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“Intrigue, suspense, and a tinge of magic.”

“Intrigue, suspense, and a tinge of magic.”

In 1692 the fear of witchcraft is spreading around Salem village. While those who are accused and sentenced face death, everyone else faces the risk of accusations placed upon them. As Emmalynn Hawthorne, the daughter of a woman hung for witchcraft, places a bouquet of flowers upon her mother's grave, a circle of black roses sprouts out [...]

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Wait…Who was that again? Memorable Characters #writing #amwriting #writerproblems #writertips

Halloween is upon us... Wait, what?? How in the ever-loving earth did it become October 19th? I mean, while I love, love, love Autumn, and this is one of favorite months, but, really? Halloween? Already? That means we have like...a month until  Thanksgiving and two months until Christmas. Uh... Well, now that I've picked myself up off the [...]

When plots change without your planning! #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #author

Have you ever been writing when all of a sudden a character just walks into the scene and starts doing and saying things that you hadn't planned on? Wait...what? They can't do that. They aren't real. They are in your head, you know make belief, they can only do what you tell them to do. [...]

Write Drunk, Edit Sober #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #author

We've all been there...well, at least I have, and I have to say, if you haven't  been, then I bow down to your awesomeness. No seriously, if you, as a writer, have never had this (see video below...it's less than 2 minutes and hilarious) exact moment, you are extremely lucky. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSmAXTb62bI It's no secret that for most [...]

“No Print for You!” #writing #amwriting #publishing #writertips #writerproblems

We've hear the news before---Death to Print Books, Print books are dying thanks to popularity of the eBook---etc, etc, etc. Search around on the internet about this very topic and you'll find hundreds of blogs and articles about whether or not the print book is a dying art-form. But who is right? Who will win the battle [...]

Stages of Writing a Novel #writing #amwriting #writerslife

With my final read through of When the Black Roses Grow finally done, I've started, once again, on the first draft of As the Liquor Flows. Ah, yes, the joys of that first draft. The highs, the lows, the excitement, the pain, the jumping for joy, and the banging my head into either my table [...]

Putting the “hash” in the hashtag #writing #amwriting #writertip #writerlife

I remember when the # symbol was called a pound sign...and even before that, the playing board for a big game of Tic-Tac-Toe---which I am awesome at, by the way. With the explosion of Twitter, however, the pound sign had become the compass in the sea of tweets that, otherwise, seem more like a jumbled [...]