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Rosemary Jones

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Recently plunged into the Roaring Twenties for the Arkham Horror titles Mask of Silver and its sequel The Deadly Grimoire. I've written novels set in the Forgotten Realms, City of the Dead and Crypt of the Moaning Diamond, as well as several short stories and serial fiction Cold Steel and Secrets set in this Dungeons & Dragons world. When not battling cosmic horrors, animated skeletons, and other supernatural foes, I'm authoring tales of Cobalt City, a place of superheroes, super villains, and regular joes just trying to get by. Check out teen adventurer Morgan Lee's encounters with a steampunk takeover of the library in "Wrecker of Engines" (originally published in Cobalt City Rookies).

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Rosemary Jones If your aspiration is to be published, then figure out what you like to write and then find the publisher who publishes that genre. This sounds super …moreIf your aspiration is to be published, then figure out what you like to write and then find the publisher who publishes that genre. This sounds super simple, but you do have to do your research. Start in your favorite section of the library or local bookstore. What books do you automatically pull off the shelf and start reading? Turn to the copyright page and figure out who published those titles. Look up their websites and see what they say about submissions. If it is "you have to have an agent," then start looking for agents who sell to that publisher. All that information is discoverable online. Ask questions in writer conferences, hang out with other writers, and take advantage of the professional associations like SFWA or MWA. Every published writer has done this hunt toward publication, everyone has had a "first book" that they've sold, and everyone takes a slightly different route toward making that goal. But if you have found some specific publishers that you'd like to work with, you'll be well on your way.(less)
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Outlining to Pitch Rather Than Plot

 There's a huge debate out in the creative community about whether you a "pantser" or a "plotter." If you come across these terms, people are talking about whether you outline your novels before you start writing or if you write without an outline.

For me, outlining is part of the contract process. I need to pitch a plot idea through an outline before I receive the green light to write the book. Th

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“More than once in the orphanage, I’d been asked if I wanted to look different. Truth is, I never did. I knew who I was when I looked into the mirror, my mother’s daughter.”
Rosemary Jones, Mask of Silver

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“One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.”
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“As to the thoughts, they are elfish. Those eyes in the Evening Star you must have seen in a dream.”
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“My major vice is sarcasm with a side of caffeine addiction.”
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