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A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project

A 56-Day Marathon: The Story Behind The Shiro Project French author David Khara, a former journalist, top-level sportsman, and entrepreneur, is a full-time writer. Khara wrote his first novel—a vampire thriller—in 2010, before starting his Consortium thriller series, which offers a roller-coaster ride that dips into the history of World […]

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Author inspired by POW past

Fiona Palmer talks to The Writers Shack about her brand new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls, and how she found inspiration from an Italian prisoner of war I was talking to my friend Lea one day about how I wanted to write my next book on the Italian prisoners of war that worked on […]


Top 10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Starting a blog is a terrific way to create an online presence for both personal and business reasons. You can build a blog for free and begin posting content right away. But what good is that content if no one is reading it. When that’s the case then… Related posts: […]


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5 ideas for finding inspiration

Improve your mood and release your creative juices with these great inspirational ideas No matter what we do in our lives, no matter what type of lives we live, we all need a boost of inspiration every now and then. This has nothing to do with our psyche. In fact, […]


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Announcing The Writers’ Shack’s first Read 4 Review book: Mariner’s Hollow by FG Capitanio There’s been quite a few posts about Frank Capitanio and his debut book, Mariner’s Hollow on The Writers’ Shack lately. We’ve interviewed the author to discuss winning the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award; we’ve reviewed Mariner’s Hollow. Now Capitanio […]

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Seeking authors, publishers and book lovers for a brand new read for review program 8

The Writers’ Shack launches Read 4 Review, a brand new initiative for book lovers   You might remember that a month or so ago, we put some feelers out to see if anyone was interested in a Read 4 Review program. Well, the response from both authors and readers was […]


What True Beauty Is About (A Tribute To Maya Angelou)

I have always come across Maya Angelou’s quotes in other books and blogs, or seeing people sharing her quotes on Facebook. They are all very inspiring, but somehow it didn’t get me to the point to read up more about her and her works. As I read the news… Related […]


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The mystery of writing and the writing of mysteries

Frédérique Molay, author of The 7th Woman and Paris Homicide, talks about the mysteries of writing   When writing, everything and anything can serve as inspiration—a newspaper article, an odd crime, an anecdote, an unknown face. When an idea rises to the surface, when it imposes itself, it then gushes […]


Any interest in a Read 4 Review program? 2

I am thinking about starting a Read 4 Review program on The Writers’ Shack that will pair authors with readers.   These programs are very popular on Goodreads but, as far as I know, have not been implemented on too many blogs.   Basically, how it works is that authors […]

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Grammar Guide: Then vs than 38

Then and than: Two simple words that can be the difference between getting sex and missing out.