Making Murder City: Interview with Author Michael Arntfield

Making Murder City: Interview with Author Michael Arntfield

Between hosting To Catch a Killer on OWN Canada and teaching Forensic Writing and Investigative Journalism at Western University in London, Ontario, it's something of an understatement to say that Dr. Michael Arntfield is a busy man.

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4 Common Self-Publishing Stumbling Blocks

4 Common Self-Publishing Stumbling Blocks

Ready to dive into the world of self-publishing? Familiarize yourself with these four common stumbling blocks of self-publishing and get a head start on your journey. Awareness of what's to come will help you determine your goals, create a timeline, and highlight some areas you may wish to investigate further.

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Takeaway Tips for Using Active & Passive Voice

Takeaway Tips for Using Active & Passive Voice

Employ both active and passive voice with confidence and sophistication when writing your manuscript using this helpful guide!

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Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Finding inspiration in the everyday drives FriesenPress-published author Susan Harris. Her book, little copper pennies, examines the life of the (now defunct) Canadian penny, weaving a history that's both pragmatic and heartwarmingly nostalgic. We spoke with Harris about adapting a general reader to a children's picture book, obtaining media coverage, little copper pennies' journey through traditional publishing and much more!

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An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

Victor Malarek is an award-winning journalist with more than forty years of experience. At present, he brings his hard-hitting investigative skills to CTV's current affairs show W5 as Senior Reporter. FriesenPress has taken a page from Victor's body of work and turned the investigation around to learn more about the 5 W’s - Who, What, Where, Why, and When of his first fiction, Orphanage 41.

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Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."

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Outlaw Principles: An Epic Comeback Story

Outlaw Principles: An Epic Comeback Story

Never give up and always believe in yourself regardless of current results. The road to success with any goal isn't an easy one, but it can be done. I'd also like to add that thinking outside the box never hurts. Just because certain methods for writing or marketing haven't been used before, doesn't mean you shouldn't utilize them.

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Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

For many writers, figuring out how to punch up their dialogue is a bit of a challenge. As one literary agent says, “good dialogue illuminates your characters, moves your plot forward and develops relationships.” She goes on to write, “If you find that your dialogue does need explanation, then frankly, something is wrong with your dialogue.”

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