Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Writerly Wednesday: My Garden and a bit of Fiction

I’ve been working in the garden a bit today.  I’ve always wanted to grow a bean teepee like the kind that you see in children’s gardens.  Here’s my attempt at beginning one. I basically cut a hole in the cardboard to plant the bean sprouts.  I’ll mulch later when I can afford to.   I’ve also […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Pimp This Bride (Of Tranquility)

Or not. February is the Mayhem, Matrimony and Murder blog tour for Bride of Tranquility.  To celebrate, I’m offering a contest for anyone who can help me "Pimp this Bride (of Tranquility)"  To participate, simply 1. tweet,or link back to any of my posts on the blog tour, 2. mention the tour on a podcast.  3. […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Bride of Tranquilty: Mayhem, Matrimony and Murder Blog Tour.

Oh yes, there is a blog tour!  (Fort Smith, Arkansas) – February is a time when many couples become engaged. But for author Tracy S. Morris, a February nearly 10 years ago was a time for murder.

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Writerly Wednesday: Being Happy vs. Being Successful

A little while back, it was all over the news that people who watched Avatar were becoming depressed that they couldn’t go visit the world of Pandora.  According to CNN: On the fan forum site "Avatar Forums," a topic thread entitled "Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible," has […]

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Writerly Wednesday: My Work Space

As I write this, I’m sitting at a messy desk.  I’ve got empty food wrappers and dishes at my left elbow.  A stack of opened mail is at my right elbow.  The books that I’m listening to are next to that.  Cords for my laptop are scattered all over my desk.  I try to clean my desk […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Build a Community

I have the receipts from the Yard Dog Press/Bride of Tranquility Holiday Promotion.  The promo was a huge success, folks.  To be completely fair, I mixed them all up, put them all face down and made my husband pick one from the pile. The winner of the promotion, ironically enough, is Sarah Heile.  Sarah was […]

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Writerly Wednesday: doing things old school.

The holidays were extremely relaxing for me. My dad and step mother know me well enough that they bought me my favorite gift — a gift card to a book store.  They also gave me a snuggie.  it seems a little ironic to me to be reading a book set in a fantasy world while wearing […]

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Writerly Wednesday

Out of curiosity, do many of you who are reading this also watch book trailers? If so, what about the book trailer attracts you?  What makes you want to read the book? Today my mind is on book trailers Actually, my mind is on nonfiction writing, because I’m trying to get enough work done early […]

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Writerly Wednesday: It’s All About Style!

I just finished Terry Pratchett’s Making Money the other day. Which is rather apropos for today’s topic, because in the book, Pratchett’s reformed shyster Moist Von Lipwig feels that everything has to be done with a certain amount of panache. The next book I’ve just picked up is Heat Wave the novelization tie-in for the […]

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Writerly Wednesday: I love it when a Plan Comes together.

Before I checked my LJ F-List and read all about the SF brouhaha over pay rates that has been bandied about (and if you haven’t heard about it, scamper over to John Scalzi’s blog and check it out), I actually planned out a post on perusing rejection. Scalzi’s post actually kind of dovetails nicely with […]

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