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Anyone have Fantasy story that they wanted published?

Have a fantasy novelette (8,000 to 20,000 words) that would you like published?

Daniel Thomas Hall is putting a fantasy anthology together. He is seeking stories that in genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror (supernatural/suspense). Stories must be no less then 8,000 words, but no more than 20,000 words.

Anthology of Fantasy of Novelettes called Tales from the Inner Realms

This is for writer’s to simply get their names out there and to be published. He is using createspace.com for paperback copies which will published through amazon.com and barnes and noble.com. There is possible talk of making this an e-book through kindle.

Questions please email eternal_kingdoms17@yahoo.com with the subject line Anthology questions.

Entries
E-mail entries to eternal_kingdoms17@yahoo.com  with the subject line Anthology Entry.

Entries must be singled space and saved as a .doc file. (Please have the piece edited ahead of time).

No one more than three entries per author (Not all three entries may be selected depending on the number of authors we get.)

All entries must be in by 11:59pm (EST) June 15th, 2015.

In your e-mail please include
1. Story title
2. Author Name
3. Rating:
(G, general audience, PG, Parental guidance (Foul language) or PG-13 (medium violence), Using the movie rating system because I cannot find one for books.)
4. Any extra writing note (optional) What inspired the story? An extra note about the plot or character etc. It’s something extra that you want the reader to know, no more than 300 words. (Stephen King does in Everything Eventual; he does this at the beginning of the stories) We will post any story notes at the end of our stories to save the the readers on spoilers.
5. Small Author Bio Location of the author, family or friends that helped or inspired, when did yo start writing, and why? (You don’t have to add all of this, but this time to talk about you and promote your other work.) Add links and blogs here. (No more that 750 words)

April 2014 so far. . .

What is going on. . .

Many of my online friends, who are writers, know that Camp NaNo just begun. I would love to start my second book of my vampire series, but I’m editing last year’s NaNoWriMo project so I can get the proof from createspace and get the final edit before June 30th. (This year we get two copies for only the fee of shipping.) (I also know I probably will not reach 50,000 words, between researching houses for my boyfriend, researching for book 2 of my vampire series, editing several projects, reading, and blogging etc., so I decided I just cannot do Camp NaNo this year.)

I don’t want to stop writing: I wrote over 100,000 words in the first quarter of 2014. . . I would love to keep it up, so I am writing blogs, short stories, story reviews. . . so if you have a short story preferably in the horror, suspense, occult, paranormal, or drama genres. (Please no Twilight fan fiction). I am willing to read your sent stories, and post an review. (If your story is not one of those genres, but you still want me to read, please just message me. My information is on the contact page.)

It is also the first time that I have decided to scrap a project. . . it was a short story about one of my ex’s. I think I have just changed too much as a person and a writer than to continue the way, I had been going with that story. . . However I think if I do write a story for closure. . . I will make sure I do it in one setting. . . that is why I never finished it, I kept saying I would finish it in another setting and it never happened. It’s been over five years since I had written it, (a lot has happened to me in five years. . .) However I cannot stand not finishing things. . . maybe it’s OCD. . . maybe it’s a just a closure issue. However very rarely do I not finish something that I start. (A piece of me feels like I have failed by not finishing, but I just cannot go back to that part of myself. . . it’s like a dark, dry place of land that will not grow new, valuable ideas.) Does anyone feel like this?

My goals for this month. . .

1. Write at least 25 blogs between this blog, my personal blog, and my spiritual blog
2. Edit Driving Lies Part 1
3. Get Proof for Driving Lies Part 1
4. Get some sleep
5. Work on some short stories

What I learned from Beta Readers so far. . .

It’s a little over half way through my beta readers to finish their copies of the first book of my vampire Crimson Shadow Collection Melzela.  (September 1, 2013).
I first sent it on June 20th and I have been sending a few here and there. However I have decided that that I am cutting off beta readers as of Sunday (August 4, 2013) at 4pm (EST). (This means that I after the fourth I am not accepting anymore readers, so if you are interested in a vampire novel, please message me by Sunday at 4. RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com. . . use subject beta reader.)

I want to thank those who have read my book. I also want give my appreciation in advance to those who will read my book and send their feedback.

I just want to point out that I was seeking feedback on story flow, characters, and whether the story was interesting or boring. I wanted to know if it was written to straight or did it have enough twists and turns. (I wasn’t really asking for grammar mistakes, but if the beta readers saw something, they were allowed to point it out.)

 

Some things I have learned. . .

