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The incredible true story of “The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain” [VIDEO]

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The incredible true story of “The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain” [VIDEO]

We sat down with author Donna Barron to talk about her first book, The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain. This book tells the incredible true story of her father Roy Faulkner’s pivotal role in the completion of Stone Mountain’s iconic confederate memorial carving in Georgia. She lovingly writes anecdotes of the many challenges her father faced […]

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15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

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15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Painters need a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and a rolling landscape begging to be painted. Musicians need an instrument, quarter notes on sheet music, and an audience to play for. What do writers need to create their artistic medium of choice? Obviously, a writer needs paper, pen, and an idea. We know it’s not that simple though, right? […]

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Gather Ye Rosebuds: What Stubborn Weeds and Good Writing Have in Common

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Gather Ye Rosebuds: What Stubborn Weeds and Good Writing Have in Common

Many authors believe that only bad writers need editing and revision. I can assure you, that idea is false. Every author needs editing; savvy writers actually get it. Here’s why: The process of writing is quite a bit like having a big backyard. I can plant beautiful, bountiful blooms. I can water them. I can watch […]

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5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

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5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

Writing fictional narratives is tricky business; you are building entire people from scratch, and sometimes even entire worlds or universes. Time, sensory details, emotions, and plot all have to work together and seem effortless—even though writing it that way is anything but. When it comes to writing fiction, everyone can use a little help sometimes. […]

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The Best Books to Read for Summer 2016

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The Best Books to Read for Summer 2016

Do you know what’s synonymous with summer vacation? Summer reading. No, not the boring list you received from your high school English teacher that you needed to complete before returning to school in September. I’m talking about no-obligation, fun, summer books that are meant to be enjoyed by a pool, on the beach, or in […]

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