The Breath Between Her Words

Writers Envy

I knew you had something on your mind
When you had nothing much to say;
When you spoke I could feel the worry
It nearly made you lose your way;
I read the breath between your words
For what I hoped I wouldn’t find;
There’s always something left unsaid
When we’re trying not to be unkind.

I searched the places in your head
Where you run from pain and hide;
I looked for signs that might show me
You might run and leave my side;
The bleakness of your hope a sign
Among the clash of fears upon your soul;
But I was afraid of what I might find,
I couldn’t bear to pay that toll.

There are moments when we wonder,
How can I do this thing?
How can I bear this change of life
I don’t know what it may bring;
It’s in those single moments,
When we…

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A Perfect 10 with Angelique Conger

Author Don Massenzio

This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Angelique Conger  for this edition of A Perfect 10.

Please enjoy this week’s installment of A Perfect 10

If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:

A.C. FlorySteve BoseleyKayla MattMae ClairJill SammutDeanna KahlerDawn Reno LangleyJohn HowellElaine CouglerJan SikesNancy BellNick DavisKathleen LopezSusan ThatcherCharles YallowitzArmand RosamiliaTracey PaganaAnna DobrittKaren OberlaenderDeby FredericksTeri PolenDarlene FosterRobert Rayner, C.C. NaughtonSherry RentshlerLinda BradleyLuna St. ClairJoan HallStaci TroiloAllan HudsonRobert EggletonPaul Scott BatesP.C. ZickJoy LennickPatrick Roland

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This Week in Indie Publishing

Author Don Massenzio

art1-1022What does it take to write and publish a book? Fire in the belly

When I decided to write my book, many years ago, I was committed. I had what I called “Fire in the Belly.” That is what it took for me to stay with it. I had passion and conviction that the story was important. It was history that had never been public. I needed to set the record straight, and I believed in myself that I was the person to write it.

I had a lot of challenges, though:

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Close-up of man using typewriter with crumpled paper on deskSix Tips For Would-Be CEO Authors

Think you’ve got a book in you? Here are some guidelines for those who are thinking about writing a book from CEOs-turned-authors who have already been published.

Determine your goals: Simply gaining more visibility or advancing your company may be enough…

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Short Story Saturday – No Pain, No Gain – Part 8

Author Don Massenzio

The action in this story is starting to ramp up. We have the good guys racing against the clock to find a solution while the bad guys are currently unaware of their efforts. It may not stay that way for long.

You can catch up with the first seven parts of this story here:

Please enjoy No Pain, No Gain – Part 8


Haybrook and Gini put Joyce’s blood samples in a bag and headed back to the lab.

“Where do you want me to start?” Gini asked. “I thought we should look at the cellular structure and compare what the tech did to Joyce’s blood compared to what it was supposed to do.”

“That’s a good place to start,” Haybrook said. “We can’t do it here, though.”

“Why not?”

“Every test we run in the…

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Writing a Novel – The Four Steps I Use

Author Don Massenzio

Here is a throwback to a post that may be helpful to those of you writing your first novel.

I am on the verge of publishing novels seven and eight of my writing career. I wouldn’t say that I’m anything close to being an expert, but I decided to use my Hurricane Irma downtime to look back on the books I’ve written and the process that I followed.

Source: Writing a Novel – The Four Steps I Use

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My Better Half

Writers Envy

An attempt at light, airy lyrics. Hum it to any tune you please, then let me know if it makes you smile 🙂

I was passing the bodega
When you saw me in your glass
You smiled without turning
And I skipped a little dance
You pretended not to notice
But you still laughed anyway
And I made myself a promise
To pass there every day

In the hope that I would see you smile
In the hope I’d hear your laugh
It’s the hope of one of two of us
That you’ll be my better half

When I find myself alone
I look around for you
I peek around the corners
For the slightest glimpse of you
Although I never see you
I catch the faintest scent
The perfume that you’re wearing
Just makes my poor heart sweat

In the hope that I will see you smile
In the…

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Character Profile – Frank Rozzani

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Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is the first in a series of posts that I decided to put together to introduce the main characters from some of my work. I hope you enjoy this feature and that it…

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