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The Inspiration Behind A White Belt in Art by John Vorhaus

John Vorhaus

In the spring of 2016, I had come to the end of a certain road. After forty years of a productive and reasonably successful writing life, I had to admit that my enduring passion for writing books was not being matched in any meaningful way by the market’s passion for buying them. Having just released […]

The Inspirations Behind Psi-Tech: An Interview with Jacey Bedford

Jacey Novacon

Question #1:  What (or possibly who, if any) inspired the character of Ben Benjamin in your Psi-Tech Universe? There are three books in the Psi-Tech trilogy: EMPIRE OF DUST / CROSSWAYS / NIMBUS. With the release of NIMBUS on 3rd October 2017, the trilogy is complete. Reska (Ben) Benjamin is one of two main characters. He’s […]

When Inspiration Hits — A New Series on Emerald Musings

Hello All, and Happy Friday! First, let me apologize– I haven’t been keeping up with my blogs, Emerald Musings and Walking the Path as well as I should.  While I have a few very exciting reasons for it, there really is no excuse, and you have my heartfelt apologies for dropping the ball. As an […]

Review of Assassination at Bayou Sauvage by D.J. Donaldson

Review of Assassination at Bayou Sauvage by D.J. Donaldson

Overall Summary: While enjoying a family picnic, the lemon-drop eating medical examiner extraordinaire for the city of New Orleans Andy Broussard witnesses his Uncle Joe being shot by a sniper, who then shoots himself and falls into the bayou.  Since the cause of the death in both cases is seemingly clear, it’s up to Andy […]

How Expensive is your Needle? Pricing Out Your Freelance Work

Pricing Out Your Freelance Work

So you’ve gotten started in the freelance world.  Great!  You’ve started to apply for jobs.  Wonderful!  You’ve decided on how much you will charge for your services.  Wait.  You haven’t?   Well, it’s time to fix that. Many new freelancers operate under the assumption that what they get paid is dependent on what the customer […]

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

By Tony Knighton 1. You don’t need to ask permission. I’ve always been a reader. I thought about writing something of my own, most often while reading stories or books that were poorly written, but for decades I didn’t. Once I got around to it, I realized I’d been waiting for someone or something to […]

“Check This _____ Out!” A Call for Guest Submissions

A Call for Guest Submissions

Hello, Everyone, As you know, for the months of April and May, Emerald Musings has a great series of guest posts lined up to keep you entertained and informed.  You can find the brave contributors here, and I strongly suggest you get to know them outside of Emerald Musings.  After all, they are clearly wonderful […]

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