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Book Review: Painting Celia by Maya Bairey



Title: Painting Celia (Incubadora Book 1)
Author:  Maya Bairey 
Publisher: Lingua Ink Books
Released: May 11, 2024
Pages: 368
Stars: 5.0

“You can live in my pool house if you’ll teach me to paint.”


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How to Write a Bestselling Fantasy Fiction Novel



Fantasy fiction is a genre that has captivated audiences for centuries. From J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” to George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” fantasy novels have proven to be some of the most successful…

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Hugh’s Room Live Presents ‘Walking Through The Fire’

Sultans of String & Indigenous Collaborators across Turtle Island 
Create Trailblazing Musical Response to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. 

WHAT: Hugh’s Room Live presents ‘Walking Through the Fire’ – Indigenous…

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The Top Ten Things Writers of Nonfiction Should Know



Nonfiction Writing

Nonfiction writing is a challenging and rewarding endeavour that requires great skill and dedication. But whether you are writing a memoir, a history book, or a scientific study, there are certain things that all writers of nonfiction should…

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Book Review: The Guncle by Steven Rowley



Title: The Guncle
Author:  Steven Rowley 
Publisher: G.P. Putnam and Sons
Released: April 5, 2022
Pages: 368
ISBN 10: 0525542302
Stars: 5.0

“Grief orbits the heart. Some days the circle is greater. Those are the good days.

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Poetry: “The Glorious Sun” by Christine Bode

The Glorious Son

A poem by ©Christine Bode 2019

Ahh, the glorious sun!
From the land of lucid dreaming 
I wake, 
throw off the covers and
greet my dog
who lies beneath me beside the bed.

Drawing the curtains…

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What to Do When Writing Book Reviews



Writing a book review can be a great way to share your thoughts on a book you’ve read and help others decide if they want to read it too. But where do you start?

First, make sure you’ve read the

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Poetry: "Isolation" by Christine Bode


A poem by ©Christine Bode 2022

Lying in bed late at night, I try not to let my thoughts
Get as dark as a black hole in space
Swirling down, down the cosmic funnel
Of infinity, never to land…

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