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Riley Lashea

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Life, love, pain and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

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Riley LaShea grew up in an Ohio town that looks like a dust speck on most maps. It was boring and awful, so she got the hell out of there. Now, she doesn't know where she wants to be, so over the past several years she has lived in Nashville, Orlando, Fort Worth, Allentown, Columbus, Kansas City, Raleigh, outside LA and inside Manhattan.

She won a lyric contest judged by the Indigo Girls in high school and a screenplay contest judged by Creative Screenwriting Magazine once. Her first published novel became a bestseller at one indie bookstore in Oakland that has since gone out of business.

Known to take great risks in the noble pursuit of creativity, sometimes she prefers to just sit around eating chocolate yogurt and doing KenKen in pajama pa
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Riley Lashea Wow. Thank you. That's very kind of you to say.

I am currently working on a 21-part serial that will be a bit of a departure from my previous releases…more
Wow. Thank you. That's very kind of you to say.

I am currently working on a 21-part serial that will be a bit of a departure from my previous releases. I write screenplays too, and this series goes more in that direction (more action/dialogue :) My intention is to release the first three at the beginning of August, and then one a week through the end of the year.

It's also my hope to have a new erotic romance out this fall.

Though I've been lax, I do try to announce upcoming releases on my blog: http://www.rileylashea.com/blog/. There is also a mailing list on the sidebar to sign up for news on my upcoming books, if that's of interest to you.

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Riley Lashea Hi, K.

Thanks for being my first question :)

To be quite honest, I’ve been doing it for so long, I can’t remember what got me into writing exactly. I re…more
Hi, K.

Thanks for being my first question :)

To be quite honest, I’ve been doing it for so long, I can’t remember what got me into writing exactly. I remember writing short stories and poems and working on plays and a school magazine in elementary school, and I’ve been scratching into notebooks on my own for as long as I can remember.

As for writer’s block, I don’t suffer from it often, but I definitely suffer it when it happens. I think a lot of people don’t realize how cerebral writing really is, how much brain power it takes. I really think your brain can just get tapped out. I don’t know about you, but at the end of a long day of writing I often have a raging headache I’m convinced comes from thinking too hard for too long.

I get over writer’s block by doing the same things I do in an effort to prevent it from happening in the first place. I like puzzles, so I do crosswords or Sudoku or KenKen when I get a little burned out. Sometimes I play guitar or work in Photoshop. When I know I need to put in some long writing days (when I’m coming up on a release date or deadline), I generally stop every two to three hours and play ten minutes or so of a video game. Mrs. Pacman, Mario Kart and Legend of Zelda are my faves. I find things that force my mind to work differently are the most effective remedies for getting back in the zone.

I also avoid social networks like the plague when writing, because I’m easily bothered by depressing news and I never know what I might see. I guess that’s my only real advice. If it’s possible for you, get up and write before you do anything else. Try to avoid news and other people’s drama as much as possible. Get to your story first. Catch up with real life later.
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