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Co-Writing; or, Cohabitating a Literary Mind

I was recently asked whether I’d ever consider collaborating with another author. I’ve had to give it some serious thought and, to be honest, I’m still thinking about it because of previous experiences. One, in particular, still stands out though many years have gone by. Sometime in either 2004 or 2005, what had been an extremely close ten-year friendship came to an abrupt, unresolved, and unsettling close.  Peter (not his real name) was my best…

Somewhat Sordid Beginnings

When I was sixteen years old, there was a convenience store around the corner from my house that I went to almost every day for treats and snacks to share with my baby sister.  The manager of the store liked us and offered the opportunity for me to work there for a couple of hours a day after school if I wanted to. Of course, I did!  It was an adorable store, I knew the…

The Shriek Heard ‘Round the World

On November 10, 2018, my debut novel – Duality – will be released! As some of you know, that is also my birthday in addition to the one-year anniversary of my blog’s inception. Furthermore, it will be my goal to release a new novel every year on the same date. I’ll be getting gifts on November 10th, and so will you! I am SO happy and excited right now that this won’t be a full post…

The Joys of Self-Promotion…eh

The announcement of the release date for Duality is drawing near, and I find myself spending every spare moment – outside of work and writing my second novel – on areas of promotion and creating promotional material for the book. I have to admit that while I have an intense fondness for the creative process as a whole, it does take a certain type of vision to make a promotion pop and I don’t have the interest…

Writer’s Block Exercise #1

According to the description on the cover of “The Writer’s Block,” the purpose of the 786 ideas contained inside is to jump-start your imagination.  I’ve decided to pick a page at random – once per week – and post the results of that creative exercise here. Now for the disclaimer: I’m not going to pretend that whatever I post is award-winning material. These exercises are meant to stimulate my mind, and I’m using them to…

Will You Bring Your Attention to Me?

Okay, so maybe I’m listening to a little Saliva on this early-ish morning and I snatched the title of this post from one of their songs. Anyway, to the single, most amazing reason for this interlude: I am BEYOND psyched to finally be able to share the name of my debut novel with you. The book didn’t have a title, really, until just before the editing phase began. I was juggling some ideas around and…

Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?

So, we meet again! Well, no – not really. Or maybe we have…  Allow me to explain. My name is Ametra (hence the title of this blog), but this isn’t my first foray into blogging. I actually blogged under two pseudonyms before now: First as Zhaviera on the “Turn Back While You Still Can” blog roughly five years ago, and then as The Working Wallflower up until earlier this year. Both blogs were a lot…