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Most Recent Posts
- Oh, the places a writer’s mind will go!
- Writers: Watch Your Headlines
- The Immune System’s Role in Longevity
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 4
- Romanian research: What’s in a name?
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 3
- Romanian Research – Vampires
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 2
- Romanian research – Owls
- I’ve joined Web Serial Writing Month
"If you don't inspire, you expire."
"It is a rare goal that has only one path."
"Life is too short for uncomfortable clothes!"
"Isn't it interesting how we often fight who we truly are, what we truly want and that which we truly deserve?"
"The more you appreciate, the more you have to appreciate."
"I know, therefore I am."
"Today is wonderful because I've chosen to see it that way."
Author Archives: Carma Spence
This morning, I went to the restroom to brush my teeth. I work on a university campus, so it was not strange to see a backpack in one of the stalls. What was strange was the complete lack of any … Continue reading
They say the pen is mightier than the sword … and I do agree that it packs a powerful punch. “With great power comes great responsibility,” and this is so true of writers. Our words are powerful — especially when … Continue reading
One of the causes of a human’s “shortened” life span is the increased risk of infections and certain cancers caused the the reduced effectiveness of the immune system. You see, as we age, the thymus, which produces new T cells … Continue reading
Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. Radu had the afternoon off. His father was caring for the goats now and he only needed to pick up a few things from the market and deliver some cheese from … Continue reading
I wanted to have the novel take place in someplace that could be real, so I researched how towns might be named. I eventually chose Liniste Sat, which means quiet village in Romanian. This is a great name because it … Continue reading
Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. This time, Maria approached Grigor’s grave with excitement and jubilation. The clearing seemed brighter, cheerier since her last visit. The twitter of thrush and tit lent a gaiety to what Maria … Continue reading
I’ve watched so many movies and TV shows with vampires and even read a few books, so I have a general take on what vampires are about. However, there is a historic novel aspect to this work, so I wanted … Continue reading
Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. Maria hummed as she walked into the chicken coop. The hens seemed to cluck in tune with her as she reached beneath them to collect the morning’s harvest of eggs. The … Continue reading
When I started writing Lord Vayne, I had never stepped foot in Romania, where a bulk of the novel takes place. The only things I knew about the country I read in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. So, of course, I … Continue reading