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Final Year by M.J. Moores – Blog Tour [Interview and Giveaway]

I’m 2/3 of my way through Final Year’s blog book tour! I’m hanging out with Cheyenne today answering questions both in an interview and via comments. I’d love it if you could stop on by <3.

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Title: FINAL YEAR

Author: M.J. Moores

Pub. Date: March 2, 2019

Publisher: Love Knot Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon

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On the First Day of Christmas my Crazy Muse sent to me…

My good writing buddy Melissa Barker-Simpson has developed a truly amazing, fun and yet wicked world of fantasy. She introduced this series with a novella called The Contract and then followed it up with Fallen as she dove into serializing this fictional realm (The Collective) and all the many and varied characters who populate this “world”. She’s been inspired to write a story that easily fits into the overall arc of this series but, in my opinion, it works as a stand-alone too. Yes, there’s a bit of a learning curve on the characters if you’ve never met them before, but they’re soooooooooooo cool you’ll want to stick around and find out more about them regardless. I love Mel’s writing style and I love what she’s doing to blend her love of the 12 Days of Christmas with this amazing world. I hope you’ll take a peek and enjoy the ride along with me 😀

I’ve seen a lot of inventive posts over the last few weeks that play on the twelve days of Christmas theme. Of course my muse latched onto this, and sent me the twelve days of the Fractured instead!

My dad always loved Christmas. He had many traditions, some of which we still follow (like French toast on Christmas morning – yum!). He was a stickler for putting his tree up twelve days before Christmas, and taking it down twelve days after. It’s one tradition I can’t stick to…I’m far to excited to wait until mid December! So, instead, I’m going to start my twelve day story. I hope you enjoy.

On the First Day of Christmas my Crazy Muse sent to me…A god with an ace up his sleeve.

Okay, so it was official. Gods made lousy drunks.

Orion stared at his cousin, Darius, the only member of his family he…

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Questions of Consistency Within a Series

As you may or may not know, I run writers blog with new or shared content most days of the week. Today I look at what’s plaguing me the most with plotting for book 3 in The Chronicles of Xannia. I’m effectively at a crossroads and I’m questioning all my choices…

blurred characters All Those Blurred People… Stig Nygaard – Flickr – Creative Commons License

You might think that this quote is stating the obvious,

especially when you look at the consistency of character

in one book.

But what about a series?

Characters are supposed to change:

grow

regress

evolve

devolve

but gradually (most of the time).

But what about when you suddenly take your series back to a time

before your main characters were born?

What if you’re choosing to look at their ancestors

and a terrible societal event

that become the catalyst for the first two books in your series?

When the characters are suddenly different

how are you supposed to stay true to them?

Does TRUTH then move

from the character to the world in which they live? thrive? die?

What if this world is days away from

the New Renaissance that happens and these new characters

are trapped in…

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The NaNoWriMo Vibe

Writerly Rant #60

By M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.

nanowrimo crest 2014 &amp; knifeJust to put it out there, November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for the uninitiated). I’m participating with the hundreds of thousands of authors around the world to write 50 thousand words in 30 days toward a new novel/writing project.

I hate it.

It’s time for me to run screaming from those who are completely impassioned by the month-long commitment. On the other hand, I know there are those of you who’ve tried it and not returned to the dark side for more torture. Yes, torture – for me anyway.

Now, I’m not saying that I can’t write 50K in a month… just not this month. I mean, I will, to complete my pledge and personal writing goal but due to where I live on this planet (Canada) and the fact that it’s been bloody cold for…

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