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The Querying Process

The Querying Process (with thanks to Joe Crance and Mattea Orr)   The following discussion is for querying for fiction/poetry works. Non-fiction queries follow a slightly different process.   Terms:   Let’s start with some terms so we have a

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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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C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

What would the perfect fantasy treat look like? Depending on where you’re from, probably not this. Source: C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

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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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Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)     As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a

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My Guide to Happiness

My guide to happiness: – Find a hobby that makes you smile. This will nourish your soul through difficult times. – Explore the world, whether via books, travel, or whatever. Learn about other people and try to understand their world.

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Interview with Fiona Tarr, author of The Jericho Prophecy

Welcome to Fiona Tarr, author of the new release, The Jericho Prophecy! “A truly wonderful read with the plot very skillfully woven throughout the book.” Claire Simpson “Great book by a great author!! Definitely a Must Read!!!” Ellen Engelbrecht The battle for

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Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

A blog about Nancy Jardine’s writing. Source: Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

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Editing Rates | The darker side of the fire.

My friend, Sarah Craft, is an author and editor – here are her rates!   Congratulations on finishing your story. It’s a great accomplishment. But now you need to dedicate time and energy to making your story better. After your

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Events for 2018!

I’ve updated my Event page for art shows, workshops, readings, etc. for 2018.   Upcoming art shows, workshops, and appearances: Beading workshop at Dansville Artworks, Dansville, NY, March 3, 2018, 11am-2pm Author Reading and Signing at Card-Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, NY,

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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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Article in Syracuse Newspaper!

I’ve gotten a lovely write up in the Syracuse News!

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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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Red River Radio What’s Write for Me with Christy, Gary and William 01/24 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts

Can you believe that January is almost over? It doesn’t seem possible. It’s actually chilly in Florida, and they had snow, up north of here, for the first time in about 20 years. Yes, I know it’s way colder in

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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY! Enter here to win BOTH a $15 Amazon Gift card and a free copy of my ebook, Legacy of Hunger, book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. You have to follow several Twitter accounts and visit some FB pages

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Award voting for Legacy of Luck!

Legacy of Luck is up for Rings of Honor Award! Please go check the listing and vote for your favorite! The voting will take place from today the 7th of December 2017 to 31st of December 2017. *****   I

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Thunderclap Campaign for Misfortune of Vision

Hey, everyone! I’ve set up a Thunderclap for my release of Misfortune of Vision! PLEASE – go and pledge your support. It costs NOTHING! You can share with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three! I need 100 supporters for it

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