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7 Tips to Writing a Physical Description that Works

Don’t go jumping to the comments just yet.  Jessica makes a good point.  Our characters are what we make them, so we shouldn’t blame them for it.  We do have to be careful on how we go about doing a … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Editing (Right to the Point Here)

As I’ve said, editing is one of the hardest parts of writing.  It would be great if our first draft was the best and we never had to change a thing.  Some people believe this is what it’s like and … Continue reading

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Promo Opportunity in June: Queen Titania’s Court by Deby Fredericks

Coming up in June, author Deby Fredericks presents Queen Titania’s Court, a celebration of fantasy. Titania, Queen of all Faeries, summons magical people and beasts from every corner of the fantastic world to join her in a grand ball on … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Using Historical Horrors in Fiction

I tried getting into ‘Man in the High Castle’, but it didn’t stick.  That’s not what this post is about, but the two episodes I watched had me thinking of something.  We have a lot of fiction that incorporates real … Continue reading

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Let Authors Be Merry . . . Seriously, Stop Making Us Cry

Here we are and I’ve run into a bit of a quandary.  Also, I’m not sure I spelled that work correctly.  I’ve been sitting here wondering how to tackle this topic.  I know what makes me happy outside of writing.  … Continue reading

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The Voices in My Head

Way back in October, I was a guest on Annette Rochelle Aben’s podcast called ‘Tell Me a Story‘.  During the fun and festivities, it was pointed out that I talk about my characters as if they can walk into a … Continue reading

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Mary’s Merchandise Mart: We Have More Than Bookmarks

Welcome to the only place that provides authors with the merchandising choices of their dreams.  We don’t even charge real money.  Oh, we’ll get to that part near the end because you don’t want to ruin the surprise.  Now, what … Continue reading

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Discussion: What Do You Think of the Rise in Celebrity Authors?

I was going to post a picture of celebrity authors here, but I figure I’d rather promote my own stuff. Anyway, I’ve noticed how often a celebrity shows up with a book that rockets to the top of the bestseller … Continue reading

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Want to be a Guest in October?

Going to be out for the door, so I’m going to make this short and to the point. Even though I have Raven’s Wrath going on throughout October and the War of Nytefall interviews on the 5 Mondays, I want to open … Continue reading

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Can Authors Use Patreon Effectively?

This is probably going to be a short post because I have no idea what I’m doing here.  It’s been suggested that I set up a Patreon, but I can’t figure out how that would work since I only do … Continue reading

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