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Revision Tip: Wordle…My New Best Friend

Yikes! At the beginning of the month (maybe earlier) I began a “tighten up” round of revisions on HEIR OF ISIS.  Being that it was my 6/7th? round of revisions, I knew I didn’t have serious ripping of plot stuff to do.  However I also knew that I had a tendancy to use some words… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday

Good Morning, Readers!  Happy Hump Day!  As a part of Ready. Set. Write. & just cause, here’s my fourth What’s Up Wednesday! What I’m Reading So…to the left you’ll see my first chunk of “diversity” books, there’s Proxy by Alex London which is what I’m reading now, Huntress by Malindo Lo which is next (companion to Ash), and Ash… Read more »

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The Power of Introverts

(live long & prosper) A couple weeks ago, I watched the below TED talk by Susan Cain, the author of the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  I haven’t read the book yet but this really got me thinking.  You see, I’m an introvert.  I crave alone time.  But… Read more »

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The Incomplete Guide to Preternatural Creatures: Chapter Two

Mermaids and Sirens, oh my… History Sirens, or Sirena as is their Latin name, are very deadly creatures. Most people think Sirens are another name for Mermaids but trust me, Ariel would not appreciate that comparison. No one really seems to know their origins: some say that they are the daughters of the Greek river… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday

Good Afternoon, Readers!  I hope you’re week is going well so far 🙂  As a part of Ready. Set. Write. and because I’m falling in love with these posts, here’s  my second What’s Up Wednesday! What I’m Reading I’m still reading Gameboard of the Gods but I’ve also started reading All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill…. Read more »

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What Did You Write When You Were a Kid?

For me, writing stories has always served a purpose.  When I was little, I was quite obsessed with vampires, and I always hated how the guys would be vampires but the girls were these whiny people who, for some reason, never got to become vampires themselves, even though they wanted to.  So I started writing… Read more »

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The Incomplete Guide to Preternatural Creatures: Chapter One

See the INTRODUCTION.

-CHAPTER ONE:

The Big Kahuna:
Homo Immortus aka Vampyres aka Vampires

Vampires, as they are most commonly known, are creatures of the undead variety. They have existed since the beginning of time. One of their most popular creation myths is that they are descended from Angels. The story is that when the Angels were cast down from the heavens as they fell they became vampires with Lucifer, the Dark One, as the original vampire. Of course no one knows whether or not this is true and there is not really any way to prove it since Lucifer is rumored to have died* thousands of years ago.

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The Incomplete Guide to Preternatural Creatures: Chapter One

See the INTRODUCTION. -CHAPTER ONE: The Big Kahuna: Homo Immortus aka Vampyres aka Vampires Vampires, as they are most commonly known, are creatures of the undead variety. They have existed since the beginning of time. One of their most popular creation myths is that they are descended from Angels. The story is that when the… Read more »

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The Incomplete Guide to Preternatural Creatures: Introduction

INTRODUCTION:

Dear Readers,

You have in your hands one of my precious guides to the preternatural world.  DO NOT LOSE IT.  In it you can find information about creatures you have only dreamed about (why I don’t know), these include vampires, werewolves, fairies, and even some creatures you’ve never heard about.  The information presented in this guide is, no matter what you may hear from others, very real indeed.  So if you even want to stand a chance against these creatures, should you ever meet one (hopefully you don’t), I highly suggest you start reading now.

Yours truly,

Dr. P. C. Howard, Preternatural Expert

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The Incomplete Guide to Preternatural Creatures: Introduction

Hi Readers, I LOVE writing, (I know you’re thinking, duh) well I also LOVE all things seemingly “unnatural”.  A while back, (via Goodreads) as a purely fun project — that might turn into a full-fledged Adult Urban Fantasy series on day — I began writing this guide to preternatural creates.  Why?  Because  we read about… Read more »