Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Rebel Writing at Camp NaNoWriMo

Tomorrow starts the opening day of Camp NaNoWriMo. Some of you know that NaNoWriMo is a site and group dedicated to National Novel Writing Month. What you might not know is that they do a version of this in July … Continue reading

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Changing Horses

It’s funny how the creative process works sometimes. As I’ve mentioned before, I have trouble finishing one book until I figure out what story is next. I’ve wanted to try my hand at horror, and had a plot all pondered … Continue reading

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Review: Witch for Hire

Witch for Hire by N.E. Conneely My rating: 3 of 5 stars What I enjoyed about Witch for Hire was the storytelling. It’s an imaginative piece of speculative fiction with a decent plot at its backbone. The author has a … Continue reading

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Why I won’t read your free book on Kindle

What is awesome about Kindle and the self-publishing age is that there are tons of books out there that are being sold for 99 cents or even free of charge. Free books are fairly common. Authors who have put up … Continue reading

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Word Overuse and How You Find It

I finished the book. It’s had several rereads and rewrites to polish it up. Two lovely beta readers have had their eyes on it, beat it with a comma stick, and found some typos. The query is written and polished. … Continue reading

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Descending is almost ready to fly!

The new book, Descending, has returned from the lovely beta readers and been corrected. They didn’t find a lot of errors, and that makes me happy. With every book I write, my writing gets cleaner. I still require someone to … Continue reading

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Writing News- Book three is finished!

Last night, I finished my third novel, Descending. Huzzah! Descending is a shorter (62k) romance that I intend to send straight out to a publisher. Not one of the big 5, but a smaller publisher with a good reputation. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Parody vs Plagiarism

I cut my writing teeth on fanfic. Fanfic has its place and its purpose in the universe. Honestly, haven’t you ever been so inspired by a writer’s world, or character, or plot, that you wished it would never end? In … Continue reading

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Review: Mortom

Mortom by Erik Therme My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book today to read on my brand new Kindle. (Happy birthday to me, and thanks Mom!) It’s a fun read. I enjoy mystery/thriller, and this falls on … Continue reading

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Squirrels!

When I lived in an apartment in Louisville, I used to go nearly every day to fed the squirrels in a nearby park.  I’d click my tongue, and they’d come running. Now I live in a house with a yard, … Continue reading

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