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The Cupids Playlist

The Cupids Playlist


Posted By on Feb 23, 2016

  I have a soundtrack for each aspect of my life; workouts, road trips, cleaning, and writing. When writing, I begin a new playlist with every new story. The Cupids inspired a healthy balance of light-hearted tunes and heart wrenching harmonies. Bon Iver, The Paper Kites, Hozier, Sam Smith and more…     “How Did I Get Here” by Odesza is the kind of song I’d want to wake up to in Heaven. I have a feeling Evelyn wouldn’t care if...

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Indie PUB podcast & Co-Writing

Indie PUB podcast & Co-Writing


Posted By on Jan 12, 2016

This week, Amber Beuschel and I talk about co-writing on Indie PUB Podcast with S.M. Boyce and J.N. Chaney. You’ll learn what it is, why you should consider it and how to set up the collaboration that will add a little spice to your writing...

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Indie PUB Podcast

Indie PUB Podcast


Posted By on Aug 11, 2015

I’m so thrilled to be on Indie PUB Podcast this month! What do the terms beta reader, critique partner, and developmental editor even mean? What the heck is an alpha reader? Why should you care? As we so often hear, writing is rewriting, and it’s the editors, CPs, and readers that help make a story great. Listen in for insights on the editing process, secrets and tricks of the trade, and tips on how to FIND these people to begin...

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Love to Hate… Villains

Love to Hate… Villains


Posted By on Feb 24, 2015

Wicked snarls, cackling laughter, and goading, greedy intentions… Villains can be misunderstood and even evil. We all have our favorite bad guys, and we love to hate them. A few of the villains that have resonated with me in my lifetime are Maleficent (Disney’s Sleeping Beauty), Loki (Thor), Agent Smith (The Matrix), Hannibal Lector (The Silence of the Lambs), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter Series), Gollum (The Lord of the...

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During this Hangout Gaby Robbins, Morgan Wylie, and I (Kallie Ross) are discussing all the avenues we seek (and will be seeking) help with writing this year. Conferences, webinars, articles, writing groups… Maybe one of them can help you write more words in 2015! The following are links to specific websites we mention during the show. Writer’s Digest Free Webinars: http://www.writersdigest.com/free-book-webinars The...

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What’s in a (character) name?

What’s in a (character) name?


Posted By on Sep 2, 2014

This week Morgan Wylie, Gaby Robbins, and I talk about the importance of character names. Do they need to have meaning? Or, can they just be trendy? We discuss otherworldly names, and argue over what our favorite existing character names are. If you’re struggling with naming your characters, places, or creatures then this is the hangout for...

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