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Heather Elizabeth King

Author of Dark Fiction

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Something in the House

Something in the House FINALLY has a release date! I was going to release it this Saturday but decided to push it out a week to the 16th because I'll be out of town this weekend. Releases need to be monitored and obsessed over on release day. 

I'll be including an excer…

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I have a new blog address!

Writing with Soul

Writing with soul. That seems like an easy thing to do, but it's a lot harder than it seems. Stephen King (who everyone knows is my favorite author) and JK Rowling have mastered infusing soul into the books they write. That's one of the reasons their books sell so well. For JK Rowling, she's not w…

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Outline Killers

Plotter or Pantser?

That's the question asked in writer circles around the world. I am a proud, card carrying, plotter.

My plotting method is a bit crazy, but it works for me. First, I plot out the beginning of the book. I go as far as I can easily get. Once I'm happy with what I have, I write…

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Re-calibrating

Since I've gone indie, one thing that I find myself doing a few times a year is....

reviewing then re-calibrating if necessary. What I mean by that is, I step back and look at all of my stats and decide if I like what I see. If I do like what I see, I continue doing what I'm doing. If I don't like …

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Sunday Q&A Vlog - Improving as a writer

Sunday Q&A Vlog - Plotting of flying by the seat of your pants

Sunday Q&A Vlog - How to get published

 

 

What's with the free books!!!

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    One of the things people often ask indie authors has to do with book pricing. They wanna know what's with all the free books. The thought is that if an author sells a book for $.99 or (gasp) gives it away for free, it's because they don't think the story is worth much. But that couldn't be f…

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The perfect and inexpensive date night


Movie Night

I am an unrepentant and sappy romantic. I love all things that have to do with romance. That goes double for romantic dates, which probably isn't surprising since I write romance. But there seems to be a disconnect somewhere between men and women. Women …

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How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover

I have noticed some interesting things out in the dating world. Things that have inspired me to create this list of tips on, How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover.

You may think your chances of randomly coming across a romantic fiction lover are slim, but you'd be surprised how many of us there…

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My Daily Commute

Once upon a time...

I worked in a corporate office and had to drive to work every day. I may again, someday, but while I don't have to, I'm enjoying it. I'd wake up late, pray, say hello to the kitties, then rush to shower and dress. I'd get annoyed on the drive to work by all the stupid dri…

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Making things easier for readers!

I'm changing things up a bit. I'm switching my romance titles from Heather Elizabeth King to Adrienne Kama. One of the things that's important with publishing is branding. Good branding makes it easier for the reader to buy the kind of books they want to read. For instance, if they see the name Heat…

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Changing Gears

I've started on the next Zoe Matthews book and wow, what a change. I finished up the Doomsday edit earlier in the year, wrote Jaden's Joy (I'm not sure yet when I'll be releasing that one), and have started on the next Zoe Matthews book. All three books are completely different, though Doomsday…

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Staying Productive

There are so many distractions in the world today. And there are so many new distractions that authors didn’t have to think about 15 - 20 years ago. Things like:

  • Super-duper Cable TV (there are about 100 new channels that didn’t exist before)
  • Smart Phones
  • Social Media
  • Games on Sm…

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Postcards from the Edge!

Okay, so I'm not really on the edge. I'm just in my office, writing. I've been writing full time for a little over two months now and I've noticed a few interesting things that I thought I'd share.

Ready? Here goes:

1. Being alone all day takes getting used to. I'm single, so without my full-t…

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Location Research

I've started work on a new story, which is always wonderful. By the time I get a book to the final stages before publication, I pretty much can't stand looking at it anymore. Working on something new is refreshing!

This story is a romance with a light paranormal plot. It takes place in an ups…

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Late Nights and Late Night Treats

Okay, so the title is a bit misleading. That right there is the kind of late night treat I'd like (LUV) to have when I'm burning the midnight oil, the way I am tonight. But that drink at midnight on a regular basis would do unpleasant things to my body.

I made the picture nice and big so ev…

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Doomsday - Season 1 - Coming February 2016

Indie vs. Traditional

First let me preface this by saying publishing houses never twist an author's arm and make them sign a publishing contract. That decision is the author's. But once the author signs that contract they are giving up some aspects of creative control. For ins…

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