My Writing Journey

#BlogBattle: Educate

Oops! Totally forgot to share this yesterday! 🙂 It’s that time again! November’s #BlogBattle word is EDUCATE. Let’s see what you come up with.



November 2018 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to come into the running for featured writer by your friendly, incorrigible encouraging Blog Battle admins!

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

The battler who is chosen in a given month will have the opportunity to be interviewed!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.


  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional

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Adventure Story Contest, short stories

“The Forever Door” Prologue Bonus

This is a special preview prologue to my story "The Forever Door" in The Crux Anthology, a book of adventure science fiction and fantasy short stories by sixteen different authors. Official Release Date: November 26th, 2018 You can preorder your ebook copy November 19th, 2018 We've got our very own The Crux Crew FB Fan… Continue reading “The Forever Door” Prologue Bonus

My Writing Journey

Your Free Copy of Emotional Beats… and More

There’s still time to get some free Writer Help books! Check it out.

Nicholas C. Rossis

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Just for authors Giveaway

Download EIGHT free, fresh books as part of a unique 48 Hour Writer event, including my very own best-seller, Emotional Beats.

When I was offered the chance to be part of an exclusive, eight book giveaway this month, I thought of the benefits to you and I grabbed a spot quickly. Your choice is even easier. Look at these great free books and grab the ones you like, including Emotional Beats (in fact, that should be the first one you pick up).

Get just a few, or get all of them if you want! Just remember they’re only available for a short time, so don’t miss out.

Emotional Beats

Do You Want To Show, Not Tell, Emotions?

Because of the way our brains are wired, readers empathize more strongly if you don’t name the emotion you are trying to describe. As soon as you…

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#BlogBattles, short stories

La Puerta de Siempre #blogbattle

Okay, so my Cave #BlogBattle story is a total cheat. This is an excerpt from a short story I've been working on. I doubt it will make a ton of sense, but it's exciting, and you'll be able to read the whole thing in the ASF Short Story Contest Anthology book, The Crux, when it comes… Continue reading La Puerta de Siempre #blogbattle

My Writing Journey

Nexus Gate 4037: The Animal Coming to Paperback…And Other Exciting News

You guys! Have you checked out “Nexus Gate 4037: The Animal” by Candice Coates yet? Put this on your TBR, buy your ebook now, or keep your eyes peeled for the paperback (I’ll let you know when that’s available too!). Please take some time to give some love to this talented, exuberant, fantastic author and share about her debut novel! ❤


Hello, Genre Jumpers!

NG Book coverAvailable Now on Amazon!

Can I just start by saying what a ride it has been learning how to indie publish and then actually doing it! My debut novel, NEXUS GATE 4037: THE ANIMAL has been on the market for half a month now and the feeling of gratefulness and pride that comes from seeing a longtime dream made a reality just takes my breath away. AND I got a five-star review!

Still, there is more work to be done, but I am game.

Initially, my plan was to e-publish on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo, alas plans have changed just like the seasons…slowly but surely. I mean, I don’t know what part of the world you are living in, but here in the midwest, Summer proved to be rude and would not leave. It was like an awkward breakup.

The relationship was officially over the moment…

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