Word of the Day – Psychosomatic

The Evolution of Eloquence

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Psychosomatic – relating to a physical disorder caused or influenced by emotional factors.

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Character Introduction: Bryson Finney

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In my original superhero urban fantasy series, the second of the 3 primary characters that take over the 1st person POV is Bryson Finney. I’ve previously highlighted his near-brother status to Jared O’Shea in posts here and here. With Jared as the first narrator, Bryson is usually seen through his filter. However, the following scene shows Bryson, the Texas-transplant, in his natural element–grilling and doting on his wife, Kate, and his puggle, Riptide aka Ripper.

Bryson is already working the grill. It looks like we’re having corn on the cob and sausages. It seems awfully early in the season for corn. “Did Kate tell you we renamed the dog? Waco was a terrible name; everyone up here thinks of Branch Davidians. As a kid, our dogs always had Texan names: Austin and Texarkana were beagles, Houston was a Chihuahua, Dallas was a springer spaniel, Tyler was also a Chihuahua…

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Author Interview Series Two – School’s Out

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I’m looking to do another author interview series with a book feature. Theme is: School’s Out. Dates span: June 21 – 30. PM me directly on Facebook and submit a friend request if we’re not already “friends.” All genres welcome. When you reply provide me with:
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1. author name
2. title
3. genre
4. three (3) days you’d like to have your interview posted (the first avail will be scheduled for you.
You must be able to provide me with an author pic, largest available copy of your book cover (front side only), bio, and book blurb. I’ll provide you with a copy of the interview questions which will be due by June 18.
If your preferred date is not available, I’m happy to put you on a waiting list.

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Author Interview Series One

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Coming soon, Author Interview Series One:

J. E. Feldman – May 25 – Interview Post
Kat Crimson – May 26 – Interview Post
Dora Gonzalez – May 29 – Interview Post
Jami Brumfield – May 30th – Interview Post
D. Drache Dragao – June 6 – Interview Post
Nina Falkestav – June 13 – Interview Post

The  links go live the day of the interview at 00:30 CDT.

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The next author interview series theme is School’s Out. Dates span: June 21 – 30. PM me directly on Facebook and submit a friend request if we’re not already “friends.” All genres welcome. When you reply provide me with:

1. author name
2. title
3. genre
4. three (3) days you’d like to have your interview posted (the first avail will be scheduled for you.
You must be able to provide me with an author pic, largest available copy of your book cover (front side only), bio, and book blurb. I’ll provide you with a copy of the interview questions which will be due by June 14.
If your preferred date is not available, I’m happy to put you on a waiting list.

Click: https://www.facebook.com/TJTalksWriting/posts/377252432469151

LA Screenwriter – Toni Morrison on Failure …

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In an absence of a reblog option:

Toni Morrison on Failure, Rewriting, and Experimentation

As this month is Women’s History month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the most important writers — male or female — of the last century.

No, Toni Morrison isn’t a screenwriter, but her thoughts on writing surpass form and are completely applicable whether you’re writing a broad comedy or an indie drama. In an interview with NEA Arts Magazine, Morrison discussed responsibility to ones characters, writing what you don’t know, and why failure is a good thing … See the complete article – by Angela