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FEATURED AUTHORS AND THEIR WORK
STORY OF THE MONTH
The Branches of Morality by Joanna Mackintosh

FLASH FICTION
​The Price of Silver by Tony Wayne Brown
Remembering an Early Teacher by Charlie Cole
Seek and Ye Shall Find by A. McIntyre
A Season at the Villa Novesta by Ron Van Sweringen
Swimming in the Amazon by Ron Van Sweringen
The Black Eye by Ron Van Sweringen

MICRO FICTION
​Elevator Pitch by Buck Dopp
Found Money by Buck Dopp 
​Scylla by Marc Colten
Firestarter by Gillian Scott
Here's to Life by Gillian Scott
Storm by Michael Kilpatrick

NON-FICTION
Len and Smithy by Carl Palmer
Now Who Will Eat the Chicken Wings? by Judy Fraher
My DNA by David Margolis

POEM OF THE MONTH 
(All poetry)
​When he was tanned a rich dark copper by p.l. wick

POETRY
(All poetry)​ 
​August Prelude by Floriana Hall
Dance Of The Dolphins by Susan Marie Davniero
Great-Grandmother’s Rose Trellis by Patricia Crandall
Reaching by Richard Holleman
No Strangers by Debbie Hilbish
The Secrets They Kept by Mary Ellen Shaughan
Wind Chimes by Michael Lee Johnson
Celluloid Life by JD DeHart
Walker by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
St. Helen’s Heart by Susan Marie Davniero
A Child’s Face by Fred Anderson
On Track by Floriana Hall
Sky Paint by Patricia Landi-Zippilli
Tour Long Island by Susan Marie Davniero
 
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Week 3:  Point of View
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Week #4: Wooden Characters: Characterizations
You'll learn how to "characterize" your characters.

Week #5: Wooden Characters: The Qualities of an Interesting Character
You'll learn the five such qualities every main character should have.

Week #6: Unrealistic Dialogue
You'll learn about speech rhythms, vocabularies, and speech tags.

Week #7: Poor Research/Fluff & Repetition
You'll learn how important research is to the people, places and things you write about in your fiction work.

Week #8: The Rushed Ending
 you'll learn to create the perfecting ending to your work

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​Through her poems in Evening Sun, Aline Soules reflects on her journey through widowhood, chronicling her emotions--despair, anger, longing, love, and reconciliation.
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