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Marcy Kennedy
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Attended University of Western Ontario
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Fantasy Author and Freelance Editor
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Developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading.
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    Fantasy Author & Freelance Editor, 2006 - present
    I'm a science fiction and fantasy author, freelance editor of all genres, and writing instructor with WANA International.
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Fantasy Is More Real Than You Think...
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I'm a fantasy writer who believes there’s always hope—sometimes you just have to dig a little harder to find it. In a world that can be dark and brutal and unfair, hope is one of our most powerful weapons. I write novels that encourage people to keep fighting, to let them know that no one is beyond redemption, and that, in the end, good always wins.

Alongside my own writing, I work as a freelance editor. (Check out my editing services here.) You can find me blogging about writing on Wednesdays/Thursdays and about the place where real life meets science fiction, fantasy, and myth on Mondays and Fridays Because Fantasy Is More Real Than You Think…

I'm the proud wife of a former U.S. Marine, I own seven cats and a dog who weighs as much as I do, and I play World of Warcraft and the flute (not at the same time). Sadly, I'm also addicted to coffee and jelly beans.
Bragging rights
Winner of two Writer's Digest Contests. Survived four consecutive Great Dane puppies.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    B.A. Social Psychology, 2000 - 2003
  • Heritage Theological Seminary
    Master's in Theological Studies, 2003 - 2008
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All 16 of these books for writers are reduced to only 99 cents today. #amwriting #writetip  
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Today I’m launching into the first of three posts talking about first person POV. I want to talk about what exactly first person POV is and how it differs from the other points of view before we dive in to how to write successfully in first person POV and how to tackle some of the most common challenges that come along with writing in first person POV. #amwriting #writetip #amwritingfiction  
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If you want to be a writer, the most difficult challenge you’re going to face isn’t writer’s block. It isn’t learning how to properly use a comma or write a lead or find your voice. It isn’t even getting an agent or making enough money to pay the bills.

If you want to be a writer, the most difficult challenge you’ll face comes when someone you love says one of the following things about your writing career:

“You need to start making better decisions.”
“It’s time you grew up and acted like a responsible adult.”
“You can still write as a hobby, but you need to get a real job.”

#amwriting #writetip  
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Twitter often gets a bad rap by people who don’t understand it, misunderstand it as full of spam and celebrity stalkers, or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an author platform. When used correctly, though, Twitter can be one of the best tools for meeting new readers and increasing traffic to your blog. Not to mention it’s fun!

Don’t believe me? Well, let me prove it to you then. I have seven reasons why I think every writer should be using Twitter.

#amwriting #writetip  
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+Mary Cain I hope you enjoy the post :)
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I don't know whether this is awesome or sad. Anyone else out there still like pen and paper?
 
How to send a message in a bottle in the digital age.

If you're ever marooned on a desert island, send a help message in a bottle. But where are you going to find pen or paper on an island?

That's why the USB message in a bottle is the perfect way to send for help. Just fire up your solar powered Chromebook, type out the message and put it into the drive. 

http://www.firebox.com/product/6025/Message-in-a-Bottle-USB-Flash-Drive

(Props: http://www.redferret.net/?p=37472 )
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The sound of a pencil moving across paper gets my creative juices going. Whenever I'm stuck, I get those old-fashioned tools out and write stream of consciousness until the block is history.
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These five keys aren’t exclusive to writing in first person, but they are the core of writing successful first person POV and represent mistakes writers more often make when tackling this point of view for the first time compared to other POVs. #amwritin #writetip  
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If you think board games are just Monopoly or Scrabble, think again. Today I'm reviewing one of my favorite games, and it's perfect for anyone who's a fantasy fan.

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One of the biggest complaints I hear about Google+ from authors is that they struggle to meet potential future readers and to get others to engage with what they’re posting. The solution to both problems is Google+ communities. #writers #buildingplatform
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You’ve heard the advice show, don’t tell until you can’t stand to hear it anymore. Yet all writers still seem to struggle with it. I think one of the reasons is we lack a clear way of understanding the difference between showing and telling. And that’s where Star Trek comes in to save the day. #amwriting #writetip  
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Great post on honing your craft! I love this question, "If this were a holodeck program, would I be able to experience this?" 
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How to Use Google+ to Easily Record a Video Blog

When someone talks about the advantages of video blogging for your author platform does your heart start to race with that how-am-I-going-to-find-time-to-learn-another-new-thing feeling? First you’d have to figure out what technology you need, then you’d have to buy it, and then you’d have to learn how to use it.

Or you could just sign up for Google+.

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