Tracy S. Morris

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Archive for December, 2011

Holiday Traditions & the Writer – Guest Blog from Vonnie Winslow Crist

While writers sing holiday tunes, sip eggnog, and enjoy getting together with family and friends like everyone else – they’re also itching to write. But grabbing enough time to sit down at a desk and write is almost impossible during late December and early January. One solution is to jot down notes about holiday traditions […]

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Monday Musing: You Only Hurt The (Fictional) Ones you Love

Last weekend, my husband and I went to a pioneer-themed amusement park to see the Christmas lights. While we were there, we watched a blacksmith take a strip of metal and make a rose out of it. To do this, he put the metal strip into hot coals and fired up his forge until the […]

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Guest Post – Holiday Gifts by Lee Barwood

Holiday Gifts By Lee Barwood The holiday season always carries an extra glamour for me—glamor in the sense of magic, since when I first began writing for publication I always looked forward to the week between Christmas and New Year’s because my day job shut down from Christmas Eve till the first weekday after the […]

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Guest Blog — Creative Sparks in the Dark of Winter with Sandra Saidak

For me, the Winter Holidays seem to be an especially good time to gather story ideas. It may not be the best time to write—even as a public school teacher with a nice two week vacation, my writing time usually gets swallowed up by shopping, wrapping, cooking and long drives to be with friends and […]

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Capturing Christmas–The Writer’s Gift

Today’s guest blog is by S. A.  Bolich. Her first novel, Firedancer, came out in 2011 from Sky Warrior Books. As a writer and as a person, I love Christmas, not just because of the crackling excitement that surrounds the season, but because of the deeper magic that comes from the celebration itself. It’s magic […]

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Karina Fabian: Christmas Spirits

Through the month of December I am opening up my Tuesday Author Spotlight to guest bloggers. Some of the guests will be posting helpful holiday tips on how to keep writing, manage stress and juggle family obligations through the Holidays. Today’s post is by Karina Fabian.  Karina is the author of the books Mind over […]

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Monday Musing: Are You Building Your World, Or Limiting It?

When I was five years old, my parents took me to the movies. I remember seeing both Flash Gordon and The Empire Strikes back the same year. Although I was young, I remember feeling like Star Wars was part of a much bigger universe where things happened in places other than the ones that we […]

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The Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow Vol. 1 Ep. 6: Christmas As Only YDP Can Do It

It’s Christmastime and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and possibly even Saturnalia. Do you know what that means?  It means that we trot out the festivus carols and the jingle bells for another episode of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow. First Up, Sue Sinor reads a story about a nice young man who goes about “acquiring” Christmas […]

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The Podpocalypse is well Nigh!

I’m currently in the middle of editing the December Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow, but in the meantime,  I’ve been asked to be a guest on the Don’t Quit Your Day Job Podcast for their “writercast.” This is to fill in for absentee member Pat Gaik. The podcast is put out by fellow Yard Dog […]

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