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How to Catch Up If You’re Behind on NaNoWriMo

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in NaNoWriMo | 1 comment

How to Catch Up If You’re Behind on NaNoWriMo

I find myself in an interesting position. It’s almost the end of November and I’m not yet at my word count. In fact, I’m about 10,000 words under where I should be for NaNoWriMo. I could chalk it up to the Dark Carnival releasing. Or perhaps my Grandmother falling ill, which has been really hard but she’s a fighter and has always been a strong woman. Or my crazy busy work schedule now that it’s considered the end of the year and I’m working over 60 hours a week. The old writer me would probably pat myself on the back and say, “Hey...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Pen and Muse news | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t even believe that it’s November. Seriously, where did the year go?! This is the first year that I’ve had to put on Thanksgiving myself, with the turkey, mashed potatoes, and the whole shabang. Also, my mother can only eat gluten-free items and minimal dairy, so it’s been a challenge…a good one! Honestly I’ve had a blast getting everything together and experimenting with recipes. According to my calculations, I only have one hour left for my turkey to finish. Here’s...

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A Darker Past by Jus Accardo Blog Tour

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

A Darker Past by Jus Accardo Blog Tour

Let me start out by saying this. I love Jus Accardo. I think she’s a fantastic writer. I’ve read her Denazen series, Touch, Toxic, Untouched, Tremble, and I’ve read a few of her other books like The Darker Agency and Rules of Survival. Each ones of them is dripping with suspense, excellent writing, and hilarious and witty dialogue. I’m positive that I could write a giant post about how incredible I think Jus is as a writer, but today I’m here to talk about her latest book, A Darker Past.A Darker Past is actually...

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After NaNoWriMo: Revision Tips

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

After NaNoWriMo: Revision Tips

NanoWriMo is a beast. Even though it’s early November and you’re not done with that beast yet, it’s still important to be thinking ahead about what to do with your manuscript when you’re done. Whether you want to slap your writing up on your blog, submit it to publishers,or self-publish it on Amazon, one thing is certain: you will need to revise your manuscript and you will need to edit your manuscript first. Now, I think of edits and revisions as two separate things. Editing to me is more of a line by line basis,...

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The Healing Power of Queer YA by Chelsea Pitcher (Plus a Giveaway!)

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Paranormal / Supernatural, Reading, Writing, Young Adult | 1 comment

The Healing Power of Queer YA by Chelsea Pitcher (Plus a Giveaway!)

Today’s post begins with two statements: 1. You want to read this book. 2. You should enter this giveaway pronto.   Alright – I’ll give you a third. If you haven’t read Chelsea Pitcher, you are truly missing out. You may recall we reviewed her debut novel THE S-WORD last year. If you’re not much of a contemporary fan, today will rock your socks off.   The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher   Series: Faerie Revolutions #1 Release date: November 8th 2014 Publisher: Flux Purchase: Amazon    Synopsis...

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The Fashion Police: What Matters In Writing (And A Giveaway)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Reading, Writing | 1 comment

The Fashion Police: What Matters In Writing (And A Giveaway)

The Fashion Police: What Matters In Writing I’ve heard critics complain that authors of Young Adult and New Adult books drone on and on about what each and every character is wearing. These critics cut down our books as mindless dribble that wastes words on telling readers that the character has on a blue shirt. I disagree with those know-it-all haters who make these claims. In the world of YA and NA, fashion choices can be important in the story. Admittedly, there are times that the mention of what the character has on offers nothing but a...

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Pen & Muse Haunt: Script To Survival by Kristen Jett

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Writing | 1 comment

Pen & Muse Haunt: Script To Survival by Kristen Jett

Boys and Ghouls! Welcome to the Pen & Muse Haunt! The Haunted House looms before you, threatening to swallow you up. It’s larger up close, isn’t it? You know that you shouldn’t really be here. In fact, now that you’re here, you want to leave.   But you chose to come inside. Even though you knew something felt a little off. All you can really do now is try…try to stay alive. You can see the live list of participants and their post dates on this link. Good luck. You’ll need it. Muahahahahaha! Script...

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P&M Haunt: Precious Pearl by Kat Daemon

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in PM Haunt: The Haunted House, Writing | 2 comments

P&M Haunt: Precious Pearl by Kat Daemon

Boys and Ghouls! Welcome to the Pen & Muse Haunt! The Haunted House looms before you, threatening to swallow you up. It’s larger up close, isn’t it? You know that you shouldn’t really be here. In fact, now that you’re here, you want to leave.   But you chose to come inside. Even though you knew something felt a little off. All you can really do now is try…try to stay alive. You can see the live list of participants and their post dates on this link. Good luck. You’ll need it. Muahahahahaha!  ...

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Pen & Muse Haunt: “The House that Guilt Built” By Kai Kiriyama

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in PM Haunt: The Haunted House, Writing | 0 comments

Pen & Muse Haunt: “The House that Guilt Built” By Kai Kiriyama

Boys and Ghouls! Welcome to the Pen & Muse Haunt! The Haunted House looms before you, threatening to swallow you up. It’s larger up close, isn’t it? You know that you shouldn’t really be here. In fact, now that you’re here, you want to leave.   But you chose to come inside. Even though you knew something felt a little off. All you can really do now is try…try to stay alive. You can see the live list of participants and their post dates on this link. Good luck. You’ll need it. Muahahahahaha!  ...

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Pen & Muse Haunt: 666 Pine Edge Place by Caryn McGill

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Writing | 1 comment

Pen & Muse Haunt: 666 Pine Edge Place by Caryn McGill

Boys and Ghouls! Welcome to the Pen & Muse Haunt! The Haunted House looms before you, threatening to swallow you up. It’s larger up close, isn’t it? You know that you shouldn’t really be here. In fact, now that you’re here, you want to leave. But you chose to come inside. Even though you knew something felt a little off. All you can really do now is try…try to stay alive. You can see the live list of participants and their post dates on this link. Good luck. You’ll need it. Muahahahahaha!   666...

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