Random Thoughts & Other Important Stuff – Page 99 – Linda Poitevin

2 Listen to the Music: Using the power of sound to influence writing

Once upon a time, I was a serious music snob. All through my school years, I shunned the groups to which my peers gravitated (yes, I was a major geek). My only connection with anything remotely modern was through the school band (I played the baritone saxophone) and my parents, whose rather eclectic tastes ranged […]

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Leaving well enough alone

I have a plum tree outside my office window that really should be removed. It was planted too near the house foundation and was rapidly shaded out by a maple tree that grew far faster than a maple tree has the right to do. Now the plum tree is spindly and insect-ridden, and year-by-year I […]

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The Hero’s Journey

I tend to be one of those “learn as I go” types…always on the lookout for something new to add to my box of writer’s craft tools. Today I happened across something particularly special (I just love Twitter for that!). While I’ve had a passing familiarity with the concept of the Hero’s Journey, I’ve never […]

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Publishers Weekly mention

SO cool! The publicist at Ace has just let me know that Publisher’s Weekly has mentioned SINS OF THE ANGELS in an article: Fall 2011 Announcements Fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: Shaking Up the Status Quo. Doing a little happy dance now. 🙂

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74 New arc contest for SINS OF THE ANGELS!

So after some initial confusion (turns out that my publisher had already planned a Goodreads giveaway and I kinda jumped the gun…oops), we are getting things straightened out on the contest front. In a kind of good news/bad news thing, here’s the scoop: Ace/Penguin has extended the Goodreads giveaway to 30 copies of the arc […]

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The Hazards of Organic Gardening

I’ve gardened organically since way before it became a popular thing to do. I will continue to garden organically for as long as I’m able to plant and weed. But there are some aspects of this whole organic thing that range from icky to downright hazardous. Case in point: After spending a lovely hour of […]

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