Tag Archives: Writing

Breaking down writer’s block: an infographic

I know that in addition to readers and bookbloggers, some of my followers are authors or aspiring to be authors. Therefore, when approached by Freewrite to post this infographic on Fictionophile, I readily agreed. The following is a guest post … Continue reading

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“Grave Island” by Andrew Smyth: the research behind the thriller

Grave Island by Andrew Smyth is out today, 28th June (Bloodhound Books) In this guest post, the author, Andrew Smyth, shares his research process with us. But first… the blurb: When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after … Continue reading

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Friday finds (gems I found around the Internet)

Like most book bloggers I spend WAY too much time on the computer.  Sometimes though, it is time well spent. Sometimes you find little treasures.   I thought I’d share three of these gems with you! A fantastically creepy ‘Flash Fiction’ … Continue reading

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The weird side of famous writers

It is common knowledge that athletes and sports fans have some odd rituals, some would say quirks. I’m thinking of fans who always wear the same shirt to watch a game, athletes who carry a personal talisman with them on … Continue reading

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Daily writing routines of 20 famous authors

Hidden beneath every sentence of your favourite book lies the author’s inspiration and creative machinery. Many writers rely on a writing routine to keep them working at an optimal level. Psychologically, writing routines can provide a sense of comfort and … Continue reading

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Author Dan Buri shares his creative writing tips (Guest post #writingtips )

Today I’d like to welcome Dan Buri to Fictionophile.  Last summer I had the opportunity to read and review his book “Pieces like pottery“, so I was excited to hear that he has now written a book packed with writing … Continue reading

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Talking about “A Writer’s Path Writers Club”

Hello everyone! A fellow blogger of A Writer’s Path, Ryan Lanz, has announced the launch of his new initiative: A Writer’s Path Writers Club. After looking at the writing market for years, he noticed a need for a Writers Club of this kind. … Continue reading

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Inkitt launches a FREE writing program in November!

They say that everyone has at least one book in them. ‘They‘ were clearly not talking about me. However, many of you out there in bloggyland DO have a book inside you that you are eager to get out. It … Continue reading

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Glorious, complicated, perverse English language

As an English speaking person, I take the vagaries of the English language for granted.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to learn English as a second language.  It would seem that for every rule there is an … Continue reading

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Some challenges of being a writer (Guest post by attorney/novelist, Steve Clark)

Writing a novel is hard work.  Hard work that some authors make look easy, but it is hard all the same.  Today on Fictionophile I have the privilege of hosting a guest post by attorney/novelist Steve Clark, the author of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing a Mystery/Thriller by Ann W. J. White, M.Ed.

Originally posted on Mystery Thriller Week:
Mystery literature is undergoing a resurgence with the American public. We find ourselves in need of a good story where the protagonist undergoes a journey, perhaps of faith, family, or reaction to something that…

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20 questions with Eva Lesko Natiello (author of “The Memory Box”) + GIVEAWAY!

Eva Lesko Natiello is a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived her first novel, “The Memory Box“, an award-winning debut thriller. I’m excited to announce that she has graciously consented to an interview on Fictionophile. Also,  she … Continue reading

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A seasonal short, short story by Annie Daylon

Have you ever wondered how writers can evoke such emotion is just a few words? Annie Daylon has risen to the task. Read her moving little ‘flash fiction’ story “The end of the harvest“. http://www.anniedaylon.com/2016/10/21/the-end-of-the-harvest/ You can follow Annie via her blog … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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Researching a historical novel (Guest post by Andrew Joyce)

My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. I would like to thank Lynne for allowing me to be here today to promote my latest, Yellow Hair, which documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation … Continue reading

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