Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

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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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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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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Monday Musings: In which I Happily Shill for My Publishers This Christmas (A Small Press Link Salad)

Statistically speaking, about half of the small businesses that fail do so within the first year. 95 percent of them fail within the first 5 years. That sounds dismal, doesn’t it? I say that to say this: Christmas is coming, and if you know of a small press that is out there, consider giving books […]

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The Weign in and Random Acts of Christmas

Stepped on the scale yesterday and was happy to find that the weight was somewhat less than the last time I stepped on the scale. This gave me the motivation to run again today. ### My husband is helping a friend of his with a Christmas project. It’s a worthy cause, so I thought thought […]

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Is less more?

 “I wanted to live deep and suck out all he marrow of life, to live so sturdily and spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swatch and shave close, to drive life into a corner and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to […]

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Christmas is coming — Books make good gifts.

So this is the point that I take off my writer hat and put on my salesman hat.   Actually, I never really take off my salesman hat.  Most folks who know me know that.  So here’s the scoop.  Christmas is coming, and all your money has to go somewhere.  Where do you want it to go?   […]

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