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Amanda Leigh

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Amanda Leigh is the multi-genre author of numerous titles, including the Mature YA Paranormal Romance, the Beauty of the Dark series. She’s made up stories all her life, and written them down since she was eight. In college she got her degree in English and Communications, and worked as the Assistant Managing Editor on the literary magazine. Amanda advocates for mental health, cystinosis/rare disease awareness, and literacy. Strength: Lives Touched by Cystinosis is an anthology to raise awareness and money for cystinosis. She has a cat she adores and loves cooking, music, art, Psychology, Marvel, Harry Potter, and Elvis Presley. Not necessarily in that order. Find her online at www.authoramandaleigh.com and feel free to get in touch with he ...more

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Amanda Leigh I think that “never give up” has been said a lot but it’s true. Write. That may seem obvious, but it's super important. You need to write. And read, t…moreI think that “never give up” has been said a lot but it’s true. Write. That may seem obvious, but it's super important. You need to write. And read, too. I would also say to learn about the basics and the craft of writing. I minored in Creative Writing but there are many books you can read on the subject. Also, I do think you should record your ideas. Even if you think it won’t amount to something, record it somehow, maybe it will turn into something later. (less)
Amanda Leigh Honestly, a big part of it for me has to do with music. I find the right music before I even start the novel, usually, and then it helps to get me in …moreHonestly, a big part of it for me has to do with music. I find the right music before I even start the novel, usually, and then it helps to get me in the mood for the scene that I'm going to write. But if that still is not enough - sometimes it isn't - maybe I'll try some free writing about the scene or in a character's Point of View. Or discuss what I'm stuck on with my Critique Partner. Or sometimes, I end up just staring at the screen for a while. (less)
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A Journaling Process I Use When I'm Stuck

I've talked about this before, but I feel like a lot of people who want to journal may be getting stuck because they are putting too much pressure on themselves to do it a certain way. Probably partly because they see how other people journal in social media post and all that jazz. I say just put pen to paper and go, but if you are really stuck and overwhelmed, there is a process that I sometimes

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Preface to Thousands of Mornings + first poem in book, "Thousands of Mornings" (Poetry)
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Description: Here is the preface to my book as well as the first poem in the book, titled "Thousands of Mornings".
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Clearly, I am biased. But I put my heart and soul into my books and this one was no different. I'm so glad my friend and fellow author, Rebekah Palmer, asked me what the nature of Kaleib and Melinda's relationship was, otherwise this book may not hav ...more
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“Time passes too fast.
Like a hummingbird flying by,
it’s just a blur to my eyes.”
Amanda Leigh, Thousands of Mornings: Original Poetry and Photography
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“Why can’t I
quiet the thoughts
running through my head?
Put down the pen
and climb
snugly
into bed?”
Amanda Leigh, Thousands of Mornings: Original Poetry and Photography
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“I don’t understand
how everything moves so quickly.
They say time flies when you’re having fun,
but I wasn’t always having fun.
Even when I was mad or sad,
time was always on the run.”
Amanda Leigh, Thousands of Mornings: Original Poetry and Photography
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“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“It’s funny—when people call you “shy,” they usually smile. Like it’s cute, some funny little habit you’ll grow out of when you’re older, like the gaps in your grin when your baby teeth fall out. If they knew how it felt—really being shy, not just unsure at first—they wouldn’t smile. Not if they knew how the feeling knots up your stomach or makes your palms sweat or robs you of the ability to say anything that makes sense. It’s not cute at all.”
Claudia Gray, Evernight

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
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Amanda Leigh Michelle wrote: "Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're loving the Transcend Time Series!! <3
xoxo,
Michelle"


So, I'm only responding four years later lol, but thanks for the comment!! Yes, I loved the Transcend Time Saga!! So much so that I would reread it!! <3 <3 Can't WAIT for Elementals!!!!!!!!


Michelle Madow Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're loving the Transcend Time Series!! <3
xoxo,
Michelle


Amanda Leigh Andrea wrote: "LOVE...LOVE, can I say it louder...L-O-V-E the pic! Ian is an absolute FAVORITE of mine!"

Hahaha! I know! Ian is the BEST isn't he???!!!??? <3


Amanda Leigh Kim wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Amanda, and the #ISF support! See you in the book club forums!xxx"

Thank you! I have to make it over to those book club forums! #ISF is a wonderful foundation, it desereves a lot of support! :) I'll have to check out your books too. They look intriguing. :)


Andrea Robbins LOVE...LOVE, can I say it louder...L-O-V-E the pic! Ian is an absolute FAVORITE of mine!


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Kim Falconer Thanks for the friendship, Amanda, and the #ISF support! See you in the book club forums!xxx


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