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Status: Shooting for the Moon

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

You may have noticed that the book progress monitor (coffee mug) has declined to 96%.  That’s because writing a long novel is like shooting for the moon; some adjustments are necessary to land safely.Shooting for the MoonAs I prepare to revise the manuscript (after I finish writing the last few scenes), I created a spreadsheet of […]

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The Agony of Making Progress

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

Today, I reached the tipping point of 95% on my current book, Mardan’s Anointed. Progress has been agonizingly slow on this novel, and I haven’t let myself believe that I was kinda sorta nearly almost there until now. For one thing, the book has far exceeded my initial target word count. For another, I knew […]

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September 2016 #WIPjoy Days 1-5

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

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This blog post is written in response to the #WIPJoy challenge issued by Bethany Jennings. We are fellow Realm Maker Conference alumni, aka Realmies. Each day of September, I am supposed to answer a particular question pertaining to my current WIP (that’s Work In Progress for you non-writerly folks).Since this gave me the perfect excuse […]

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Secondary Characters Are Important Too

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

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Secondary characters are important cast members to a story. They provide realism, conflict, peer pressure, and comic relief. Abbeesi, Lady Elilan’s assistant in Healer’s Curse, provided a source of conflict between Elilan and her chief rival, Pearl. Abbeesi added richness to the story because she turned out to be an endearing person in her own […]

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RoboTales

By Kathrese McKee | Feature , Interview

Today, I welcome Jill Williamson to my site to discuss her upcoming project, the RoboTales series of children’s chapter books. As you know, this site is usually dedicated to Young Adult speculative fiction. But our readers have to discover science fiction and fantasy somehow; what better way than for young readers to find our books […]

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