Happy New Year and Final Thoughts

You might have noticed it’s gotten a little quiet around here. It’s because there simply haven’t been enough hours in the day to get everything on my to-do list accomplished, and unfortunately Lit Central O.C. has had to take a back seat…

Write It Right: A Lot vs. Allot

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By Heather G. Coman // With Christmas this week, most people are probably rather obsessed with presents and parties. Even if you’re not Christian, if you live in the United States, it’s impossible to get away from the quest for…

15-Minute Magic

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By Barbara Neal Varma //   In my mystery novel, “Signs of Deception,” my protagonist, Merry Holiday, is playing a 15 Minutes game right before (spoiler alert) she crashes head on into a freeway divider. Not her fault. Unbeknownst to…

December Contributors Corner

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Every month local authors contribute articles to Lit Central O.C. that inform, educate, and entertain our readers, and it is our pleasure to include some of their published work in “Contributors Corner.” This month we present four titles: three novels and a…

After NaNo: Now What?

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By Heather G. Coman //   Thousands of authors are just finishing the month-long marathon to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Some will have completed a full novel in that time, and others will still have more to complete before…

WTF: What the Find!

Writing Time of my Life

By Barbara Neal Varma //     An arm shot out, blocking my view of the greeting cards display. The arm’s owner was a senior gal who’d just snuck into my personal space. I returned her smile but drew the…