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Best of Creative Fiction? Damn Straight! A Review of “Stories My Evil Twin Made Up” by Scott Morgan

Evil Twin Stories SmallI’m a busy girl. So short story collections are a favorite of mine. And a collection of one of my favorite Indie Author’s best short stories? There’s only one response:

Awwwwww yeahhhhhhhhhh!

Previously released and now combined into one complete work, Stories My Evil Twin Made Up just proves what I’ve been saying for ages: That Morgan knows his shit when it comes to creative fiction. His ability to write stories that are less an excellent read and more a movie playing within your mind is astounding. From a glimpse into a short, unique, every day conversation between two strangers, what can happen when all things add up to the worst, and the first blush of an intense crush, the author shows his talent in writing across the spectrum of all genres.

If you missed these short stories the first go-round, well, you’re lucky that you get a second chance to read pure genius. Stories My Evil Twin Made Up will be available on Amazon.com on February 15. As someone who’s read them several times? Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this excellent anthology of Morgan’s best creative fiction. As I did the first go round, five out of five stars.

Scott Morgan is the bestselling author of Character Development from the Inside Out and How I Make A Living In Writing, and is also the author OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAof two short fiction collections, Short Stack and Tryptic. His latest book is How To Be A Whiny Beeyotch: 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of My Hand. Scott is the president of WriteHook (Write for the Jugular), an editing and writing services company for fiction and creative nonfiction. He also is a teacher, presenter, and speaker.

Connect with Scott Online:

Website: http://www.Write-Hook.com

Twitter: @write_hook

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/Mo0SZG

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Review of Scott Morgan’s How to be a Whiny Beeyotch, 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of my Hand

You gotta love straight-forward and very honest. So when my good friend and bad-ass editor Scott Morgan asked me to read an advanced copy of beeyotchcoverhis book, How to be a Whiny Beeyotch, 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of my Hand, you had better believe that I jumped on the chance. Scott has been kicking my ass for a year now and has been a monstrous help in my life as an Indie Author. Whether editing my work, assisting me with cover design, or helping me complete a writer’s grant, Scott has been a scythe to the bullshit I’ve tried to throw out as to why I can’t do this, that or the other.

Scott Morgan knows his shit, and is a master at recognizing bullshit in its many forms. In How to be a Beeyotch, Morgan takes writers to task and answers the many excuses he’s heard over his years as an editor. Hilarious, down-to-earth and relatable, Morgan pulls no punches and goes right for the jugular of those of us who need to quit whining and start writing. A straight-forward, honest read, How to be a Beeyotch is less like reading and more like sitting down with the author over a cup of coffee while he relates the most ridiculous excuses he’s heard in his many years as an editor as to why people can’t write.

Five out of five stars, although I wish like hell I could give ten. You definitely do not want to miss this book.

E-book and print book will be available through Amazon.com on Friday, February 8, and the audio version will be available on Monday, February 25.

snapshot cutScott Morgan is the bestselling author of Character Development from the Inside Out and How I Make A Living In Writing, and is also the author of two short fiction collections, Short Stack and Tryptic. His latest book is How To Be A Whiny Beeyotch: 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of My Hand. Scott is the president of WriteHook (Write for the Jugular), an editing and writing services company for fiction and creative nonfiction. He also is a teacher, presenter, and speaker.

Connect with Scott Online:

Website: http://www.Write-Hook.com

Twitter: @write_hook

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/Mo0SZG

The Quillective Project/Four Paws Poetry book Update!

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UPDATE: February 3, 2013

I am THRILLED to report that The Quillective Project finally has a beneficiary for our 2013 book Four Paws, Dog and Kitty City, the Humane Society of Dallas’s No-Kill Shelter. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of Four Paws will go directly to Dog and Kitty City. You can follow Dog and Kitty City on Twitter, and please be sure to “like” their Facebook page. The E-book will be available through Smashwords and Amazon on Sunday, February 24, 2013, and the POD version of Four Paws will be available soon after, if not on the same day. Please help us promote this incredible organization by promoting this book. We can be the change we want to see in the world, we only need to take the first step!

~Amber Jerome Norrgard

Stronger Than I

Stronger Than I

You fought

Yes you fought

So much braver and stronger than I

You faced down

Things that I

Couldn’t accept nor understand so easily

You held onto hope

You held onto faith

And God! your beauty was so complete

You gave lessons

In living life

That I hope to inhale and emulate

You graced

And you gifted

Did you know how much your words

Shaped, created

And resulted

What brought me sight again so clearly

~Amber Jerome~Norrgard

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