Thursday, October 15, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series Halloween Treat #2

 October 15, 2020 Shades of Craft – Horror Writing Special


The chill is in the air or is it in your writing?

Stop dreading the weather change and have fun writing your fears with us.

Celebrate Halloween with horror writing tricks and tips. For horror enthusiasts or newcomers this 3-part Shades of Craft Horror Writing Special is our treat to you.

 

Treat #2 Horror Tone & Mood (on 10/15/20)

What makes a horror story?

Learn some more tricks & tips in our 2nd video.  Uncover the 2 basic horror tones then descend into the 3 common horror moods.  Don’t be scared to watch it now!!!


Video below and at www.writevolumes.com


 

Next Episode will be:

#3 Horror incidents & Endings (release on 10/29/20)

 

Past Episode:

#1 Horror Framework Basics (released on 10/1/20)

 

Stories featured found in Shades of Horror and Strangeness Anthology:

  • VERMIN by Elizabeth Cate
  • MONASTERY by Cameron Vanderwerf


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 Sheila M. Cronin Interview on 10/8/20

 October 8, 2020 - Author Interview #4 (Written)

Shades of Writers 8 at 8  Written Interview with

Sheila M. Cronin

Novelist, poet, screenwriter

On writer’s responsibility, Pandemic community action, mystery writers, writing tips & more

 

There are 2 ways to receive this special access written interview:

1.  Read it online in your browser  *** Click HERE***

2.  Click on link below to download the pdf

***Click HERE to download the2020 10 08 Sheila M. Cronin Interview PDF***




Thursday, October 1, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series Halloween Treat #1

October 1, 2020 Shades of Craft – Horror Writing Special

Happy October! Celebrate Halloween with horror writing tricks and tips. For horror enthusiasts or newcomers this 3-part Shades of Craft Horror Writing Special is our TREAT to you.

 

Treat #1 Horror Framework Basics 

What makes a horror story?

Discover Horror Stories Basic Framework tricks & tips in our 1st video.  Learn about 3 types of fear and uncover 4 quick steps to framing a horror story.

Watch now if you dare...

 

Video below and at www.writevolumes.com

 


 

Next Episodes will be:

#2 Horror Tone & Mood (release on 10/15/20)

#3 Horror incidents & Endings (release on 10/29/20)

 

Stories highlighted found in Shades of Horror and Strangeness Anthology:

  • SLOW DANCE by Randall Van Vynckt
  • NOT LIKE THEM by Anton Lee Richards
  • ICEMAN by Lin Bo

Saturday, September 26, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series

 

September 25, 2020 – Question #3

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:

How do you feel about authors writing outside of their identity?

 

 4 authors + 1 question = watch the video below and see




Panelists:

 

Randall Jon Van Vynckt specializes mostly in being unpublished, so he's delighted to have his fiction find a home in Write Volumes' e-books (“Slow Dance” in SoH&S, “14 days” & “Valentine's Day” in SoT&T). He is a dozen years into the proverbial Great American Novel. In a past life, he published essays about historic places and wrote erotic fan fiction.

 

Michael Dunbar is an aspiring writer from Florida. When he is not documenting his tales of not being your average Florida man, he enjoys traveling the world, dancing, and enjoying the local cuisine. Author of “To Kill for Love” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness (SoH&S,); “Adventure to Rio” in Shades of Transition & Transformation (SoT&T)

 

Jhoselin Dominguez (Jojo) is a graphic design graduate from Fort Hays State University, part-time writer, and full-time artist. Her fictional short stories explore existential topics and characters that wander through her mind. Author of “Seen” in SoH&S; “Yellow Light” & “Knowing” in SoT&T. See more of her work at https://www.jhoselindominguez.com/

 

Lin Bo is a software engineer, actor, and painter in Chicago, where he has lived his whole life. He has been fortunate to have many amazing teachers and mentors inspire and guide him to write since grade school. Author of “Iceman” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness (SoH&S); “Foreigner” in Shades of Transition & Transformation (SoT&T)


Listen to your special access panel discussion today!

 

You have a question? Let us know.

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 CA Davis Interview on 9/8/20

 September 8, 2020 - Author Interview #3 (Written)

 

 Shades of Writers 8 at 8  Written Interview with

 CA Davis

 Filmmaker, podcaster, storyteller

On horror writing, motivation, Black& Asian scifi, spreading truth, & more


There are 2 ways to receive the written interview:

1.  Read it online in your browser *** Click HERE***

 

2.  Click on link below to download the pdf

***Click HERE for 2020 09 08 CA Davis Interview PDF***




Thursday, September 3, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series

 September 1, 2020 Shades of Craft Launch – Short Stories & Word Counts

What is a short story?

 

Dive into what makes a short story and their word counts in Write VolumesShades of Craft Video

Explore the world of writing with us today. 




The goal of the Shades of Craft Video Series:

  • focus on an area of the writing process or literary device
  • define and take a deeper dive exploring it
  • provide tips and highlight examples of it in stories


You have a question? Let us know.

If you think it could be good for Shades of Craft video series, please

DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook

or email us at writevolumes@gmail.com

And perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series

 

August 21, 2020 – Question #2

 

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:

Do writers need to reflect society issues 

or be blind to it in writing?

