Great writing is not a hobby, it's a craft. A sophisticated craft. One that demands the right voice, the right tone, the right pacing—invisibility in style and plausibility in plot.
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Current edition: Made in Heaven by Stephen Baily / Verdant by David Morgan O'Connor / The Southbound Roman by Christopher Struck/ Buried Under Melancholy by Efrain Nieves, Jr. / Literary Edinburgh by Linette Allen and Vikki Patis / Face Down in the River by Liz Balise/ Corridor 1510 by Stephen Philip / Your Rule by Linette Allen / The Cabbie From Cashmere by Clarissa Yvonne ■