• Why do We Tell Stories?

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Ira Nayman

    Why do we tell stories?   I think there is merit to the idea that stories gave our ancient ancestors an evolutionary advantage. The ape that could imagine (tell himself a story) that there was a lion in wait behind a large rock was more likely to take measures (ie: being prepared to defend hi...

  • 5-Star Review to End 2014. So Grateful

    Posted December 22, 2014 by Lynnda Pollio

    My latest 5-star Amazon review for Trusting the Currents. "WONDERFULLY AMAZING BOOK!! I have read many, many books including all of Paulo Coelho's and this one is equal if not exceeds the messages he send in his books. You can relate to and feel the messages/lessons it shares with every unique char...

  • Where I’m Coming From 3: Son of The Wherening

    Posted December 17, 2014 by Ira Nayman

    A couple of years ago, I read a column (I believe in Salon, but I haven’t been able to find it since) about the success of Hugh Howey’s Wool, which was a self-published Internet sensation before it was taken up by a traditional publisher. The article looked at all of the traditional ways...

  • Interview

    Posted December 16, 2014 by Andrew Madigan

    http://2paragraphs.com/2014/12/is-it-okay-to-impersonate-an-80-year-old-emirati-woman/   Here's a brief interview wit me at 2paragraphs, a magazine run by Joseph Mackin, first Internet Editor of the Paris Review and editor/reviewer with The New York Journal of Books.

  • Where I’m Coming From 2: The Wherening

    Posted December 10, 2014 by Ira Nayman

    Humourous science fiction is a hard sell. Over the last 20 or 30 years, the genre has become increasingly conservative, both in content and style. I suspect that this has something to do with the oft discussed (at cons I’ve been to over the last few years) aging of science fiction’s read...

  • Where I'm Coming From

    Posted December 5, 2014 by Ira Nayman

    I decided I wanted to devote my life to writing humour when I was eight years old. I have a memory of walking through the parking lot of my elementary school and thinking that that is what I wanted to do. The details may be fuzzy: was it really in the parking lot of my school? Was I really eight, or...

  • The Strangest Adventure Yet

    Posted December 3, 2014 by Lynnda Pollio

    Of all the adventures I’ve had in life, and I’ve been blessed with many, turning Sixty (yes, Sixty!) is the strangest. No one tells you how suddenly it appears from the fog of youth. A ghost ship bearing the knowledge of quarry years, it arrives with no cannon’s roar.   I sh...

  • Another 5-Star Review on Amazon

    Posted November 29, 2014 by Lynnda Pollio

    I love when people who don't expect to like this kind of spiritual story are moved by Addie Mae. Now if I could only get it to Oprah! "Surprisingly enjoyable read (based on my normal tastes). This was truly an amazing adventure as I read it. You become so aware of the characters, their personalitie...

  • The Pursuit of the Impossible

    Posted November 28, 2014 by Lynnda Pollio

    When you believe in something, never give up on it.   I’ve been thinking about this a lot, since I Indie-published my now award-winning novel, Trusting the Currents, a year ago. It’s been a looooog journey. One I tried to abandon many times, but the story wanted so badly to be hea...

  • Clouds In The Wind

    Posted November 20, 2014 by Ian Mackenzie

    22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards    Entry Title Clouds In The Wind Author: Ian Mackenzie Judge Number: 61 Entry Category: Mainstream/Literary Fiction     Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement&rdqu...

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