 3 authors + 1 question = watch the video and see

 

Panelists:

  • Lin Bo is a software engineer, actor, and painter in Chicago, where he has lived his whole life. He has been fortunate to have many amazing teachers and mentors inspire and guide him to write since grade school.  Author of “Iceman” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Foreigner” in Shades of Transition & Transformation

  • Fannie Price resides in the Chicagoland area and enjoys creating stories that bring her hometown and other cities to life. “Siren” (in Shades of Horror & Strangeness), introduces readers to Veronica Sykes, prior to the challenges she confronts in After the Flesh, the debut novel of Fannie’s Dragon Rider series. Visit www.fanniepricenovels.net/  for updates on her book releases, excerpts, free reads + more

  • Matthew Vargo lives and writes in Pittsburgh, PA. He is pursuing a creative writing MFA at Chatham University and has previously been published in the National Gay & Lesbian Review. Author of “Two Hallucinations, One Monster” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Voice”, “My Jinn and I”, & “dark apricot sky turning plum” in Shades of Transition & Transformation

Listen to your special access panel discussion today!

 

You have a question? Let us know. 

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 Anton Lee Richards Interview on 8/8/20

 

August 8, 2020 - Author Interview #2 (Written)


 Shades of Writers 8 at 8  Written Interview with
 Anton Lee Richards
 LGBTQ humorous novelist
On horror writing, escapism, monsters & more


There are 2 ways to receive the written interview:

1.  Read it online in your browser *** Click HERE***

2.  Click on link below to download the pdf

***Click HERE for 2020 08 08 Anton Lee Richards Interview PDF***





Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Author News Update



Write Volumes has very busy authors. From new books, articles, to podcasts. 
Please check out the link below to find out what they have been up to this summer for you to enjoy!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series


July 24, 2020 – Question #1


Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is launching 7/24 with:
  • Are the physical descriptions of characters necessary for an engaging story?

4 authors + 1 question = watch the video to discover




Panelists:

  • Fannie Price enjoys creating stories that bring her hometown of Chicago to life including her Dragon Rider series. Visit fanniepricenovels.net for updates on her book releases, excerpts, free reads + more


  • Lin Bo is a software engineer, actor, writer and painter in Chicago.


  • Matthew Vargo is pursuing a creative writing MFA at Chatham University and has previously been published in the National Gay & Lesbian Review.


  • Michael Dunbar When he is not documenting his tales of not being your average Florida man, he enjoys traveling the world, dancing, and enjoying the local cuisine.



Listen to your special access panel discussion today!





July 2020 - Announcement


Write Volumes is launching One Question an author panel discussion video series on 7/24 just for you!

  • Gain special access each month
  • Explore ideas that may not be as simple as they seem at first glance
  • From the role of writers in society to how readers perceive stories
  • Experience how these questions affects them, their writing, and readers

You have a question? Let us know. 

If you think it could be good for our One Question series, please
  • DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook
  • or email us at writevolumes@gmail.com


And perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.



Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 Author Interview Series


July 8, 2020 8pm ET - Interview #1



Write Volumes Shades of Writers 8 at 8 author interview series is launching 7/8 with:
  • Karen Brailsford: author & licensed spiritual counselor


We discuss life, death, grief, mothers, secrets, inspiration, Harriet Tubman, writing, & more.


Listen to your special access interview today








July 2020 - Announcement


Write Volumes is launching Shades of Writers 8 at 8 an author interview series.
  • Gain special access each month on the 8th day at 8p ET.
  • Read / watch interviews for a behind the volume look at the stories and writers.
  • Learn the secret details, live the experience.

Launching 7/8 just for you!







Thursday, June 4, 2020


SUBMISSION OPEN CALL

WRITE VOLUMES is currently accepting quality submissions for its next anthologies that will be published in late 2020. Seeking fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction between 500-6000 words.

Current Theme:
  • Chicago (reflect on the city, expats exploring)


Other info:
Our Shades Of Anthologies tend to take place from an American identity perspective. How you view American identity is up to you. You can tell a story from your heritage, or some strange tale that happened to you in America based on your gender, ethnicity, something unique to you and how that conflicts, bridges, or harmonizes with American identity. 
  • Please provide a 2-3 sentence synopsis at the beginning of your piece.
  • No simultaneous submissions unless you retain the copyright.
  • Email submission as a Word document to: writevolumes@gmail.com by August 31, 2020
  • No entry fees
  • If chosen, payment is one contributor copy (emailed as a pdf but you can download the Kindle version of the book on one of the free days)



Future theme will be passion horror (the horror of love gone wrong, fatal obsessions of people, objects, or ideas, the horror and fury of desires gone awry).
  • The “Other info” described above applies except submissions are due by October 15, 2020.


Monday, May 25, 2020


To celebrate the transition into summer, 
Shades of Transition & Transformation 
will be free ALL week - 
Monday May 25 through Friday May 29, 2020.

Experience this amazing deal: transition this book into your library.  
Grab your FREE book on Amazon today! 
(And don’t forget to review it too.)




Friday, March 6, 2020


To celebrate the launch of Shades of Transition and Transformation on 3/6, our horror anthology will be FREE first 4 Mondays in Monday in March. In like a lion (Ho-roar) out like a lamb (transformed). Besides Mondays can be horrible. Mondays in March can be worse. Cheer up with some horror. Free horror Mondays in most of March! Click on the link to our Horror book: Get Shades of Horror Here

Write Volumes latest anthology: Shades of Transition and Transformation

  It is happening all around you.  It’s happening to you.  Do you even notice?

 Transitions and transformations are a part of life.  From childhood to adulthood, from day to seasons, from the new to experienced, transitions can be subtle or life altering.  Yet they are constant if we look.

The stories in this anthology are a celebration of transitions and transformations.  The situation or lesson which inspires, forces, conspires, or demands.  Basically, anything which inflicts or releases movement from within.  The causes may be universal, while the effects are personal.  These stories show the harbingers and potential aftermaths of these adventures in the various ways they color our perceptions… in their many shades.
 What comes next?  
                      You won’t know any of the shades until you transition to the book…
So take a leap on this day to Write Volumes Shades of Transition and Transformation.


Click on the link for the Transition book:  Get Shades of Transitions Here