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Books & Buzz Magazine January 2019It’s no secret that I love discovering and featuring up-and-coming writers.

But now there’s a magazine that is entirely devoted to literary talent: Books & Buzz Magazine. And now is your chance to grab a free subscription!

Here’s what’s inside our January issue:

Letter from the Editor: Here’s to new beginnings

New year, new you. Right? Whether you’re a writer who’s planning to buckle down on your novel, or a book lover who has vowed to read more in 2019, we’ve got you covered over at ChapterBuzz. Read the rest

This author of horror is writing your next nightmare
by Timothy Pike

Nottingham, UK. It’s 7:30 in the morning, and a car sits idling outside an office building in a late-October drizzle. The car’s windows, slightly fogged, reflect the gray sky as raindrops slide down the glass, making it impossible to see inside. That’s perhaps for the best. This is, after all, where your next nightmare is taking shape. Read the rest

Want killer writing? Stop doing this
by Allison Marie Conway

Each time we sit down to write is a new beginning and this is at once frightening and freeing. But the one thing we must stop doing if we want writing that is real, vulnerable, dangerous, true, meaningful and pulsing with delicious energy is… Read the rest

‘Twas the night after Christmas
by Liberty Henwick

‘Twas the night after Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, especially the mouse.
As he lay on the sofa he rubbed his fat belly.
He barely could stand as his legs felt like jelly.
While visions of sugar plums danced in his head
He groaned, “please no more, I’d rather be dead!” Read the rest

The “bread and meat” of writing
by Michael Mohr

It has taken me years and years of writing my own novels, stories and nonfiction, not to mention editing countless others’ manuscripts, to finally over time realize that there is such a thing as bread and meat in writing. What the hell am I talking about? Simple. Read the rest

Happy reading,
Timothy Pike
Editor-in-chief, Books & Buzz Magazine