Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Your Friends Aren’t Going To Publish You

I have some writer friends (who shall remain nameless) who have had problems off and on for years with a creeper/fan. This person’s (let’s call him voldemort, again because he who will not be named) behavior crosses the line into stalking – partially because voldemort has the mistaken belief that if he could just make […]

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Writers Block VS. Opening a Vein

From time to time, I’ve heard various writer friends talk about writers block, or having their muse vanish on them. I don’t want to make light of what is a very real problem for them, but I’ve never had writer’s block. I think it’s because I trained as a journalist. When you are on deadline […]

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“Nesting” in the writerly sense.

They say that new moms go through a nesting phase of pregnancy. It’s that point somewhere in the end of the pregnancy where the baby is on the way, and the mom looks around at her home and thinks I can’t bring my kid home to this! Then there is usually a lot of cleaning […]

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Another One Out

Just sent in my entry for the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest.  This is another good one on the model of the Writer’s of the future.  It’s open to the public, has a blind submission process and no entry fee.  The contest deadline is Feb 1, so if you have a suitable short story (or […]

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Writing

I have edits back from my hubby and a friend. By the end of the weekend, I will rewrite/re edit my latest short story and submit it. Right now my biggest problem is that I’m long on ideas and short on time. Ah well, I’ll outline each in Scrivener and hope to get back to […]

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We Interrupt Your FenCon Fun to Bring You: The Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow

If you are at Fencon this weekend (as in ZOMIG Right Now!) It’s glaringly obvious that I’m not there (SOB!).  But that just gives me a bit of time to put out Episode 16 of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow. This episode of the podcast is a Back to School Episode in honor of […]

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Five techniques to help your research

I’m terribly sorry that this blog post is a few days late. Some family health challenges  have had me away from the computer. Today’s blog is by T.W. Fendley. She is the author of Zero Time. As Zero Time nears, only Keihla Benton can save two worlds from the powers of Darkness. But first she […]

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Writing From an Alien POV

Today’s Guest Blog comes from Michelle Murrain.  Michelle is a poet and the author of two science fiction novels. She lives in Okland, CA.  You can find her on the web at http://murrain.net — For the first time, I have significant portions of a new novel in the point of view of non-human aliens. I’ve written […]

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Think Like An Archaeologist: World-Building

Today’s guest blog comes courtesy Arinn Dembo. Arinn is a Clarion West alumnus, as well as a developer in the computer gaming industry.n through her writing and game development, she is an extensive world builder. Her best- known work is with the Sword of the Stars universe. You can find out more about her at […]

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Writing With Cats

sorry that this blog is late, the move has taken up quite a bit more time than I thought it would. Today’s guest post is by Justine Graykin. Justine is a writer and free-lance philosopher sustained by her deep, abiding faith in Science and Humanity — well, Science, anyway – and the belief that humor […]

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