Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

To Agent or Not to Agent?

It is true that today more and more authors are jumping on the self-publishing train. However, there remains a vast body of writers out there still longing to attract the attention of the Big Six or land a deal with one of the many smaller presses out there. After all, there’s just something especially delicious […]

Five Things Writers Should Do This Summer

It is officially summertime: a time of warmer weather, longer days, and fewer school buses delaying your commute.  Why not use summer to get the inspiration flowing?  Here are five things we think every writer should do this summer.  Let us know your favorites and which of these or other ideas makes the most difference […]


Has anyone ever told you to write “for the market” rather than with your heart? Did you gawk at them in disbelief or seriously consider their advice? I recently found myself gawking. Let me explain. I’ve always been a proponent of writing for your passion. Write about the topics, characters, places, and plots that move […]

Summer Reads

Looking for a few books to bring along on your beach vacation? Try one of these new releases: Damage Control by John Gilstrap The newest book by New York Times Bestselling author John Gilstrap once again follows Jonathan Grave, a freelance hostage rescue specialist who stars in many of Gilstrap’s other books, including Threat Warning […]

Social Networking Hits Books

Maybe I am a bit ignorant, but for me social networking generally means one of two things: Facebook or Twitter.  There’s LinkedIn, but in my mind I have trouble connecting the professional world with the “social” aspect of life.  Of course, if you go way back, there’s also MySpace: a thing of the past that […]

Attention all writers! Upcoming spring writing contests…

Hello writers, We wanted to share the following information with you regarding upcoming writing contests… these are great ways to potentially make a little extra cash or get your work published! March Deadlines James Jones First Novel Fellowship – deadline March 1: submit a two-page outline and the first 50 pages of a novel-in-progress by […]

Confessions: Fact or Fiction? Gets a Positive Nod From Writer’s Digest!

  Confessions was recently judged in the 19th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.  The judge commented, “This is a terrific idea for an anthology.  The blurring of the line between fact and fiction, a theme perfectly captured in the cover, is one that should be greatly appealing to writing programs and many other readers.  […]

Happy Holidays From Chrysalis!

Dear friends, Emily and I wish all of you a happy holiday and healthy 2012! All the best, Herta B. Feely & Emily Jones

Enter our Facebook Short Story Contest

How would you like a chance to win a copy of Confessions: Fact or Fiction? by simply writing a very short story? Here’s the deal: All you have to do is submit a short short story (1000 characters or less) that’s either fact or fiction on my Facebook page.  Facebook posts have a limit of […]

Confessions is a USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist!

Hey all, we have some very exciting news: Confessions: Fact or Fiction was recently named one of two finalists in the anthology category of the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards! Check out the information below: USA BOOK NEWS ANNOUNCES WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011″ AWARDS Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top […]

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