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  • Into the Mind of an Author: Katie Gilmartin
    Into the Mind of an Author: Katie Gilmartin
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:I'm fascinated by the fifties, which were a time of such severe repression for Queers. Who would I have been if I'd lived at that time? Would I have been...
  • Milk Wood Writers' Cabin: Interior
    Virtual write-ins and writers' cabins for rent in Second Life
    Speaking of virtual write-ins, not all of them are on YouTube. Some of them are in Second Life. You can join other writers from around the world amid soothing sounds and pleasant views without having to leave Boulder or indeed your own home. And...
  • Fan Fiction
    When Did Fan Fiction Go Mainstream?
    For a long time “Fan Fiction” was nothing more than an exercise in self expression where a person could put themselves or their ideas into someone else’s work. Yet story telling is not what it once was. From books, theater and...
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    Creative Writing Contests and Submissions
    Here's a list of respected organizations that have writing contests, grants for writers, or awards. These various contests offer cash prizes, perhaps even a university scholarship or literary recognition! Some writing contests are free and...
  • Teresa Giudice
    ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice to write tell-all about jail time
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has always said that she would talk about her legal issues when she was allowed to do so. Between pleading guilty and being sentenced, she didn’t say much. Her lawyers were...
  • Online Writing Classes starting Oct 20, 2014
    Writing classes online beginning Oct 20, 2014
    Check out these great online writing classes coming up this next week atSavvyAuthors.com.Beginning the week of October 20, 2014:Making Your Characters Come Alive, Inside and Outwith Becky MartinezGood characters can grab you and draw you into a...
  • NaNoWriMo Participant 2014
    Participate in these novel planning events hosted by NaNoWriMo HQ
    Boulder has a huge and enthusiastic community of National Novel Writing Month participants. As such, it features many local resources for the would-be 30-day novelist. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of your Examiner not to mention the online...
  • Timothy Green, editor at Rattle.
    Rattle Magazine: Bringing Poetry to the Masses
    Poetry is often considered to be a semi-lost art form. In curriculum-driven, cash-strapped school systems art and humanities classes are regularly cut and rarely added. As literature becomes more obscure poems seem all but obsolete—a...
  • Finding a path: five year anniversay with examiner.com
    Finding a path: five year anniversary with examiner.com
    Five years ago today, I was on bed rest, ordered off my feet for 7 weeks because of a broken ankle, and my computer had just crashed. Talk about feeling helpless, I depended on my daughter and her family to take care of me, and I took care of my...
  • Road Block
    Overcoming Writers Block
    Detective Jones turned the corner and what he came to was… ; and the author has no idea what to write next. He has written himself directly into a mental road block. Much like his character, he finds himself in a dark alley, with no exit on...
  • Nothing Special by A.E.  Via
    Into the Mind of an Author: A.E. Via
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:Absolutely! My name is Adrienne Via, but I write under the name A.E. Via.While I’m still considered a fairly new author, only having written five books, I...
  • Unforgivably Broken
    Interview with Maegan Abel, author of new adult 'Unforgivably Broken'
    Our guest today is Maegan Abel, author of the new adult, Unforgivably Broken. Maegan was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went back to school her my late twenties and studied Stage Production Technology. She now works full-time in the...
  • Writing Prompts: Random First Line Generators, Writing Prompts
    Writing Prompts that Work
    Writing prompts - While many writers don't admit to using them, many do. They are the sparks that are sometimes needed in the middle of writer's block. Other times they provide a different vantage point to the writer, giving him extra...
  • The Season of NaNoWriMo Nears
    Get ready for NaNoWriMo with the Boulder Writers' Workshop
    October ushers in the season of changing leaves and pumpkin beer. Fall is here, Halloween is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving follows soon after.This is also the month when aspiring and established writers all over the world think, "...
  • Happy readers
    Tips for parents of third graders
    Research shows that 90% of high school dropouts did not read on the third grade level thus making it one of the strongest predictors of high school graduation success. It is easy to understand why.If a student reaches fourth grade, he cannot read...