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Magan Vernon: Always A Writer

Magan Vernon, newest addition to DarkSide Publishing shares with us today what many of us believe with every fiber of our being.
After the birth of my daughter I never thought I would have time to write again.  Between sleepless nights and just caring for another human being I didn’t think I would have time for anything else.  Before she was born I had so much time.  I could stay up late writing, instead of getting up every two hours for a feeding and I had all the time in the world to keep up with social media and a blogging schedule.  But with a little one in my life I found that those things slowly started to dwindle. Instead of checking my tweets, I was checking Youtube for lullaby videos.  It was settled, this was my new life. Continue reading
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Karly Kirkpatrick: No

Karly, one of the founding Authors of DarkSide Publishing writes a powerful post about a simple and yes teeny tiny word.

For being such a teeny tiny word, NO can be a very powerful one. This applies not only to writers, but also to many aspects of life. For a lot of people, NO is an end point. Once they’ve been told NO, dreams are shattered and paths can be ended. In the publishing world, most of us have been told NO numerous times, more than we can count sometimes. We’ve been told no by agents and editors for the most part, and hey, we can even count those critique partners, although their NOs are meant to help us.

What is important is that we look at NO not as an endpoint. Consider it a challenge. If you get a string of NO’s on a manuscript from agencies, analyze them. If they were straight up form letters, maybe your query needs some work, maybe your manuscript could use another edit or a fresh set of eyes. Continue reading


Genevieve Ching: Faith in Fiction

 Darkside Publishing Authors Week continues today, #WriterWednesday, with G.P. Ching!

A few years ago, I described The Soulkeepers to a fellow writer like this: An atheist teen comes to believe in God when he discovers he is genetically gifted to fight fallen angels. His reaction was to say he hoped I had a bulletproof vest.

I knew when I published The Soulkeepers that the theme of faith & spirituality mixed with the paranormal would limit my audience. According to a recent Pew Research Center Study, atheism is growing among young people faster than any other demographic, with an estimated 25% in this group claiming they have no specific faith. And on the other side of things, this months Thriving Family magazine points the finger at paranormal entertainment for introducing the occult to children.  Continue reading


Angela Carlie: Setting The Stage

DarkSide Publishing Week!

 

 

There are many things I love about the Pacific Northwest. The trees, rain, waterfalls, rain, wildlife, rain, ocean beaches, rain, rivers, rain, lakes, rain, mountains, rain, desert… See a theme? Ha! Yes, there is a lot of water here, but water is the essence of life, so it’s a good thing.

Most all of my novels are set in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve lived here for thirty-something years and feel that I’m qualified enough to bring this beautiful place to life through words. After all, setting is just as important as the characters, in my opinion, and the author should know it just as well. Plus, there’s mystery in forests and dark, overcast skies. Opportunities lurk behind every tree trunk and every cloud, waiting to surprise the reader.  Continue reading


Megg Jensen: Riding the Publishing Waves

I had an idea a few weeks ago. What if I featured the authors of DarkSide Publishing, and gave them this venue to write about whatever they felt like writing for the entire week? Well, I asked and they said YES. Megg Jensen was the first and only interview I’ve done, so far and I am happy to have her over again. Thank you, Megg! Without further clickety-clack from me, here’s Megg.

 

I’m not a surfer, not even a swimmer because I’m deathly afraid of going underwater, but I love to watch people catch a curl … well, on TV, because I live in Illinois and it’s really hard to surf on corn.

My first novel, Anathema, debuted back in February. I released the sequel, Oubliette, in June. Both have done really well (Anathema has outsold what’s expected for an average first novel), but there are days when I look at my rankings and get a little bummed. They aren’t always as high as I want them to be. Continue reading


DarkSide Publishing, Writers Call and Book Proposals

Hello Writers and Readers.

It’s Friday. Remember if you’re on the Twitter, make sure to follow your favorite writers, artists, agents, creators, and over all kind and supportive people-and those who deserve a kind and supportive word.

Now, I am pleased to announce that the Authors of DarkSide Publishing

Megg Jensen

Karly Kirkpatrick

Angela Carlie

G.P. Ching

and newest member, author Magan Vernon will be Guesting all week long here on Aspire No More. I’ve read some of the posts-stay tuned!

#Syked.

Freedom, write your 500 word short/commentary, poem(any length)! Deadline is October 16th! Thank you all who have submitted! Serious talent you do have.

I will be hammering away at my book proposal for the remainder of the day-why am I sharing this? To remind you all who wish to go the traditional route of publishing-it can happen.

Be blessed.

Writers are the new rock stars. We keep it rockin’.

thwip!


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