Bait the hook! Novel Planning Pt. 3

So, if you’ve read/watched part 1 and 2 of the series, then you already know who your story characters are, what they want, and what they’re willing to do to get what they want. Now it’s time to actually plan the story–starting where else but the opening sequence? The opening sequence is sometimes called the…

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Planning your novel – Part 2

Do you know what your characters want out of life? How far will they go to get it? These two things are key to setting up a killer conflict in your story. In part 2 of planning your novel, I delve deeper into characters’ motivations to set up a good fight!

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How to plan a novel – Part 1

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have a great idea for one? Tried once and quit four chapters in? I”m about to embark on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which I write a novel in a month. To do that, I’ve been planning a story. In this series, I’ll walk you through…

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Meet the King of Malorn!

Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at this brand-new fantasy adventure story with a hint of romance by author Annie Douglass Lima.  You can download a copy of the ebook for free between July 9th and 11th! Book Description:     Life as the king’s younger sister should be exciting.    Not for Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of…

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Gryphon’s Handmaiden—guest story

Enjoy this excerpt from author Lara Lee’s Gryphon’s Handmaiden, coming January 29! Slavery is a virus of the mind, thought Tabatha as she stared out of her rolling cage at all the dejected faerie men in the cage across from her. The seven men sat in their cell as beaten as their ragged clothes. Hopeless, their…

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Stuck on Green Island

Taiwan-based author Annie Douglass Lima talks about her worst language-related disaster. Annie Douglass Lima stood surrounded by luggage on a quiet street on Green Island, Taiwan. She and husband Floyd had just discovered that the hotel reservation they’d made wasn’t on island. It was in the city they’d just left by ferry. “That might not…

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Just Walk Out

“How long do you hold that position?” the woman says. This happens every hour. Kids wave in front of our eyes. Middle-aged women tug the clothes away from our bodies to read the tags. “I can’t believe they use clones for this,” she mutters. “Good Lord, it can’t be economical. Can’t they just walk out?”…

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‘Born for Death’ Released

It’s here! Born for Death, sequel to 2016’s Cursed Seed and the second in the Society of Immortals trilogy is released and available on print and Amazon Kindle. Shop here. Steinbach residents, you can find Born for Death and all my other books in the Authors of Manitoba at Driven 2 Sew, 354 Main Street…

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Win a Copy of Cursed Seed (#2)!

Folks, it is 1 week until Born for Death is released, and I am panicking just a little. I admit, my panic has nothing to do with releasing a new book and everything to do with marathon training, and work, and cooking dinner, and… But anyway, as a form of catharsis, let’s give away a…

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