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The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by "In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles into life with the Winkelmeier clan. The political climate and slow disintegration of the multi-cultural society in Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and their familie...
Message from Viola Mari by Sabrina Devonshire
Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 by World-renowned oceanographer and meteorite specialist Marissa Jones uncovers evidence that a comet cloud will soon destroy Earth. When aspiring writer and her best friend Jennifer begs her to take a Saturday morning sci-fi writing class, Marissa reluctantly agrees. Writing her real-life story as fiction gives her an astonishing new perspective on the anomalous set of ...
Author Showcase: Angella Graff
Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Angella Graff was born and raised in the desert city of Tucson, Arizona. She married and became a mother very young, and after getting started with her family, began her University studies where she found her passion for creative writing, history and theology. She now resides in Tucson with her husband Joshua, three children, Christian, Isabella and Adia, and their...
The Awakening (The Judas Curse) by Angella Graff
Published on Saturday, January 12, 2013 by The Awakening is a tale of immortals, ancient gods, and a Detective who doesn’t believe in any of it. Detective Ben Stanford is forced to come face to face with theology, mythos and everything he refused to believe in as his world is turned upside down by Mark, the immortal Gospel writer, who requests the detective’s help in finding his missing companion, Jud...
Liturgy by Brian Bigelow
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by A little horror short story you may need to leave the lights on for. If a demon possessed crystal comes your way you may want to leave it where you found it. Enjoy this little excursion into a twisted imagination. What are the main themes? Possession and revenge Who or what inspired your story? Hellraiser What do you like best about your primary characters?...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: Sharon Clare
Published on Monday, November 26, 2012 by Sharon Clare fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a science degree in psychology and professional writing. Inspired by prose, she completed a program with the LongRidge Writing Institute in Connecticut. She writes paranormal romance and has published short stories, art reviews, newsletter and magazine articles. She cont...
NaNoWriMo Success Stories: Dy Loveday
Published on Monday, November 26, 2012 by Dy lives and writes in Adelaide, South Australia. Her partner is a great cook and doesn’t mind when she forgets to eat dinner (much).  She has a 9+ year old daughter who inhales chocolate and looks like Twiggy;  shares a house with two dogs, two cats, an annoying but loveable Alexandrine parrot and several fish. She longs for the day that her daughter stops bri...
Terms & Conditions
Published on Friday, November 23, 2012 by Terms & Conditions Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy, Copyright Notice, Online Customer/Sales Agreement, Website Usage Policy and Delivery & Refund Policy govern Virtual Writers' relationship w...
Guest Column: Rayne Hall on WRITING FAST-PACED ACTION SCENES
Published on Saturday, August 18, 2012 by In scenes with fast action - such as chases and fights -  your writing style needs to reflect the speed. The words you choose, and the way you structure your sentences, can create a fast, exciting pace which takes the reader's breath away. SENTENCES The length of your sentences creates the pace of your scene. In a fight scene, sentences need to be short, espe...
How Do I Join Second Life®?
Published on Saturday, August 11, 2012 by How do I join the live event in Second Life®? You will first need to join Second Life® through the Second Life® website. Go to http://www.secondlife.com to start the process. It’s free to join. Click on the JOIN NOW button and this will take you to the Registration screen. Here you simply fill in your personal details and choose a name and look for your ava...
What is Milk Wood?
Published on Saturday, August 11, 2012 by Milk Wood is the celtic-inspired 3d literary home of Virtual Writers. Here we learn to experiment with the Second Life® platform to push the creative envelope and develop a strong, unique voice. VIRTUAL VENUES The Stone Circle The Stone Circle is available for story and poetry readings. The atmosphere is mystical; perfect for the telling of a fairy tale or t...
Writers’ Dash FAQs
Published on Saturday, August 11, 2012 by I found #writersdash on Twitter, what is it? The Writers' Dash (#writersdash or #dailydash on Twitter) is a 15-minute free writing exercise held on Twitter, Facebook and Second Life® every weekday. At 5:30am & 5:30pm Pacific Time we share the word prompt on our social media channels; the live event begins in Second Life® at 6am & 6pm PST. Write wh...
Guest Authoring and Book Briefs
Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by In a Nutshell Our In a Nutshell feature is presented in a simple Q&A format that comprises a book blurb, quick fire questions aimed at giving the reader a broad view of the book, a picture of the book cover and links to your online retailer. In a Nutshell spotlights the book rather than the author. In a Nutshell Questions What are the main themes of your...
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