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Fire and Wanda adds new twist to African American fiction

Published on March 7, 2014 by in Writing

Well, it’s done. And it only took me a little over 20 years to add what I hope will be a unique addition to that genre known as African American fiction. I first started writing Fire and Wanda more than 20 years ago, way back in the Stone Age before I even owned a computer or knew

 
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Fire and Wanda coming next week!

Published on February 28, 2014 by in Writing

I actually began writing this book nearly 20 years ago, but then put it down and didn’t pick it up again until several years ago when I made the decision to finish various projects I had started (including The Mayonnaise Murders ) before starting anything new. But unlike Mayonnaise, or my fantasy detective novel for children, Who Stole the Zmulobeast?, this

 
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Proofreading, Editing, or Both?

Almost all authors know that they SHOULD have an editor. Writing the first draft or manuscript is just the initial step in the process of getting your book to publication, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ideally, your work should go through at least two or three rounds of editing and proofreading; each type has a different

 
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Writing Like My Life Depended On it

Sometimes you have to retool. Take it back in the shop. Go back to the drawing board. Or just plain light a fire underneath your backside. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past couple weeks, not only with this website/blog, but as I have rethought my whole approach to writing. Let’s just say that

 
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Back to Basics: Types of Writing

The whole idea to bring a project to the very basics is to untie knots, to find an exit in an alley. As creative individuals, writers struggle with a lot of things; which is why I was thinking of writing of a series that brings us back to the most basic knowledge of writing, so

 
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The Mayonnaise Murders

(The Mayonnaise Murders (The Complete Novel))
By Keith A. Owens
Whoever killed Johnny Beardy ruined a perfectly good sandwich in the process. I was hungry when I found him, so that's the first thing came to my mind.
For the record, my name is Vid. It's short for a name you don't wanna bother trying to pronounce if you're from Earth. Anyway, I solve problems. It's not what I always did, but things change and here I am. Stuck up to my gills in other critters' problems on good ole Planet 10.


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