Stephanie Ayers

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in Vienna, VA, The United States
February 22

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Stephen King, James Patterson, Edgar Allen Poe

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Stephanie Ayers is the word whisperer where horror and fantasy collide. A published author with a trunk full of tricks thanks to a checkered past, she haunts Irish castles and snowy mountaintops in her dreams while living the unicorn life in Ohio disguised as a human. When she isn’t listening to the voices in her head, she spends her days as a mom, gramma, cat mom, avid flea market shopper, and Netflix binger, while avoiding housework and zombies at all costs.

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Her favorite quote is: "The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story."-Stephanie Ayers



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Stephanie Ayers I remember the first draft I ever finished. My excitement probably drove my betas crazy! I had a great bunch of friends to help me along the way, thou…moreI remember the first draft I ever finished. My excitement probably drove my betas crazy! I had a great bunch of friends to help me along the way, though. In hindsight, here's what I would offer to a new writer...

1. Set your draft aside for at least a week.
2. Read it out loud to yourself, and fix typos, sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar as you go.
3. Once you've gone through your whole draft a second time, set it aside again. Take this time to search for readers (preferably ones who read your genre), develop a checklist of what you want your betas to look for, and find an "alpha" to go through your draft with you.
4. Fix what your alpha finds. Revise where needed. Let your alpha look it over again, fix, revise, repeat.
5. Once your alpha is happy, send it to your beta readers. Offer them a deadline so you don't wait forever to hear back from them.
6. Look over your beta readers' comments with an open mind. Don't take it too seriously. You asked for their input. Review your story and decide which comments you agree with. You don't have to fix everything, but keep in mind if more than one person mentions something, it's probably in your best interest to follow it.
7. Begin your search for open submissions. Follow the guidelines exactly.
8. Remember, the more you submit, the better your odds of getting published. Everyone starts out with rejection notices, it's a part of the process.(less)
Stephanie Ayers I am currently working focusing on editing and finalizing several short stories to put together in a collection for publication. All of these stories …moreI am currently working focusing on editing and finalizing several short stories to put together in a collection for publication. All of these stories fall under the theme of soul collecting. I'm really excited about it.

I've also been writing an epic fantasy for the better part of two years. When Edgar decides to take a detour from his travels to champion a dwarf against her Elven neighbors, he has no idea that he will earn a following that will stand with him against the Dragon Queen threatening his kingdom. I'm having a lot of fun writing this one, as it keeps throwing one surprise after another at me!(less)
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Our Christmas Nook is Live!

Over the summer, I signed up to write a short story for a charity. This short story was to be published in a book. That book is now live and it is an international bestseller!  The Book Title: Our Christmas NookGenre: Anthology/MixedPublisher: Fiery Vision PublishingCharity: International Cat SocietyBuy Link: mybook.to/OurChristmasNook Blurb: Enjoy this collection of... Read more of this blog post »
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“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
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Stephanie Charlene wrote: "I can't seem to be able to sit down and read a book but I did manage to read,"The Soul of Autism" and it was a wonderful enlightening book."

Thank you!! I have friends with children with autism. I'm glad to have a referral to pass on to them!


Charlene Long I can't seem to be able to sit down and read a book but I did manage to read,"The Soul of Autism" and it was a wonderful enlightening book.


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