Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for September, 2010

Anatomy of Promotion

I just got my royalties statement from Yard Dog Press today.  Not bad.  The numbers that really interested me (other than the ones on the check) were in the breakdown of what books sold, and where they sold.  I had a higher-than normal number of copies of Bride of Tranquility move on Amazon in the […]

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Words on a Wednesday: Sledding downhill to the finish.

© Tracy S.Morris Yes, I took that photo.  Kinda cool and abstracty.  The photo really fits the story, though. Here’s just a bit of what I’ve written recently. I’m on the downhill slide to the end of the book, now.  

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Author Spotlight: Egg on my face!

Normally on Tuesdays I try to post an interview with a fellow writer. Today’s Interview was supposed to be with Hunter Liguore of Sword and Saga Press. Unfortunately, when I went to write today’s article, I found that I had not yet sent the interview out. In other words, all my ducks are not in […]

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Monday Musing: Thinking (and Writing) In Pictures

‘City of Words’, lithograph by Vito Acconci, 1999 On March 5 of 1946, Winston Churchill received an honorary degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. During his acceptance speech he described the divide between the Soviet states of Eastern Europe and the Western European countries as being divided by an “Iron Curtain.” What makes Winston […]

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Friday Stats

Words: 4,000 Stories out 2

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Words on a Wednesday: More fun with Vampires!

Another writing demotivator courtesy of 101 Reasons to Stop Writing. I haven’t been updating my Wednesday writing snippets. Partially because I’ve hit the dramatic part of the book, and I’m less eager to let those bits sneak out.  But I wrote something yesterday that was really fun, and I thought it would be safe to […]

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Author Spotlight: Larissa Niec Author of Shorn

Today’s author spotlight is turned on Larissa Niec. Larissa is the author of Shorn, the first of the Sky Seeker’s series.   Jhared Denaban, a young soldier of the land of Avelos, lives under the Avelune Curse because he descended from a tribe that betrayed their land and earned themselves the label of Shorn. As […]

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Monday Musings: Where are all the Killer Bees? Ripped from the Headlines Inspration.

This is actually on a t-shirt that I own. Generally, I don’t follow the news. I have a Facebook, a Livejournal and a Twitter account, so current events still filter in to me. But I’ve noticed that when news is slow, media outlets will ‘create’ news by making much ado about nothing and causing everyone […]

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Author Spotlight: Elissa Malcohn (Part 1)

–> You may have heard of Author Elissa Malcohn’s work because she was a finalist for the Campbell award in 1985, or you may have heard of her from her work on the preliminary ballot of the Nebula in 1989 or because she was a recommended author for the 26th Annual Edition of the Year’s […]

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Author Spotlight: Author Spotlight: Elissa Malcohn (Part 2)

This is part 2 of an interview with author Elissa Malcohn.  To read part 1, go here.  

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