Skvalenzuela

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Date registered: December 9, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Writing Creative Nonfiction — May 30, 2013
  2. Ten Quirky Things about S.K. — February 17, 2013
  3. Jazzing up the Editing Process — February 12, 2013
  4. The Lords of Askalon…Now Available!!! — November 30, 2012
  5. Formatting Your Print Manuscript — November 6, 2012

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  1. Dressing the Set(ting) — 3 comments
  2. Editing Focus 1: The Big Picture — 2 comments
  3. Lords of Askalon Book Trailer — 2 comments
  4. Diversifying Your Writing Portfolio — 1 comment
  5. Mirror, Mirror… — 1 comment

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May 30

Writing Creative Nonfiction

In my prior life as a university English professor, all I did was nonfiction writing. I taught it. I wrote it. I lived it. And I discovered something in the process: there is a strong tendency to want to divorce creativity from nonfiction writing. When you take a “creative writing” class in school, no one …

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Feb 17

Ten Quirky Things about S.K.

Hi all! I’ll be back with some more serious posts next week…but in the meantime, would you like to know a few things about me that aren’t in my author bio? Like the fact that I have a horrible time making decisions when sunglasses and restaurants with atmosphere are involved? Or the fact that Silesia: The …

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Feb 12

Jazzing up the Editing Process

Hi all! Goodness…the holidays and the New Year obviously swallowed up the SisterMuses! We have both been busily writing…just invisibly. I am feverishly working on The Artifex (Book III of the Silesia Trilogy), which will be released on August 31, 2013. J. Leigh is immersed in the world of The Madness Project, which she plans …

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Nov 30

The Lords of Askalon…Now Available!!!

The Lords of Askalon

It’s finally here, everyone!  So excited to announce the release of The Lords of Askalon, Book II in the Silesia Trilogy!  The ebook is available today on Smashwords!  The Kindle version should be out tomorrow and the paperback will follow shortly! A few words of thanks are in order… To my amazing husband and kids …

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Nov 06

Formatting Your Print Manuscript

Well, here we are…almost a week into NaNoWriMo…and I have zero words on my NaNo novel.  At this point, it’s a NO novel. Ha. But it’s for a good reason.  I’ve been getting The Lords of Askalon all ready to go to press.  Formatting, my friends, formatting.  And that’s our topic for today.  I’ll lay …

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Oct 25

How to Make a Book Trailer

As promised, here’s my post on how to make a book trailer!  I hope you’ve had a chance to view my Lords of Askalon trailer on the SisterMuses YouTube channel, but if not, here it is again… So, now that you’ve finished watching it, I’ll explain how I put this trailer together so you can …

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Oct 24

Lords of Askalon Book Trailer

I’m so excited to share this with you!  Here is the book trailer for The Lords of Askalon!  Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a book trailer like this for your own work! Enjoy!

Oct 10

How to Listen to Your Beta Reader

Both J. Leigh and I have had two insanely busy weeks — doesn’t that always seem to happen right in the middle of huge and important projects?  And it’s obvious that I “missed” my self-imposed publication deadline of October 4 for the release of Lords of Askalon.  Part of that is life getting busy — …

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Sep 23

Writerly Recipes: Cinnamon-Lime Sweet Tea

It’s Sunday (and that’s my fun day)…and I finished The Lords of Askalon  on Friday – which means that I’m on target for its release on October 4!  What do these two things have in common?  It’s time for a celebration!!!  I thought I’d share with you a ridiculously easy and supremely tasty recipe today, …

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Sep 18

Editing Focus 2: Consistency

Yesterday, we discussed macro (Big Picture) editing, in which we ensure that all the story components do what they’re supposed to do and work harmoniously together.  Today, we’re going to concentrate on another aspect of macro editing: consistency. Let’s use our same three categories — character, plot, and setting — to see what types of …

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