Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for December, 2010

What are some essential iPad Apps for writers?

We’ll be back to the regular posting schedule next Monday. Until then, I shall be playing with my new Christmas toy Productivity Device for work gifted to me by my Hubby.  (Oh yes, he is just that awesome and supportive). I’m trying to figure out what apps for the iPad would be best. So far […]

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Monday Musing: Write What You Know: True Grit Edition

This weekend was my mother’s birthday. To celebrate, my sister and I took her downtown to ride the restored trolley. The volunteers at the historic site are very excited, so we received a pretty good education in local history. That’s the inspiration behind today’s Monday Musing: an example of write what you know. In 1968 […]

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Why I Write Fantasy at Word Shaping

Amber Polo has me featured on her blog WordShaping. There I answer the question Why I write Fantasy. You can read the article here:http://amberpolo.blogspot.com/ 

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Holy St. Nick!

Tracy Hickman is a man?  But he spells his name the same way I do!

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Words on a Wednesday: In Which Dr. Dave has a problem.

Another short excerpt from the book. Things are going well, but I think that I may need to sit down and plot out a map of the old resort and town just so that I don’t run into the same problem that I had with Bride of Tranquility of moving walls and rooms.          

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Author Spotlight: Phil Giunta

Many writers scribble ideas on the back of a napkin. But when Phil Giunta wrote the first draft of his novel Testing The Prisoner, he tried to do so in a very green way, by writing out the novel on the backs of scrap paper from his day job. Phil talked about the process of […]

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Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides

Yarrrrrr! Thar Be Trailer. That is all!

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Monday Musing: Anthologies and Changing your Aim

I haven’t had a lot of time lately for short stories. Between writing the Epic project of 2010 and starting It Came to Tranquility, there isn’t a lot of time leftover for short form fiction, even though I think of new ideas daily. One exception that I’ve made is for a couple of anthologies that […]

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Friday Stats

It felt a little like I was powering through, but I managed to keep up with the goal and write another 5,000 words this week on It Came to Tranquility. I’m starting to get past the setup and infodump into the section wherin things happen. I am out of my comfort zone, writing-wise. I sketched […]

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Words on a Wednesday: In Which We Meet Jodi

As promised, I’m back to posting excerpts of my work in progress, It Came to Tranquility. This will be the third book in the Tranquility series.  This bit of the story is not edited, so it may not make it into the final draft, or it may exist in a different form. This is also […]

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