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Belinda Joseph

Published author including 4 text books, many articles in various papers, 2 novels and much more. I am retired but changed the lives of over 150 young people by teaching them to read, write, focus and orient when all others had given up on them. I am proud of each and every one of them.

Story: Viking Vampire


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What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
Don't give up. Keep submitting even though you get rejections.
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
Jump right in, then go back and fix it. You don't want to lose your flow.


Wendy S

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Very well done! I loved the story line and the plot line. It was erotica but not the hard core erotica. Very nicely done! It left me wanting more and to find out what wasn't the end! I really enjoyed this story~ if you get a minute or two would you please stop by and read my story "Hiding in Plain Sight" and leave a review? Thank you~

Lisa Rose

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Sorry, could not finish it. I did not pay attention to the category and found that there was too vulgar language for me. I guess I'm just and old-fashioned girl and prefer to read stories where some of the things are left to the reader's imagination instead. If you wouldn't mind, could you read my story, 'Drift Away' and let me know what you think of it.

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