Torn Between Two Lovers: A Tragicomic Tale of Second-Novel Rivalry

Torn Between Two Lovers: A Tragicomic Tale of Second-Novel Rivalry

My first love, a thirteen-year affair, caused a lot of emotion over its long life. There were a few breakups, one I thought would be irrevocable. Friends were concerned we wouldn’t make it, calling it my phantom novel. But we went the distance and finally celebrated going public nine months ago. Since then it’s been a party, all champagne and celebration. But I’m ready, as they say, to move on. It’s me, not it. No fault, harm, or foul. It’s just time.

by Evan Green
September BookClubz Pick: The Last Paradise

September BookClubz Pick: The Last Paradise

Michael Kasenow self-published The Last Paradise through Canoe Tree Press and we thought it was so good, we selected it for a feature on BookClubz. Check out Michael Kasenow's post-reading discussion guide here!
by Evan Green
How Joining Toastmasters Improved My Writing

How Joining Toastmasters Improved My Writing

Writing a speech is like writing a very brief novel. Start your speech with a hook, a powerful opening that will grab your audience's attention, then move on to an inciting event to propel your story forward into the remaining two acts before providing a satisfying ending. Just as in writing, use the "Show, Don’t Tell" concept to engage the reader and make your story an immersive experience. 
by Evan Green