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Comma Karma & the Punctuation Police

Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff, Writer's Life | 0 comments

Should I have a comma, here? What about here of course? The bigger question for any writer or editor is does it matter? Today, I’m talking about the karma of commas and the role of the punctuation police. Are you in danger of receiving an arrest warrant? In a previous post, “The Grammar Mafia,” I offered my satirical take on common grammatical errors. I’m sure at least a few people probably thought I was serious about starting my own grammar mafia to punish those who offend the English language. Now, I plan to confuse...

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Beth Trissel (Author Interview)

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Author Interviews, Guest posts | 5 comments

I’ve researched some pretty weird stuff.  One of the strangest was researching a tear vial or tear bottle, called Lachrymatory, used by mourners to collect their tears. A fairly common practice in Biblical times, it would seem.

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A Steamy Summer: My Writing Roadmap Update (post by Anna)

Posted by on July 7, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff, Writer's Life | 0 comments

Am I crazy for posting a writing itinerary for an entire year on my blog? I could be setting myself up for failure, but I prefer to view it as a motivational tool. Earlier this year, I did just that — I posted my writing roadmap for 2017, an ambitious list of tasks to complete. How am I doing? Today, I share my progress.

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From Tempted to Fired Up: The Evolution of a Romance Writer

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Behind the Book, Writer's Life | 2 comments

Fired Up is the story of Mel Thompson and Adam Caras, lifelong best friends who discover they share an explosive passion for each other–one that irrevocably alters their relationship and exposes their true feelings. But Fired Up didn’t start out as a novel. It began its life as a short story, one that irrevocably changed my writing path.

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J.J. Montgomery (Author Interview)

Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Author Interviews, Guest posts | 1 comment

I give the best manicure on earth. A Colombian friend of mine taught me her mother’s secret manicure and to this day I won’t let anyone else do my nails. Hint: it involves sandpaper. And it will make your nails grow like crazy.

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A Warlock’s Secrets by Tena Stetler (Character Interview + Book Review)

Posted by on June 14, 2017 in Book Reviews, Character Interviews | 5 comments

My name is Tristian Shandie, I come from a long line of powerful witches.  I’m the enforcer for the Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere.

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My 5 Favorite Words That Start with E (post by Anna)

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on My 5 Favorite Words That Start with E (post by Anna)

E is the most commonly used letter in the English alphabet. We type/write it all the time without thinking much about this lowly letter. (Count how many E’s I used in the first two sentences to see what I mean. Go on, I dare you!) Some of my favorite words start with E, so today I’m sharing my best-loved E-words.

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Ziggy Schutz (Author Interview, Behind the Mask tour)

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in Author Interviews, Guest posts | 3 comments

I think my favorite part of writing is surprising myself. When a character that I struggle with suddenly clicks and their story starts to come to me easily, that’s such a good feeling, and that’s also when your own characters start to surprise you. It’s such a satisfying feeling, to work and work on something and then suddenly everyone starts to come alive and carry their own stories.

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Krista Street (Author Interview, Forgotten Tour)

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Author Interviews, Guest posts | 1 comment

In Forgotten, the Forbidden Hills and Little Raven are entirely fictitious. I wanted to create an area in the United States that I could mold into exactly what I needed it to be. Obviously, there is no place in the U.S. that’s so disorienting it’s referred to as “The Bermuda Triangle” on land, but I needed a geographic location that fit that description.

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7 Secrets to Becoming a Prolific Writer (post by Anna)

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Anna's Posts, Writer's Life | Comments Off on 7 Secrets to Becoming a Prolific Writer (post by Anna)

When I mention how many books I’ve written in the past year, or how many projects I have in the works now, I’m often asked the same question. How do I keep up the pace? Here are my seven secrets to becoming prolific.

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