Tag Archive: smoke jumpers

Animals

Here’s your breakish for animals. Jaguars Humans have killed 26 Panamanian Jaguars this year from Mental Floss. Cattle and sheep ranchers are setting up shop in jaguar territory, which puts everyone in a pretty dangerous position. More than half of the forest in the Isthmus of Panama is already gone. The cats are running out of safe spaces to go. And on top of that, humans have moved in on their wild food supply. Humans are not good at (or…
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My Approach to NaNoWriMo

I’m going to talk a bit about my approach to Nanowrimo this year… It may be TMI? Maybe? I’m trying to share. I was talking with someone recently about how much I love Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing podcast. She’s so open and honest. (Or appears she is at least.) I like the ones where she just tells you how she’s feeling and what’s happening even more than the interviews. Like oh, she can do it, not every day…
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S1.21 An Axe

An Axe is written by Mariah Avix. An Axe is a Smoke Jumper story. Look for Faye’s novella, Summer Solace, in the spring. Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week. Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real. She is currently working on a…
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Death and Weddings

I’ve been plotting out a Smoke Jumper novella. I’ve been wanting to write a mystery for a while and the idea came to me for a murder set at a destination wedding. So I’ve been researching death and weddings. It’s been…weird. First the wedding! I’ve been making a Pinterest board. Just like other Pinterest board makers. Except my thought when I look at something is, “Would this make a good clue?” “Would this make a good red herring?” “How will…
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Quick roundup

Falcons The Smoke Jumper series features peregrine falcons and I’ve been reading a lot about them. They are predators, which makes them great scarecrows. Reviews They are incredibly important. I’m really bad at them. I highly recommend this great write-up about why they are important and how to do them. Swimming cyborgs This one comes back the we don’t know what robots are. Or we can’t accurately see the future. Or just science is awesome. I think mostly that last…
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An Axe

It is Friday and that means another challenge from Chuck Wendig. This time it was a knock on the door. Never one to follow directions I went for a crash into a door. An axe. A couple peregrine falcons. A bear. And a fire. An Axe The impact on the solid pine door reverberated through the house. Faye was out of bed and running to the front door in a heartbeat. She flung open the door and stared down at…
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Resources

When I go looking for information I find I often go back to the same resources. Yes, I mostly start with Wikipedia and Google. But if those aren’t finding me what I want I have a few other places I regularly loop through. Cracked – personal experience column I know it is a humor site but it is surprisingly good, especially the personal experience. Depending on what you are looking for it can be a good place to go. There…
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Nano Update – Done

Done I’m done. I wash my hands of it. I actually finished on the 23rd with the bulk of the book. I went through and put in notes where I need to fix things. I pulled the first book into the Scrivener along side it so that I can make sure I’ve got good continuity between the two. This seems like what it was made for. I can have open my information about her magnetic bracelet (more like this –…
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