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Liberty Speidel

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From her super-secret lair near Kansas City, Liberty Speidel imagines no-nonsense stories with heart-hitting appeal. Subsisting a little too heavily on Earl Grey tea and dark chocolate-covered almonds, she claims this helps her write the highly-acclaimed Darby Shaw Chronicles and upcoming Justice trilogy. Her husband and kids occasionally pull her away from the computer for camping and hiking trips with her beloved Labrador Retriever.

Find out more about her at her page and catch her hamming it up on The Lasers Dragons And Keyboards Podcast.

To join Liberty's newsletter where you can learn about new releases, get exclusive short stories, and find out what she's up to, click here: Fans of Darby Shaw Chronicles.

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Liberty Speidel I get very little writers block, but when I do, I tend to jump to a different project until my mind can clear so I'm always working on something. When…moreI get very little writers block, but when I do, I tend to jump to a different project until my mind can clear so I'm always working on something. When I'm able, I like to take long walks at night with my dog, listen to some writing podcasts, and let my mind get distracted away from the problem since that's when I usually come up with a solution. But outlining has helped me not run into too much writers block in recent years. Most of the time when I get stuck, it's more because I'm not WANTING to write. So taking a walk or getting out for a hike really helps me to get settled down again.(less)
Liberty Speidel Read as much as you can in the genre(s) you want to write in. Read as much as you can about the craft and the business of writing. Find…moreRead as much as you can in the genre(s) you want to write in. Read as much as you can about the craft and the business of writing. Find writing-related podcasts to listen to when you can't be reading (I especially like the Self-Publishing Podcast and The Creative Penn.)

And write your first draft as though you'll never be able to edit. Don't edit while you're writing--but try to put as much into that first draft as you can. You'll have to come back and polish it up, but it's much easier if you have most of the elements already there. (less)
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Just a real quick update!

I'm going to start doing some guest posts over at the AuthorCulture blog. The kind folks have invited me to join them permanently, but I'm not sure yet if that's something I can maintain, so for the next three or four months, I've agreed to do some guest blogging. My first post is today! So go check it out. :) 

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Liberty Have a stack of books on my nightstand to read... hopefully, I'll get them all done before they're due at the library!


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Beth Hi Liberty,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads and for putting my book, A Real Basket Case, on your to-read list! If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .

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