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NaNoWriMo Done, Dusted, and Conquered! Now Book 3 Awaits!

The Cover for Book 3: The Sword Bearer's Awakening

The Cover Image for Book 3: The Sword Bearer’s Awakening

Yup, yup, yup, I did it! I beat the NaNo deadline by three days, and while the story is not yet finished I have an almost complete novel in my…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on December 3, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Why Being a Creator Never Ceases to Amaze Me!

The power of the Mind, Heart and Spirit never ceases to amaze!! (Image titled ‘Magnit’ courtesy of darkwater www.sxc.hu)

When I started with NaNo I never really understood how amazing my mind actually is until I was thrown into a challenge that…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on November 26, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

So Far Genre Fusion is Working for Me - a NaNoWriMo Tale of Success in Progress

Writing a story and touching on so many different genres has been both surprising and intoxicating as I’ve learned just how much I am capable of achieving when I put all my energy and skills into making it work. Drawing in romance while so much horror is taking place, then…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on November 19, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Does Genre Fusion Work - and is it Wise?

I’m finally done with my week-long dance show and now I can get stuck into my writing again and catch up for NaNoWriMo. I’m excited about this novel because it’s new territory for me.

“Write what you know,” I’ve heard countless times in my short writing career, and I…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on November 19, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Keeping it Real in an Unreal World

English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films

English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The one thing that made the latest Star Wars movies (Episodes 1-3) not work for…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on October 15, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

My Characters and I are One - a Journey into The Sword Bearers Sries

The Cover for Book 3: The Sword Bearer’s Awakening

I’m a firm believer that your characters are shadows of who you are or who you wish to become.

Writing this tetralogy, there have been countless times when I’ve recognised aspects of myself in each one of my characters.…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on October 15, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

The Fact that 'Ordinary' People Don't Understand Us Artists Is So True!

Polina Seminova

I just hate it when someone speaks about writing or dancing as if they know what it really entails when, in fact, they don’t have a dang clue!!

I…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on September 20, 2012 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Weaving with Words, Music, and Choreography - Three Reasons Why Self-Publishing Rocks!

Choreography (album)

Choreography (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week I started choreographing for a big dance show in the studio where I teach ballet. What makes it even more fun for me than usual is that I have been given creative license, and if you knew me well enough you’d know that…

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Added by Monique Rockliffe on July 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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