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March 2014 Roundup

March 2014 Roundup

Better late than never, as they say. Our authors have been super busy this spring! Janet Loftis has had ongoing adventures, some of them unpleasant (migraines, car problems) and some of them awesome (discovering new eateries, experimenting with acupuncture), but none of them boring! Be sure to check out her blog for her latest recaps. […]

January 2014 Roundup

Happy February! I bet you have been wondering something that keeps you up late at night, wracked with anxiety. That something is: What are the XC publishing writers up to these days? Well, here’s your answer! New author Deb Ochery released her first erotica novel Be Careful What You Wish For at long last. Hurry […]

A Year in Review – 2013

2013 was a busy year for our authors, who spent most of their time trying to complete things, but also learning new and better ways to reach their readers. The website has been revamped and linked to WordPress for ease of posting and consistency. Each of our authors embarked on the road to blogging, not […]

The Answer for When Nothing’s Working Right

I have many ways of getting bogged down on my writing projects, or on household chores, or whatever. I’m really quite accomplished at getting stuck in the proverbial mud and flailing around, causing a lot of mess but getting absolutely no where. Then procrastination sets in, frequently accompanied by intense, incessant whining. My close writing […]

Let’s Talk About Toys!

Yes, those sorts of toys, because this is my second blog post so I might as well jump right into the Too Much Information pool. Also, this is an adult blog and if you’re under-aged and reading this then, shame on you! *shakes finger* That will be the extent of my pseudo-parenting, thank you. Moving […]

The Dreaded Backstory

Ask a novelist one thing they hate about writing and they will probably list “backstory” as pretty high up on the list. Sometimes we’ve taken great pains (and weeks and weeks of research) to create an amazing world and populate it with a multitude of persons, creatures, warring factions, pious religions, and every sort of […]

Honesty in the Dating World

I listen to a radio show in the morning. People call or email in and tell the hosts about a date they recently went on that had—in their opinion—gone relatively well, and yet the second party had not returned their calls or texts, and they wanted to know why. Frequently it is because something went […]

The Hero – Balance in Pairs

A bit of background… I recently read that one of the keys to a successful blog is knowing who you are blogging to. Since I am a writer, obviously my blog readers should be, well, readers. Not just blog readers, but novel readers, and probably not just blog and novel readers but the sort of […]

Adventures in Reading and Writing: the Arctic Edition

A dozen or so years ago, I went through a phase of reading travel adventure tales. Like other phases I’ve gone through, I became insatiable for months on end, gobbling up accounts of shipwrecks and quests for the source of the Nile, mountain men and pioneers, mountain climbers and Englishmen abducted by African slavers. And then […]

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