Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for January, 2011

Monday Musing – Reading Out Loud

If you are a writer promoting your own work, sooner or later you are going to have to read it out loud. Although the promotional reading at the bookstore, convention or local library is decreasing in frequency, there are outlets such as podcasts where reading your work is still a way to promote. I discovered […]

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365 Day Project – choose your own adventure 1/22/11.jpg

choose your own adventure 1/22/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. Hubby likes to call places like a Mongolian grill or a build your own burrito place a ‘choose your own adventure restaurant.’ They seem to be gaining in popularity.

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365 Day Project – snomelt redux 1/21/11.jpg

snomelt redux 1/21/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. Snowfall never really lasts long in Arkansas. Here the snow melt from my roof has hit the leaves on my shrubs and frozen again

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365 Day Project – snow garden 1/20/11.jpg

snow garden 1/20/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. All this snow wasn’t there when I went to sleep last night.

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365 Day Project – lacks focus 1/19/11.jpg

lacks focus 1/19/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. Lately I feel like I’ve been chained to my keyboard. The lack of focus in this photo an be taken as a metaphor for my writing as of late.

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Words on a Wednesday – How Old Men Fish

In this snippet, our hero and a local farmer have a talk about the merits of a certain type of fishing. Especially when hunting the local aquatic urban legend.

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365 Day Project – birds 1/18/11.jpg

birds 1/18/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. There was a huge flock of birds on my street today. I had just enough time to snap this photo before they flew away.

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Author Spotlight: Susan Satterfield – Monkeys and Zombies and Vampires. Oh My!

Susan Satterfield has a degree in 19th century British Literature and Medieval Romance. Quite naturally, she writes stories about vampires, poetry about zombies and possibly zombie flying monkeys. She has most recently published a poem in the anthology Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes from Costcom Entertainment. She also has an anthology from Yard Dog Press […]

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365 Day Project – discipline 1/17/13.jpg

discipline 1/17/13.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. My first day back on the exercise regimen. Getting out of bed is the hardest part.

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Comics, Urban Fantasy Novels and Audience

I hope I’m not opening a can of worms with today’s post. I’ve been a big fan of comics since the early 1990’s. Although the stereotype was changing even then, the pervasive attitude seemed to be that girls read fantasy and romance novels and boys read comics and science fiction (which is why the treatment […]

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