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Bringing your characters to life

Writing characters that are so real, your fans feel like they know them personally, is every writers goal. I've found some great little quotes that can help you along that path: "First, place an instance of self-talk very near your story's opening to immediately build characterization." ~ Nancy Kress "The…

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Shattered Souls: Where Angels and Demons Collide Progress Update

I just made progress on Shattered Souls: Where Angels and Demons Collide! So far I'm 23% complete on the Editing phase. 17 Days remain until the deadline. [mybookprogress progress="0.225" phase_name="Editing" deadline="1517356800" book="1" book_title="Shattered Souls: Where Angels and Demons Collide" bar_color="CB3301" cover_image="646"]

Julie Weston, Author Interview

Julie Weston grew up in Idaho and practiced law for many years in Seattle, Washington. Her debut fiction, Moonshadows, A Nellie Burns and Moonshine Mystery, was published in 2015, and was a finalist in the May Sarton Literary Award. This book was followed by Basque Moon in 2016, which recently…

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Eagle Saturday Market

I'll be at the Eagle Saturday Market, May 20th, from 10am-2pm, sharing a booth with Rochelle Cunningham. We have our books for sale, and we'll even autograph them for you! We also have handmade goodies, pens, pencils, and magic wands! I'll have my bags of crystals for sale too. Come…

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As I sat in my comfortable chair this morning, sipping my chai latte and reading a Nora Roberts' novel The Obsession, it occurred to me how much my mother has influenced my life. Many of my favorite authors now, were her favorite authors too. Nora Roberts, Tony Hillerman, and of course-J.…

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The Power of Anticipation

Alfred Hitchcock, the undisputed master of suspense, once said, "There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it." Set up a character goal Have a character talk about the future Set up a secret plan Have a character be warned Establish dramatic irony, a.k.a. 'reader superior…

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