Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for November, 2011

November Broadly Speaking Podcast: Mentors and Teachers in the Heroine’s Journey

From time-to-time, I guest-host the Broaduniverse podcasts. This month, I was the guest host for Broadly Speaking.  The topic for the month was Mentors and Teachers in the Heroine’s Journey. Come along with Tracy S. Morris and Broaduniverse this month in examining the roles of teachers in fiction. In traditional fiction, the hero is removed […]

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Wrapping Up NaNoWrimo with Barbara Ann Wright: Surfing On Sharks

It’s the 29th of the month, and if you’re still participating in NaNoWrimo, you are in the home stretch. Today I would like to share some NaNo thoughts from Barbara Ann Wright. Barbara’s work has made her a semi-finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writer’s of the Future contest. She has also been a First-Runner-Up […]

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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor: Holiday Sales And Free Books from Yard Dog Press.

Just got an e-mail from my publisher to pass along. They’ve just posted their holiday sales on the website. Cyber Week Only… Free Shipping in the lower 48 PLUS one bonus book (of our choice) for every $10.00 of merchandise you order!  That’s right. We will include the bonus book(s) automatically, but ONLY for orders […]

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Tips from a Con Man: How to Research Your Novel

One of the first things that we’re told as beginning writers is to “write what you know.”  This may be why many of the protagonists for novels are often writers of some stripe, such as journalists or novelists. Writing what you know allows you to bypass the research trap when your research skills are rusty. […]

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NaNoWrimo Week 4: A Talk With Jennifer Brozek

There is little over a week left in NaNoWrimo.  For those of you who are wavering, hang in there!  Even if you don’t complete 50,000 words, you’ll have more progress than you had during week 1. Today I’m bringing you an interview with author Jennifer Brozek.  Jennifer is an author and editor who has both […]

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Danielle Ackley-McPhail: On NaNoWrimo

Today’s NaNoWrimo interview comes from Danielle Ackley-McPhail. I’ve previously interviewed Danielle here. She is the editor of several award-winning anthologies including Bad Ass Fairies and The Legends of the New Age.  She has also written a writing guide entitled The Literary Handyman. Although she is not participating in NaNoWrimo this year, she has in the […]

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Thinking about New Ways To Write — I’ve Been Playing in Scrivener

I’ve always been a linear writer. I usually sit down with a vague notion of where a story is going and write it from start to finish. Until recently, I wasn’t aware that there was any other way to write. Recently I’ve been playing around with the concept of upping my wordcount by sitting down […]

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Melanie Fletcher: On Turning Off Your Internal Editor

Melanie Fletcher is an author in the style of the Renaissance Masters. That is to say, when she’s not spinning a good yarn, she may be spinning yarn. Or thinking up slogans for t-shirts, crafting plushies, podcasting or making miniature doll houses. You can purchase her jewelry or her plushies through her etsy storefront. You […]

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David Farland: On Enhanced eBooks

David Farland has been a longtime writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. You may know him by his other pen name, Dave Wolverton. He is the winner of the top honors for Writers of the Future, a New York Times Bestselling Author and a nominee for both the Nebula and the Hugo. David’s latest release, […]

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The Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow Podcast Vol. 1 Ep. 6: I’m Thankful I Made Backups

Today’s podcast was a real turkey to put together, thanks to crashing programs and editing glitches. Although thanks to the fact that I made backups of the episode, I never had to start from scratch. So by the way I’m talking about turkeys and saying that I’m thankful, you can tell that this is a […]

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