R.A. Desilets

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Rachel A. Desilets was born in southern New Hampshire. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She lived in southern California for a bit and then decided it was too hot.

She currently resides in the rainy side of Oregon with her husband and cats.

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R.A. Desilets To write and read. As often as possible. I know this sounds simple, but a lot of people, especially new writers, will put up blocks for themselves. Th…moreTo write and read. As often as possible. I know this sounds simple, but a lot of people, especially new writers, will put up blocks for themselves. They'll claim they aren't good enough, but here's the secret:

No one is immediately good. You try and fail to learn to ride a bike, but you keep trying, keep failing, and then... you succeed. The same applies to writing. You have to pursue it, desire it, and keep writing no matter what. If you want to get better, you have to keep going.

Reading does help. So if you find yourself absolutely stuck, pick up a few books and get lost in the stories. Figure out what you love and dislike about each title. You can bring anything you learn into your own writing in the future.

But seriously, just write. And keep writing. You can learn to rewrite and edit once you've learned how to write.(less)
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Wording Wednesday - a Blue Moon Series story - White Stone

She wipes her hand across the mirror, which is spotted and blackened with age. The dust coating it comes off on her hand.

If anyone finds out just how far her family fell from grace, they'd say things that shouldn't be said by heretics and heathens. She has to keep this quiet. She has to silence anyone who dares to speak ill against her family. She has to change the story, no matter what the Read more of this blog post »
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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious
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