Condemned by Zora Marie

Condemned by Zora Marie, this is a piece I wrote for a class this spring. I don’t often write poetry as I often reveal perhaps a bit too much of myself. In light of the coming of a new semester and so many changes in my life, I have decided to share this piece with all of you.

One so young, yet so old of spirit.
Come now through the doors to the past.
See the age-old balance of pain to joy,
Notice how time has shifted and twisted it.
See society as it is, how blind it is.
Notice how the young wilt before they have yet to bloom.

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Emma from Lineage: A Beginning by C H Clepitt


Today we have Emma from Lineage: A Beginning by C H Clepitt. Emma, how old are you?

22

Do you have any family? If so, what’s your family like?

I’ve recently discovered I do ‘ave a family. Only just met me nan, she’s a bit terrifying, actually. For years it was just me an’ Kev, so it’s taking some getting used to, as it goes.

How’s your relationship with your parents? Do you love them? Hate them? How have they influenced you?

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Interview with Elektra Tate from The Bride Chronicles, Book One by P.I. Barrington

Elektra Tate here is from The Bride Chronicles, Book One by P.I. Barrington. Elektra, how old are you?

11-19

Do you have any family? If so, what’s your family like?  

“My family…got lost from me. But they’ll come back soon; when they see that I’m gone from them. They’re prob’ly looking for me right now.”

How’s your relationship with your parents? Do you love them? Hate them? How have they influenced you? 

“I don’t remember too much. I was very little when I got lost. Garbage City is not a very nice place to live and they make you work if you’re a little kid. So I know it was an accident that they got lost from me.  But when they come back, I’ll make sure I tell them that I love them and missed them. And that I’m glad that I waited for them.”

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Interview with the berserk warrior Tarn

Today we have the berserk warrior Tarn from Heroes Never Fade by Rick Haynes. So, Tarn, tell me, how old are you?

About thirty, but I feel older, as would you, if you had seen the carnage of war that I have. Tarn’s eyes cloud over.

Do you have any family?

Yes, my wife Tasmina and my beautiful daughter, Lori. My father is alive, but he isn’t around too often, unless there’s a battle to win and he gets paid to join in.

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Review of Undressed by Karina Kantas

Undressed by Karina Kantas is a collection of riveting short stories, flash fiction, haunting poems, and excerpts from intriguing stories. 

I’m giving Undressed four stars. While I loved the stories and will likely turn to this short work should I ever find myself with a bit of writer’s block, there were several typos. If it were only a handful of errors I wouldn’t think much of it as none of us are perfect, but this work collection of works could use a bit of love from an editor.

There was one story about half way through called Childhood Memories that stuck with me.

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A Laugh with Badger

badger-44204_640Today we have Badger here with us from I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse by C H Clepitt. I don’t often interview characters like Badger, but it’s always fun when I do! So, Badger, how old are you?

No idea! Badgers don’t celebrate birthdays.

Do you have any family? If so, what’s your family like? 

I am a spirit guide, so I guess my charge is my family.  If I’m honest she’s a bit of a challenge. Not very clever, deals with stress by kissing random people and drinking too much. I’ve got my work cut out.

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Update from Zora Marie

First off, I apologize for skipping some posts a couple of weeks ago, final portfolios and finals just happened to sneak up on me when I wasn’t looking. A lot has happened the last several months and I figure it is about time I give an update on all the happenings. You know, little things like what’s going on with my writing, why I haven’t published it yet, and what is running around in the realm of art.

After a really long semester and tough reminders of why I write, I’ve decided to do a few more passes of edits on my Zelia the Phoenix of Hope series. My lovely critique group has nudged me along and opened my eyes to several places I can improve the series as a whole, so that’ll be my big project for the summer when I’m not at work. If time allows I hope to go through the entire series before setting to work with an editor again that way we can poke holes in the overall work this time.

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Review of Publish Promote Repeat

Publish Promote Repeat: Preparing to Launch your Book Workbook by Lucinda Moebius is a useful read for the complete beginner. I’m give this self-help book 4 stars. I wish I could give it more, but it has some misinformation and points that are briefly mentioned but never returned to. Now don’t let that detract from this book as it is useful in many respects, but there are some fallacies in it.

It starts with some basic insight into writing and publishing as a whole and then continues on into the main point of the book. The usefulness of a quick pitch, or a hook for a reader, will be explained and then you will be given advice on how to create one of your own. This itself is invaluable as it leads into so many other facets of promotion.

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Author Lucinda Moebius and her New Book!

About the Author

Lucinda Moebius has been a writer since she was a child and was first published in 2010. Since then she has worked hard to create unique visions and stories. Her work includes novels in multiple genres including: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Children’s Books, Screenplays and Non-fiction. Lucinda has a Doctorate in Education and loves teaching, but her greatest desire is to help others understand how literature and writing can bring enlightenment and understanding to everyone. She offers book coaching and advice to everyone, whether they want it or not.

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Taking A Break

Hey, everyone. It’s the end of the semester here and I need to focus on my final projects and exams. I may be back in a couple of weeks or I might extend the break. There are other reasons for my hiatus, but I’m not going to get into that here.

Thank you all for reading and I hope to see you around at a later date!

 

Thank you,

Zora Marie

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