Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for August, 2010

Author Spotlight: Valerie Frankel

see more Lol Celebs As you can see by my topical motivator, today’s guest author has ties to Potter Fandom. That’s because she is notorious for having written several well-known parodies. The best known of which, Henry Potty and the Pet Rock has won Indie Excellence Award and USA Book News National Best Book Award. […]

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Monday Musing: Finding Time to Write

Another motivator courtesy of Motivated Photos.com Since last November (the start of Nanowrimo, in fact) I have been slowly working on a novel. At this point, I’ve written about 60,000 words, and I will be finished with both my first and second drafts by the beginning of November. Possibly sooner. When people ask me where […]

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Friday Stats

Not a lot to say today. I have to get back to work. Wordcount: 2,000   (Meh. It’s better than nothing) Stats: 3 stories out.

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Author Spotlight: Emilie P. Bush (Part 1)

   Today’s motivator comes to me courtesy of MotivatedPhotos.com Today’s author spotlight is on Emilie P. Bush, author of the Steampunk adventure novel Chenda and the Airship Brofman. Chenda Frost is the young widow of the reclusive Commander Edison Frost of the Republic Airship Service. His death was ruled a suicide but foul play is […]

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Author Spotlight: Emilie P. Bush

Today’s author spotlight is on Emilie P. Bush, author of the Steampunk adventure novel Chenda and the Airship Brofman. Chenda Frost is the young widow of the reclusive Commander Edison Frost of the Republic Airship Service. His death was ruled a suicide but foul play is suspected. Candice Mortimer is a geology professor who was […]

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Monday Musings: Don’t Be That Guy

Another motivator courtesy of 101 Reasons to Stop Writing.com. Today’s blog is inspired by a similar topic that Rhonda Eudaly recently covered. I’ll call this topic Don’t be that guy. There are very few hard and fast rules in the business of writing. One of the ones that nearly everyone will tell you is that […]

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Friday Stats

I’ve been on a roll in the realm of getting things done on time this week. This is how life should be! Word count: 5,000 Boo ya! Stories out: 1 Not the same one as last week, either. I need to focus on short stories for a bit so that I have more to send out.

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Words on a Wednesday: In which my heroine shows chutzpah.

Just for the record? The action in this scene all takes place at this Central Park location: This statue is about 11 foot tall. The cap of the largest toadstool is about waist high on an adult. My husband hasn’t had time to edit this draft yet. So all grammar mistakes are mine. On with […]

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Author Spotlight: Rosemary Jones Dramedy, Dungeons & Dragons (Part 1)

–> Today’s author spotlight is on Rosemary Jones. You can read part 2 of the article here. Rosemary is the author of the Wizards of the Coast Novels Crypt of the Moaning Diamond and City of the Dead. Both novels are set WotC’s the Forgotten Realms universe.   Rosemary categorizes her books as “Dramedy, Dungeons […]

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Author Spotlight: Rosemary Jones: Dramedy, Dungeons & Dragons (Part 2)

–> This is the second part of an interview with author RosemaryJones. You can read the first part here. Rosemary said that she began writing for WotC because she lost a contest.   “Wizards of the Coast created a competition to find someone to write a novel based on the Goddess of Pain as part […]

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