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How luxurious do you want your writer’s boot camp?

  Dear Reader; a warning.  You may be entering a RANT zone! I got an invitation by e-mail to sign-up for a “luxury weekend” writers’ retreat to be held at an upscale lodge with water views, loads of charm and … Continue reading

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The Writing Game is on a break during August.

     See you in September. *****   My Kindle Books! *4 Spooky Short Stories *A Thorn of the Crown *Paper Cuts *Timothy Holbrook and the Zombie Curse*Tomorrow Will Take Care of Itself Copyright 2011 by Spencer Schankel. All Rights Reserved.

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The End as We Know It!

I’m about to go where no blogster has dared go before; skating on thin ice, working without a net, leaping over ten flaming automobiles on a Harley. So here’s the deal.  Sacrilege warning!  I’ve just read my umpteenth obituary, ode … Continue reading

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COPYRIGHT INFRINDGEMENT, GENRES AND A NEW BOOK

A reader wants to know why I write in so many different genres.  Sometimes I wonder that myself and my first response is that I have to be totally interested to write anything at all.  I have a graveyard of … Continue reading

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SOMEONE ONCE WROTE THAT YOU CAN’T TEACH WRITING BUT YOU CAN LEARN WRITING.

A woman e-mailed asking how I prepared to write a novel.  Apparently this reader has experience with short stories and commercial non-fiction and has a book in her.  The short answer, dear reader, is that I haven’t a clue.  That’s … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Epic Adventure! One Man’s Unshakeable Love!

A reader asked how I came to write a “woman’s book.” She was referring to A Thorn of the Crown on Kindle. Actually, dear reader, I didn’t exactly write the book. It started as a sort of competition between me … Continue reading

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To Star or Not To Star?

A writer sent a note asking why, if I was so enthusiastic about Philip Corbett’s new book White Sands I only gave it four stars—when he said—it sounds like a five-star review? There are many reasons, reader.  IMHO only books … Continue reading

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