Heather Hayden

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Heather Hayden is a writer, gamer, reader, editor, and computer geek, though not in any specific order.

She can’t remember when she first started tapping away at a keyboard but she’s grateful that those early attempts at writing are lost in the ancient format of floppy disc. She does miss that racing MS-DOS game she used to play, but has found other games to spend free time on, such as Warcraft III and Magic the Gathering, when she has spare free time. A lot of her free time is spent reading her latest haul from the local library.

Heather wrote her first novel when she was fourteen, and published her first book (a different one from the first she wrote…that one may never see the light of day) when she was twenty-one. She is now hard at work o
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Heather Hayden First of all, please stop calling yourself an "aspiring" writer. If you write, you're a writer. There's not "aspiring" about it.

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First of all, please stop calling yourself an "aspiring" writer. If you write, you're a writer. There's not "aspiring" about it.

Second, if you want to write well, don't just study books on writing. Read. Read everything you can get your hands on. Good, bad, in between--you'll learn what to do and what not to do.

Third, learn the rules of writing before you start to bend and break them. But once you've learned them, don't be afraid to twist them to your will.

Fourth, don't become discouraged. There are days when I sit down to write and the words won't come, or when I read a first draft and despair at ever making it decent. Those are the days when it might be good to set the work aside for a bit...or it might be good to press forward and ignore your inner doubt. Everyone has their own method through breaking "writer's block". Mine varies--yours may too.

Last of all, write. Write every day, or every other day, or when inspiration strikes you and the words press your fingers to the keys or the pen and won't let go until you're breathless and the words are jumbled upon the paper. Because you are a writer, and that is what we do.(less)
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Fractured Ever After Blog Tour: Author Interview with Shannon Yukumi





Welcome to the last stop on the Fractured Ever After blog tour! I’m delighted to be hosting the wonderful Shannon Yukumi today. Shannon wrote “An Empire of Fools,” a lovely fractured retelling of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.





The Interview



Thank you so much for being here today, Shannon. Let’s start off by talking a little about your story. What inspired you to write “An Empire of Fools”?





I was ins...

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