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RIP Rebekah Wolveire

I just want to say… Over the last eight years I’ve written a lot, edited a lot, and worked hours under the penname Rebekah Wolveire.
. . . and I have laughed, cried, argued with my Characters.
I had a goodtime; however, all of my written work will now be written by penname: Rebekah Quinne http://RebekahQuinne.wordpress.com
RIP Rebekah Wolveire
Welcome Rebekah Quinne

The New Me

2015 is going to be a year of getting rid of the old, so 2016 can be getting ready for the new. From this point on until Dec 31, I will getting rid of negative, old things in my life that do not mean anything anymore.

I am doing a few things new year. . . like a new pen name. I will still be Rebekah, but I found out that Wolveire is more related to wolverine or wolf than vampire. I also got that surname from my ex . . . so I think I am going my own route and culture seeking a pen name. I use a pen name simply to keep my writing life and personal life separate.

I have had horrible writer’s block this year. I hope that next year my muses, character, and plot bunnies will want their stories heard. 

As for NaNoWriMo, I was trying to work on a memoir, but things happened and I ended up working on a previous project. I am at 44.4K, right now and I plan to get the 5.6 K finished before November 30th. It is very probable.

I have learned that things can easily distract me. . . cleaning, family, art, Netflix, facebook, youtube, experience project, google, health issues etc
Well, these distractions have helped and hindered me. However I am determined next year to minimize these distractions. Without these distractions, I would have written more prompts in October. http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

I have been very grateful this year, even though it has not turned out the way that I want it. Here is a list of things I am grateful for. . . https://spiritualbeck.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/spirit-coaster/

My muses are still on vacation. . . Eh

I’ve been having serious issues with writing this year. . . last year I had over a quarter of a million words written, but this year I can barely get ten thousand a month. I could get through Camp NaNo in April.

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I know I want to write. . . screw it, I need to write. I just feel like my muses went on a long vacation, and my character will not talk directly to me. They only talk when my muses are around; it’s like they need the middle man to tell their stories.

Maybe I need more or new inspiration. . .

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Maybe I need a vacation (laughs).

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Maybe I just need the right song. . .

Whatever it is I hope it comes back in November.

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It’s crazy I have all of these ideas stuck in my head, and yet I can’t not get them out. . . it’s like they are in suspended animation. However I did notice if an idea slips out that I am usually at my busiest moment. . . always happens. (I’m trying to stay busy. . . sometimes so busy I cannot write.)
I feel like my brain is a dusty attic where the light only works when it wants to, and everything is in boxes covered with at least an inch of dust and cobwebs. I need to get inspired. . . fix the damn light and clean the dust and cobwebs. But how?

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I hope my brain gets more active before and during NaNoWriMo. That is why I am writing prompts. . . on my other account http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

Loki Prompt Challenge. . . ending

I have gotten at least ten out of twenty-five of the Loki Challenge done. I wanted more, but with family and personal issues, it just didn’t happen. Sometimes Life just gets in the way of my writing. . . it happens.

Starting September 21st until October 31 st. Then NaNoWriMo.  . . . I am starting a Supernatural horror theme. . . I am giving myself the goal of 20 posts. . . Supernatural (Show) or horror themed.

40 Days of Horror

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I will post these prompts on http://rebekah1213.wordpress.com

Help the Cats

I am a very big cat lover. I just saw this event in which all royalties will go to help cats.

This is the quote:

“It’s simple, I have a love for animals, especially cats. I donate to various no kill shelters whenever I get enough free money, which is hard to come by as we all know. I have a proposal and I need your help author and reader friends alike.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/292580140899867/302992896525258/?notif_t=like

http://www.amazon.com/Arise-Drift-Micheal-Dean-ebook/dp/B00IU0TFDK/ref=la_B00GU1473O_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400022143&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Drift-Michael-Dean-ebook/dp/B00GTDKJGM/ref=la_B00GU1473O_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400022143&sr=1-2

“All people have to do is buy book #3 in my Drift series, BURN, after it is released this summer. My next two royalty checks after its release will be donated to either Operation Kindness or Dog and Kitty City. Thank you very much Rebekah for the help.”

Just in the Nick of Time

I’ve been down and out . . . my stress and depression have hit me hard this month (for varies reasons). However I got on facebook, and got on one of my liked pages. . . and it was the encouragement. . . I needed just to move at little more. (That and German Chocolate cake:-)) https://www.facebook.com/freedomwithwriting Thank you freedom with Writing, I needed it today.

NaNoWriMo Break

NaNoWriMo Break

I am about 6K behind, with NaNoWriMo, but I plan to really buckle down this week.  I love it when my characters and muses work on a scene that isn’t even in the original outline. (It gives me a bigger word count and adds to the story. )
For those who are struggling with their muses and/or character . . . sometime just going with their flow is the best bet.

