Episode #207 – “Days of The Killian!”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Courtney Killian

Courtney has two websites. One is What Not To Write And Writing Tips (https://whatnottowriteandwritingtips.com/) and My Life According To Courtney (https://mylifeaccordingtocourtney.com/)

Days of the Kill is Courntey’s first book. It was nearly two years in the making. In this tale of murder and mystery, a small town girl moves to Oregon to start a new life away from her dysfunctional family. However, after she takes a teaching job she realizes to her horror she had not really escaped the dysfunctional members of her family. As the body count rises she has to face the fact that she is dysfunctional, too. Are any of us really who we appear to be?
Find out more in Days of the Kill, available on Amazon NOW!

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Days-Kill-S-Courtney-Killian/dp/0692673148/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458751427&sr=1-2&keywords=Days+of+the+Kill

Let’s discuss the path to publication.
What were the challenges
What were the pitfalls
And what would you tell newbie writers?


It’s National Poetry Month – all April. One of the challenges I set is to write a poem a day during the month of April. Can you write one poem? Make it a bad one or a good one. Give it a try.

Tortured Sentence:

Additionally, I feel that grammar and language (communication) is something that will have the most impact on adolescents.

Word of the Week:

From the http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/
THE DICTIONARY OF OBSCURE SORROWS, a new web series written and directed by John Koenig. Each episode defines a newly invented word for a strangely powerful emotion. New episodes will be posted every other Sunday, on YouTube and TestTube.com.

the meantime
n. the moment of realization that your quintessential future self isn’t ever going to show up, which forces the role to fall upon the understudy, the gawky kid for whom nothing is easy, who spent years mouthing their lines in the wings before being shoved into the glare of your life, which is already well into its second act.



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