Macbeth’s Spinners by Justine Johnston Hemmestad

Macbeth’s Spinners begins in Eleventh Century Scotland with the supernatural transformation of the three Greek fates, but witchcraft only serves as a cover for their true mission. To thwart their ancient nemesis, the Greek god Apollo, they consolidate their power to help the warlord Macbeth, though Apollo is aware and…

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Question Culture: History Edition on Robber Barons and Rebels

During the most recent episode of Question Culture (a bi-weekly socio-political podcast), Lornett and Brian discussed wealth accumulation in the hands of a few in post-Civil-War America. Check out the episode. As you know, at Waking Writer we don’t focus on writing and literature in a vacuum. All writing and art operate…

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Meet Derrick McCartney, author of McMinnville

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I began writing a journal when I was in high school and made my first attempt at a novel in my early twenties. It never got off the ground. Over the decades, I turned to nonfiction and wrote four books on North…

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Conversation Highlights from the August #AuthorIndieSpeak

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, Cendrine Marrouat and I hosted our second #AuthorIndieSpeak chat on Twitter, where we invited indie authors to meet and discuss random things related to writing and publishing. We had a robust conversation with indie authors around the United States, Canada, and Britain! We discussed all…

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Join #AutherIndieSpeak on Aug. 25!

If you missed the first #AuthorIndieSpeak Chat last month, fear not…we’re having another one tomorrow, August 25 at 7pm EST! The #AuthorIndieSpeak Chat is a monthly invitation to all indie authors who are interested in discussing the self-publishing industry and building meaningful relationships in their field. Indie publishing experts (editors,…

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