I have been filling out surveys/interviews. . . I enjoy extra promotions. Here are a few interviews I was in . . .

Links to several Interviews

http://kelworthfiles.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/nano-spotlight-talking-to-writer-rebekah-wolveire/

http://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/here-is-my-interview-with-rebekah-wolveire/

http://www.heidinicolebird.com/2013/11/nanowrimo-spotlight-rebekah-wolveire.html

 

I’m published

I have a short personal story, “Changing Platforms,” published in Bridge of World put together and wrote by Teena Adams. 515M7EfV2FL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-69,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

In order to read my story you need to buy a copy. It’s just $2.99 on Kindle. (Part of the profits go to those fighting cancer. It has powerful stories and goes to a good cause.)

A quote from my short story: ” I feel I am my true self on the page.” Check it out.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F2OOOJC/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb#_

Promoting a fellow author: Heidi Nicole Bird

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Through the Paper Wall, the beloved middle grade fantasy by Heidi Nicole Bird is now available as an audio book! Brought to life by the talented vocal artist Andy Mack, this fantastic story becomes even more magical. Download your copy today by visiting Audible.com or iTunes! To celebrate, the Kindle version of Through the Paper Wall is now available for only $.99, for a limited time only. To make it even better, if you own the Kindle version you can get the Audible download for only $1.99! (Please incorporate these links into the above statement!) http://andymackvoice.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/through-paper-wall-unabridged/id674652420

Audible: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall/dp/B00DYXTE98/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1379794008

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1&keywords=Through+the+Paper+Wall

Synopsis: Things haven’t been the same between Jesse and Dad since Mom died, and now Jesse’s worst fears are coming true. Not only has he been forced to move across the country, but Dad is also flirting like crazy with his new girlfriend. In an attempt to get away from the two lovebirds, Jesse starts to explore his new house and what he finds changes everything. Hidden in Jesse’s basement is a room the adults can’t see, and leading from the room is a massive tunnel. That’s not the only weird thing about Jesse’s new house, though. It’s also tagged with all sorts of rumors. Could the house actually be haunted like some people think?

With the help of his new friend Jake, Jesse soon discovers the truth, and they find themselves in a situation that is way out of their control. Ambyth, an eternal city of teenagers, is anything but a safe place for Jesse and Jake to be. Together they must overcome the evil that Jesse’s house has been hiding for decades, and they have to do it before time runs out.

5-star Reviews: “Imaginative, beautiful, brilliant, engaging. From the first page of this book, I was hooked, and was very sad to soon be finding myself on the last page. While the story is a fantastic fantasy, the reader finds themselves learning a lesson after the book is over.” – N. Wells “It took me to a magical place in my mind; one of mystery, imagination, and wonder, yet had the touching side of real-life struggles that a lot of people have to deal with. Even though the main character is quite young, I found myself identifying with his frustration, pain, love, and realization.” – Jade M. Phillips, author of MER “Even though it is geared towards YA I think a person can appreciate the message at any age. It is a reminder that life is fragile and we should be thankful for whatever we have.” – Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker “When I started reading the book I was immediately impressed by the way her words brought life to her characters. They were well crafted and believable, their interactions natural. The story captures the frustration of a young adult who’s life seems out of control and does a marvelous job of showing us how his feelings change as the book progresses.” – Daniel Wang

Want the story in another format? Through the Paper Wall can be found in various other formats by visiting the following links:

Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1

UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Audible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-Unabridged/dp/B00DYXFQ9A/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/285576

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481093811

Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/heidi-nicole-bird/through-the-paper-wall/_/R-400000000000000988139

Barnes and Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=9781481093811&itm=1&usri=9781481093811

Barnes and Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=2940044365230

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/through-the-paper-wall

Itunes ebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/through-the-paper-wall/id619423758?mt=11

Heidi Nicole Bird has been writing for as long as she can remember and it is her favorite thing in the world. Heidi is a regular NaNoWriMo participant and is mostly a young adult fantasy writer, but also likes to write juvenile fiction and other genres. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University and she looks forward to exploring the genre of historical fiction. Heidi lives in Utah with her family and four dogs, and loves working as both a writer and an Archival Digitization Specialist for Ancestry.com. To learn more visit www.heidinicolebird.com

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THE 2013 NaNoWriMo SURVEY

THE 2013 NaNoWriMo SURVEY

I got this off the forums on the NaNoWriMo site. They have their new setup, which is sweet and more modern. This year’s theme is video games.
If you want to add me as a writing buddy . . . http://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah1213

– What age range are you? 30’s (31 in December)

– Male, female, other? Female, the last time I checked.

