S.M. Shuford

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Artist, writer and poet. An anomaly of stardust, idea and luminescent nightmare. I was once a fairytale witch, but found keeping to the diet to be too taxing.
I have reviewed professionally for Realistic Poetry International, and in 2019 won an award of recognition for my work with independent poets.

Some of my books are self-published, some are traditional. I self-publish the more unorthodox works for the sake of creative freedom. I'm gradually purging my notebooks of ideas into things people can actually find and read, so if you want to know what I'm working on, feel free to follow or friend me. I love to talk about writing, books and creation.

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S.M. Shuford Cultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This…moreCultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This means don't be afraid to break some of the "rules of writing" that get drilled into your head, if you feel like it will strengthen your work. Language is a more free-flowing thing than you'd think, and its rules change all the time.
I personally believe that to write you have to become, to some degree, obsessed with writing (and books), whether it's just on random whims or as a lifelong career.(less)
S.M. Shuford A fortune cookie. You can't really argue with their logic or overwhelming sense of foreboding.
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Upcoming Books - An Omnibus Post for the Keen

My hobby is devouring my will to live. An exaggeration, perhaps, but this list is becoming almost daunting. For the curious, or dreadfully bored, this is an omnibus of the publication dates and release info for more or less every upcoming book I have until Spring 2020. I apologize ahead of time for the squillion updates I make to my own books in the upcoming year. Kind of a necessity, it's not... Read more of this blog post »
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Happy Holidays! :)


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Rachel Adiyah wrote: "Hi Emm,

I realized I kind of just disappeared off of GoodReads, but I've had a really trying month.

I'm involved in a reading challenge for one of the Groups to which I belong. One of the categor..."


Don't worry about it! I've barely been on GR lately, the end of year months are very difficult.
"Interesting" is one way to put my taste in books, but I'll see what I can recommend.

Thanks I appreciate it, hope your holidays are great too :D


Rachel Adiyah Hi Emm,

I realized I kind of just disappeared off of GoodReads, but I've had a really trying month.

I'm involved in a reading challenge for one of the Groups to which I belong. One of the categories is: "A book recommended to you by a Goodreads friend." I was wondering if you could recommend a book to me? You being a writer and poet, I suspect you have good and interesting taste. I would be honored if you would help me out.

I hope that this months of holidays, no matter how you spend it, is going well for you, and that your writing is flowing and successful.

Take care,
Rachel Adiyah


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Yodamom Hi. Thank you for the friend request. I hope we can chat about some books soon


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Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Merry Christmas!

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Thank you ^-^ Merry (slightly late) Christmas to you too! :D


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Merry Christmas!




Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Jayson wrote: "Hi Emm, it's very nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to seeing you around here. Have a great day!"

You're welcome :) Thanks for adding me! :D


message 22: by Jayson

Jayson Hi Emm, it's very nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to seeing you around here. Have a great day!


message 21: by Mackey

Mackey Thank you for the friend request!

Mackey


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message 19: by R. (last edited Jun 29, 2017 08:57PM)

R. Kitt Thank you for adding me. Emm ; D

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message 18: by Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries (last edited Jun 20, 2017 09:52AM)

Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Satsuma wrote: "Thanks for excepting the friend request-

You sound AWESOME!"


No problem, thanks for sending one :)
Awesome is debatable ( ;^-^) but thank you :D Cool profile, Spirited Away is amazing.


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Satsuma Thanks for excepting the friend request-

You sound AWESOME!


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries R. E. Banks, Sherlockian wrote: "Love the No-Face profile picture!"

Lol thanks. (^-^)


R. E. Banks Love the No-Face profile picture!


message 14: by Mariya-Teodora (last edited Mar 10, 2017 03:02PM)

Mariya-Teodora Hey, Emm! I'm looking forward to reading and sharing awesome books with you! :)

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message 13: by Akiko

Akiko Thanks for accepting my GR invite : )


message 12: by Amalia

Amalia Gavea Many thanks for the friend request, Emm:)


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries ★ Alyssa ★ wrote: "Happy New Year!

May 2017 be filled with Happiness, Laughter, Love, Friendships, and more great Books! :D


Happy Reading!


Wishing you the best,
★ Alyssa ★ "


Thanks! Awesome New Year's gifs, by the way! :)


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Beth The Vampire wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Emm!! Always happy to befriend other readers =)"

You're welcome :D Thanks for accepting


Beth The Vampire Thanks for the friend request Emm!! Always happy to befriend other readers =)


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {the crownless} wrote: "Haha XD I love your rating system, especially 'The Inferno Of Cringe'.
Thanks for accepting my FR :)"


Lol thanks X) And you're welcome :) Thanks for the request :D


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {merry wanderer of the night} Haha XD I love your rating system, especially 'The Inferno Of Cringe'.
Thanks for accepting my FR :)


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. wrote: "Thanks for the add Emm!"

Welcome :) Thanks for accepting


Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. Thanks for the add Emm!


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Maggie wrote: "Hello! You don't know how happy I am to be your friend !!!!"

Hi! Thank you :) I'm glad to be your friend too! :D


Maggie Dore Hello! You don't know how happy I am to be your friend !!!!


Emm - Haunter of Quiet Libraries Bark's Book Nonsense wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to chatting books with you :)"

Welcome :D


Bark Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to chatting books with you :)


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