Do not take the feedback personally. (Not everyone is going to enjoy your work. I think of a book like a cookie recipe. . .  some people like chocolate chips, some like peanut butter, and your cookie maybe an iced sugar cookie.)

I am just happy when I know that another person read my book. I understand that they may not like a certain part of the book. I understand they many people have different tastes than I do. I am just happy that they turned page after page and read my book.

 

Appreciate any feedback you even if it was something as simple as “I liked the story.” They took the time to read your story.

I really do appreciate those who take their time and really give me feedback. (I especially love when they use page numbers and examples. However not all beta readers will do that and it’s okay.)
I just want the beta readers to know I do take all feedback into consideration. However I may not use all of the feedback. I may not change the character or a twist in the plot.

 

 

Melzela is Finished. . Seeking Beta Readers

 

 Do you like vampires? Do you want a new book to read over the summer? Do you want your opinion to considered?

 

I am still seeking more beta readers for my book called Melzela. It is book one of my vampire series Crimson Shadow Collection.

 

Quote: There are four point six billion people living in the world today in the year of two thousand eight after the death of Christ. There are possibly hundreds perhaps even thousands of vampires dotting the landscape of the human world. This is the story of about seventy five or so of them. These are the stories of my sire Melzela and, her prodigy

                                                                                              ~Deangelo~

 

Here is a book Blurb:

Her mother told her epic stories, Melzela never thought she would be one!  She never thought she would travel, or be a spy. All she knew was she would do anything to find true love.  She left her family seeking the love and passion she had heard in her mother’s stories.

She ran into friends who would change her life. She showed them how to be street smart, and they demonstrated a love that she had never known. In her quest for love, she was transformed:  she was made to stay in the shadows and travel by the moon. She had to take life to keep living. She wasn’t going to allow the obstacles to stray her from her journey.

This was only the beginning of Melzela’s story. This was her personal piece.

 

If you are interested please message on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire or e-mail me RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com (use subject: Beta Reader)

Seeking Beta Readers forBook1 of Vampire Series

As of June 20th, (date will change based on my editing schedule), I plan to be seeking beta readers for the first book of my vampire series called The Crimson Shadow Collection. Book 1 is called Melzela.  I will only have it in pdf format (unless you want to pay for a paperback copy from createspace).

I am seeking between 25 to 100 beta readers for this book.  I am very serious about this book, and I will not accept beta readers unless they promise to send feedback. (Please give me more feedback then just my grammar needs improvement. I understand my grammar isn’t the best. Okay, I would be lucky if I got a C for grammar on my novels. However I am looking for things like . . .
 Are the characters believable?
 Can you relate to or like any of the characters?
 Are there any pieces that just don’t make sense?
Does the story flow? Is the story interesting?
 From 1 to 5, 5 being best, how would you rate my novel? I will plan out more questions for beta readers. You can answer them, or just use them as a guide.  ) I am really hoping to continue working on the other books, but I would like to eventually get this series mainstream published.  I really need some serious beta readers. Please message me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire or e-mail me RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com with the subject Beta Reader.

New Story Review Corner

I had an idea. . . I was thinking of making a small review corner on my writing blog. I have been reading the book The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing and it says to read my genre. However I have learned I write in several genres: Paranormal; Occult; Vampire; thriller; drama; and mostly Horror. My favorite authors are Anne Rice and Stephen King.

What I was thinking was to read short stories or pieces of novels and give them reviews on my blog. I thought that if maybe I review a few others, then others would see and they could review as well. When I ask for feedback, I want to know if my characters are likable, and relatable. I want to know if my story is actually interesting. As a story-teller and writer, I basically want to know am I really bringing written art to the world or am I just wasting time? I want to know if there are others who want to read my work.

 

Fellow Writers. . . what I need for a review

  1. Title
  2. Pen name (Name you are publishing with)
  3. A link to the title, e-mail, or place where others can get your work.
  4. Webpages or other way that other people can ask questions about your work

 

  • I want no more than 50 computer pages 8×11.  No more than 25,000 words
    (If it part of a novel, then send me up 50 pages of most interesting part.)
  • You can add a picture. (No more than what wordpress allows, my blog is on word press)

 

This is how I plan to write my review.

  1. Title and author
  2. I want to write as little as one to two or as much as four to five sentences of summary.
  3. Then I will write some about the character/dialogue.
  4. Then I will write something about the storyline.
  5. Extra notes: if it made me emotional or I was able to relate. If it has adult material I would mention it here.
  6. Rating of 1to 5 pages. (5 pages is like 5 stars or a grade of an A.)
  7. Link to actual story.

 

If you are interested please message me at RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com or go to my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire