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Darlene Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker from Long Beach, California.

Winner of the International Readers Favorite Gold Medal for General Fiction Unpredictable Webs, is the newest release in Darlene's Web Series. It is also the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards and the President's Choice top prize winner! Webs of Fate, winner of the Readers Favorite Award for General Fiction, is the prequel to her Award Winning Web Series. Webs of Power is the winner of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction. Twisted Webs, is the 2011 International Book Award Winner for Fiction and Literature, as well as the Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction. Darlene is currently worki...more


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Darlene Quinn Fortunately I have never experienced writer's block. While I know it feels real to many writers, I believe it is either an excuse or a fear of writing…moreFortunately I have never experienced writer's block. While I know it feels real to many writers, I believe it is either an excuse or a fear of writing badly. We never hear about mechanics block, secretaries block, etc.? This so called writers block, I believe comes from the fear that the next book won't be as good as the one before (the goal is always that it be even better). While you might think that the more accolades an author receives, the higher their confidence level might rise. However, that often works in reverse. As the bar keep being raised the more intimidated some authors may become. Fear is the inhibitor. To become successful, a writer must allow themselves to write poorly.
Ernest Hemingway“The first draft of anything is shit.”

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Webs of Fate
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Unpredictable Webs
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Twisted Webs
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Webs of Power
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Conflicting Webs
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This is the fourth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series. In the previous three discussing the psychology of greed, psychology of loss and psychology of secrets. This week, I want to discuss the motivations behind fear.


I regularly use fear as an underlying motivator for my characters in my Webs Series of novels. In my latest novel, Unpredictable Webs, one of the twins puts herse...

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We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.Katharine Hepburn
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message 1: by Irene

Irene Thank you for the friend invite, Darlene. Given your age, I must say you appear quite spry.


Darlene Quinn LOL


Charlotte M. Liebel Glad that Facebook joined us in friendship, Darlene. Gave me an opportunity to visit your profile. Delighted. Tweeted: Sizzling Cold Case:(The Legend of Lori London) ★A Barnaby Jones (Paperback) Novel by★ Buddy Ebsen w/ Darlene Quinn http://amzn.to/OF7JKr

Charlotte M. Liebel
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 5: by Darlene (last edited Aug 02, 2012 10:15AM)

Darlene Quinn Thank you all so much. Am in the middle of editing Unpredictable Webs, but will be in touch when I come up for air.


Maureen Mullis Hi Darlene! Thank you for inviting a fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Darlene.


Marata Eros Hi Darlene and thanks for your friendship :D


message 9: by Darlene (last edited Aug 06, 2012 08:47AM)

Darlene Quinn Thank all of you who have responded. As soon I finish the currrent round of editing I will respond.


message 10: by Fathima

Fathima Hey Darlene , thanks for adding me up . Nice to meet you :D


Savannah Darlene,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 12: by Darlene

Darlene Quinn Again my thanks for the new friendships. Will come up for air soon and respond.


Shawnette Hi, Darlene...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your books...and looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...Happy Reading & Writing :-)


Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . Hello Darlene! Thanks so much for the friend invite! Looking forward to chatting books with you and reading your work. Happy Reading and wishing you much success!


message 15: by Darlene

Darlene Quinn Welcome. Will soon come up for air.


Basia Rose Thanks for the friendvite!


message 17: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Darlene and thanks for your friendship :D


message 18: by Jillian

Jillian Peery Thanks for the add!


message 19: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Hi Darlene, thanks for the add!


Mihaela Florentina Hi,Darlene!!Thank you for the friend invite. Nice to meet you :)
All the best,
Mikky


message 21: by Cheryl

Cheryl Hi Darlene, thanks for friending me!


CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship, Darlene! Hope you have a great week. :-)


message 23: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Darlene, thank you for the friend request! (=


message 24: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Darlene.


message 25: by Lori

Lori Hi Darlene,
Thanks for the friend request!
Happy Tuesday,
~Lori


message 26: by Karen

Karen Malena Thank you for the friend invite! Have a great evening!


Jennifer Thompson Darlene,
Congratulations on the books!! Thanks for adding me as a friend. It's always interesting to me to learn what others are reading and what they think and recommend. Looking forward to yours. If you get the chance, I'd love it if you visited my blog at http://jenniferthompsonbooks.blogspot.... Thanks, and I look forward to following you. Have a great one.
Jennifer


Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks so very much for friending me!


message 29: by Susie

Susie Sexton Thanks for the add!


Natalia Heaney Thanks so much for the friend invite!


message 31: by Lily

Lily Hi Darlene,
Thanks for the add! :)


message 32: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Thanks for the friend request, Darlene. Looks like I'll be in your neck of the woods this weekend for the Zombie Walk at Shoreline Village. Stop by the ApocaCon booth if you're there.
Best,
~Saul


message 33: by Darlene

Darlene Quinn That is just down the street from us since we live on E. Ocean Blvd. Will try to do so if we are not in big bear.


message 34: by Lucy

Lucy Thanks for the friendship request, Darlene!
Looking forward to have a nice book chat with you. :D


message 35: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Darlene.


Jennifer Thanks for the "friendvite" Darlene! Your books sound intriguing. :)


Kimberly Thank you for the friend request Darlene! Your books look like great reads :)


message 38: by Eden

Eden Summers Thank you for the invitation Darlene. I look forward to chatting.


Kevin G G Simon Hi Darlene! Thank You for friending me. I can't wait to read your books <3


message 40: by Lee

Lee Thank you Darlene! Hope you have a good week!


message 41: by Cindi

Cindi Thanks for the request, Darlene. :)


message 42: by Aimen

Aimen *Vampire Bookworm* Thanks for the request Darlene! :)


Violet the Vanisher Hi thanks so much for the friend request :)
It's a pleasure to meet you :D and I hope to share book with you :)


message 44: by Taznim

Taznim hi Darlene,
thanks for the add,looking forward to reading your books!!!


message 45: by Kelly

Kelly Hi Darlene! Thanks for the friend invite. :)


message 46: by Debra

Debra Thanks for the invite, Darlene ! :)


Airah ♔ Thanks for the invite Darlene! :)


message 48: by Alex

Alex Thanks for being my friend, Darlene!


Realitycheck Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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