Why Be Normal?

*Psst* Yeah, you. Come over here.

Are you looking for something different? Something unexpected? Something not normal?

You’ve come to the right place. You’ve discovered the website for Jami Gold, paranormal author. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales, including the mythology-based Mythos Legacy series. Her stories range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same… Normal need not apply.

The Mythos Legacy Series

Paranormal Romance / Contemporary Fantasy Romance

Unintended Guardian Logo   Treasured Claim cover   Pure Sacrifice cover   Ironclad Devotion cover

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4 Steps to Break Grammar Rules with Style — Guest: Julie Glover

June 23, 2016 Writing Stuff
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While we need to learn grammar rules for our writing, if we follow the rules too strictly, we can strangle our voice,. Today, Julie Glover shares her tips on four steps to break grammar rules in a good way.

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Why Is “Unlikable” Often a Deal-Breaker for Readers?

June 21, 2016 Random Musings
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A recent article about unlikable heroines pointed out that likability is often more of a problem for female characters than for male characters. While I’ve learned how to minimize those issues with my characters, the problem still rankles me.

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5 Tips for Empowering Description with Contrast — Guest: Marcy Kennedy

June 16, 2016 Writing Stuff
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We’ve probably all heard (or thought!) that description is boring or the part readers skip. Yet our stories need description or else be confusing. Marcy Kennedy joins us today to share 5 tips to empower and add interest to our description by using contrast.

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4 Tips for “Setting” a Mood — Guest: Becca Puglisi

June 14, 2016 Writing Stuff
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The Thesaurus books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are a must-have for every fiction author, and they now have two new Thesauri books: Urban Setting and Rural Setting. Becca’s here today to talk about how setting is important for more than just describing the time and place of our scene.

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10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers — Guest: Davonne Burns

June 9, 2016 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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As writers, we’re always struggling to find time for everything, including social media. But every social media platform is different, so just because we don’t like one platform doesn’t mean another one won’t be a perfect fit, especially if we want to be where our readers are.

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Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur? — Guest: Renee Regent

June 7, 2016 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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As a modern writer, we’re expected to do so much that we struggle to find time to write—even if we’re traditionally published. No one will ever care about our career as much as we do, so that means we should pay attention to many aspects of entrepreneurship.

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Self Publishing? What’s Your Plan to Keep Readers? — Part Four

June 2, 2016 Writing Stuff
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One way to keep readers interested in our writing is to hook them with an excerpt to our next story at the end of our book. But there are times an excerpt could hurt our sales. When is it a good idea to include an excerpt—and when is it not?

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Can We Track Our Improvements in Writing Quality?

May 31, 2016 Writing Stuff
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The learning curve we face when deciding to become a writer is always longer than we think because we don’t know what all we don’t know. So how can we track our progress? How can we tell whether we’re improving? How can we feel good about our writing?

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