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Conference Season

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Anyone who’s hung around these parts for any length of time knows I am a member of Pennwriters, and that I go to the conference in the odd-numbered years, when it is held in Pittsburgh. This year, I’ll be presenting a workshop — but not on what you may think when you first see that […]

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Lines of Distinction: Broken by Susan Helene Gottfried

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Peace… now that’s a better shiny than actual shiny things. At least from where I stand. But then, I’m standing in a place that’s all my own. I love this short story of mine. It’s rough. It’s edgy. It’s not for the faint of heart or family friendly. But it is rock and roll and […]

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What Happened Now?

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I mentioned before that 2015 has been the year of computer troubles for me again, and … yeah. Nothing’s changed on that front, unless you consider another downward turn to be a change — which I’d rather not do, but let’s be real here. It is. My work computer blew up. Oh, not literally; that […]

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Guest Post from Kevin R Doyle: Writing in Different Genres

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Welcome my buddy Kevin R Doyle to West of Mars! If you’ve been hanging at The Rock of Pages at all, you probably recognize his name. He wrote a fantastic Rock Fiction novella, and then brought us two guest posts last Rocktober. And now, he wants to share thoughts about writing in different genres, since […]

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#SaystheEditor — What’s with the Commas?

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years. When I see an author’s name used in a book description, it’s surrounded by commas. Grammar be damned, that author’s gonna use a comma. Don’t damn your grammar. Write it properly. Which means… Instead of… When sexy artist, Kerri Broadhead, meets ShapeShifter guitarist, Mitchell Voss, in […]

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