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Why Book Reviews Mean the World

Atlin Merrick Reviewing Books

A quick note today, dashing in and out to say: So long as you have something to say about a book, won't you please say it? Reviews mean the world to writers and their publisher. It's one way we know people are there, engaging with what we're sharing. Sure, yes, we hope for good reviews but even less than stellar ones can help someone like me, the commissioning editor for Improbable Press, understand the tastes of the audiences I've reached. MoreDo you believe in ghosts?How My Fascination With Storytelling Began What I'm trying to say is if you don't like...

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Into the Light (Writing Prompts)

Writing Prompts

To celebrate the release seven days ago of our latest novel—Ghost Story by G.V. Pearce—I'm going for eerie in this week's writing prompt. And I've decided the photo doesn't get its own word any more. There were too many words and not enough breathing room so if you find yourself inspired only by the photo, write toward that. Don't ever feel you have to use the words, just…the purpose of these is to fire you up. Ready?   From Babs to Ibiza: What Hath the Writing Prompts Wrought? So last week's prompt inspired itself some interesting things from Barbra Streisand to gorillas, below...

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Do you believe in ghosts? IP talks with G.V. Pearce about Ghost Story

G.V. Pearce Ghost Story Writer Interviews

On Friday Improbable Press released our latest book, G.V. Pearce's Ghost Story, a Sherlock Holmes and John Watson mystery, wrapped in a romance, inside a ghost story.A captivating mystery, Ghost Story is also "a story about acceptance—not only of bad things, sad and painful things, but also about acceptance of gifts, and impossible luck, and your loved ones."IP's editor Atlin Merrick talked with G.V. Pearce about their book, and of course she had to start with the coolest question…* G.V., do you believe in ghosts?I believe the universe is far more complicated and ridiculous than we can possibly imagine, but its fun to see...

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How My Fascination With Storytelling Began

K Caine

By K. Caine It’s fitting, I think, that the first stories I told to myself were stories of first meetings. I hadn’t intended to start telling myself stories, when I started—I was ten, maybe, or twelve, and I’d had this dream, you see. I was very big into the Robin Hood mythos when I was a child—not just the fox, but any of the stories that I could get my hands on. And I’d had this dream, one night. As far as dreams go, it was pretty simple—I was walking through the forest, I discovered Robin Hood’s camp, and I...

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Can You See Me? (Writing Prompts)

Writing Prompts

You should see me when you write. It's like there's two of me. There has to be, because I'm constantly beside myself. Completely on the other side of myself. I love that you're finding inspiration in these prompts. I love that for some of you you're writing now for the first time in a little while. Please…keep going. I'm ready.   Space Stories and Writing Inspiration Only a few words here, just saying do it. Give me wonderful quotes for next week's writing prompt. Please. Write anything. Any length. Tiny. An ode. A poem. Let it be just for you or...

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