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Special Feature: Type X – A #YA #Dystopian Novel by M. A. Phipps

Two years have passed since her willing return to the DSD, and Wynter Reeves is no longer the timid girl who only wanted to blend in. Strong, confident, and in control of her once debilitating powers, the world trembles at her feet while news of what she’s capable of spreads like fire among the State’s enemies. As the death toll rises and Dr. Richter further warps her into a weapon of war, Wynter is forced to embrace the daunting reality of what she’s become. With the remnants of her humanity hanging on by a shoestring, she must choose between the one sacrifice that could lead to her salvation or the dark path of destruction from which there can be no return.

Torn between two sides of a war she never asked for, will Wynter find her freedom, or will she be doomed to remain a monster forever?

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#IWSG – Why I Love #Fantasy

For those who don’t know, the Insecure Writers Support Group is open to all writers to share their fears, doubts, and concerns, as well as your triumphs. So if you have something to share, visit the link at the end of this post!


A Confession…

Other than the short story I wrote for 12 Short Stories, I haven’t written anything this month. Well, that and blog posts. But am I worried? Okay, yeah, I kinda am…I’ve tried everything to motivate myself, so this week I’m trying good old fashioned just-get-out-of-your-head-and-do-it tactics. I have another short story to work on this week, then I’m going to finish up Book 1 of A God’s Deception and start on Book 2. There’s only a couple of chapters left to write in the first book. 😀

The good news is, if I just get to writing, I can have the first drafts of Books 2 & 3 done by the end of this month. Of course, my first drafts are absolutely horrendous and need lots of work. I think the fleshing out part of writing takes longer than writing the first draft, but somehow it’s more fun for me too.

This months question…

What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

I’ve loved fantasy for as long as I can remember. Its been so long, I can’t even remember what got me hooked.

I love that it transports you to new worlds that only exist in your (or someone else’s) imagination. It takes me away from the everyday craziness of this world. Sometimes it even makes my problems seem a lot smaller. I mean, I’d rather deal with my issues than being on the run for my life.

I love the magic and how anything is possible. You can make it as real or as fantastical as you want, and it doesn’t matter because it’s your world.

Mostly I love that it helps me maintain my sanity. I have a very overactive imagination, and fantasy worlds are the best outlet for that. If I spend too much time not writing (like lately), I can’t sleep, my brain won’t shut off, and I get really depressed. The only way to fix it is to write. So that’s what I do.

What’s your favorite genre to write and/or read and why?


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#YouTubeTuesday – 42 Genius Hacks That Will Take Your Life to a Whole New Level

I love watching these life hacks videos. They have some great ideas, and I’ve used tons of them and saved time and money as a result. So here’s 42 of them to take advantage of.

 

 

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