Saturday, May 12, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway: Ami Blackwelder

 Today, we have Ami Blackwelder with us in connection with the promotion of her book "She Speaks to Angels". Not only is she sharing ideas with us but she kindly offers giveaways too.. So read on, and enter the giveaway below.

 She Speaks to Angels edited by Connie Webb and Ashely Egan and my Alpha/Beta readers!

"I tried not to sound hysterical, but it’s not every day you find out the paranormal is hunting you."

What if everything you believed was a lie?

A Suicide

Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?

Dangerous Liaisons

When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?

Kian- a dangerous love interest she did not ask for.
Powers- belonging to an underworld she never knew existed.
A Clique- that could be friends or foes?

A Soul Purpose

The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth.
Demons want to do what they want.
Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons
For Allison Maney, everything is not exactly what it seems…

A Suspenseful Romance

Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three,
Ali won't know who to trust…or who to love.

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Ami Blackwelder
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How do authors come up with ideas for writing?

    As a reader you must often wonder how us writers come up with our ideas for books. While I can’t speak for all authors, I can speak for me. I imagine most writers have similar processes, but this surely does not encompass every writer.

Sometimes we are impassioned by political or social events and this leads us to form a seed of idea, a theme we want our story to have.

Sometimes the story comes from the redundancy of story lines on TV and in books, and a simple desire to read or see something different.

Sometimes the stories come to us in dreams.

Where ever the initial spark, the story then must undergo a process of plot development and character development.

When I wrote The Hunted of 2060 the character April came first. Her identity as an alien offspring with the ability to shape shift was the catalyst for her character. The story developed around her character.

Yet when I wrote She Speaks to Angels, the story or plot lines came first and the characters grew out of the story. A story can be written anyway and it really depends on what you are comfortable with and how the story comes to you.

Often story tellers say we are merely vessels, a medium in which a story unfolds itself. Perhaps the stories dwell in another realm, in another time and they reveal themselves so that the voices, the emotional truths, can be heard and witnessed and learned.

Stories often speak to authors, and then so do characters. When I wrote The Day the Flowers Died, a romance set in 1930 Munich, Germany, I wrote the story because of the intense emotional dream I had which compelled me to write their story.

Often writers use an outline and each scene might denote a chapter. But many writers veer off the outline as the plot thickens and the characters develop a mind of their own. As a writer, you often have to be flexible enough to allow your characters free will so to speak.

But many writers write without an outline, sometimes the story is in their head, or they develop the story as they write. It really boils down to what works best for you as a writer.

I have always been a story teller and I love my readers, because they get to be the ones to hear my stories. I often try to cater to what they might like, but I stay true to my voice and my passions. When my passions and reader interests mingle, then I have done a good job.

My new release coming April 6th exclusively on kindle is SHE SPEAKS TO ANGELS.


Know more about Ami and her book here!

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  1. Looks great and thanks so much for having me! Had a blast!

    1. Thanks so much Ms. Ami for the post and the giveaway...:)


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