Author Archives: Alyssa Linn Palmer

Free Short Stories

Originally posted on Women and Words:
Recently, I realized how many authors have short stories available for free on their websites. I thought it would be fun to put a list together here. I’m putting it in alphabetical order by…

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My blog has moved.

For all those subscribers wondering where I am…. My blog has moved to I’d love it if you’d come join me there. 🙂

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I just picked up (or rather, UPS shipped me, from Amazon) the Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary LP/DVD-Audio edition, and I am in heaven. ZS was the first Bowie album I owned (on CD, the Rykodisc version) and it’s always been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beneath the Shadows

Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster My rating: 4 of 5 stars I haven’t been to the area in which this book is set (North Yorkshire), but I have been on the moors, and the atmosphere that Sara Foster creates … Continue reading

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Chicago, Gangster style.

Since I’m writing a 1920s Chicago gangster novel, naturally I would be all about finding out the gangster history of the city. Part of this was done via the Newberry library, and part of it was done via a tour … Continue reading

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Traveling is fun! Day 1 in Chicago.

I love traveling. At the moment I’m in Chicago, and it’s been delightful. Taking it easy tonight, but I’ve been here two days and it’s felt a bit non-stop. Today I went on a gangster tour, sailed the Tall Ship … Continue reading

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Workshop: Michael Hauge’s Story Craft

On May 12th, I had the good fortune to attend a workshop put on by my local RWA chapter. We hosted Michael Hauge, a well-known story and script consultant. He often presents at the RWA Nationals (I missed him in … Continue reading

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