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Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk through life in someone else's shoes?

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, is FREE on Kindle for today (July 30)!

Book description: Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving...

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Has the Cosmic Consciousness Ever Sabotaged Your Writing?

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Monday, July 16, 2012,

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They say there are no new ideas. But perhaps you’ve come up with a different twist on an old idea, or decided to give your characters certain traits, developed a unique plot, or even snagged a common saying to incorporate into your book. You work long and hard on your project, get ready to release it, and BOOM. There is your idea, or saying, or trait already out there in a book, movie, TV show, etc. Somebody beat you to it. Now, if you publish your work as it stands...

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Announcing The Release of our New Novel, ZEKE

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Sunday, July 15, 2012,

Finally, Zeke is here!

Zeke is a dark novel of obsession. Naive college student, Sue Cox, is ill-prepared for the  persuasive ways  of an experienced man like Zeke. She falls hard and fast for his stunning looks, sensual touch, and psychological manipulation. Before summer's end, he convinces her to go on the road with him.

Once Zeke has Sue isolated from friends and family, his behavior grows more deviant and increasingly volatile.

Sue's parents refuse to...

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Three Dark Threads Running Through My Crime Fiction

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Guest Posts 
A guest post by author, Michael J. McCann

Do you prefer your crime fiction dark or light?

If you favor cozy mysteries, then your choice will be a lighter strain of crime fiction featuring puzzle-solving amateur sleuths with an interesting hobby or pastime, set in a quiet, charming community in which murders take place off-stage, away from the public eye. Murder She Wrote, the 1980s television series starring Angela Lansbury, always comes to mind as the quintessential cozy mystery.


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Using the “F” Word in Fiction Guest Post by Author sbr martin

Posted by Wodke Hawkinson on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : Guest Posts 

Oh, behave! I’m not being nearly as scandalous as the title of this guest post would suggest. The “F” word to which I’m referring is “Fact,” and its use in fiction can be just as challenging, just as brow-raising, as the dirty word you likely thought I meant.

My fiction has been described as “psychological and thoughtful” by Midwest Book Review, my characters as “flawed and believable, yet familiar” by Publishers Weekly. One book review blogger recently wrote: “Martin...

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Dark Longings
A mystery/suspense
by Wodke Hawkinson

Sue, a sequel to Zeke
by Wodke Hawkinson

Zeke, a thriller by
Wodke Hawkinson

Betrayed, a suspense novel by
Wodke Hawkinson

Tangerine by
Wodke Hawkinson

Catch Her in the Rye,
Selected Short Stories, Vol. One
by Wodke Hawkinson

Blue, Selected Short Stories, Vol. Two
by Wodke Hawkinson

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