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portrayed in stories and movies. Furthermore, strive to show some depth of character beyond the character's relationship to drinking/a drink. Stories for inspiration: the always classic, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, and the nonfiction story, "The Queimada" by Michele Morano.  Words to mix in...


​For 2018, our publisher started a new prompt style for The Nudge. Every week, she provides us with a group of words that are not necessarily related. Choose to approach this prompt style in a variety of ways. You could use this as a challenge to add words to your story that you might not otherwise have used. Another option is to learn definitions of the words, if you don’t know them already, and practice usage of the words, and/or learn word etymology, delving deeper into the meaning of the word throughout history, and bringing that knowledge into your writing. Be creative. Challenge yourself to use all of the words in a single poem or short prose piece, or even to use them in conversation during the day. Take note of which words are easy and which are difficult or awkward to incorporate into your spoken vocabulary or your particular style of writing.​ 

For the 2017 thematic style of The Nudge, click below...

Weeks 1-9 here                     Weeks 10-18 here
Weeks 19-27 here               Weeks 28-37 here

Weeks 38-47 here                Weeks 48-60 here

Weeks 61-74 here

More details about Nikki's Book Launch Party in September 2018 coming soon. Nikki is planning several reading events in the Halifax area during the fall of 2018, so please check back often here, Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram: @Thorncraftpublishing and @nikki_possibilities 

Read more about A MOMENTARY DARKNESS Here.

The first novel in the dream state series by Nikki Martin, we are thrilled to bring you, A MOMENTARY DARKNESS, an adventure about Kale and how her desire to give freedom to her community brings her face-to-face with war and self-acceptance. ​

WRITING & YOGA WORKSHOP at Yoga Mat studio in Clarksville, TN. Amanda Rush, co-owner of Yoga Mat and contributor to BreatheYourOMBalance Vol. 2, and Shana Thornton, author and publisher, will lead a writing and yoga workshop on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Both Amanda and Shana are registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance. More details coming soon!



Ellen Masters's husband has been repeatedly deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade, and during that time, Ellen cares for their young family and home, starts a career, and searches for her own strength by training for a marathonREAD MORE...


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FORTHCOMING 2018. Journey with Luna & Salty on their Adventures to Pawnassus, where they meet the literary dogs of their time and try to fulfill their dreams. After being abandoned, Luna finds a home close to Nashville, but her troubles are not over, and she needs the friendship of Salty, the Texas raccoon, to inspire a belief in the future. More details coming soon...

S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this first collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction that celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga. These writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.​​ READ MORE...

Week 80, July 2018. 



GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Goodreads Giveaway listing for the new fantasy fiction book, A MOMENTARY DARKNESS by Nikki Martin, begins July 8, 2018, and goes through July 31, 2018. Click the Enter Giveaway button above OR  Sign up HERE for a chance to win a Free copy!



Try writing a drinking scene this week. This scene could revolve around the act of drinking alcohol, a place where alcohol is the main beverage of consumption, and/or the alcoholic beverage itself (how it is made, stored, etc.). Think beyond the typical alcoholic drinks that are

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The adventures to pawnassus

​by shana thornton & Brittany brown

PRE-SALE JULY 31, 2018. A Momentary Darkness is the first novel in the dreamstate series, Awake While Dreaming. A Momentary Darkness explores the realm of fantasy by experimenting with alternate worlds and lives. This is a story within stories that can be enjoyed by anyone who dares to wander into their dreamscape. READ MORE...

African-American Legacy Trail for Clarksville/ Montgomery County: Shana Thornton is working with Jerome Parchman and other local historians to develop a Legacy Trail emphasizing the importance of African-American history and culture within the Clarksville/Montgomery County community. They are working with a group of design students from Rossview High School, and the students are creating the trail pamphlet.  More information coming soon...

Breatheyourombalance: yoga and healing, volume two

Grab a blank notebook, a manuscript already in progress, or open a new note in your phone. Each week, our publisher will give you the writing elbow~

a nudge to write on... 



Every WEEKEND: Join author and yogi Nikki Martin @nikki_possibilities on Instagram for #weekendwordsmiths

CLICK HERE to see a #weekendwordsmiths post from Nikki. 

Authors have proclaimed that this novel is a "literary gift" & that "book clubs will love this." Talking Underwater explores the balance between the elation of family summers at the ocean & the ways we navigate unbearable heartache to find new ways of being.​​ READ MORE...

AVAILABLE NOW. The second volume of our yoga journal delves into the poignant journey of yoga as it heals, restores, and revitalizes life after life. The contributors embrace the human touch of yoga and its spiritual passages, physical inner presence, & timeless messageREAD MORE...

Hailed as "a deeply moving story, one not given to easy resolution," Grace Among the Leavings is a child's perspective of the Civil War.

The book has now been adapted to the stage by playwrights, Kari Catton & Dennis Darling. Contact us for details about bringing it to your local theatre. READ MORE...

Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning- "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series​ READ MORE...

An OnPoint Radio suggestion as Best Summer Reads 2014! 

Set on the Massachusetts coast, The Mosquito Hours is a multi-generational story about how the women in a family attempt to keep secrets about their desires, spirituality, and motherhood. READ MORE... 

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S. Teague & Shana Thornton write a book that inspires creativity by offering affirmations, prompts, and expressions about the seasons of life.​​ READ MORE...