All posts in category Writing & Promotion Tips

With Fear and Trembling 7/23/2021

by:  Staci Stallings One of the dangers of writing outside the box, not following the formula, and going where God leads is that you get into situations that make you really question the wisdom of doing any of that. You see, as an indie writer, I love the freedom of being able to […]

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First Impressions: And the Greatest of These is Love 7/16/2021

by:  Staci Stallings One of the things I think is strange about my writing life is how clear certain scenes are when they come out of me and how those scenes never really leave my memory.  Each book seems to have a few of these, and often, years after the book is finished […]

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When Do You Find the Time? 7/9/2021

by Staci Stallings By far the biggest question I get from my writer friends is:  “When do you find the time?” While right now there are a lot of novellas being released which usually run around 20,000 to 40,000 words, my books tend to be…. uhm, longer, to say the least. The one I’m working on […]

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A New Way of Thinking 6/25/2021

by Staci Stallings First, full disclosure:  This was not my original post this month. There’s a reason I changed it, and this may or may not explain why. I have learned one thing—my life is about learning about life.  Some of it has to do with the writing. I’ve spent years trying to […]

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Of Detours and Alternate Destinations 6/11/2021

by Staci Stallings We’ve all heard it said that God works in mysterious ways. I think some of His ways are more mysterious than others. Take, for example, the strange case of the Bomb Cyclone and its effect on this author’s life. Our story starts on March 8, the first day of Spring […]

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Modern-Day Good Fridays 6/4/2021

by Staci Stallings Sometimes timing becomes important. This is one of those times. Right now, as you read this Easter Sunday has passed, and we have entered fully into the Easter Season. By the time you get to Easter, it’s sometimes easy to forget about Good Friday.  Good Friday, the day Jesus hung […]

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The Gap 5/21/2021

by Staci Stallings So the other night my 16-year-old son, the light guy, sat in his chair in the living room perplexed beyond measure. His quandary?  He’d been working for a couple of weeks on a prototype for a new light design for the Christmas light show at our house in our yard.  […]

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Nothing Like a Challenge 5/7/2021

by Staci Stallings Okay, so you might not know this as a reader.  It’s one of those first obstacles most writers have. It goes something like this: “There’s this song I want to use in my book.  It’s a really popular song, and it will fit really well with this story. So, what […]

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What’s Your Superpower? 4/30/2021

by: Staci Stallings I’m elbow-deep in The Imagination Series—writing Book 8 now.  Book 7 is on preorder.  Book 6 just released. So I’ve been thinking a lot about superpowers. In the series, there are six main-ish characters. They are friends from high school. Each one has a superpower, and the idea of the series […]

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Backstory 4/23/2021

by Staci Stallings Many, many moons ago on a writing loop I was on at the time, there was a massive discussion about backstory. For those who don’t know, “backstory” refers to a character’s story that happened before the current story starts. Basically, where did this person come from and how did they […]

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