Author Archives: RieSheridanRose

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.

Songs that Tell Stories

  I have always been a sucker for a good ballad. From the time I was a little girl, this was my favorite sort of song, and I could listen to a good story song over and over. From Bobby … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Putting the Sizzle in Steamy Scenes [The following post is rated Adult]

Some of you may know that I have a saucy alter-ego who dips her toe into the erotic. She writes the occasional tale, with a penchant for fairy tales. Her name is “Tysche Dwai” named after a Halfling D & … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Nicole Givens Kurtz — Kill Three Birds

[Today’s post is a guest entry about the worldbuilding in Kill Three Birds by Nicole Givens Kurtz. This is one of the most fascinating worlds I have ever had the pleasure to discover. I look forward to reading future entries … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Found Object Poetry

When I was in the theater, I ran across a unit for creating characters by taking found objects and listing characteristics of the object to build aspects of your character. For example: This fern might be characterized as vulnerable delicate … Continue reading

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RIEVIEW: Odd Thomas

   Like a pair of looms, using sunshine and their own silhouettes, two enormous California live oaks wove veils of gold and purple, which they flung across the driveway.    Penny appeared to shimmer and to darkle  as  she  passed … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: What’s Your Word Count?

Staring at at a blank page can be daunting, but remember…you don’t have to set out to write a novel every time you begin to write. There are almost as many flavors of fiction as there were of original Baskin … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Creating a Compelling Character

What makes Huck Finn someone that everyone who has ever read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remembers forever? Why were so many watchers of Game of Thrones rooting for Tyrion Lannister to make it … Continue reading

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Here are some of my best fireworks. (I don’t take that great of pictures of them, but I like to try…)   I swear I have better SOMEWHERE…and if I find them, I may switch out. 😉

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Fish Tale

And we have come to the end of the trail. The final story in the book is “Fish Tale.” The newly-wed Roxanne is taking a well-deserved break at the lake at the bottom of the hill when she spies a … Continue reading

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Fangs for the Memories

Everything that has gone before has been leading to this moment–the sunset wedding that Roxanne has dreamed of. Of course, none of it goes smoothly. The wedding is scheduled for six, and at four o’clock there’s a storm raging. From … Continue reading

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