Blogging, It’s Time to Post Again #amwriting #amblogging

  It’s Summer, Avoid the Sunshine, Get To Blogging and Joing the Spiderweb      Finding time to blog in the summer has been difficult. When the sun comes out in the Pacific Northwest we all want to be outside as we know the dreary, grey winter is just around the corner. So when faced with choosing my WIP over blogging, my…

Is the 80’s the New Retro?

  Is the 80’s the New Retro?      The first time I realized that the 80’s was edging toward being retro was when I worked as a server at Nigara Falls during Grad School. One of my co-workers, who was in her late teens, refered to an 80’s song that was playing as “that’s so retro.” It…

The Versatile Blogger Award Acceptance Speech

The Versatile Blogger Award Acceptance Speech Eh..em…(I’d be straightening my tie here, if I wore ties) I graciously accept this award and thank all those who made it possible. (Deep bow) The wonderful and versatile Chuck Allen and Helen Scribbles passed The Versatile Blogger Award on to me. This is my first time winning it, so yes, it…

Managing Writing and Parenthood

  Managing Writing and Parenthood On Saturday my two wonderful step-kids arrived on the plane for two months. It’s amazing how much they’ve grown and how their own style is beginning to shine. My summer will be filled with taking them to camps, the movies, planning meals, sightseeing, my day job- basically trying to be organized enough…

Vampire Tracker Part 11 #fridayflash #tuesdayserial #samplesundy

     Vampire Tracker Part 11      My tongue was tied. Memories of my Grandpa flashed through my mind. Did he know about this? Why didn’t he tell me?                                         Jeremy snapped his fingers. “Vel, you in there.” All I wanted was someplace quite to think. I remained silent, but looked at Jeremy hoping he’d understand. “Yep, she’s…

Tweet, Retweet and TweetMeme

    Tweet, Retweet and Tweetmeme      Whenever I see meme or tweetmeme an image of my grandmother with permed white hair holding a slice of chocolate cake pops into my head. At this point you might be saying, that’s weird. But, her grandparent name was Meme.      In the age of social media Tweetmeme does not arrive at your…

Mah Jong, Writing and Humor #amwriting #amediting #writing

Image via Wikipedia Mah Jong, Writing & Humor      When I was a kid I would play Mah Jong with my east coast cousins for what seemed like hours and hours. I have many fond memories of those days. For those of you who don’t know what Mah Jong is, it’s a Chinese game, but instead of cards you use tiles….

To Prologue or Not To Prologue? Guest Blog Post by Amy Rose Davis

  To Prologue or Not To Prologue Guest Post by Fiction Fantasy Author Amy Rose Davis      When I first started Ravenmarked, I had no idea there was so much vitriol out in the world about prologues. I mean, my heavens—one would think from reading some blogs and opinions that merely having a prologue was…

Vampire Tracker Part 4 #fridayflash #tuesdayserial #samplesunday

Vampire Tracker Part 4          The stairwell was damp, moss covered the walls. Dead animals were scattered along the hallway; some looked fresh, some were badly decomposed. Yuck! I hopped over the little nasties and headed for the wooden door at the end of the hallway. I pressed the tip of the flashlight up on the door, it creaked open. Was that a…

Vampire Tracker Part 3 #fridayflash #samplesunday #tuesdayserial

Vampire Tracker Part 3      Jeremy set up the camera and I opened Last Resort. Flashlights, check, squirt guns, check, stakes, check. “Hey, here’s your garlic strand and a silver cross. I’ll set the flashlights, holy guns and stakes down here.” Jeremy grabbed the items I held out for him. “You better pray we don’t need any…

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts Prompt: A relative, who left unexpectedly without telling anyone, shows up at your door.      Writing prompts are meant to spark the mind, make creative thoughts flow. I’ve tried using writing prompts but for some reason my writers mind has a natural aversion to them. I feel like I’m writing someone elses story not my own. I’ve even…

Fantasy Fiction Author Interview ~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel

In conclusion to “Seriously, I Will Read Your Book” (Day of Sacrifice & Rebellion) Fantasy Fiction Writer Stacey Wallace Benefiel Author Interview Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of Day of Sacrifice and Rebellion, writes fantasy that makes one think about the different roles religion can play and just who should be in control. You can find Stacey on Facebook, Twitter, her…