple, the … Continue reading Guest Post: “Writing About the End of the World Near the End of the World” by Olivia Cole

Guest Post: “The growth of opportunities for experimental writing” by streetcake magazine

Meet streetcake.Nikki and Trini have been running streetcake magazine for over 10 years. They publish experimental writing every 3 months. In 2019, they launched the streetcake experimental writing prize for 18-26 year olds, supported by ACE. The Guest Post.Back in 2008, streetcake began as a response to limited outlets for experimental writing at that time. … Continue reading Guest Post: “The growth of opportunities for experimental writing” by streetcake magazine

Guest Post: A Thoughtful Person’s Discussion of “The Queen of Xana”

Meet Fred Pilcher. Fred Pilcher is a retired college physics teacher who knows from experience with his pupils that through nurturing, nearly all young people can become productive citizens. His great sadness is that in American society and in many other countries millions of underprivileged children are denied this nurturing. Both the children and their … Continue reading Guest Post: A Thoughtful Person’s Discussion of “The Queen of Xana”

Guest Post: “Tackling the Schedule: The Benefits and Challenges of Writing with a Partner” by Brad McLelland

Meet Brad McLelland. Born and raised in Arkansas, Brad McLelland spent several years working as a crime journalist in the South before earning his MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University, where he met his writing partner, Louis Sylvester. A part-time drummer and singer, Brad lives in Oklahoma with his wife, stepdaughter, a mini-Aussie … Continue reading Guest Post: “Tackling the Schedule: The Benefits and Challenges of Writing with a Partner” by Brad McLelland

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