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#IWSG So, I totally panicked! I'm missing something, the Doorway of No Return.
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IWSG, I Panicked
Welcome to another installment of the  Insecure Writer's Support Group  conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain,   Alex J. Cavanaugh !  Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG So I'm plugging away on my WIP and usually a third of the way through I stop and go through a...
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IWSG, Shaking in My Boots
Its my first confession via the Insecure Writer's Support Group conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh ! Okay, so I have been visiting and reading these Wednesday posts for months. I have to say I really did like feeling like I was not th...
Okay, so I have been visiting and reading these Wednesday posts for months. I have to say I really did like feeling like I was not the only one who struggled with freak outs and worries. I never really thought I had any reason to post myself...I have it all handled, right? Uh...not so much.
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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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Was That With An "S" or Not?
Werkin' the Words... So I'm chugging away on the second book in my trilogy and I'm finding all these little things I SHOULD know off the top of my head...but don't. Place names, most of which are original, sometimes get spelled differently. Placement of roo...
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Hey, you're jotting down the ideas. Mulling them over is 'writing' of a sort. You'll get back into it. :)
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With Heaviness in My Heart
Those of you who know me personally, are aware that I lost my mother this week. She went in her slumber which is the most mercy I could have hoped for.  For months, I had been traveling to my parents house to help my father care for her as she was in hospic...
Those of you who know me personally, are aware that I lost my mother this week. She went in her slumber which is the most mercy I could have hoped for. For months, I had been traveling to my parents house to help my father care for her as she was in hospice at home.
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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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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, Steampunk, and Romantic Suspense.
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Spinning a good yarn. Making up stuff. Daydreaming.
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