Discussion Time: How to Set Aside Time for Your WIP (and Not Get Distracted)

Reading Every Night

If you’re anything like me then you know how much of a b***h procrastination can be, even when it comes to something I love as much as writing and as much as my current WIP there’s always that small voice in the back of my mind saying; “you still have plenty of time left, you can get around to that later”. But “later” never comes.

I’ve always been this way, and it seems like blogging has been the only aspect of my life that’s escaped my procrastination tendencies because in the run up to the start of a November and the start of NaNoWriMo when I should be working on my WIP plan I’m consistently putting it off.

How to Set Aside Time for Your WIP

How to Set Aside Time for Your WIP (and Not Get Distracted)

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Cabin 5 and Dark Visions

Heather Kindt

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Welcome to my page! I’m so excited to have the Dark Visions Anthology blog tour visiting today. For those of you who don’t know about Dark Visions, it’s an anthology of 34 horror stories by 27 different authors. It hit number one in the horror anthology category just two days ago! And right now, you can get your own copy for only 99 cents.

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My short story, Cabin 5, is included and has a little bit of truth and a whole lot of freaky fiction. Let’s just say I found a mouse in my underwear drawer instead of a finger.

There were only two new rules at camp. If only they listened.

The writers I worked with in this anthology are amazing and if you enjoy horror (mostly psychological), you’ll love this book.

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Superpowers for Writers and Bloggers

Tara Sparling writes

Recently I found myself writing a whole series of jokes from the point of view of a “Superblogger” – the biggest, thickest, richest, most popular social influencer of them all. Getting into the mindset of this online juggernaut who was simultaneously self aware and unaware got me thinking.

What would it be like to be a modern internet superhero? What powers would they have? And can I squeeze another joke out of it somewhere, because we all know that’s my raison d’être, no matter how much I try to dress it up as a life lesson?

No matter what’s in vogue, we haven’t been able to get enough of superheroes since about 1949. Ever since the first manly man stuck his underpants outside his trousers and flew or leapt impossible distances through the air, we’ve been hungry for fantastic tales of fantastic people doing fantastic things to our enemies.

The only thing is, since the Internet took over our lives…

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Cosette – A Poem by Katy Santiff

Vita Brevis

CaptureSubmitted by Katy Santiff

Of course, your mother blamed me for the large
amount of sipping whiskey that you were
allowed that Summer night. The entire small
county were given such a fright to see
their favorite scholar on the gurney strap
in static white. It must have been me who
funneled it down, while you begged the young man
who bought us that booze to end my onslaught
and improve your plight. At least, she had screamed
at me something like that. I, fountain-eyed,
scoured for any sign of life. Of course, it
must have been me–and the great tragedy
of the night is that we witnessed the most
ponderous sight before your collapse, while
perched on my Chrysler hood with the windshield
cool on our backs–the fireflies turned the dark
sweet-corn field into a ballroom of light
and we cried. We shouted out their dance cards
as they swayed:…

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Somewhere in the Mountains – A Poem by Poetry Science

Vita Brevis

Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine Submit PoemSubmitted by Poetry Science

The American woke
His fire crackling in the cold air
A figure, pottering about in the fog.

And then a musket coughed
Flame and led through the night
And the figure slopped into the mud.

Somewhere in the mountains
A hunter yipped, his barrel smoking.
He’d shot a native who brought only gifts.

And a million more would follow.


Painting: The Avenue in the Rain – Childe Hassam

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Academic Curveball: Book 1 in Braxton Campus Mysteries – RELEASE DAY

This Is My Truth Now

It’s release day for Academic Curveball, the first book in the Braxton Campus Mystery series. Download for Kindle or Kindle Unlimited today via Amazon. Physical books will be available at the end of the month. And stay tuned… Broken Heart Attack, the 2nd in the series, will be launched before December 31st! Check out some amazing reviews on the book for today’s launch via Goodreads.

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***Interview Below***

If you’ve been following my blog for the last two years, you probably know I like to try new things and have a little fun with my posts. As an author, I also want to find new avenues to share my books and writing. Although I love regular Q&A interviews where I can share who I am and what my books are about, I thought it was time to combine together a few disparate things. I’m not exactly sure how this…

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Dew – A Poem by Sam Rose

Lovely!

Vita Brevis

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The day smells like yellow with a hint of blue
and you look like petrichor –
a little misty around the edges
a haze following you

and who am I, I ask,
now the whisky has stopped
obstructing my view

who are we, in this fresh
morning with dew on our lips,
beads of it at the ends of our hair

and who will we turn into after
noon, when the sun is burning loudly
when our eyes can’t block out the noise
and my hands still smell like your voice

I breathe you in
and wonder if your mouth still
feels like how I looked the night before
spongey with alcohol and thirst
stretched with smiles and open, wild
tongue trying to dampen the fuzzy inside
of your cheek, like dew trying to reach
a dandelion seed


About the Poet

Sam Rose is a writer…

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The Hate U Give Review: An Incredible, Raw, Masterpiece

Hammock of Books

32075671Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gan

gbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The…

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The Hate U Give Movie Review : Must See

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There’s no denying it. Young Adult or not, everyone must see this movie.

On September 27, I had the chance to assist to the Advance Screening of The Hate U Giveand OH MY GOD it was amazing. Thank you Harper Collins Canada for the opportunity ❤ I read the book and wrote a review here for those interested in reading the before seeing the movie ;).

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THE SYNOPSIS

Starr witnessed her friend Khalil died in the space of a few seconds after being pulled over by a police car. He shot him because he thought Khalil was reaching for a gun when he was only reaching for his hairbrush. The rest of the movie is the journey of Starr finding her purpose in this situation, does she want to express the injustice and goes to the court talked about it in front of the television? As a teenager…

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