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Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

A couple of months ago, I was asked my views on the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Since I’ve only ever self-published, my opinion and views were fairly one sided, so I reached out to the experts for a more well-rounded idea of what each path entailed. If you follow me on Patreon, you…… Continue reading Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

About two years ago, I took a one-off job writing short English-language texts about U.S. customs. My first assignment was to write about Thanksgiving. Though I’ve long since learned what we were taught in history books isn’t always the truth, I always find it fascinating to take a deeper look into the ways we celebrate…… Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

The action begins in an instant and keeps an undulating pace. Like all good stories, the first line grabs you, yet it is a little too fast-paced for my taste, as it takes until the middle of the first chapter before I feel caught up with the story.  But, the grip I now find myself…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

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The Story So Far…

With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving just ahead for the U.S., and the season of giving imminent, things can get a little hectic. So, this week is the last Book Review Week of 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, and perhaps picked up a new favorite along the way. We’ve tried to…… Continue reading The Story So Far…

Freelance Writing · Music and Lyrics

Happy Thanksgiving!

To our family, friends, fans, and followers of Writing in the Fast Lane, we thought we’d share a little video as a break from reading. The book, initially written as part of an ESL project a few years ago, will also be posted on the 22nd in text only as part of our Book Review…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s Not Either or Anymore – Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, or a Mix of the Two. Whichever You Choose, It’s Up to You

A special thanks to two followers who initially asked the question of which type of publishing was better – self-publishing or traditional. Hard won lessons over the years have given me some insight for my own work, but sometimes the devil is in the details, and I believe in having all the information presented so…… Continue reading It’s Not Either or Anymore – Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, or a Mix of the Two. Whichever You Choose, It’s Up to You

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Monthly Recap – October 2018

On the last Saturday of October just a few days before Halloween, Matt and I finally got around to decorating our pumpkin. We bought it the last weekend of September. But, weeks and weekends get full, especially as the holidays approach. “We are creators,” I told Matt. “It doesn’t matter what form it takes.” Hope…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – October 2018

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The Guardian by Dee Henderson (Guest Review)

There’s only one witness resulting from the murder of a federal judge, and somebody out there wants her dead. Thinking he was aware of what he was in for going into the assignment and the risks involved, everything changed for U.S. Marshal Marcus O’Malley after falling in love. The O’Malley series features seven orphans, Jennifer,…… Continue reading The Guardian by Dee Henderson (Guest Review)

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The Bloodline (Book 5) of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter

If you’ve been following our Book Review Weeks for a while you know I’ve been reading this series. Now, one thing I should tell you straight off is I received Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) copies of these books. For readers, it’s a pretty cool thing and I’ll talk more about it in an upcoming post.…… Continue reading The Bloodline (Book 5) of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALINITHI (Guest Review)

Even if you are the best knight, wearing the best armour, who won a thousand battles and hardly faced any defeat, you will always be fragile in front of Death. You can fight but that will only give rise to excruciating pain and then putting your arms down, and sitting on one knee you will…… Continue reading WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALINITHI (Guest Review)