Writer Wednesday: HR Savage

Author HR Savage
Author HR Savage

I have the enormous pleasure of introducing you to debut author HR Savage, author of the new paranormal romance, Lost in Vengeance. Heather, or HR, shares a little about herself, her writing process, and even delves into advice on writing those steamy romance scenes that always trip me up, personally. Read more and make sure to check out her book. Links below!

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As You Know, Bob: Tips for Writing Better Dialogue

wait-1052487_1920I’m not good at a lot of things. Math, for one. Keeping the bathroom closet uncluttered, for another. Killing bugs also comes to mind. But, I feel like if there’s one thing I’m pretty good at, it’s writing dialogue. I love writing dialogue, but it takes practice to figure it out.

I think it’s something that some people really struggle with. So how do I do it? Here are six tips that might help.

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Free-Write Friday: A Touch of Diamond

diamond-741754_960_720Free-writing is a wonderful tool that allows your imagination to stretch and create whole new worlds that you didn’t know were there, waiting for your discovery. I’ve dabbled in so many different places and with so many different characters that I always feel inspired; there is always something waiting for me on the pages.

Remember last week when I mentioned that the lovely Jasmine had joined me in my free-writing endeavors? She gave me permission today to share her flash fiction piece entitled “A Touch of Diamond.”

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Writer Wednesday: Audrey Carroll

Audrey Carroll
Audrey Carroll

I’m overwhelmed and so happy at the responses I’ve had to my requests for writers to feature on my blog! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to participate, and to everyone who’s reading. If you would like to be featured, please send me an email at cassidytaylorauthor@gmail.com.

On this rainy Writer Wednesday, I’m introducing you to the inspiring writer and poet Audrey Carroll. Read on to learn about her writing, her platforms, and where to find her for more news about her upcoming publications.

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Free-Write Friday: A Contemporary Tale

paper-1100254_1920I want to start this Free-Write Friday with a shout-out to aspiring writer Jasmine Melancon, who was inspired by my posts to free-write her own flash fiction last Friday. Go follow this writer, poet, and music lover on Twitter for more about her!

I struggled this week to find an excerpt from my free-writing journal to share this week. I wrote one more excerpt from Hail, a couple of contemporary stories from prompts, and then started playing around with secondary characters from The Runaway Queen, writing back stories and possible prequel material. I’m not ready to share those, even though they were my favorites. Instead, I’m going to post one of the contemporary excerpts, which also happens to be the longest piece that I wrote this week. ((FYI, I’m rating it PG-13 because of some language.))

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Writer Wednesday: JR Szpila

IMG_0812For this week’s Writer Wednesday, I’m excited to welcome JR Szpila, a fellow  writer that I met through a Facebook group associated with the She’s Novel website. JR is just getting started on her writing career so I’m excited to hear where she’s at now, and hope to follow-up with her again in the future for updates! Also, don’t forget to check out her Instagram (link below) for really cool 15 second book reviews. Let’s get started.

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Who is The Runaway Queen?

My first novel, acquired by Fantasy Works Publishing as the first in a YA fantasy series, is titled The Runaway Queen. Last week’s #2bitTues theme on Twitter was “Character description.” I introduced three different characters – two primary and one secondary – and want to elaborate for my blog readers. Specifically, today, I want to introduce you to the protagonist to whom the title is credited, Ruby Mondragon.

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Writer Wednesday: Rachael Tulipano

Tulipano Author Photo
Author Rachael Tulipano

Welcome to Writer Wednesday, where I feature either a guest blogger or a Q&A with a writer. My first victim is indie author Rachael Tulipano. Read on to learn about her life, her writing, and her books. Don’t forget to follow her on social media and check out her books by clicking on the link at the bottom of the interview. If you’re interested in being featured on Writer Wednesday, drop me  line at cassidytaylorauthor@gmail.com.

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Reading Wrap Up: April 2016

readingwrapupI’m going to be honest – April was a weird month for me. I spent the rest of the year tearing through books, about 9 or 10 a month. But this month, I hit what felt like a creative wall. Between revisions for “The Runaway Queen,” and starting a new project for Camp Nanowrimo, I had a hard time reading. I also had a sick kid on Book Club night, so I didn’t get to go talk about Rebel Belle last month, which was a real bummer.

I did read a couple of great books, and I also started beta reading through Goodreads, which has been a fun adventure that I’ll save for another post. So while the list is shorter this month, it has some quality reads in it. I also discovered a couple of awesome podcasts during my reading slump that I’ll write about below.

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