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K.M. Randall

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As a girl, K.M. always wished she’d suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates writing fantasy and paranormal. She is the author of Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga) and The Reaper's Daughter. When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she serves as a freelance editor and writer. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English-Lit from Nazareth College of Rochester. K.M. lives in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region with her husband, her extremely energetic little boy, and their crazy goldendoodle Luna (short for Lunatic). K.M. is currently busy at work on the ...more

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K.M. Randall I write through it. I might be working on a passage and feel totally uninspired, but I keep writing even if it's slow and stilted and I feel like the…moreI write through it. I might be working on a passage and feel totally uninspired, but I keep writing even if it's slow and stilted and I feel like the prose is bland. Eventually, I'll hit a scene that gets the creative juices flowing. For me, the act of writing is a catalyst to inspiration. (less)
K.M. Randall Hi Dominique!

While I freelance write and edit for a living, It took me a long time to write my first book. But towards when I was getting close to…more
Hi Dominique!

While I freelance write and edit for a living, It took me a long time to write my first book. But towards when I was getting close to finishing it, I started to research all that went into getting a book published. What's wonderful today is there are so many different options. While trying to get your book into a traditional publishing house can seem daunting to a first-time author, there's also the chance to submit to a number of small, indie presses as well as the option to self-publish. I was lucky to find and be accepted by Booktrope, a small but growing press with a unique business model that I found appealing. Another great option is Wattpad. I know authors who got their starts on Wattpad by sharing their stories for free and amassed followings that launched careers.

My advice to writers is to get on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc., connect with other writers, and do your homework on getting published. For smaller works, there are a number of literary magazines that appeal to different genres and audiences that look for submissions. A lot of writers I've come across started off publishing small works of fiction in magazines. One of the most important things you can do is create a platform for yourself by blogging. Start to share your work there, and bam, you've published your own work instantly online.

We all suffer from a lack of confidence at some point, but it's something we have to struggle through if we want to follow our passion. People are going to be mean at times, but that's the way it is with art. I think Kristen Wiig puts it eloquently: "If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care about what people think."

Pursue the craft you love, hone it, and don't balk at advice from editors and other writers. We're all here to help.

I hope that helps. Thanks for your questions! :)

Always keep dreaming,
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“Yeah, but what we need are some fighters who know how to take down a wolf. I know three."

"If you are going to get the Pigs, you'll need backup. They're not to be trifled with.”
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“They've promised that dreams can come true—but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.”—Oscar Wilde”
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“Many stories begin with a dream, but it is rare when the dream is the story itself.”
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Making Connections: 3129. - FRACTURED DREAM (The Dreamer Saga) by K.M. Randall 1 16 Apr 18, 2014 11:00AM  
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter - who was a child at the time - asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!”
Louis L'Amour

“Because love is an act of will. You think it will just happen, but you have to make it so. Even when it’s gone wrong. Wait and see. If love doesn’t come to you, you have to go find it.”
Alice Hoffman, Green Witch
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“The first draft is your “vomit onto the keyboard” draft, wherein your task is to simply keep moving and outrun your doubts.”
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .


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