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This was so helpful. Great advice for #writing  these types of characters.
 
The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) http://ow.ly/JOFvJ @MandyCorine(from Mandy Corine): 
This personality type makes up more fictional villains than any other. Yet in real life, they're often do-gooders. Write them better with these tips.
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Corralling Creativity for Cohesion
I've written about my "Cool Stuff That Never Happens" notebook where I keep all the strange scenarios that pop into my head when I should be doing something responsible. Its a creative boosting device I picked up years ago at a writing workshop.  If you're ...
I've written about my "Cool Stuff That Never Happens" notebook where I keep all the strange scenarios that pop into my head when I should be doing something responsible. Its a creative boosting device I picked up years ago at a writing workshop. If you're interested in the whole explanation ...
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Situational Blindness or a Dufus?
Heading into the weeks before Valentine's Day, I am working on the romantic arc in my WIP only to get stuck before the sparks even begin to smolder. Its always difficult, in the midst of tumult, to quiet your heart and mind long enough to see what is right ...
Heading into the weeks before Valentine's Day, I am working on the romantic arc in my WIP only to get stuck before the sparks even begin to smolder. Its always difficult, in the midst of tumult, to quiet your heart and mind long enough to see what is right in front of you.
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Some Holiday Fun...
So excited for Christmas this year! Shopping done. Cards sent. Presents wrapped...mostly.   I don't even have to cook! We're going to have family on Christmas Day and that always means lots of love and hugs so color me happy! Just thought I'd share a couple...
So excited for Christmas this year! Shopping done. Cards sent. Presents wrapped...mostly. I don't even have to cook! We're going to have family on Christmas Day and that always means lots of love and hugs so color me happy! Just thought I'd share a couple of fun things for you to peruse during ...
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Building and Feeling; What is Lacking Post NaNo?
So it is two weeks post NaNoWriMo and I am still reeling from the whole thing. I had my students participate and am floored at how many met and exceeded their writing goals. A couple hit 50K without breaking a sweat. My hat is off to them! We're now enterin...
So it is two weeks post NaNoWriMo and I am still reeling from the whole thing. I had my students participate and am floored at how many met and exceeded their writing goals. A couple hit 50K without breaking a sweat. My hat is off to them! We're now entering the editing phase and one of the ...
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This is so cute!
 
Lego Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

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So excited for a Revealed pallet tutorial...did I miss it?
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Sounds like fun! #scifi   #writers  
Can’t wait to find out what happens in Star Wars Episode 7? We can’t either. That is why we asked Kathy Tyers, author of multiple Star Wars books, to come on a live webcast to share her thoughts on what might happen in Episode VII. Warning: May Not Contain Spoilers This is not a Disney-approved webcast. This is an unofficial event sponsored by Enclave Publishing. We won’t know for sure who is right and who has fallen to the ...
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This trailer is so amazing...I'd go watch it right now! #scifi  
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Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.

After finishing school, marrying, and starting a family, Raquel realized she'd fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.

She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense series that also sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark gothic mystery. Currently working on YA Steampunk, she endeavors to bring the same edgy characters and thrilling pace to the project.

Purple Knot
Ruby Dawn
Bayou Blue

Whispers on Shadow Bay
Secrets at Crescent Point

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I write Gothic Mystery, YA Steampunk, and Romantic Suspense.
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All over the west coast... - Whidbey Island - North Carolina - Texas - California
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