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 a speculative fiction author who creates twisted tales and fantastic realms one page at a time. She is a coffee guzzling, word whispering, world building creative ninja and unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn't doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and currently writes content for Verblio. She is a strong supporter of the indie author community. She achieved Amazon best seller status in 2017 with the poetry anthology, Amb
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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,…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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Til Death Do Us Part

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The 13: Tales of Illusory

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The 13: Tales of Macabre

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New Release! Catching Dragons is Here!

It’s here! It’s finally here! Elven Games dropped to $.99 for a little while in anticipation of Catching Dragons release, and IT’S FINALLY HERE! The story you’ve been waiting for is fresh from the press!   Catching Dragons: Destiny Defined Book 2 A high fantasy from International Bestselling Author Stephanie Ayers and published by Crazy...
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“Editing is like attending a ten year reunion with your characters.”
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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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“She would have to ride the nightmare in her sleep. Only that would keep it material, or enable her to dematerialize with it.”
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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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