DPOV has his pros and cons. And did I mention it’s often a pain in the butt to write it well? Lol.

E. Rose Sabin

A lot has been written about deep point of view, the technique in fiction writing in which a scene, a chapter, or at times an entire novel is written entirely in the point of view of a single character. What it involves is limiting what is shown in the scene entirely to what the point of view character sees, reacts to, thinks, and does. The writer can go into that character’s and only that character’s thoughts and emotions. Short stories are often written entirely in the deep point of view of a single character. A novel may be written entirely from one viewpoint but more often has several viewpoint characters, but using deep point of view, it goes into the viewpoint of only one of those characters in a scene. Many fine articles have been written about the use of deep point of view, and I don’t plan to dwell…

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Maverick Publishing open for Junior and Middle Grade Submissions

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We now accept Middle Grade submissions!

Junior Fiction and Middle Grade submissions are OPEN.

How to Submit

To help you with the submissions process we have put some guidelines for your submission.  To have a look at our current junior fiction/middle grade titles, click here.  Please read through carefully before sending us your submission.  Anything that is vastly different to the guidelines will not be read.

Preferred Guidelines:

  • If submitting multiple manuscripts, please put them all in the same email.
  • We are looking for something a little bit quirky… we are called Maverick!  Sweet stories about fluffy kittens and lost puppies are just not our thing – sorry.
  • Something with series potential is a bonus.
  • A short cover letter with some information about yourself e.g. location, job and whether you are already published.
  • Your name on the email (you would be amazed how many people forget to put…

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How To Backup Your WordPress Blog To Prevent Losing All Its Contents

Hugh's Views & News  

How would you feel if you woke up one morning and discovered that your WordPress blog had been deleted or that most of your content had been lost?

It’s a scary thought, and probably the worst kind of nightmare situation for many bloggers.

WordPress has a process that allows all its users to backup the contents of their blog.

Today, I’m going to show you how to backup your blog without going via the ‘WP Admin’ button on the dashboard of your blog.

Not only is it a straight forward process, but it’s the quickest method of performing a backup of your blog. Plus, since I last wrote about this, you can now also backup all your media, images and photos.

Let’s start.

  • In the lefthand menu of the dashboard of your blog, click onTools, then onExport.

  • You’ll be presented with the following choices.

  • Let’s start…

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The Racial Equity Nerd

I have really been looking forward to this film.Harriet Tubman is one of the most bad ass people in American history, and as I have gotten older, I have realized how fully robbed of her story I was in schools.

The first time I got wind that I knew nothing about Harriet Tubman was my second year as an Outdoor Afro leader. Our annual leader training was happening near Harper’s Ferry National Park, and one of our pre-training events included hiking on a section of the Underground Railroad. If you haven’t been to that park, I highly recommend you go. Harper’s Ferry (history-wise) is the blackest experience in the National Park Service. I might be inaccurate on that one, but of the national parks I’ve been to, it’s true. Anyway while there, I learned a lot more about Black resistance and realized it was much bigger than rebellions

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – issue 48 ‘Memento Mori’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome #fiction @Sirens_Call

The Sirens Song


For the 48th issue of The Sirens Call, not only would we like you to write about a token that is reminiscent of death, but remember that death itself may lay around every corner. We’d like you to pay tribute to it in the most heinous ways possible by submitting pieces that honor it, horrify with it, respect it, and/or fight it to the bitter end; and we do mean the literal bitter end as each piece selected for eZine 48 must contain a death – mortal or otherwise.

Short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry are acceptable provided they fit the theme within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out creepy as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the…

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It’s Time to Do a Facebook Settings Checkup – by Judith Briles…

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on The Book Designer:

Are you concerned about Facebook posts or requests? Many are. Next year is an election year and you can bet that Facebook will have hiccups.

Plus, we are getting calls and emails from our authors about Facebook and how to reduce unwanted friend requests, revealing too much information and reducing some of the oddball exposure that seems to emulate from Facebook.

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Where to Start

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Forced into a life of domestic servitude, Haiti’s child slaves

Repeating Islands

PD-HAITI-1[Many thanks to Holly Bynoe for bringing this item to our attention.] Photojournalist Paddy Dowling (Independent) travels to Haiti to document its next generation: ‘restaveks’ – children separated from their families, heartbroken and forced into a life of slavery.

Seated in a darkened room at the end of a long corridor, hiding his face, he looks down. When questioned, he simply shrugs his small shoulders. One by one, tears cascade onto the table where he sits. Esperence Richardson, 10, a “restavek”, given up by his biological parents aged eight, surrenders to his emotions. He turns away, finds space and tries to wipe away the suffering with each pass of his shirt sleeve.

A country once enslaved, Haiti revolted in 1791 to free itself from the shackles of its French masters. By 1804, Haitians – led by the heroic military strategist Toussaint L’Ouverture – had achieved the only successful slave revolt in modern history. But today, children…

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