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My “Spidey” Sense Was Tingling!

My “Spidey” Sense Was Tingling!

Yesterday I had a thought. That thought was "The book is done." While obviously a random delusion, I thought about it some more and realized it was true! Dreaming in Shadow was done and I hadn't noticed! How does that even happen? The short and sweet of it is—I had...

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Reflections on My First Writer’s Conference

Reflections on My First Writer’s Conference

I attended my first writer's conference this past weekend - yay! I'm glad that I chose a small, regional conference to be my first, it was a lot easier for my introverted self to commit to being among a hundred strangers than a few hundred or more. The venue was nice,...

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The Story Within

The Story Within

When potential readers ask “what’s your book about?” they don’t want a plot synopsis. They want to know the book’s deeper significance. Authors need to learn to tell not the story that’s in their books but the story behind their books. It’s a story meant to be told in...

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I Seem To Be Stuck

I Seem To Be Stuck

I seem to be stuck. The funny thing about depression is the infinite forms it takes. It's masterful and sneaky. Just because I'm not where I was, and am doing better than ever, doesn't mean It didn't evolve, adapt.  When you've been suicidal, the tendency is to use...

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This post has no title…

This post has no title…

...just words and a tuune! This is me channeling Elton John today — and creating an SEO nightmare in the process HA! Anyway, I should be working on my WIP, but I'm feeling a bit sad (read: depressed). And dealing with Lucifer in hell is NOT fun when I'm feeling this...

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The Beauty of “Genius” & Spring

The Beauty of “Genius” & Spring

 I wanted to open with this clip from the movie Genius because I love it so much. It's part of a much larger sequence where Max Perkins helps Thomas Wolfe edit Look Homeward, Angel, and the whole thing is just beautiful. At one point Max wonders if editors "make...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it's March. But since it's technically still a new year... Happy New Year! March - can you believe it?  Good lord, time flies when you're busy! But it's past time that I checked in and let y'all know what's going on.  So what have I been up...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm usually not a fan of the Holidays but this year seems to be different. Today I was thinking about where I am as a writer and what I'm grateful for, and you know, while the list isn't especially long, it's pretty significant. I had been toying with creating an...

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Let’s Talk Canon pt. 1

Let’s Talk Canon pt. 1

That moment you realize that what you wrote in book 1 of your series is canon. 😮 — Susan-Alia Terry (@susan_alia) August 28, 2016 I know it sounds silly, but this realization was pretty huge. I was just starting to seriously think about the next book, and where the...

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Reflections

Reflections

Sincere thanks to Rollin-Wild.com - I really needed this laugh. Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother's transition from this world to the next, and I'm all up in my feelings. When she passed, so many of my memories of her were tied up in her decade-long...

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