Premeditations now available in Ebook! @foldedword

Michelle’s science fiction and fantasy collection, Premeditations, is now available as an ebook from Folded Word! Get your ebook of Premeditations for your kindle here!
Premeditations‘ bookversary is coming up Dec 15th, along with the bookversary of The Girl in Acid Park, and a little birdie told me that Michelle and Lauren are planning something special for their newsletter subscribers. So what are you waiting for? Join Michelle’s Reader’s Club and Lauren’s Newsletter now!

“‘Premeditations’ by Michelle Ristuccia offers an alluring sampler of dark flash fiction, bite-sized and delicious like a tray of freshly-baked cookies. And, as with cookies, you can’t stop at reading just one.” -Alex Shvartsman

Publisher Blurb:

With these compulsively readable stories, Michelle Ristuccia creates a new genre in PREMEDITATIONS. This chapbook achieves a fresh look at our times, seeming to simplify while posing new questions about all we accept as reality – much as fairy tales and sci fi must have when first told. Ristuccia reveals forbidden texts, such as the complete “Articles of Faith” concerning cookies: tenets that are funny and a little sad, that cut to the core of our many belief systems. She dares tell first-person, true-life accounts of encounters with stick figures that become threatening; with a father who has a dangerous, rejuvenating secret; with immature non-human beings that in no way resemble anything we’ve come to expect. Whether humanoid, android, or otherwise sentient, PREMEDITATIONS is a must read.

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Premeditations now available in Ebook! @foldedword

NaNoWriMo Advice abounds!

Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.

Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.

Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.

But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.

Cheers! And keep at it!

Listen to Abigail Hilton’s NaNoWriMo advice Here

View resources on outlining and more with Michelle Ristuccia’s NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

Connect with our Authors here

Us on NaNoWriMo.org:

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/mrsmica/

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/lscribeharris

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/riznphnx

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/princess-alethea

 

Princess Alethea Reads “Tatterhood”

 

I’m pleased to share with you a special recording from Alethea Kontis, Princess of fairytales!

Click to hear Alethea read “Tatterhood”: https://www.patreon.com/posts/princess-alethea-7214335

Props to Shveta Thakrar, who suggested “Tatterhood,” a Norwegian fairy tale.

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Princess Alethea Reads “Tatterhood”

#TeaserTuesday Cover Reveal: Cursed Hearts!

Starla Huchton’s Cursed Hearts, the second book in the Hearts of Valentia saga, comes out November 1st! She has a cover reveal and a sneak-peak excerpt on her blog. I couldn’t resist posting the cover and blurb here for you:

 

 

Cursed Hearts

Cursed Hearts

The Hearts of Valentia saga, Volume II

By S. A. Huchton

At nine years old, Polliandra Quicke became the unwitting victim of a powerful spell, binding her to her best friend. Separated by years after Donnel’s sudden disappearance, Polly seeks answers when her kiss destroys two would-be suitors. Forced by circumstance to become a curse breaker for hire, she travels Valentia in search of a way to free herself; to take back her choices and a chance for a normal life.

Led to the Spires of Elonui, Polly appeals to the council of mages, beseeching their help. Their solution: a quest into the heart of territory overrun by Torn Ones, accompanied by a young mage whose eyes hold her captive. Lyre Aven might be the most frustrating person she’s ever met, but he’s her only shot at freedom.

First love can be a curse, but the closer she gets to an unbound life, the more she wonders if the magic that sealed her fate wasn’t a blessing in disguise.

 Hop on over to her Cover Reveal and Sneak Peak for more information:
#TeaserTuesday Cover Reveal: Cursed Hearts!
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The Blog is Moving to Patreon!

Alethea Kontis is moving her blog to Patreon!

You can also subscribe to her newsletter from the sidebar of her blog and follow her author page on Amazon. To see the most of Alethea Kontis’ content, join her Patreon.

The Wonderful World of Princess Alethea

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"Dragon Apocalypse" and Review: "Bitterwood" by James Maxey

Michelle reviews the Bitterwood quartet by James Maxey and highlights his newly completed series, Dragon Apocalypse, on her blog.

 

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“Dragon Apocalypse” and Review: “Bitterwood” by James Maxey

Permission to Quit

 

 

On her writer’s blog, Starla Huchton talks about writers’ tendencies to work themselves to death in the competitive world of indie publishing, and how sometimes you need to take a breather:

“Write at your own pace. If you can manage 100 words a day, great! If you can do 5,000 words every three days, fantastic! But be willing to forgive yourself for days you don’t write. Other things are important, too, or maybe you just don’t feel like it. That’s okay. If you find you’re hating the act of writing, don’t write anymore. Take. A. Break.”

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Permission to Quit