– If 1 is 100% Masculine and 10 is 100% Feminine, what number would you rate yourself for your country/background? 6.5 (This is a very bizarre question; I have pieces of me that is tomboyish, and pieces of me that are girly. I am just me!)

– Country and/or Ethnicity (if you are comfortable telling this)? United States/ I’m a Caucasian German/Slovak/English/Scottish

– Myers Briggs Typology? I retook the test and it said that I am an ISTJ, which is so different from what I was in my school days ENTP. (Take test here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp)

– Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? Semi-sensitive (14 or higher was extremely sensitive. . . I was 12) (Take test here: http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm)

– What number of years have you participated in NaNoWriMo? 3: I won all 3

– Do you write books outside of NaNoWriMo? Yes, I am always writing.

– Did you write before you participated in your first NaNoWriMo? Yes.

– How long have you been writing fiction for? Give or take 20 years
And if before NaNoWriMo, what forms? Diaries, poetry, short stories, blogs, scripts, and eventually novels.

– Are you published officially (non-local magazines) and books (non-self-published/POD)? I have several interviews on blogs. I have two short stories published in some other works, but I do not have the links yet.

– What genre(s) do you usually write? Horror: paranormal/occult or paranormal-thriller

– What genre did you write for NaNoWriMo? Paranormal/Occult or Mystery/thriller

– Do you treat your characters as real/do they talk to you? Yes, my muses and characters fight a lot.

– Are you an Improviser/Discovery Writer, a Milestone writer (set out certain important events to hit without the detail), an Outliner, or mixed (if so, how?)? I created a basic outline for smaller projects. I will use larger and more detailed outlines and character profiles (sketches) for bigger projects.
b. What method did you use for NaNoWriMo? I start with an outline and then I write notes out before I do my daily word sprints.

– Do you believe in event-driven, character-driven or story-driven?
Event-driven- Events move the story. (Often misnomer as Plot-driven)
Character-driven- Characters move the story.
Story-driven- All aspects of the story are important in turn and can move the story.
90% of the time I am character driven; I feel without the characters you will not have a story.

– In what order do you write? Forwards, backwards, skip around or mixed? I usually start with the scene that is boiling in my head, just dying to get out. Then I work around that. (My vampire series has one book down and pieces of other books right now).

– Do you determine the ending first, later, or when you get there? I usually have a general idea where the ending is going. Ending a story is really hard for me.

– What do you feel is your weakest and strongest point in writing? Middle scenes are my strongest, endings are my weakest, and grammar is my kryptonite.

– What are you best and weakest at: beginnings, middles, endings? Best—middle; Worst—ends, after several weeks, month, even year my projects are like my babies.. . I get scare to see them stand on their own, just causes me to procrastinate my endings.

– What materials/programs do you like to use when writing? Black ball point bic pens, Spiral notebooks college rule if possible, and whatever computer I have it has to have some music and some program that I can save my work as a doc (word friendly).

– How many writing project do you have at one time? Usually I have at least three projects going at once.

– Where do you get your ideas? (The dreaded question writers frequently get.)
I get them from all kinds of places. My boyfriend and I broke up the first time, I got the vampire idea. My mystery book was caused by one of my fears: car accidents.)

– Why do you write? (The other frequently asked question to writers)
I am a story-teller first. (A writer like 8th, and editor 157th). To paraphrase Stephen King: I write version A for myself. I write version B for everyone else. I write a story that I think I would want to read. There is much of me in several of the characters . . . and other people I know in other characters, so it about expression as well. (Note: You will see more of me in “A” version of the story if you can get pass all of the grammar errors.)

– Do you research? If so when? before, during or after? If so, how much time will you spend on it? I have to say I do my majority of research before I write the scenes that need it. I also research while writing . . . all I know is that I usually have hours, almost days of research by the time the project is done. Then I continue to research when I edit and rewrite to make sure I got my fact right.

– Do you use primary (people who were there/experienced it), secondary (People who heard about it) or third-hand research (usually books, etc)? or mixed? If so, how much and how do you do it? Well, it depends on the subjects. I am writing a mystery novel that deals with car accident so I have talked to those who have been accidents, friends who are mechanics, and even watched other accidents on TV shows/documentaries and movies.

– For the Speculative Fiction/ Historical Fiction Crowd: If you world build, how much, when and how? I think that whether you make your own world or use history that you main character is in the center of that world. I really angle around the character and how they see the world.

– Are you a hobbyist, or doing this for publication? Or in the crowd of if you get an edited book that you’ll try to publish it? Would you like a career as an author? I do have a few of my book self-published through amazon and createspace.com just search the name Rebekah Wolveire. (These are first editions, because I plan to edit them again.)
I would like to get a main stream for my vampire series and several other book of short stories I am working on.

