Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for October, 2010

Friday Stats

No Stats this week. I’ve taken the week off to celebrate halloween and to recover before I start the next project of epicness. I have sent the just-finished book to two friends who live in New York so that they can point out any corrections in any facts that I have wrong about the place, as […]

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Flaily over Fan Mail

I just received my first fan letter from someone who read my books over e-format at Baen.  This is my first fan letter ever. Sent courtesy Facebook, but still. I have the warm and fuzzies today.

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Author Spotight: Michelle Muenzler, creator of cannibal princesses.

Today’s author spotlight is on Michelle Muenzler. Michelle is in the process of writing a novel, but has recently had a story entitled “On the Sweetness of Children” published by Daily Science Fiction. Michelle describes the story as “a cannibal princess story.” Michelle said that the story came about after the birth of a friend’s […]

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Monday Musing – Finding Time For NaNoWriMo

A week from today is the start of National Novel Writing Month. During November amateur and pro writers alike commit to writing 1,560 words daily in an attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel in a month. Another demotivator courtesy 101 Reasons to Stop Writing. The goal of all this shared experience madness varies among […]

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Friday Stats

Words: 1,000 Stories out: 1 On a deadline. Not much time to post.

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Author Spotlight: Laura J. Underwood Author of Wandering Lark (Part 1)

This is the first of a two part article on Author Laura J. Underwood, the author of the newly released novel Wandering Lark. To read the second part of the article, click here. Today’s Author spotlight is on Laura J. Underwood. Laura is the author of several short stories set in the fantasy world of […]

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Author Spotlight: Laura J. Underwood Author of Wandering Lark (Part 2)

This is the second of a two part article on Author Laura J. Underwood, the author of the newly released novel Wandering Lark. To read the first part of the article, click here. Laura’s story, Bella and the Flying Lugosi appears in the anthology Fangs for the Mammaries. When not writing, Laura spends her time […]

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Monday Musing: Characterization – As Quirky as you Want to Be

Quick! Think of your favorite fictional character! Now think about what sets that character apart from your generic hero/villain/sidekick.   Chances are, the character had some kind of quirk that made them stand out to you. When you are writing a novel, character flaws and quirks are odd little tics that set a character apart. For […]

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Friday Stats:

Words this week: 4,000  Stories out: 1 (I need to work on that) I finished typing the second draft of the novel.  The final word count came in at 74,000.  My goal was 80,000. After I add a couple of chapters from a short story that uses these characters, it will come in just over […]

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Words on a Wednesday — Tranquility

I finished my first draft of the epic novel of epicness that is still in desperate need of a title, so I will not be posting any more snippets of that. (That, and I don’t want to give away the ending).  But since Baen has the first couple chapters of both of my new E-books […]

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