Category Archives: Into the Flames

Introducing–Flaming Friday!

Yeah, I know, it sounds retarded. Josh, bring on the gay fireman jokes. But I’m just so excited about Into the Flames and its ever-approaching publication date. Which is March 2012, by the way. So, in honor of my YA urban fantasy novel and in order to get you equally excited, we are going to […]

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What I Learned from Courtney Cantrell and Becca J. Campbell

Greetings, gentle readers! I hope your Fourth of July was filled with happy traditions that bespoke of our nation’s origins. I myself watched the musical 1776 and ate a sno cone. You may have heard me talk about the Consortium before. I won’t go into grand detail, but shortly put it is a conglomeration of artists who […]

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Progress Report

Novel: Into the Flames Publication Date: March 2012 Publishers: Consortium Books Author: Yours Truly (Jessie E.) Progress: Writing the second draft Word Count: 45,500. I plan to have the final draft at around 60k. Other: I finally put in the chapters. So now I can tell you with pride that I am in chapter nine. […]

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I like music a lot.

It’s been a long week, fellow readers. And for once, it’s not because I’ve been drowning myself in editing and writing. Sunday through Wednesday I was in Lawton with Mara, three of my nieces, and my nephew. We had a good time going to the spray park and eating homemade pizza and going up to the Omniplex (I […]

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Into the Flames: Origins

I think Rahab might have looked something like this at age eight or nine: Into the Flames has come a long way from the very small idea that began in my brain as a teenager. In all actuality, Into the Flames was supposed to be a sequel to another book I had written, Born to […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

My friends, I think it is time I officially said something. That something is that my novel, Into the Flames, is scheduled to be published. Consortium Books has graciously allowed me to line up in the queue, and my release date is set for mid-March 2012. Now I have much work to do before then, […]

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An Uber Exciting Post That You Should Read

As an editor at Tate, part of my job is to help authors come up with good book titles.  Most of the books come with titles and can remain as is, but a few come to us nameless or, worse, misnamed.  Then we enlist the aid of fellow editors to help us brainstorm appropriate titles […]

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Stein: How to Write Flashbacks

If your character is as deep as he should be, that means he’s going to have a backstory.  A character’s history is  integral to what he (or she!) will do throughout the course of your plot.  Sometimes it’s handy for your readers to know firsthand what happened in your character’s past so that they can […]

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A week of writing

The reason you haven’t heard much out of me this week is becuase I finally got myself into gear!  I feel that I am finally on a roll with Into the Flames, and I’ve written about six thousand words since Tuesday.  Yup.  I’m going to give myself a pat on the back now.  And because […]

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Endings and Beginnings

I finished reading Stein on Writing. Last week Stein spurred me to rewrite my culminating scene with more tension. I’ve also talked a bit about how he inspired the ultimate conflict in my novel. This weekend I spent an hour working on a new first paragraph. Stein’s last section in his book was on the art of […]

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