“I grew up on Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, and Dean Koontz. Those guys were the be all end all for me. I couldn’t get enough. As I got older though and I read some of their newer stuff, (King and Koontz) I find that their style has changed and I am finding them harder to read now. Continue reading A Date With . . . Chris Robertson
As you should know by now, I have a story in this. The choice of narrator was undertaken jointly by all of the authors. Dan posted samples from all the applicants on Facebook (in a private group) and we each listened and indicated our preference. I had no hesitation in choosing Kasi and am not surprised that the majority of the other authors agreed. Meanwhile, I have recorded my own reading of my story and that will be posted in a virtual Halloween Party next week. via DARK VISIONS GETS A NARRATOR! Continue reading DARK VISIONS GETS A NARRATOR!
I came across several Facebook writing groups and one in particular changed my writing life – Writer’s World. It’s an online critique group that offers other services such as novel writing boot camps. Continue reading A Date With . . . R.L.Andrew
At what? Offering to critique a 1000 words (max) submission from you for just $10. And there’s more! If he really likes your submission you’ll be in line to win $300. Read more about it below via Announcing The Word Weaver 1000 Word SPRINT Writing Contest Continue reading Dan is at it again!
It is 7 or 8 years since the Laois Writers’ Group published an anthology which they sold in order to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre. By attracting sponsors and holding a slew of fund raising events we were able … Continue reading Supporting Cancer Charities With Writing
How good is your writing? Find out by entering this contest. Every entry gets a free critique. That alone is worth the entry fee. Most other contests require an additional fee for a critique – that is if they even offer one. https://danalatorre.com/2018/03/09/10-reasons-why-you-should-enter-dan-alatorres-march-2018-word-weaver-writing-contest/ Continue reading Want a Free Critique?
I have always held girls and women in high regard, and this is reflected in my writing.
My female characters are never downtrodden, and in many cases are equal to, or stronger than the males. Continue reading A Date With . . . Tom Benson
The weight of his wet clothes dragged him under and there was no longer any visible evidence of his existence. Continue reading Honest Hearts is Going Wide
Back in November I posted about coming third in Dan Alatorre’s “Word Weaver” contest with the theme of “Relationships”. The short listed stories are going to be published in an anthology soon. But we are stuck for a title. Feel free to offer your suggestions in the comments either here or on Dan’s original blog post. via What should the title be for an anthology about “relationships”? (And what should the cover look like?) Continue reading Looking for a Title
This is the writer whose story came second in Dan Alatorre’s recent Word Weaver contest. If you didn’t read her story it’s here. Continue reading to discover her many other successes and learn of her dedication to continuously improving her skill level. Now I know why I only managed third place, although doing so against such strong competition is something of which I am proud. via Word Weaver 2nd Place Winner Susan Solomon Continue reading More About Coming Third