Tag Archives: writers

February 15

Meet the Author: Forty Years In A Day by Mona Rodriguez | Arbiter News

  Meet the Author: Forty Years In A Day by Mona Rodriguez | Arbiter News.

February 14

Novelist Chris Orcutt Shares Insight With Writers

Chirs Orcutt, author of the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, shares his insight on writing, inspiration, and selecting what to write about. Please check out his amazing article at our sister site, Arbiter News.   Read: “Paying Attention as a Fiction Writer”

December 17

Swampy Alabama: The Flood, Michael McDowell

*** Avon Books, 1983 ISBN 0380814897 (ISBN13: 9780380814893) Part of the Mysteries from Every State Challenge The Flood is book number one in Michael McDowell’s Blackwater series. Taking place in the town of Perdido, Alabama in 1919, the novel describes the mysterious appearance of Elinor Dammert on Easter Sunday, immediately after a large flood lays waste to […]

May 07

Sinister Missouri: The Weight of Blood, Laura McHugh

Spiegel & Grau, 2014 ISBN 0812995201 (ISBN13: 9780812995206) ***3/4 Part of the Mysteries from Every State Reading Challenge “If the wolf wants in, he’ll find a way.” Laura McHugh’s The Weight of Blood takes place in Henbane, a fictional town in the Ozarks. I was genuinely surprised at how much I liked this book, and it […]

March 14

Best of Arbiter News

  Here are some of our best stories: Marine Debris: What Trash Does to Our Oceans. WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014—A significant amount of the world’s waste ends up in our oceans. Each year, Americans alone produce 200 million tons of garbage, enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Much of it ends up in […]

February 21

Launch of Arbiter News, Best of the Week, Call for Contributors

I am delighted to announce the launch of Arbiter News! We believe there should be a place on the internet where thinkers can articulate their findings on a subject, present both sides, and have meaningful dialogue with others without the polarizing rhetoric that dominates the media today. The change starts with the philosophy of the organization. It’s time […]

April 30

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, 2006

***½ Eat, Pray, Love I resisted reading this book for the longest time.  I still haven’t watched the movie.  It’s strange how books sometimes come to you when you are receptive.  Had I started this book two years ago, I probably wouldn’t have made it through the first section.  In this autobiographical book, Elizabeth is […]

April 28

The Power of Small Things, guest post by Elizabeth Jennings, author of THE BUTTON COLLECTOR

Elizabeth Jennings, author of THE BUTTON COLLECTOR Years ago, I began writing a novel based on a family’s collection of discarded buttons because I liked the idea of small, tangible items telling stories that weave together to form a larger truth. At the time, I had no idea how many button aficionados exist in this […]

Bloggers: writers, cooks, cyclists helping each other on Facebook

February 27, 2013 – A Facebook page can be a great way to grow your readership and exposure.  However, your page is only as successful as the number of people who have “liked” it.  When someone likes your page, any update, link, picture and video that you post appears on that person’s main Facebook feed. So […]

January 26

10 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

  All writers experience writers’s block.  What is important is getting through it.  Some techniques will work for you, while others may not.  It is important to find what you are successful with and continuing to develop that technique or exercise.  Try each once or twice, then repeat the ones that gave you the best […]