Get Published Episode 93 – Putting Experiences into Your Writing

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode93.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI’ve been thinking a lot lately, about how my own experiences have affected my writing. I have looked at several of my better stories and I have been able to pick out things I’ve learned, people I have known and even different events in my life. That is not to say I’ve recorded those things in the stories, but used the experiences to provide flavour to the writing. Definitely not word for word, but more in how they would cause my characters to act and the story to develop. So, I decided it would be fun to have a few people join me to discuss this. As often happens, […]

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Life…Not Much More to Say

I am learning never to expect things to go the way I plan. I was going to have my blog post up yesterday, but lo and behold, my hot water tank died yesterday, flooding my basement. That meant my attentions were redirected to replacing said tank and drying out basement. I’m sure you have all had your best laid plans fail because of events out of your control. In my case, it has forced me to be a little less rigid in how I I respond to these interesting little roadblocks. I’ve got to be willing to let schedules be more transient (at least, those that can be) so I can keep things moving. How do you deal with adversity? […]

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Book Review: Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #1)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fell in love with Jack Campbell’s series “The Lost Fleet” and knew at its conclusion that I would have to read “The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier” when it was published. I did not get the chance to start reading the series until just last week. As was the case with his previous series, once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. This series is SciFi Military reading candy at it best. So, what do I like about it? Well, besides interesting characters, an intriguing mystery and well-written battles (not to mention lots of well thought out studies on human responses to emprisonment) it doesn’t have much to recommend it. […]

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