– Would you publish your Nanowrimo for this year if you got it cleaned up? I do have a version of two of my books through createspace.com because of NaNoWriMo. (Links to my books are at the bottom.)

– What books do you read inside of your genre? (Include authors please)
Genres: Horror: Occult/Paranormal
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
The Fool’s Journey  by Kay Darling
The Shinning by Stephen King
Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King

Genre: Mystery
Ten Little Indians (And Then There were None) Agatha Christie (It goes by either title)
b. How many do you roughly own/read in your genre in a year? Less than I should. . . I know I should read more. I hate to admit this, but I have read more short stories than I have read novels.
c. What is the oldest book (as in publication date) you’ve read in your genre? Dracula by Bram Stoker
d. What is the one book/author you would recommend to a newbie reading your genre? If you are a true vampire fan Dracula by Bram Stoker and the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. (I have several blogs on how I am annoyed and against Twilight.) If you want to write about ghosts or working with devil, then I would suggest at least one of Stephen King’s books or short stories. (The Shinning, 1408, Riding the Bullet, The Stand etc)

– What Classics have you read and enjoyed and disliked (inside and outside of classes)? Include author please.
Liked
1984
Ten Little Indians By Agatha Christie
Diary of Anne Frank
The Miracle Worker by Helen Keller
Romeo and Juliet, Caesar, Mid-Summer Night Dream by William Shakespeare

– What books do you read outside of your genre? (include authors)
Shakespeare’s works
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Stories from Reader’s Digest

– Would you have written this novel without NaNoWriMo? I’ve started several novels. I have written several novellas.

– And what does NaNoWriMo mean to you? One of the many reasons that I have two finished books: I believe that if I didn’t have the rewards and the extra push from NaNo, I would have not gotten two of my books done. It has allowed me to find groups of great and talent writers whom I can chat with and sprint with. They have been great support.

– What have you learned from NaNoWriMo (so Far)? I can’t just say what I have learned from NaNoWriMo in just a few sentences. (I have a writing blog my link is below. There are a lot of tips and things I have learned from NaNo and having beta readers.)

– Has writing a novel changed how you view authors and read novels? I now understand that a novel is not written overnight. You really need to love, because there are times it feels like work. (There are many times where I would rather soak in the bath or play Sims, but I tell myself I need to finish that scene or chapter. My boyfriend usually has to push me to end my projects.)

– If you were at a book signing and a person said to you, “Hey! I have a great idea for a book–you write it, edit it and all of that and then we go 50/50 on the profits. So what do you think?” What would you say to that person? (This does happen.)
I’ll be honest 90% of the time, I’m usually in the middle of at least 2-3 projects at a time (some my own, some are my boyfriend’s projects). Over half the time, I usually put too much on my plate, so I wouldn’t have time to do more projects.
However I would suggest that they try NaNoWriMo, or Camp NaNo, because they may find writing groups that will work with them. (Hint: when you want to work with someone else or a group, you need to make sure that you don’t have too many “A” personality types. . . aggressive leaders, because there will be too much arguing and not enough process. You also need to agree on a voice and a style and try to be constant or at least do so when editing.)
I also work better by myself. (I tend to get frustrated working with others. My boyfriend and I bump heads all of the time.)

– What’s more offensive to you: prejudiced slurs or the 4-letter and one three-letter swear words? I’m more offended at someone calling someone stupid or saying that they can’t when they haven’t even tried. (I use cuss words, as for prejudiced slurs, we all have some like of slur . . . it’s

– If Chris Baty (who started Nanowrimo) and Chris Angotti (who currently runs the Program Director portion) got into a brawl with each other over an authentic flying pig, who would you vote to win? Keep in mind Heather Dudley (Forum Moderator) is your local electorate… I’m sorry, I didn’t play favorites when my friends or brothers would fight, I am not picking a side now. I’m playing Switzerland.

My links

My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire
My
writing blog (I have a lot of tips for writing and NaNoWriMo on this site.) http://RebekahWolveire.wordpress.com
Twitter
: http://www.twitter.comRebekahWolveire
Tumblr
: http://Rebekah1213.tumblr.com
The
Whispering Path E-copy https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/207547
The Whispering Path Paperback http://www.amazon.com/The-Whispering-Path-Rebekah-Wolveire/dp/1463674309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347202676&sr=8-1&keywords=rebekah+wolveire
Or

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-whispering-path-rebekah-wolveire/1111604749
(If
you want to beta read and/or edit my first vampire novel Melzela, please message me.)
Or
https://www.createspace.com/4262311  (Melzela first edition)