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About aakemp

I am a fiction writer and freelance writer/proofreader with excellent research abilities as well. What I offer is high quality writing done in a smooth, logically consistent and error-free manner. No fluff ever with my writing! Just intelligent, interesting copy. My novels include the young adult fantasy, "The Dragons of Atlantis" and the thriller/mystery, "Beneath the Smoke," available on Amazon's Kindle program. Also "The Dragons of Atlantis" is available on OffTheBookshelf.com as an ebook or hard copy.

Along the Creeper Trail in October

The iconic Iron Bridge

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The Virginia Creeper Trail: Southwest Virginia’s Biking Treasure

Winding thirty-four miles one-way through the high mountains of southwest Virginia runs one of the most popular biking trails around: the Virginia Creeper Trail which follows an old railroad grade between Abingdon and Whitetop Station, Virginia. The most beautiful section … Continue reading

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The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains. Just the name conjures up images of magnificent mountain peaks with “smokes” rising from their flanks. It’s easy to see why this is the most-visited national park in the United States with all that it has … Continue reading

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Greetings, Sir or Madam

To Who It May Concern, Since finishing my blockbuster erotic novel “Beneath Me,” I been sending out  – whatcha call them things-quiries I think. Anyway I sent them out to every agent in the book but only one of them … Continue reading

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Memorable Characters #2

Dear Maggie,  I read and took to heart your post about creating memorable characters, especially the protagonist. So I’ve made my protagonist into an alcoholic but a recovering alcoholic who’s always being tempted to take “just one little ‘ol drink”, … Continue reading

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Pacing Your Story

Dear Maggie, Some my ex- friends been telling me that the action in my novel, Forever and Ever, is too slow and that my story is boring and my sentences too long and they had a hard time figuring out … Continue reading

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Flashing Your Readers

Dear Maggie, I know yer not supposed to use a lot of sentences and paragraphs without no dialoge, but really I don’t see no harm in that. My jernalism perfessor always said to write whatever feels right and that conversations … Continue reading

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