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  1. Author Interviews By Fiona Mcvie

    Here is my interview with Christy J. Breedlove

    25 Tuesday Jun 2019
    Posted by fionamcvie1964 in Uncategorized
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    Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


    Letís get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
    My name is Chris H. Stevenson ...
  2. YA Book Review--Consequences by Darlene McGarrity

    SUMMARY:

    Second chances lead to new beginningsÖ sometimes, they lead to murder. Seventeen-year-old Rose Jackson is a self-righteous, nature-loving truth seeker whose rocky relationship with her mother, Doris Murphy, is tested after Rose is court ordered to a youth house.

    With six months left before she goes in front of a judge for potential release, her patience is tested between an in-house bully, her neglectful mother, and an inappropriate therapist.
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  3. The Awards Are Here And They Call Them The Effy's.

    Hello fellow scribes. I'm now eligible for the EPIC FANTASY FANATICS READERS CHOICE AWARDS. I would be solely indebted for your one-click nomination for Screamcatcher. My team thinks we can pull a spot in this prestigious event. Please tell your friends to do likewise. Your nominations will get me into the quarter finals. from there on, the semi-finals will be in sight. We have about two hundred entries and each entry must stockpile 100 nominations to advance. I couldn't tell you what this ...
  4. The Mysterious Teenage Hominid

    Writing For Teens:

    There was no question why I wrote YA fiction in the first place. When I got into it, it was a thrilling, lucrative and expressive category. Harry Potter was dominating the charts. The Hunger Games appeared, along with Divergent and Twilight. Writing young adult fiction then was like being on s speeding freight train which had no breaks and a throttle that only went forward.

    There are no estimates of how many writers jumped on that band wagon. ...
  5. Fan-Fiction Without Knowing It?

    Iíve known for a long time what fan-fic is and what itís not. I know what channeling is too. And we know what plagiarism is all about. Fan-fiction is an honored tradition of carrying on a single book, series or saga with well-known and loved characters in a similar setting to the original. 50 Shades of Grey actually started out as Twilight fan-fiction, and then developed a life of its own. Channeling happens when youíve written something very similar to a book or story that has already been ...
  6. Portal v.s. Urban Fantasy--It's WAR!

    There really is no conflict between these two sub-genres. There is a difference, even if we're splitting hairs. Charles De Lint first described urban fantasy with his story Dreams Underfoot in the early 90s, making it a relatively new genre, in retrospect to the times. In short, urban fantasy brings the fantastical into the mundane world or into the contemporary setting. It's another dimension, another time and place, a different universe with it's own rules. The magical invades our world, ...
  7. SHOW ME THE MONEY (Those Pesky Speed Bumps

    The Difficulty in Authorship Today. It's a reality.



    In my personal opinion, writing the story, editing it and teaming with an agent are the easiest parts of the whole authorship adventure for me. Selling to a publisher, whether it is from myself or my agent is difficult, yes, but the tension and frustration really mounts with the sheer amount of promotion and marketing that must be employed to sell even a few copies or gain any reviews. We have a serious glut in
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  8. Christy J. Breedlove's Young Adult Fabuliers

    Christy J Breedlove's Young Adult Fabuliers




    Published by christybreedlove--You can check out my new (under triage) website below:

    I'm from the west coast of California, born and raised on the beaches of Redondo, Venice, Huntington, Sunset and Seal Beach. I learned to surf at an early age, using the hulking long-board, but then settling on the sleek
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  9. The Amazon Cannibal

    I wish somebody would tell me what the heck is going on!

    After watching this industry for 29 years, I think I've reached my saturation point.
    Read this HuffPost article, written by no less than Mark Coker (Smashwords CEO and indie author). Anyway you look at this, to me it spells doom

    2018 Book Publishing Predictions--Are Indie Authors Losing Their Independence.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0d86c803c78ab ...

    Updated March 13th, 2019 at 09:25 PM by Chris Stevenson

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  10. Writing the Sexy Stuff

    Got an author's copy of my new romance book today.--pretty little thing, I have to say, but it's not only my first romance, but it is my first flaming hot and very graphic tome. I'm a virgin male author barging in on this popular genre. An Internet GF (which I sought out) contributed to the physical and emotional aspects between the lead characters, and we really ripped the seams open. And that was because we both researched the "how to of it" and read several romance and erotica books ...
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  11. Romance Blunders

    I've been tucked away in the writing cave for the last 79 days, and it was a straight push to the end on a romance novel. Sorry for the long absence. Once you're determined and focused on a new story, you know what happens. Yeah?



    A big call out to my super friends and AW, wishing you the best, always. I received great responses when I went into the AW romance forum with my tail between my legs.


    I can't give anyone a complete rundown on how ...
  12. ARE YOU A HOOKER?

    Have you Hooked or are you Bait-less?
    (I just hooked your ass in here, didn't I?)

    I've accumulated thousands of rejection slips, both email and hard mail, dating back at least 28 years. We writers agonize over just about every word in these little snippets of rejection death, attempting to decipher some type of meaningful logic out of these one or two-line zingers.

    Scenario: So the editor has read about three or four pages and stopped. She is in problem ...
  13. So You Want a Review?

    As I've said before, I'm not here to make you like me (as much as I don't mind that). I'm here to try and inform you; let you know what the Chuck Dickens is going on out there in the industry. This one is about seeking review requests for your new release, be it pre-order or not, or one of your back-list titles. IOW, you're going ask/beg a legitimate book review source to give you their honest opinion of your masterpiece. And make no mistake about that, they WILL give you an unbiased opinion ...
  14. Pen Names. I'm Not Who You Think I Am.

    I've agonized over using a pen name. Call it what you willópseudonym, non de plume. I didn't really specialize in a genre. This has been going on longer than Iíd like to admit. One look at my Amazon page will bear this out in a most dramatic fashion. Iíd used a shotgun approach to see what genre got the best reaction sales wise. This late in the game, I've decided to use a pen name for my YA series. My small press sales from just about all my publishers have been small to mediocre at best. The ...
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