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Types of editing, with examples

Now you’ve written your first draft. Hooray!  Now what? Now you edit. . But first, thanks to fellow authors Joe Crance and Melora Johnson for helping me compile the data on this. Check out their fantastic work! . There are several

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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Debbie Shannon – Author

   A friend of mine and fellow author is now published, and her books are all available! . They can be found online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and iBooks. The ebooks can also be found on BookBub, Kobo and

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‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 & 6 By Starz; Season 4 To Debut This Fall – Deadline

YES!  Season 5 and 6 are a GO!!!!!   The Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan starring time travel drama is coming back for not one but two new seasons after Season 4 debuts this fall. Source: ‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 &

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The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

There’s always a horse in a fantasy book. So I decided to do a bit of research on the trusty steeds that carry us fearlessly into battle, and this is what I found. Source: The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

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Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

Source: Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

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Genesis of a Novel – RELEASE DAY!

This is it. . This is the day I’ve been working toward for over a year. The release day of my novel! Of course, this day is rather anticlimactic, as if I am smart, I’ll have done most of my

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Editorial review for Legacy of Truth

A great new editorial review from San Francisco Review of Books!   “Richly detailed and well written, Legacy of Truth is a treat for fans of historical fiction.” “If they made history in school this interesting, everyone would pass with flying colors!”

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVII – Artist Package, ARCs and Review Requests, Oh, my!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. .   Once the editing, formatting, and cover art is done, the publisher will

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Call of the Morrigú is a Discovered Diamond!

A lovely new 5-star review of Call of the Morrigú by Kristen McQuinn at Discovering Diamonds  … This was, simply put, a remarkably fun read. Author Christy Nicholas weaves in mythology and history smoothly throughout the narrative. Readers are given glimpses

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Great new HNR review for Call of the Morrigú

A great new review by Thomas Howley of Call of the Morrigú is now live on the Historical Novel Society webpage! It’s 1798, a particularly tense time in always rebellious English-occupied Ireland. However, the troubles haven’t yet reached the country

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Interview with D. Lieber

Thank you for joining me for my interview with D. Lieber, author of The Exiled Otherkin!   Exiled from Faerie when her father dies, half-Fae Ember is surprised by how much the human realm has changed since she was there

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XV – First Round of Edits

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . It’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 100 days, to be more precise.

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIII – Submission!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Yes, yes, I have finally gotten to where I am reasonably happy with

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a

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How to Start Your Story to Hook Your Readers – The Fictorians

Source: How to Start Your Story to Hook Your Readers – The Fictorians

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I have a brand new newsletter!

Not that I had an old newsletter, of course. So the ‘brand new’ nomiker is a bit misleading. However, if you would like to be kept apprised of news, excerpts, announcements, character profiles, events, and whatever other stuff I feel

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