for fans of Dunvegas! The authors of
Beyond the Veil are considering a wedding
themed anthology, a follow up to the 2007
anthology. We hope.
Cross your fingers that everyone has the
time and energy!
One of the
things I like to do is give workshops to other
authors about the wild, wonderful world of
writing. My particular specialty is the
contest judging workshop, for which I have
written a number of painful prose pieces that should
not be used to judge my skills as an author.
The Worst Christmas:
free at most vendors. YA holiday yarn.
Dunvegas 2007 -- My
short story "Dunvegas: Alien Attack!" is part of a shared world project by myself and other bloggers
at the Samhain Paranormal Blog. You can
get the whole PDF free at:
http://www.carolanivey.com/dunvegas/ My story is from the
viewpoint of an alien hunter, Miranda Mellons, who finds more than she
bargained for at the Dunvegas Hotel and Casino. The PDF itself is 18+
only, though my entry is the "tame" selection. If you are under 18
let me know and I will send you just
Free Pie Day -- On
my group blog The Otherworld Diner, some of us wrote Diner-set stories from
writing prompts and shared them with the world. Mine takes place on,
you guessed it, free pie day at the Diner. As a warning, this treads the
border of "fanfic".
Nuggets of Painful Joy
Yes, these are supposed to hurt. Why am I so
addicted to writing "bad" instead of writing more stuff that is good and selling
it? I do not know the answer to that.
From My POV Workshop:
my Contest Judging Workshops
(samples to test judge):
If these workshop samples
inspire you to create something similar, and
send it to me
when you're done and I might post it on the
site! If you would like to use any of these
samples in a contest judging workshop of your
about it first.
Lucky Charms --
Written for a contest on the Edittorrent blog for worst possible POV sample.
Note: With one
in the samples posted here, I am not intentionally imitating any author,
published or unpublished, and my choices of subgenres, characters, plot points,
etc, are no way intended to offend or pass judgment. In the case of the
exception, my imitation is not meant as a criticism of said author's fiction but
is a parody, which is protected by law.
Chapters Written for
Avon FanLit in 2006
What is Avon FanLit, you ask? In 2006, Avon hosted a
contest where hundreds of writers had the chance to write a chapter in an
upcoming Avon novella entitled "These Wicked Games". Avon
presented a premise each round, and everyone fell upon it like starving artists. FanLit has recently been deleted, so I
have posted three of my chapters here. Let's just say I gave up after
of Time, Chick Lit Time Travel, Round 1 -- won a Fan's Choice Award for Best
Touch Not the Cat, Regency Paranormal, Round 2
-- got a lot of comments about did I know
that book title had already been used by
with a Plan, Regency Parody involving some Stooges, Round