Tracy S. Morris

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Archive for February, 2011

Monday Musing: Author Promises

Lately I’m hearing more and more about writer promises to the reader and how to fulfill them. When I first heard this topic title, I thought that it was a reverse reaction to something that Neil Gaiman wrote two years ago, that the author (In the specific author’s case, George R.R. Martin) is not your […]

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Author Spotlight: Steven E. Wedel

Many award winning writers have a background in Journalism, including author Steven E. Wedel. When Wedel wrote his novel Murdered by Human Wolves, he used that background to research the events that inspired the novel. I recently had a chance to talk to Wedel about his work. Hemmingway once said that his training in journalism […]

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Monday Musing – The Differences Between Horror and Fantasy Fiction

If you walk into a bookstore today, (assuming you still have a local bookstore) it can be difficult to sort out horror and fantasy sections. Once upon a time, horror had all the werewolves, vampires and ghosts while fantasy had the wizards and elves. But with all the dark fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal novels […]

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365 Day Project – Recycled 2/17/11.jpg

Recycled 2/17/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. I love the decor in catfish places and BBQ dives. Where else would a bait bucket be a good lamp?

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365 Day Project – Under glass 2/16/11

Under glass 2/16/11, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. Detail of a vase in my kitchen.

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365 Day Project – 4 Day Photo Dump

I got behind on posting photos for my 365 Day project. I’m posting for the last 4 days today.

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February’s Broaduniverse Podcast

I’ve read for two installments of the Broad Universe podcast. Coming up this year I will be reading and/or hosting another 4 or so. This is a great podcast for new fiction. I’ve bought a few new books based on the podcast readings found here: The 2011 February episode of the Broad Pod is now […]

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Author Spotlight: Lynn Flewelling – She’s on a Boat (but not with T-Pain).

I’m a bit late in getting out my author spotlight for today. Deadlines will do that to a person. I don’t know if today’s featured author, Lynn Flewelling is the first author that I’ve interviewed with a page on Wikipedia. But I do know that she has multiple, quite detailed pages on Wikipedia. They include […]

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Monday Musing – Con DFW Schedule and Blocking for Writing

Right now I’m working on my third draft of my epic novel of 2010. On this pass through the book, I am working on the blocking. Blocking is a stage and screen term. It means character movement. In other words, everything that isn’t in between quotations.

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365 Day Project – date night 2/11/11.jpg

date night 2/11/11.jpg, originally uploaded by tracysmorris75. Date night with my husband. Testing out the camera to see how well it takes night pictures with the flash off.

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