Xlibris Writing Tips| Tips and Examples of Opening Lines

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Writing Tips| Tips and Examples of Opening Lines

It has been this writer’s experience, that when it comes to novels, fiction, or books of any stripe or subject-matter, the first sentence, the opening lines can be one of the most difficult yet natural things in world. There is a certain, unquantifiable importance so many writers place upon the Opening Lines. The writer’s capacity […]

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Xlibris Author| Korie Massey, Berserker

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Author| Korie Massey, Berserker

Xlibris Publishing introduces Korie Massey, author of Berserker.   Berserker, the first book in the Forsaken World Series is a fantasy fiction novel with gothic/horror undertones centered on an action packed romance between the two main characters. In a world where the gods have been slain thousands of years beforehand by the Berserkers, Leon grows […]

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Xlibris Author| Gerald Meyers, Flight of the Peacock Pt 2

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Author| Gerald Meyers, Flight of the Peacock

Xlibris Publishing returns with Gerald Meyers, author of Flight of the Peacock.   Regarding my literary interests, I probably gravitate more toward favorite authors than sources of inspirational guidance. My leisure reading is almost exclusively in the realm of literary fiction with some of my favorite writers being Philip Roth, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carole Oats, […]

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Xlibris Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bones

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bone

Urban Fantasy, the genre where elements of the everyday and the fantastical interact and even clash, has experienced somewhat of an oversaturation of late. With some exceptions, a majority of urban fantasy has a tendency towards feeling the same. Such genre pieces as ‘vampire ran nightclubs’ or ‘werewolf street gangs’ have a bad habit of […]

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Xlibris Author| Gerald Meyers, Flight of the Peacock Pt 1

by Thomas McKinley

Xlibris Author| Gerald Meyers, Flight of the Peacock

Xlibris Publishing introduces Gerald Meyers, author of Flight of the Peacock.     My sixth novel, and my initial first person biographical narrative, The Flight of the Peacock, was inspired by my desire to memorialize the relationship I had with my best adulthood friend, who died unexpectedly and tragically from complications of elective cervical spine […]

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