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Val Kovalin
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Author of fiction and nonfiction and editor of the Fiction Writing topic at BellaOnline.com
Author of fiction and nonfiction and editor of the Fiction Writing topic at BellaOnline.com

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How to Write an Accurate Fiction Blurb
If you are a fiction writer who hopes to get published, you need to know how to write a blurb. Your blurb sells your book to readers. When you approach an agent whom you hope will represent your manuscript, you put your blurb into your first email. Your age...

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Man Lost in Thought Photo Writing Prompt
Here is another photo writing prompt for you, which illustrates the power of an ambiguous expression. What is this young man thinking? What emotion is he feeling? You could interpret his story a million different ways to fit several different genres.

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If you loved horror author Shirley Jackson, you won't want to miss this fictionalized biography which I've reviewed on my personal blog here: http://obsidianbookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/07/shirley-novel-review.html

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Shirley a Novel - Review
Shirley: a Novel by Susan Scarf Merrell GENRE – Literary Fiction, Fictionalized Biography It is 1964 in Vermont. A (fictional) young couple moves into the spooky country house with real life literary giants Stanley Edgar Hyman and Shirley Jackson. For one y...

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M/F romance: In traditional New Adult romance Dark Paradise by Angie Sandro, 20 year-old Mala is a beautiful black Creole girl who finds the body of a white girl in the Louisiana bayou. To solve the murder mystery, she teams up with the girl's handsome brother as her ancestral psychic powers begin to awaken.

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The Lemon Grove Review
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh is not a romance but could be classified as literary fiction or women’s fiction. It is succinct and emotionally powerful at only 166 pages and takes place in the third-person viewpoint of Jenn, the fortyish wife of Greg, an ol...

No Angel by Clare London is a lively LGBT gay romance set in London UK where an overworked hospital orderly and his handsome new boyfriend try to find a missing person with the help of a mischievous ghost. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22089.asp

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Unusual photo writing prompt here:

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If you're lining up your summer reading, consider this gorgeously written M/F historical romance featuring a 17 year-old peasant girl turned assassin nun in 15th century France.
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