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Starting a Writer/Author Blog

There are pros and cons to starting and maintaining a blog, but before you start, ask yourself the first and most important question – why do you want to blog in the first place?

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If Writers Ran the World

If Writers Ran the World By Sheila S Hudson As I peruse my newspaper, it doesn’t take a genius to see that in spite of tightening our collective belts, voting in a new administration, approving various stimulus packages and bail outs, Uncle Sam needs help. And this is where I have another Bright Idea. Put…

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Train into the Valley of Madness

By Donald H. Roberts, The Barrie Island Story Teller All Aboard The ancient steam locomotive chugged into the station. The seven passenger cars emitted dozens of chattering, cheerful, grumpy, and noisy passengers with a hundred different versions of their experience aboard the Valley Of Dreams tour train. When the platform cleared the five passenger cars…

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Editorial Deadline

November 2021 Issue >> September 30th deadline

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Cappy Hall Rearick

Author And Columnist

Cappy Hall Rearick is a syndicated humor columnist, novelist and popular public speaker. She is an award winning short story writer and author of the column, SIMPLY SOUTHERN. She has written sixteen published novels and collections of short stories and one collaborated cookbook. She is past president of the Southeastern Writers Association. Cappy lives in Saluda, North Carolina with her husband and a spoiled rotten cat named Igor.

Sheila S. Hudson

Sheila S. Hudson is an award winning writer of cozy mysteries.

Her current series is Crimes from the Crypt. Others include Silent Partners, The Thursday Club, and Ministry Can Be Murder. She is co-president of Southeastern Writers Association and Vice President of Sisters in Crime (Monroe). Sheila has been writing and teaching writing workshops for more than 25 years. She and her husband have 2 daughters, one son, seven grandsons, and one cranky chiweenie.

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