Writers Ink has a podcast!

Yes, we made the jump!

Writers Ink NonFiction is hosting the podcast The Write Focus.

As always, Writers Ink hits the reset button in the autumn months. The Write Focus will post every Wednesday. The first episodes are running under 15 minutes (with one exception), but gradually they will stretch toward 20 to 25 minutes, long enough to prep dinner or commute to/from work or fold laundry or take a walk.

Our two inaugural episodes features 7 Newbie Writer Mistakes and 3 Notta Mistakes. Everything in these two episodes is based on experiences of our own Writers Ink writers!

As the podcast advances, we are BookPodding or BookTubing, depending on your choice of media.

Listen to the podcasts on Podbean or on youtube or read the transcripts on thewritefocus.blogspot.com 

Here are the podcast links for 7 Newbie Writer Mistakes :: 

Podcast on Podbean

Click YouTube  

and

for 3 Notta Mistakes ::

Click for Podbean 

Click for YouTube 

These episodes posted on October 7 and 14, so they are available now!

Enjoy!

 

Celebration X 3? Does that mean it’s more mysterious?

Of course. Smugglers, Spies, and Secrets.

On this day in 2015, M.A. Lee launched her professional writing career with the publication of her first three novels.

A Game of Secrets

Smugglers, secrets and spies: Kate tries to hide in plain sight; Tony tries to catch a spy. First they fall in love, then they fall into trouble with smugglers. Will they survive?

Kate Charteris never expects to become a damsel in distress. This army-brat orphan is no damsel wh

o faints at the first sight of a dragon-like trouble.

Hunting Napoleon’s spies, Tony Farraday falls hard for a chance-met damsel not quite in distress. Circu

mstances part them; fate reunites them at a run-down inn on the English coast, the lair of smugglers who are helping the French spies.

Will the smugglers end their dangerous game of secrets? Or will both Kate and Tony be caught in a watery trap when the smugglers sail for France? Have they both lost this Game of Secrets?

A Game of Spies

Salons and soirées, flirtation and dancing, gambling and spies: Josette and Giles fall in love over a deck of cards—and try not to die.

Daughter of a French émigré, Josette Sourantine expects only dancing, flirtations, and gambling on cards when she travels to

new cover in 2018

London. Giles Hargreaves searches the London salons for a spy sending vital government documents to agents for Napoleon.

When his flirtation with Josette ventures into a light dalliance, Giles wonders if he has fallen for a traitor to England. Josette fears she is giving her heart to a hardened rake. How can he declare his love when they have known each other so briefly?

How will they discover the truth? Or will the French spies offer a deadly answer to that question?

A Game of Hearts

Two Hearts Shadowed by their Past

new cover in 2018

Self-made financier Rafe Lockhart needs a titled wife. A quick marriage to Lady Margaret Symonds, widow of an earl, seems the answer to his problem. Her beauty and wit sweeten his plan.

After an abusive marriage, Maggie Symonds swore off husbands, yet financial difficulties force her to accept Rafe Lockhard’s proposal.

Neither expects passion to fire up their marriage. Yet even as they discover each other, two blows deal wounds to their blossoming love.

Two Hearts Crossed by Circumstance

Falling in love with his employer’s daughter Connie is not Roger Denby’s biggest mistake. No, his first mistake was giving her a passionate kiss.

Connie knows the walls between her and Roger Denby. When he refuses to court her, she turns her attentions to an acceptable society beau.

Deal in the Unexpected ~ a courtesan and two rakes, all out for mischief … and murder, bloody and foul.

This Game of Hearts turns more dangerous than Rafe & Maggie and Roger & Connie ever anticipated.

Enjoy A Trio of Games.

M.A. Lee says, “These three novels launched my indie writing career in 2015. I’ve always enjoyed reading the books of Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt, Jane Aiken Hodge and Daphne du Maurier. Writing this Trio of Games gave me just as much enjoyment. I hope you also enjoy them.”

Available in ebook and paperback formats.

A Game of Secrets

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734694629

Trailer     https://youtu.be/BzwOWP5ssCA

A Game of Spies

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734694637

Trailer     https://youtu.be/y3z34pr0ycM

A Game of Hearts

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734694645

Trailer     https://youtu.be/rht6hMctbGI

Or check out the ebook bundle A Trio of Games, available at this link.

Celebrate!

On this date in 2016, Digging into Death published!

Available on Amazon Kindle

Crete in 1919:  Damsel in Distress.

Abandoned by her employer, budding artist Isabella Newcombe finds herself stranded at an archaeological dig.  Madoc Tarrant convinces his brother, the professor in charge, to hire Isabella to illustrate magazine articles covering the dig.

Romance is inevitable.  Murder is not.

Take a peek at this video trailer for Digging into Death, and check out the novel (available in ebook and paperback versions) at this link.

The poetry blog series continues over at Writers Ink Nonfiction, even though Writers Ink is on hiatus during September for a much-needed rest.

For September, the three blog posts were originally extremely rough drafts for what became loooonnnnngggg chapters in Discovering Sentence Craft.

On 9/5 is an extremely rough draft of Repetition, that structural element that easily creates emphasis.

The 9/15 post offers a handy-dandy handout on basic archetypes.

The 9/25 post not only offers that handy-dandy handout for symbols but asks a series of questions about the logic of archetypes and symbols before using these literary devices to analyze two modern poems.

This link will take you to the 9/5 post.