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Loving this breakdown method. :)
Lately I'm being asked to teach writing workshops. A lot. Although I've done a few 3 and 5 day workshops, and I've got a month-long online workshop coming up in February, a lot of them are basically me trying to teach screenw...
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Thank you for this interesting post.  I enjoyed reading your comparison of writing a screenplay to writing a novel. 
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The Darkest Words
This is difficult advice to take. Particularly after having characters in your head for years. When I finally get to that moment...I often look for ways to avert their death. But it is to no avail.  If they must die. They must die. On my current WIP I am de...
This is difficult advice to take. Particularly after having characters in your head for years. When I finally get to that moment...I often look for ways to avert their death. But it is to no avail. If they must die. They must die. On my current WIP I am dealing with a kind of slow death and it ...
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Grim and the Girl
So I'm rereading James Scott Bell's Super Structure : The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story because I read that and Writing the Breakout Novel by Maass EVERY TIME I begin a new project. I even have a Maass List where I check off elements of my story and ...
So I'm rereading James Scott Bell's Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story because I read that and Writing the Breakout Novel by Maass EVERY TIME I begin a new project. I even have a Maass List where I check off elements of my story and the 14 Sign Posts list to make sure I'm ...
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Writing 2's and 3's
Current Desk Top I am currently neck deep in the plotting throes for books two and three of my YA Steampunk series, The Blackburn Chronicles.  Having received a green light on the series and a synopsis request for the second and third book, I began to reall...
I am currently neck deep in the plotting throes for books two and three of my YA Steampunk series, The Blackburn Chronicles. Having received a green light on the series and a synopsis request for the second and third book, I began to really wrestle with not what to include...but what to take off ...
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Secret of the Sevens Cover Reveal!
Secret
of the Sevens by  Lynn
Lindquist   Release
Date: 06/2015 Flux
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from Goodreads: Everyone at Singer, a boarding school
for underprivileged kids, knows the urban legend of the Society of Seven.
Decades ago, the original members of the ...
Everyone at Singer, a boarding school for underprivileged kids, knows the urban legend of the Society of Seven. Decades ago, the original members of the secret guild for elite students murdered the school's founder and then perished in the fire they lit to hide the evidence.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Heres something fun...
 
Happy St Patrick's Day! Celebrate by watching this awesome St Pat-themed steampunk adventure from the League of S.T.E.A.M.!
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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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3 Reasons You Should Go to a Writer's Conference @inkPageant#writetip #tellingtories101 http://ow.ly/MoRzs You'll thank me later.
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Musical ‪#‎steampunk‬ inspiration for today is The BelloPhone Man playing Tiger Rag - pipes and bolts http://ow.ly/LL3g6 ‪#‎amwriting‬ ‪#‎novel‬
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Hidden Deep Tour!
Hidden Deep
(Book 1 of the Hidden Trilogy) by  Amy Patrick   Summary from
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Glamour… Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten
years ago. You might think she'd be happy to see him again. Not exac...
Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she'd be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She's a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he's not supposed to exist. After her father's affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the ...
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3 Reasons Why You NEED a Writer's Conference
Book proposals clutched in their hands, appointment slip at the ready, writers everywhere are taking one step closer to their dream of publication with a trip to a writer’s conference. From horror writers to inspirational romance authors, they gather at con...
Book proposals clutched in their hands, appointment slip at the ready, writers everywhere are taking one step closer to their dream of publication with a trip to a writer's conference. From horror writers to inspirational romance authors, they gather at conferences every year with their name ...
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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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