Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for August, 2011

Keith R. A. DeCandido — Cops, Robbers, Unicorns and Superheroes

If you read comics at all, then you know that this week is a massive week for the comic book industry. DC comics is doing (yet another) major reboot of it’s titles. Everyone who reads comics seems to be talking about how the formerly wheelchair-bound hero Oracle is regaining her ability to walk and taking […]

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Monday Musing: The Uncanny Valley

Recently I re-read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as research for. Podcast for broad universe on the creation of the story that made Shelley the mother of science fiction (the podcast can be found here, in case you are curious). One interesting thing that jumped out at me was Shelley’s description of the monster: “His limbs were […]

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Writers of the Future Quarter Finalist William Ledbetter

Today’s interview is with one of my dear friends, William Ledbetter. William wears a lot of hats.  In addition to being a fellow Yard Dog Press writer (and editing several of my short stories and novels) William is an editor for Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. When he’s not doing that, he’s also the administrator for the […]

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How can I write When the Zombie is Eating My Brain?

Since Hubby and I have been announcing this to the world, I suppose that I can announce this here: We just found out that we’re expecting. Almost any parent can tell you that having a baby means that life as you know it changes. This means something more when you’re a writer. And while kids […]

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J. Kathleen Cheney — Author of Iron Shoes

Today’s author spotlight is on J. Kathleen Cheney. Kathleen is the author of numerous short stories and novellas. One of her most recent, Iron Shoes, was a finalist for the Romance Writer’s of America’s Prism award and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Award. Iron Shoes appeared in Alembical 2. Your novella […]

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Monday Musing – Avoid Stagnation as a Writer

One of my favorite nonfiction writers is author John Maxwell. Although Maxwell writes and speaks on leadership topics, I find that uch of his advice can be applied to writing (unsurprisingly, success principles are univsal). Yesterday I listened to a talknthat he gave on the things that cause an organization to stagnate. Maxwell wrote that […]

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On Sexy Androids and Holy Beer — A Chat With Jerry J. Davis

Jerry J. Davis is a vanguard author. Long before many writers were dipping a toe into the eBook market, Jerry was jumping in with both feet. His latest novel, Eleven Days on Earth is available through Kindle and Smashwords. Jon August is dead.If that weren’t bad enough, the place he lands in the afterlife is […]

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Looking Through a Johari Window – Personality Awareness Mapping for Writing Convincing Characters

The military Strategist Sun Tsu wrote: “It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you […]

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Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow Vol 1, Episode 3: A Very Very Very Special Episode

This episode of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow is a preview of the upcoming anthology I Should Have Stayed In Oz.   No place like home. Really! Dorothy is an old woman who keeps digging up her yard looking for her silver slippers. She is working as a second story woman. The Kansas girl […]

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Author Spotlight – Ten Questions with Jody Lynn Nye

If you like humor, you’ll love Jody Lynn Nye. Jody is famous for co-writing the Myth Adventure books along with Robert Asprin. She’s also a frequent collaborator with Anne McCaffrey. Jody’s recent work is called View From The Imperium, which reads very much like Jeeves and Wooster in Space. P. G. Wodehouse meets space opera, […]

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