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Supernatural Fairy Tale: Thumbelina + Mermaids = Forbidden Beach


Here is one the paranormal short stories from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. The eBook is available on Amazon for only .99 cents – These nine Supernatural Fairy Tales are not retellings of the original fairy tales but were inspired by them. They are paranormal themed stories about vampires, ghosts, mermaids, witches, and more, in genres …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #3


June 15 – June 21 Not a lot of words written last week – but I feel I needed this time to get my thoughts together. So you can guess what my goal is for this week – type, type, type … Trouble with Men Series book #3 – words written: 779 When I opened …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #2


June 8 – June 14 As you see below, I kind of favored one book over the other last week. Trouble with Men Series book #3 – words written: 807 Hopefully, I’ll get back to it sometime this week, but I have a final scene in the other book that I have to finish. YA …

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Short Story: Silverweed Muffins by Dorlana Vann


Below is the short story, “Silverweed Muffins”, which was inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood”, which in turn inspired my YA novel, Silverweed. I used some of the same background and plotlines for the book that I had used in the short story. In addition, when I drafted the longer version, I added a theme …

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My Characters Are Not Me


“Listen to what I said here,” I said to my husband and then read a sentence from my work-in-progress. After I had finished reading, I said, “Well, I didn’t say it, my character did.” Don said, “Wait. You wrote it. So doesn’t that mean that’s what you said?” “No, not really. My characters are not …

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The Third Draft is an Empty Tube of Toothpaste!


I finished the dreaded rough draft of my romantic comedy November 8th. I enjoyed writing the second draft, even going all poetic about it and blogging with sentences like, “I’m dancing with my characters or something like that. Yeah, yeah, yeah … all free flowing toothpaste. When I finished the second draft on December 6th, …

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