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Jackie Moore is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in religion and offers spiritual words of encouragement daily on her website http://www.virtuousliving.com. and her myspace page http://www.myspace.com/mamajacq. She and her two sons, James and Joseph reside in Detroit, Michigan.

She is also a contributing author to several anthologies including 2008 releases, Triumph of my Soul, Stories of Hope, Triumph  and Inspiration, Journeys of Love, Voices of the Heart, and Gumbo for the Soul, Here’s our Child Where is the Village.

Her contributions to online magazines or ezines are many. They include; Bahiyah Magazine, Precious Stones, Divine Afro European Sisters Network, Rise Up Magazine, The Blessed Room Magazine, and most recently, More Beautiful Woman Magazine.

Jackie has served as a Deaconess, as well as served on various boards and committees. She has taught a basic computer skills class in an after school program at her church and she has also worked as a consultant for an after-school motivational program that teaches students how to write books.

She has been a parent Advocate with the Detroit School Board. Jackie has also served as a consultant to a non-profit organization incorporated to address the problems of domestic violence in a pro-active way.

http://www.JacquelineDMoore.com

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Afraid to Die
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The bodies of two women who Detective Selena Alvarez knew are found frozen solid and deliberately displayed. And each wears a piece of Selena’s jewelry. Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, is on the case, but this killer already knows too much about her secret terror, her flaws, and the past she’s tried to outrun. And soon he’ll show her that she has every reason to be afraid.

Afraid to Die: A Selena Alvarez / Regan Pescoli Novel
by Lisa Jackson

Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller
Mass Market Paperback: 484 pages
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN-10: 1420118501
ISBN-13: 9781420118506
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The town of Grizzly Falls is on edge, and Detective Selena Alvarez is no exception. A string of terrifying murders has been solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. Two women are missing — both of whom Selena knew. In a small town like Grizzly Falls, that’s no surprise. But when their bodies are found, frozen solid and deliberately displayed, Selena is shocked to the core. Each victim wears a piece of her jewelry. Selena’s partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, and the entire department are on the case, as is P.I. Dylan O’Keefe — a man Selena got too close to once before. But this killer already knows too much about the mistakes Selena has tried to outrun. The secrets of her past are coming to the surface, one by one. And soon a madman bent on revenge will show her just how much she has to lose…

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Brandon Sanderson Shares Writing Secrets

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How To Write a Fantasy Novel
Bestselling Author of Mistborn Trilogy Shares his Writing Secrets

Nov 21, 2008Joe Lam

MISTBORN: THE FINAL EMPIRE – BRANDON SANDERSON
New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson shares his process of writing fantasy, how he handles character & plot, and how he deals with rewrites.
Suite101 sat down with Brandon Sanderson, fantasy author to discuss writing tips & tricks that he uses to write a successful fantasy novel. Sanderson is the author of Elantris, the Mistborn Trilogy, and also the childrens series, Alcatraz and The Evil Librarians.

Suite101: What is your process when you go about writing a book?

Sanderson: It’s honestly different for every book. For Alcatraz and The Evil Librarians, my middle grade book, I write much more off the cuff. I want them to be fun and light and free. I’m writing books that are more snappy so to keep that improve style, I do them very much off the cuff and that requires a lot of revision to make them actually work, but I like that spontaneity that comes from almost writing a free-write.

For my epic fantasy, I plan a lot. I do a lot of outlining, a lot of world building, a lot of preparation. Sometimes I’ll write hundreds of thousands of words of preparation before I’ll write the books themselves. I’ll lay that groundwork and then I’ll keep a floating outline, which is an outline I’m not married to. I’m willing to change it but I’ve got goals in that outline, big important scenes I need to get to.

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Suite101: What does it take to be a solid fantasy writer?

Sanderson: Determination. To be a writer of anything, I would say that the number one important thing to do is to read a lot. Widely in all genres, but specifically in the genre you want to write in. Know the genre, write what you love and so read what you love. And the next things is, just work at it.

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Suite101: How to do you approach character development and plot in your stories?

Sanderson: I actually approach them very differently. Plot I tend to plan a lot ahead of time, I like to have explosive endings and for an ending to really work for me, I have to have it planned out before I start the book usually. If I’m not excited about the ending, I don’t start the book because I need an exciting ending. If it pulls me through to the end, I assume it will pull readers too.

For character, I don’t have what the characters are going to do outlined, I have who they are when they start the book. I have their conflicts and what’s inside of them, but then I let them change and grow as it’s a little bit more natural in writing the book. I can’t jump around in a book and write the ending or the middle first, I have to start at the beginning because my characters begin as people.

Suite101: In terms of editing, how often do you revise your own work? Do you just write it once and then send it out to an editor?

Sanderson: I revise quite heavily. I usually do between seven and ten drafts depending on the book. The first three or four are done only with my desires. I read through and I change it and usually I’ll give myself some space and time between those. Then I’ll run it through writing groups. It’s not that I’m looking for advice on how to make the story better. I’m looking for how people respond to my writing to see if those are the responses I want so I can make the right emotions in the right places.

Learn more about Brandon’s fantasy novels at: Mistborn Trilogy: Interview With Fantasy Author

Also visit: Brandon Sanderson’s Official Website

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“The Secret World of Louis Lambert”

The Secret World of Louis Lambert (excerpt)

~The Secret World of Louis Lambert, A Novel by A. N. De Berry~

“Tell me, do you love her?” Lambert asked, as he sat down next to him in the garden.

James looked up into the branches of the trees, searching for an answer he need not search for. Of course I do, he thought as he watched the day’s dyeing twilight dance across the leaves; kissed so softly by a western wind.

