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Why History? (by Jim Sargent)

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Why History? (by Jim Sargent)

History –– I wanted to learn why it happened – and when and how. In high school and college I excelled in history and social science classes. After discovering historical fiction, I read even more.

Jim Sargent tells you why he writes about history.

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Why I Love Steampunk (by Ren Cummins)

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Why I Love Steampunk (by Ren Cummins)

Of all the genres (and sub-genres) out there, I keep finding myself returning to my first literary fascination: Steampunk. Why? Seriously, it’s a valid question. It’s not The Most Popular Genre Ever, and usually its very mention is followed up almost immediately by the question, “What IS Steampunk?”

Ren Cummins has the answer...

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Why Do Readers Like to be Scared?

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Why Do Readers Like to be Scared?

The experience is one many of us seek over and over again...through books and film. It's about control. In truth, we control nothing, which makes us all vulnerable to hauntings and things that happen in the afterlife 

Why? Because we thrive on fear. 

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Editing Your Manuscript

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Editing Your Manuscript

    Just how important is an editor? The short answer:  Extremely! A longer answer:  Editing is the nuts-and-bolts of a good manuscript.  It’s also the most painful part of the publishing process.  Fortunately, authors have many more resources than were available just ten years ago resulting in an easier process toward a clean manuscript. The choice to have an editor review your manuscript prior to submission, is entirely optional.  Doce Blant Publishing has professional editors available to review your ms upon acceptance.  The process involves collaboration with the editor, who does more than just look for spelling errors and...

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So, Why do You do it When it's Crisp Outside?

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So, Why do You do it When it's Crisp Outside?

We've noticed a trend: people love to read books in the fall. Perhaps it's the genre-shift (scary books in October that meld into the romance of the holidays). Perhaps, it's exactly as our friend above stated – the temperature drops...

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