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How to Flash People

Posted: March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

This is an awesome piece! I thought my readers would enjoy doing a bit of this. I may try my hand at it!

Crackin' The WIP

By: A. Whitt

I am now sharing Tuesdays with my partner in crime Kathleen ‘Swat’ Sawisky as we attempt to live up to the unattainably high standards set by the regular Crackin’ the WIP bloggers and try not to get crumbs on the couch.

I’ve been flashing for a couple years now. It started innocently enough, I saw the opportunity and thought I can do that. I didn’t strut forward, chin held high, instead I crept, uncertain, anxious over how I’d be received. And you know what? I’m glad I did. I won my first flash fiction contest and it stands as one of the best experiences of my writing career to date. The flash fiction contests I partake in generally require you to write a story in 100 words or less incorporating 5 prompt words. I was surprised at all the benefits that came from writing 100-word…

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Who says I can’t be Spock?

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Now this brings true choice to life! Don’t you agree?

Bibliophage's Buffet

Spunky only applies to the underdog, I think

Hello blogiverse. I am going to re-direct my book-reviewing soapbox for just a moment here and share some thoughts on a topic that only tangentially aligns with books. Firstly, a hat-tip to Alyssa at Think Progress for finally catalyzing me to share my spock-aspirations with y’all, in Action Princesses and Making the Hero’s Journey Available to Everyone | ThinkProgress.

Why so much emphasis on “girls need female role-models”?

Don’t get me wrong: as a female reader I’ve always enjoyed encountering a female character who carries out her/my goals with larger-than-life success. No question, that’s excellent.

But, seriously: is there a species-wide gender-restriction on aspirations? I must not have gotten the memo. “Despite” the dearth of female characters, when I was ten years old I loved watching re-runs of the original Star Trek say 1979. Gender ratios not unlike undergraduate Computer Science at…

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I’ve been reading a lot lately about marketing. It seems the best thing to do to market your book is to write another book. I’ve done this. I just have to edit it. However, now I’ve read the next book needs to be about the same characters. You know, write a series…

Augh!!!! What am I going to do now? I guess I can start on the other book and publish it while I write the other two books in the Rekasha series…

What do you think I should do?

For those of us who are not in our twenties or a size zero, I thought you may enjoy this post!

Oh! And my internet service will not be interrupted, as I previously thought!

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Fashion for the Over 30 Woman Fashion for the Over 30 Woman

Writers have a LOT of power. A LOT. Art often not only defines and reflects a society as it currently exists, but it can be a compass for the direction that culture is heading. This said, there was a blogger who sent me into the STRATOSPHERE on Saturday and had me sharpening kitchen knives. As a writer, I strongly believe in giving credit for the writing, but this is a sticky situation.

I won’t mention her name or her blog for a number of reasons.

First, she doesn’t deserve the traffic I might send her. Being a jerk shouldn’t be rewarded and bad attention is still attention. Secondly, I couldn’t trust myself not to be a troll, so I won’t subject her to comments she deserves because, since I’m older?

I’m classier than that 🙂

Since she’s simple enough to locate on Twitter, FB…

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Food from Fantasy

Posted: January 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

I think this is an awesome idea! Do you have any fantasy recipes you’ve tried?

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

If you’ve read A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, then you’ve seen many descriptions of food.  He always seems to describe every meal they eat.  But is it really important to know what the characters are eating?

Food is a major part of culture.  There are foods that people traditionally eat, as well as avoid.  Feasts are also a big part of culture.  They’re times when people gather, eat, drink, and talk.  Many things can happen during a feast: strengthening alliances, arguments, and forging new links.  They can be very important.

But what is this food really like?  Have you ever wanted to try cooking food you’ve seen in fantasy (and even science fiction)?  What we need are recipes.

If you have tried cooking something from fantasy or you know of any sources of recipes, share it in the comments below.

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Editing pitfalls

Posted: January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have put chapter 10 of Rekasha’s Folly up for critique. The problem I have now is that I need to critique in order to post any more chapters! What a great problem to have, don’t you think?

Update

Posted: December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

I have finished revising chapter one of Rekasha’s Folly. It is now ready for the beta readers. Now for chapter two!