At Her Fingertips, Blog Tour: Day 5

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Only two more days of blog touring! I can’t believe it’s going so fast! All the amazing bloggers as well as the readers who keep me going with their comments have made this time really fly.

Today’s process day! That means we’ll be talking about how At Her Fingertips came to be thought of, brainstormed, outlined, written, revised, and edited! Shout outs to my amazing alpha/beta team as well as editor. 🙂

However, before that, we have today’s posts! Once again, we have an amazing post line up … let’s check today’s bloggers out!

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At Her Fingertips, Blog Tour: Day 4

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[[Well. She shouldn’t have made her password so obvious.]]

[[Shhhhh, we don’t want them to know!]]

[[I’m not telling them! I’m introducing us. Hello, all! I’m Alice Knight, the main character of Kellyn’s latest book, At Her Fingertips. I wanted her to rewrite it slightly with *coughs* less complications, but it appears that isn’t going to happen.

[[Now, here’s how this will work! There are six of us who could come here today.]]

[[And steal Miss Roth’s blog.]]

[[Shush, Peter. Guilt will get us nowhere. I’m sure she doesn’t mind. *hesitation* Wait, Kirk, did we check and see if she didn’t mind?]]

[[Uh … let’s just say … we weren’t a thorough as we could have been. *clears throat* I’m sure she doesn’t care.]]

[[All right, then. Let’s go on. We’re putting on this post today. Each of us will be in a different color of colored brackets. And oh my goodness, am I using American spelling?]]

[[*laughs*]]

[[Neighbor. Theater. Center. Apologize. That’s it. I’m leaving.]]

[[Oh, come on, it’s not so bad!]]

[[You would say that! Alice, we just have to bear it. Go on.]]

[[*sigh* Very well. Now, here’s are the colors for each of us.]]

[[Alice Knight]] [[Kirk Manning]] [[Ivy Knight]] [[Peter Strauss]] [[Cassie O’Connell]] [[Gibson Ashfield]]

[[Is that in order of importance?]]

[[Shush, you. And … I believe that’s it! Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy our post!]]

[[You’d better. *waggles eyebrows*]]

[[Stop.]]

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Plot Bunny Into Story?

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Hiya, ladies and gents! Today I’m here to tell you how how to turn your plot bunny into a story (courtesy of me thinking about this a lot because that’s what I’m currently doing).

Now, I’m by no means an expert, but I do believe I can offer some advice based on my personal experience, and I’d love to hear your own tricks & tips in the comments!*

So, without further ado, let’s launch into the post!

*not that I’ll actually take your advice. #stubborn

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Update #2: In Which I Am Good at Something for Once

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Okay, you’re right, that was a silly title. I’ve done awesome things before. In fact, I’m pretty much the master of awesome things.

But really, I’m super pleased with one thing I did these last couple days, and so I have to share it with you … and yep. That’s about it. (I don’t really have low self-esteem, at least not in the writing area of my life. #conceited #terribleperson)

So far, NaNoWriMo is going swimmingly for me. According to my best friend, I write too slow, but really, am I to blame for her impatience? Nope. I think not.

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Introducing the Characters of Beyond Her Calling

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Hello ladies and gents!

Now that we’ve actually begun NaNoWriMo,* I decided it was time to actually introduce you to my NaNo novel & my NaNo-prep process. Even though we’ve already begun so technically that’s all over. Just … ignore me tardiness. Pretend it’s two weeks ago.

*(I WAS SICK OKAY!?!?)

I thought I’d just dash up a post and give a brief introduction to both, but you already know the basic plot (or you can just by reading the blurb on NaNoWriMo or my WIP page) and my basic outlining process, so either I’m going to have to do something slightly more complicated, or I’m going to have to be #lame.

Weeeeell, I’m lame in enough areas of my life. Allow me to introduce you to the characters of Beyond Her Calling and how they came to be.

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September 2017 Spotlight: My Obsession with Personality Types

Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.

Like many before me (and many who shall come after), I love classifying myself and others by the MBTI personality types. The basic idea is that every human being on earth can be classified loosely into one of the sixteen types.

These types are defined by a combination of three letters. My type, for instance, is probably ISTP (introverted, sensing, thinking, perceiving) although some of my traits point more towards INTJ (introverted, intuitive, thinking, judging).

Crazy as it sounds, almost everyone who looks into these sixteen types will find one that (loosely) describes them! Isn’t that amazing? Well, I certainly think so!

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September 2017 Character Studies: Adae of Maran

CSsept17Time again for a round of questions by Morgan Dusky @ Studies in Character!

I know it’s soon after the last round, but I really need to figure one of my characters (Adae from, well, Adae) out, and the questions are here, sooo? Why wait!

This month’s theme is “the great outdoors!” If you want to do the interview, simple hop over to Morgan’s blog and grab the questions!

Part 1 Questions ~ Part 2 Questions

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About the Character:

This month I’m interview Queen Adae of Maran (I’ve already said this, like, twice, but I’m saying it again now! Hoorah!). She is the main character of Adae, my fairytale retelling WIP.

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25 Spoiler-Free Facts about Ivy Introspective

A few months ago, I posted 25 Spoiler-Free Facts About The Dressmaker’s Secret. And if you thought I was just going to do it for one novel, you were wrong. (No surprise there, eh?) (What?! I’m kidding!) (You are a very smart person … you’re just dumb about this one thing …)

I stole this idea from Victoria Lynn @ Ruffles & Grace (and other authors who have done things like this). Thanks for the idea, friend(s)!

So, without further ado, we’ll list …

25 Spoiler-Free Facts About Ivy Introspective

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Character Studies | August 2017

CSAugust2017Hello ladies and gents! Guess what? Character Studies is back!

I am so excited! Morgan’s blog, Studies in Character, is the best ever, and doing her character interviews always helps me figure out something about a character.

Basically, Morgan’s been super busy and gone since the New Year (and hasn’t done Character Studies since October 2016), but now she’s back (at least temporarily).

This month’s character interview (which I’m doing late, but to be fair, it was posted late) is about vacations. Click here to find the questions and do it yourself!

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TDS and IvIn Blog Tour: Day 7

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Good morning, ladies and gents! We’ve only got a little less than a week of blog tour to go … and though that is sad (I want people to keep on talking about me – I mean, my books – forever), it’s also good that soon I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule.

A couple things I forgot to say before:

I’m going to announcing both the giveaway winners and one other thing (that is important … and hush-hush just now, so shhh!) on Saturday morning (as early as possible, though it may drift into afternoon knowing me).

Also, if you have a burning desire for a signed paperback copy of one of my books, that is a possibility (if you’re in the US; I can’t ship out of country). It costs just a couple dollars more than a paperback would cost you on Amazon + shipping and handling.

So #expensive. I’m thinking about $15 for TDS or IvIn and $12 for TLOTV. But I need to work on it. I’d like to charge less, but I have to pay to have them shipped here then pay to ship them to you … which is expensive.

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