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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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M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

Jay Lemming continues his interview series with authors of literary fiction. M. Pepper Langlinais is the author of The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller. Source: M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

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. . Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get

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The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

HAPPY NEWS! The Enchanted Swans is now ON CONTRACT!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! . The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the beloved Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir. . In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fairy princess, born to a life

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VII – Scene by Scene

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. . Now I’m into the ‘meat’ of a novel. The daily slog and joy

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Back to School Sale Blast!

WELCOME TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST!  Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links! Please make sure to scroll

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VI – Characters Going Awry

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. . I started pre-writing Misfortune of Vision on July 23, 2016. On August 23, I

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Genesis of a Novel – Opening Lines – Part V

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. . You only have one chance to make a great first impression. That is

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Genesis of a Novel – The Scene List – Part IV

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. . I did the next step on Misfortune of Vision (Book 4 of The Druid’s

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The Enchanted Swans is Submitted!

Woohoo! I did it, I did it! I submitted another novel to my publisher for consideration!   The Enchanted Swans came to a final draft (well, before editors get to it!) of 98,187 words. I didn’t think it was going to

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Genesis of a Novel – Place – Part III

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. . Location, location, location.   Where do you write?   They say to ‘write

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New Review for Legacy of Truth!

  A lovely new review of Legacy of Truth!   Stop by and comment to be entered in a giveaway for an Amazon Gift Certificate for $15~   Richly detailed and well written, Legacy of Truth is a treat for

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The Genesis of a Novel – Research – Part II

GIVEAWAY! Those that comment on my post will be eligible for a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate!  (location: New York, US) And be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour – each one has prizes to give away for

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The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

This is the first installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. Although I’ve already started on the process, I thought it might be interesting to

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New reviews for Legacy of Truth!

LEGACY OF TRUTH is now released! And lovely reviews are coming in…  http://amzn.to/28ILvfA ***** 5 Stars – Cathleen Townsend The good sister of a pair of twins Legacy of Truth is the story of Esme, the good sister of a

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I won an award! Wait, no, I won TWO!

Legacy of Truth, which just released on July 6th, 2016, has won First Place in the East Texas Writers’ Guild First Chapter Book Awards in the Historical Fiction Published Books category: You can get Legacy of Truth here! But that’s

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Legacy of Truth is Released!

  The day is finally here! LEGACY OF TRUTH is now released! Partially set in Ardara and Achill Island.   http://amzn.to/28ILvfA LEGACY OF TRUTH has arleady received a five-star review from Ed on Goodreads:  The story in this book tells

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A. G. Carpenter: Legacy of Truth: Guest Blog by Christy Nicholas

AG Carpenter was kind enough to host me today, with an excerpt from Legacy of Truth, releasing on Wednesday!   Source: A. G. Carpenter: Legacy of Truth: Guest Blog by Christy Nicholas

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