“I do, more then anything,” James said, raising from his seat with a frustrated breath. “I fear how much I do,” he said as he began to pace. “Nothing has ever felt so right, and yet so undeserving. Since first kiss, my very breath seems but tribute that I would lovingly give,” James said before stopping. “I now have knowelege of a thing I would deem beyond beauty, beyond love, and yet feel ever so damned and cursed for it’s very knowing.”

“And why is that?” Lambert asked, meeting his troubled eyes.

“Because it is unreturned.” He said with a defeated shake of his head, “I addmit it, I tried dearly not to fall so, as she had admitted to me of trying likewise, but before a second breath I found my body aching in agony, and only realized then that I had already met earth.”

Lambert looked away from him and up to those same trees, watching the sun’s setting light, seemingly chase and flee the shadows, there numbers growing by the second. “It has be said,” he started, “that a love unreturned, is no lesser love, and no less important,” he told him, finishing just shy of a whisper. “You love her, fine. Now you must bear it, never doubting it. Emotions are ghastly things, but when one is lucky enough to understand the one’s that rule them, never betray them!” he said in confusion, bewildered by his own words. “Do so and you betray yourself, and in the end of all things, all we truly ever have in this world, is self. Never forget that.” He said with a shake of his head,  as he raised from his seat and turned to leave, “Never forget.”

101 of the Best Fiction Writing tips part 1

101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part I

  1. Calling characters by their proper names in dialogue almost always sound phoney. 5 Creative Flaws that Will Expose Your Lack of Storytelling ExperienceStoryfix
  2. There’s never a perfect time for writing, so stop waiting for itWhy There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time to WriteDaily Writing Tips
  3. Be selective about what you include in your story. You don’t need it allSix Structural Problems Writers Face & How to Fix them.Beyond the Margins
  4. Increase the stakes for your characters to prevent sagging story middlesWhen Middles SagWriters in the Storm
  5. Use a waterproof dive slate to take notes in the showerThe Three Writing Tools I Can’t Live WithoutWriter Unboxed
  6. Avoid extended dialogue without sufficient groundingFive Openings to AvoidNathan Bransford
  7. To write a better book, write your query letter firstWrite Your Query First for a Better Book. Writer Unboxed
  8. Bigger doesn’t mean better. Use simple words instead of deliberately choosing big wordsJust Call It Freaking “Green” Already.Writer Unboxed
  9. Writer’s block might mean you’re trying to write something you’re not ready to writeAdvice from Jonathan FranzenGotham Writers’ Workshop
  10. Epiphanies are overused in fiction, and can be boringThe Problem of the Eureka MomentBeyond the Margins
  11. Your novel shouldn’t be a thinly-disguised memoir12 Signs Your Novel Isn’t Ready to PublishAnne R. Allen
  12. Try to use all five senses when writing each scene of your book5 Tips for Writing Better SettingsJody Hedlund
  13. Don’t describe silence as ‘deafening’Things to Avoid [in Writing]Glass Cases
  14. Prologues usually just encourage infodumps. Prologues–This Side of Hell. Behler Blog
  15.  Using defense mechanisms can increase the tension between charactersUsing Defense Mechanisms for CharactersRoni Loren’s Writing Blog
  16. Less is more when it comes to describing your charactersWhy Less Detail Makes More Believable CharactersPlot to Punctuation
  17. In action scenes, vary sentence length and structure to increase or decrease speed and excitementHow to S.W.O.T. Your Story Over the FenceStoryfix
  18. In first drafts, you don’t need to know everything. Use placeholders (like X) as reminders to research a detail later. First Draft Secrets: Five Simple StepsWrite to Done
  19. Sometimes the most important moments in dialogue is what isn’t saidWhat Isn’t Said: Subtext in DialogueAuthor Culture
  20. Try using an ambiguous ending to create a plot twist (often works well in short stories). 10 Ways to Create a Plot TwistT.N. Tobias 
  21. Avoid overused, obvious symbolism in your fictionThe Obvious Symbolism PoliceGlass Cases
  22. Dialogue should reveal emotion through words, not adverbs (eg. “she said angrily”)Tips for Improving Dialogue In Your NovelThe Creative Penn
  23. Know everything about your characters’ backstories, but write about only 10% of itCharacter PlanningProcrastinating Writers
  24. Your protagonist can’t be easily satisfied. He needs to want something badly. Can You Write a Publishable First Novel? Anne R. Allen’s Blog

How to write a novel in 100 days or less

How to write a novel in 100 days or less
by John Coyne

How many times have you finished reading a novel and said, “I could have written that book.” You know what? You’re right. All of us, I believe, carry at least one novel around in our heads or our hearts. Novelist Toni Morrison put it this way: “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
Writing a book is no easy task. Nevertheless, every day another book is published.
In 1996, according to Books in Print, 1.3 million book titles were in print. The number of books published in 1996 alone was 140,000 in the United States. So, why not you?

What you need
I believe that if you can write a simple English sentence (after all, that’s what Ernest Hemingway wrote), are alert to the world around you, and want to write a salable novel — really want to, not just kind of want to — then you can do it. I don’t think anybody ever became a writer by going to a workshop, reading a book, or even reading this article. Writing comes from something internal in a writer. However, this article will save you time, point you in the right direction, and help you write a novel in 100 days or less.

50 free Resources to improve Writing Skills:

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills

Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to work smart and hard to acquire them. Only with experience, you can enter the realm of effective, always-in-demand writers.

Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. Once you have that command, you need to learn some tips and tricks so that you can have an edge over others in this hard-to-succeed world of writers. There are some gifted writers, granted. But gifted writers also need to polish their skills frequently in order to stay ahead of competition and earn their livelihood.

We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. You will find copywriting blogs, dictionaries, references, teaching classes, articles, tools as well as related articles from other blogs. Something is missing? Please let us know in the comments to this post!

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