Update

I haven’t done a proper update in a while so I thought today might be a good opportunity to do so. Here goes: Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty – due to some life issues, the book will now be released in June of this year. JR Murdock and I are currently going through the ARC for final proofing. Once this one is available, JR and I will be working on the sequel to it. Most likely writing of sequel will begin in June. Mik Murdoch 3 – now titled Mik Murdoch: Crisis of Conscience, the first draft is complete. I am doing a thorough edit of the book (which is under contract to Five Rivers Publishing, btw) and […]

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Get Published Episode 149 – Story Messages Discussion

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode149.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMy Associate Producer and evil alter-ego, Jeffrey Hite staged yet another takeover on today’s show. He decide we needed to talk about message in stories and invited Christiana Ellis to the show. It was a fun discussion but it felt so odd not controlling the conversation. And before we begin the show, I would like to remind you that if you have any questions or comments, you can send them to podcast@michellplested.com. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I will find the person best suited to answer it and play it on the show. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 149 – Story Messages Discussion […]

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Love the Story You’re In

I was thinking about my writing and I realized the stories that turned out best (at least, in my opinion) are the ones where I had something personally invested. That investment didn’t always happen at the outset of writing. In fact, a few short stories I wrote were grueling projects that I couldn’t wait to finish. That is, until I found that spark that pulled me in. One such set of stories is my Mik Murdoch series. Mik Murdoch was a story I had wanted to write since I was about 16. I remember trying to start something only to let it go after realizing I didn’t quite have the idea as solid as I wanted (that and I really […]

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