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  • Shaytan
    Interview with David S. Arthur, author of Shaytan: A Journey Into Evil
    Our guest today is David S. Arthur, author of the new fantasy thriller, Shaytan: A Journey Into Evil. David is an American novelist with a taste for international adventure and ancient history. THE KINGDOM OF KEFTIU: A MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD...
  • The New Digital Urban Movie Channel Launches Fall Out Friday Comedy Specials
    The New Digital Urban Movie Channel Launches Fall Out Friday Comedy Specials
    Who doesn't love movies? Whether it is on the big screen, small screen, on your computer or mobile device, checking out a good movie is a great way to spend time. Just in time for summer, UMC- Urban Movie Channel, a premium subscription-based...
  • Confidence Boost for Your Writing
    Boost Your Confidence as a Writer
    Live. Write. Thrive.Key note #1: Stop comparing yourself to other writers out there. You will never measure up to them, because you aren't them!Here's the thing - even published writers and award winners and writers on their tenth novel...
  • 'Water by the Spoonful'
    Spoonful by spoonful: A play of family, addiction, and war
    Quiara Alegría Hudes’s play, ‘Water by the Spoonful,’ portrays the concept that tragedy never leaves one, and often acts as the shaping force behind one’s life. This Pulitzer Prize winning work is the second play in a...
  • Author Issue #862
    How an author handles doubts
    Some days it’s difficult to feel confident about your writing. Fears pop up like dandelions after the first spring rain.Those worries and questions play on a loop in your brain:Is this good enough to be published?Does it make sense?Will...
  • What attracts readers to your blog?
    What attracts readers to your blog?
    Your blog can be a great way to attract and nurture your relationship with potential readers, in Long Beach and beyond. One way to maximize this tool is to take advantage of spikes in traffic to your site.Once you have started to get some traffic...
  • How to Write When Your Not a Writer
    How to Write Good Content for Your Website When You are Not a Writer
    As an entrepreneur you’re called on to wear many hats. Due to the importance of content, one of those hats is writer. You have content to create. This can be a scary and potentially overwhelming concept. Many people fear writing or put it...
  • Senior Citizens
    Writing workshops enabling a sense of well-being in senior citizens
    A research study was done on senior citizens living in senior centers and college students interacting together. According to Futurity on June 26, this research study was something called life reviews. Life reviews is where the senior citizens who...
  • Kindle
    Amazon changes pay structure for authors to pay-per-page
    Amazon has changed the way they will pay the author’s whose books are in the Kindle Unlimited library for borrowed books. According to a report by The Guardian on June 25, some authors are outraged by this. So, exactly what is the pay-per...
  • Cover of "Best American Short Stories 2014"
    'The Best American Short Stories 2014': Wandering, sad, beautiful but art as art
    This is a collection of 20 short stories selected from literary magazines and published from January 2013 to January 2014 in the United States and Canada that are deemed the best of the crop. The authors are seasoned, most with multiple...
  • Finding creative inspiration
    Writing and creative inspiration energize life’s aesthetic nature
    Writing enables life with electrifying power. Its strength ripples outward from the personal to the universal. It energizes life. The integral act of writing builds insights and archetypal pattern recognition. Writing, itself, helps to elevate...
  • Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America'
    More life: The most meaningful monologue in 'Angels in America'
    In Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America: Perestroika’, language is used elegantly to portray the suffering of each character and to show how challenging personal progress can be. Although change is a theme seen in both parts of...
  • Creative Wisdom
    Stealing Can Be a Good Thing
    T. S. Eliot once said "Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal...." What does this mean. Well it means that when it comes to the creative process there are two ways to go about it. 1.) Imitating the works of admired others or 2.)...
  • What is the purpose?
    What is the purpose of your home page?
    Long Beach writers: If you get nothing else, you need to get this: Know the purpose of your home page before you begin to design it!Not all home or landing pages are created equal, nor do they have the same goal in mind. So, if you want yours to...
  • WLT Annual Meeting
    The Writers’ League of Texas Annual Member Meeting on Friday, June 26
    On Friday, June 26, the Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) will host their annual yearly meeting from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake, 208 Barton Springs Road in Austin.The meeting will include a report from the...
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