Category Archives: Essays

The Purple Morrow and Wolf’s Bane are free this week!

I recently decided to drop Smashwords in order to try out the Kindle Unlimited service. Two interesting features of this program are that I can offer price reductions on the books, or give them away free. Yeah, that’s right. So, for the … Continue reading

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Big Boy Burgundy: Man on the Run is here

Finally, Burgundy is getting some action! A while back, I posted a first installment of a story experiment called Big Boy Burgundy. It was a lot of fun, as I hadn’t written anything in that spy-action genre before. Recently, Breakwater … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Well, it’s done. The last scene needed to complete the manuscript for book three of my Papilion Trilogy, Berserker, is done. All that’s left to do it to blend the snippets into the main story, to diligently consider the beta readers’ feedback I … Continue reading

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Re-Wired – by Greg Dragon (featuring Dyane Forde) for One Breath Books

I interviewed Ned Hayes, author of Sinful Folk, a while back. Months later, I got an email from him with a very interesting offer:  Would I like to contribute to “A book podcast with very quick reviews of books. One Breath … Continue reading

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Falling Free: Short Story

So at last, a short story! It’s been a while since I’ve posted one, primarily because most places I submit to don’t accept work that has been published, even if it’s on a blog. However, at just over 1000 words, … Continue reading

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Subtext: Writing a Story Within a Story by: Dyane Forde

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Subtext: Writing a Story Within a Story Writers write for different reasons, but usually it’s because, well, we have something to say. Sometimes, just what that might be isn’t known at the moment we sit…

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Writing Prompt by A. Joleigh with PRIZES!!

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The writing prompt is as follows: You live in a third-world country (you can name one that exists or you can make one up). The story takes place in a prison. A prison where…

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A Super Cool Announcement and A Reminder…

Hello! I’m thrilled to announce that my story, Nor’easter, short-listed for the Storgy literary fiction contest, is now published in their anthology. Some really great and unique stories were included, so check it out here! Also, a reminder that both … Continue reading

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How Tackling the Dreaded Synopsis Helped Me

The dreaded synopsis. Yeah, I said it. I mean, who decided to curse the humble writer with the necessity of creating such a diabolic thing? I haven’t met anyone yet who enjoys writing them, and most people I speak to … Continue reading

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Crossroads and a New Direction

Sometimes we come to a crossroads in our lives where we have to make a choice and/or change direction. For the last little while, those of you who follow my blog might have noticed a sharp decrease in the number … Continue reading

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