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Creatures, Crimes and Creativity 2017

While the summer is winding down, many authors are gearing up for the Creatures, Crime and Creativity Conference, Sept. 8 -10, 2017 in Columbia, MD.  This unique event gives fans the opportunity to dine, chat, network and strengthen bonds with the creators of the genre fiction they love to read.

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WHAT EVERY WRITER DREAMS OF…

Life is full of interruptions and missed opportunities. It’s no surprise. Everyone’s busy, juggling work, home, family and more. Let’s not even get into the demands of social media. That ugly beast has sharp meat hooks that are in so deep, many will never escape.

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A FESTIVE FEBRUARY FOR ALL!

When you think about the second month of the year, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Sweethearts, candy and flowers?

Most of us associate the third month of the meteorological winter with Valentine’s Day. While February is the shortest month on the calendar, READ MORE

Stranger Things in Real Life

The success of Netflix series Stranger Things is due in part to incredible writing, talented actors and spot-on 1980’s nostalgia. However, my appreciation for the show may go a READ MORE

The Final Scream

I published the following piece in the June edition of Monsters, Mayhem and More Newsletter. After sending this to 2,500 +  subscribers, I realized how down I felt. Figured others might feel the same way after reading it, and so I asked them to send the funniest joke READ MORE

Attention Readers & Writers: C3Con is coming!

While the summer is winding down, many authors are gearing up for the Creatures, Crime and Creativity Conference in Hunt Valley, MD.  Here fans get to dine, chat, network and strengthen bonds with the creators of the genre fiction they love to read.

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Invitation to Readers

The monsters are napping right now, so it’s safe to grab a seat and take a look around. My author name is Sandra R. Campbell, but friends call me Sandee. I dabbled with writing in my early years, but didn’t discover my passion for the written word until I was much READ MORE

Collaboration: The Path to Achievement

For the last year, fiction website Waterfrontwriters.com has posted consecutive chapters of Two Weeks to Rites. This web series collaboration with fellow writer Desiree Smith-Daughety has been far from the ordinary writing project.

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HISTORY OF A MONSTER WHORE – PART 1

I’m sure most of you would be highly offended if someone referred to you as a “Monster Whore.”  After all, both words insinuate negative and unsavory characteristics, with monsters being creatures that are typically ugly and frightening, and a whore being someone READ MORE

Book Blurb vs. Synopsis – What’s the Difference?

Book blurb… book synopsis… what’s the difference, and why should you care?

To start with, a book blurb and a synopsis are not the same thing. Let me give you a quick breakdown that shows why it’s important for writers and readers to know the difference.

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