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Writing Diary #7 & a Short Story


Now that the first book in my Trouble with Men series has launched I can focus more on my other projects. I’ve been working on the edits I received from my editor for book 2, The Trouble with Scarecrows, and I’m also working on the 2nd draft of my YA fairy tale inspired novel – …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #1


So I decided to work on the rough drafts of two books at the same time.  I do like being able to have another book to go to if I get stalled on the other – but they are so different that it’s a huge mindset change whenever I do go to the next book. …

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Birthday EBook Giveaway


Hi Friends, 4 of my 5 eBooks will be free on  July 9th. This will give you a chance to grab a book you missed or become a first time reader.  (I have five eBooks, however, only four are eligible for giveaways at this time. ) Jaclyn’s Ghost by Dorlana Vann Ghosts, Mystery, and Fashion. …

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Fairy Tale Short Story Inspired by “Jorinda and Joringel”


Quiet on the Nightingale Fairy Tale inspired (Jorinda and Joringel) short story from Dorlana’s collection Supernatural Fairy Tales Before climbing aboard the Nightingale, a 60-foot yacht, Jake listened for a second to make sure its owner, Richard King, slept. From the cockpit, Jake climbed the stairs to the upper aft deck, and with little effort, he opened the glass …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story


If it Weren’t for Bad Luck A Rumpelstiltskin Inspired Short Story by Dorlana Vann  from  “Supernatural Fairy Tales” short story  Collection I walked through the front door a little after midnight. Jana sat on the couch in the darkness covered by the quilt from our bed, the images from the television flickered on her solemn …

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Concept, Characters, and then Story. Oh…


Call me crazy (You’re crazy) but I didn’t realize, until this morning, that I need characters before I can plot out any of my story. I’m working on my romantic comedy series, and I have the first book finished, and I’m 10,000 words into the second one. I’ve been trying to get a vague idea …

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The Little Mermaid Inspired Short Story


Originally published in Enchanted Conversation Inspired by The Little Mermaid Excerpt from Supernatural Fairy Tales – eBook now available on Nook!  His Soul Inspiration by Dorlana Vann “Have you read this?” My husband, Philip, held the book of fairy tales I had bought from a used bookstore for my niece’s ninth birthday. “Well, not that one, …

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