Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for August, 2010

Monday Musings: Avoid Cliches

The demotivator comes from 101 Reasons to Stop Writing.com. Just for fun, go to a fanfiction website like Fanfiction.net. Read through any of the stories at random. (It’s a guilty pleasure. Like chocolate or watching bad telenovelas.) You may not realize this, but a lot of what you read is like an editor’s slushpile.  Okay, […]

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Cheesecake Fail: I Haz It

I haven’t made Low-Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake for about a year, but I really wanted to have some this weekend. There is just one slight problem.. There is no pumpkin to be found anywhere.  I combed over the store before asking a clerk. His reply: Good luck with that. Apparently the huge floods in the Midwest […]

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Friday stats.

Word count: 1,000 (not bad, considering the week I’m having) Stories out 2

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Author Spotlight: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Today’s Author Spotlight is on Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Danielle is the editor of the just-released Bad-Ass Faeries3: In All Their Glory.    Think all faeries spend their days picking flowers and dancing in circles? Think again! We bring you tales of urban conflict, of lurking assassins, of defenders of the home front. Eternal battles…between good and […]

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Monday Musings: Book Review: Home is the Hunter

“Like Kurosawa I make mad films.Okay, I don’t make films.But if I did, they’d have a samurai.” – One Week, Barenaked Ladies   Home is the Hunter is one half of Double Dog number 3, a flip-book in the style of the old Ace Doubles. The novel is paired with Lazette Gifford’s Farstep Station. The […]

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Friday Stats

We had a torrential downpour yesterday, which brought temperatures down to a refreshing 77 degrees. But since today is supposed to climb back into the 90’s, it’s perfectly humid. Every window in my house is fogged up. At least I won’t have to water the plants for a while. Word Count: 2,000 Stories out: 2

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Words on a Wednesday: Take the Show on the Road

Here’s another snippit of the story that I’m working on:

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Author Spotlight: Tamela Quijas

If you ask Author Tamela Quijas about her kids, she might tell you that she has 12. That’s seven children and the four novels that she has published in the past year. Tamela is the author of romance novels with a touch of evil, a bit of adventure and a dash of mystery. Her first […]

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Monday Musings: Timing is Everything

I just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods, which came highly recommended to me by a friend. It was a good read and it kept me engaged, even though the book was the size of a standard doorstop. But I found that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.I doubt […]

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