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Enter these contests while you still can!

Enter these contests while you still can!

Hey there! I’m just popping in to let you know that the First Response authors have some prizes out there for grabs! Enter while you can. Also, and pay attention here, I’ll have an announcement early in the week about an exciting new project that will come very, very soon. You won’t want to miss it! So, stay tuned! You might even want to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out on the cool stories coming your way!…

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Open “Where Magic Begins” Contests!

Open “Where Magic Begins” Contests!

Check out these three blogs! There are still prizes up for grab! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: A.C. DAWN (CONTEST) — Win a FREE book! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE (CONTEST) — Win an Amazon gift card! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: REINA TORRES (CONTEST) — Win a FREE book!

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Every year at Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) meetings, someone always asks me about my process. I don’t mind the question, I love talking “shop.” I don’t always have big blocks of time to write…especially when I started publishing. At that time, I was helping to take care of my grandparents, and there was always something to do. So, I found little bits of time to grab for my own. Up until the “shelter…

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Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston! *~*~* It’s all about the paper and pens. Most of my story ideas start out as a handwritten note—sometimes in notebooks, but just as often on the back of a grocery store receipt because that was all I had handy at the time. Eventually, I sit down and type all the scribbles into a more readable form in their appropriate Scrivener file. The typing happens at the desk in the above photo. It’s an old…

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Enter these contests while you can!!

Enter these contests while you can!!

The First Response authors are having fun with their “Where Magic Begins” challenge. When I proposed it, they were all thrilled at the chance to share something about their writing rituals, their creative spaces. More’s coming next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out the first three posts! Prizes are up for grabs! Win $ or books! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: MELANIE JAYNE (CONTEST) — This ends soon!! Win an Amazon gift card! WHERE MAGIC BEGINS: JANUARY…

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Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Ava Cuvay (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Colleen C! *~*~* Where the (Writing) Magic Happens When this particular theme was bandied about, I knew I had to “go there” with it and take a picture of my bed. As a romance writer, I can admit that a certain brand of magic happens there, among other flat surfaces. While it may look like some particularly energetic magic has recently occurred, well, that’s just how it normally looks. And I get a fun chortle out of…

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Where Magic Begins: January George (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: January George (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Donna Bullard! *~*~* I always dream about writing at Starbucks. I’ve only done it once. Mostly, I write on my couch, at my kitchen table or in bed because I have two little kids and writing time is scarce, but someday I’m going back to Starbucks! I started writing when I was in 3rd grade, I wrote a horror story that made my teacher schedule a meeting with my mom; 4th grade I wrote a murder mystery…

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Where Magic Begins: Melanie Jayne (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Melanie Jayne (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom2003! *~*~* Hello from the hot and humid farmlands of central Indiana! Although the corn loves this weather, I am not a fan. Duncan Keith (my mastiff) and I are spending as much time as possible in front of the fan. I know that the heat comes every year, and yet, I detest it. I’m asked often about where I write. I’m very lucky, I can create almost anywhere. I like a little background noise, and if…

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Enter these contests while you still can!

Enter these contests while you still can!

The “In One Picture” contest series is over! Be sure to enter below for one final opportunity to win! Next week, we’ll begin a new series that I think you’ll find fun! Be sure to check in Monday to see what we’re doing! These contests are still open! Enter while you can! IN ONE PICTURE: N.J. WALTERS’ “OVER THE EDGE” (CONTEST) — This contest ends tomorrow! Win an Amazon gift card! IN ONE PICTURE: PAYTON HARLIE’S “FIRE IN THE STORM”…

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IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas Excerpt from “Sheltering Charlotte”… A heavy roaring sound, accompanied by sideways rain, made him glance toward the end of Main Street. That’s when he saw it. A wide funnel cloud, pounding the earth, spinning everything up in its path, headed straight for Hellfire. Sheets of mangled tin roofing, boards, huge tree…

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