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Writing Realistic Dialogue

What the heck is realistic dialogue, and why should you care? This week, Finn Burnett dropped in to answer both questions (and a whole lot more). The purpose of dialogue is to convey information, show relationships, reveal character, and advance your story. Sound easy? Think again. Take, for instance the following dialogue: “I can’t do… Continue reading Writing Realistic Dialogue

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Author Interview

Hi Everyone, I had the great fortune to sit down with Ann Roberts and Stacy Lynn Miller to talk about their new releases, their experience with mentoring, and the importance of giving back to the literary community. Check out the interview here! Ann and Stacy interview   After listening to the interview, check out the… Continue reading Author Interview

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Coming Soon – Author Spotlight on Avery Brooks

Coming this week! We get to sit down with Avery Brooks and talk about her incredible debut novel, Other Girls. Other Girls recently made the LezReview (https://lezreviewbooks.com/lex-list-best-lesbian-books-of-2019/) best books of 2019 and we happen to agree. Other Girls is, at it's heart, a story about learning to trust again and the damage a person can… Continue reading Coming Soon – Author Spotlight on Avery Brooks

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Author Spotlight on Chris Zett

We were thrilled when we found out author and Writing Academy graduate was going to sit down with us to talk about writing and books. We were even more thrilled when we found out a couple days later that Chris won an Elisa Rolles Rainbow Award for her debut novel Irregular Heartbeat (available here) in… Continue reading Author Spotlight on Chris Zett

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Coming Soon

Author and Writing Academy graduate Karen Richard will be on hand to discuss her Goldie-award winning book, Women of the Year, her recent appearance at the GCLS members-only book club, and her upcoming, very strange new project. We're looking forward to having a cup of Gay AF coffee with this delightfully funny author!   The… Continue reading Coming Soon

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Author Spotlight – C.L. Taylor

C.L. Taylor sat down with me today to talk about her writing process, her time with the Writing Academy, and the glorious freedom in writing speculative fiction. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I have an extremely important question – were you the coolest person in your graduating class?  … Continue reading Author Spotlight – C.L. Taylor

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Coming Soon – C.L. Taylor

Coming this week - the author spotlight is on C.L. Taylor. We happen to adore C.L. She's brilliant, talented, and weird. (In a good way!)   C.L will be talking about her time in the Writing Academy, her writing process, and the enduring friendships she's made through the program. I'll also be asking her about… Continue reading Coming Soon – C.L. Taylor