Refugee Fear

Back in 2012, when I was still living in the States, I remember listening to the news about the people of Syria. Extremists were slaughtering hundreds of innocent women and children daily. Slaughtering. Innocence. Maybe it was because I had recently lost my mother, but this really upset and bothered me. I mentioned to several [...]

First/Opening Lines of Fiction Novels

The significance of first opening lines is crucial for fiction novels. As Stephen King has stated, “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this…It's a quick introduction to the writer's style, another thing good first sentences tend to do. [...]

An Artistic Soul

An author of hope and possibility, Diamante Lavendar is leaving a mark in the world expressing herself through creative means. I’m not surprised since lavender is a plant of hope and possibility. Hope to relieve pain and rid stress. As always, I enjoyed this interview, so please give a warm homemade baked bread welcome to [...]

What Makes Writers Scream

Question: Are you still writing? Answer: Nope. I stopped when the circus came to town. They needed a roadie so I figured why not. I could use the experience in case I don’t become a NYT Bestselling Author, I receive an eviction notice, or I’m eating out of restaurant garbage bins. The skills will open [...]