Conjuring Misery Chapter 8 – part I #serial #uf #western

It’s that time again, gather round for another installment in our ongoing Urban Fantasy-slash-Western serial, CONJURING MISERY.  Your three storytellers: Dave Benneman, Jami Gray and Camille Douglass are weary and saddle sore but we promised to continued on. We now return to the on going saga of the hand of villainy and the conniving mistress […]

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On Scorpions, Dust, and Fur #writerlife

I’ve lived most of my life in the Southwest, where dust rules, cool is anything under 90 degrees, and the local wildlife is more likely to kill you than cuddle. Thus, I’ve maintained an understanding with the three main sand dwellers–scorpions, snakes, and huge ass spiders–you go be you away from me and I won’t […]

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Finding Your Voice #writertips

Funny thing about writers, you can read a collection of words, and if you’re familiar enough with the writer, even without their name appearing anywhere to clue you in, you’ll know it’s them. Why? Because their writing voice is like the dulcet tones of your best friend. For a writer, finding your voice is like […]

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Conjuring Misery Chapter 7 (the second half)

Gather round the campfire, young bucks. Fall is in the air and we’re heading into dangerous territory with our Old West Urban Fantasy serial, CONJURING MISERY. Come join our yarn spinners Jami, Camille Douglass and Dave Benneman as we rejoin our motley cast as they face the evil tumbling through the dusty trails of Misery… Chapter […]

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Ignoring the Imposter’s Voice #writerlifelessons

I am an introvert by nature and while I can strap on my “public” big girl pants and enjoy social interactions, if given a choice, I’d happily curl up in an overstuffed chair, book in hand, and occasionally peek out at life for random bouts of people watching. I actually have to “prepare” myself when […]

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Planning It Out #writerbuisnessplan

While at the RWA Conference I attended a workshop given by the talented Stephanie Bond on the value of a Writer’s Business Plan. Hold your horses, young one, don’t bail on me. I get that the use of “business plan” may invoke images of scurrying executives with briefcases in hand or endless board meetings, but […]

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Conjuring Misery Chapter 7 (the first half)

Welcome back to the town of Misery and our misadventures of Sam, Snake and Smoke, courtesy of our storytellers Jami, Camille Douglass and Dave Benneman. Today we give you the first half of CONJURING MISERY‘s Chapter 7. If you need to catch up, head on over and due your duty, then mosey on back… Chapter […]

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Are You Ready to Brave the Great Pitch Session? #pitchprep

While you’re frantically trying to figure out how to shove that last pair of jeans into an already over-stuffed suitcase, circling around the edges of your mix of excitement and anxiety of attending your upcoming writers conference, is the annoying whisper of, “Am I ready to pitch this?” Before we tackle that question we need […]

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Getting Back To The Grind #checkin

Welcome back and come on in. Do you like what we’ve done with the place? Yeah, the remodel was long overdue, but we’re just thrilled with the end results. Settle in for a bit and I’ll catch you up on the latest events so next week we can get back to our regular programming. (settling […]

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