September162014

Who am I…

who-am-i

I am fearful

I am strong

I am here, but not for long

I run away

I run home

I run so I’m not alone

I am happy

I am sad

I am all I have and had

I look ahead

I look back

I look now for what I lack

I am crazy

I am sane

I am not one in the same

Am I lying?

Am I true?

Who am I and who are you?

who-am-i

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September142014

The Bears

The Bears - A flash fiction piece written for the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge.

SPF Bears

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 The Bears

I wobbled as I tried to regain my balance on the thin metal rail.

“Careful!” Kenzie screamed, “Don’t fall off the rail!”

I stuck my arms straight out and found my center. “Why not?”

“Duh! The bears will get you!”

I turned and frowned, but quickly gave up the expression as I wobbled again. “I thought that was the cracks in the pavement?”

“I’m being creative, come on, move it.”

I…

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3PM

Coming Home

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Hey guys! I’m back! 

I have missed being here with all of you these last months, but I have just been so unbelievably busy! You may be aware that 5-ish months ago I moved to Madrid to teach English, that I had to work very long hours, and that most of my precious free time was being used to learn Spanish.

Well, now I have a new job with less hours and I’ve got a basic grasp of Spanish, so I hope…

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March102014
February252014

amirila said: After the (specifically) 7th episode, what do you think about how they're handling the show compared to the books?

kelleyarmstrong:

I returned from a weekend offline to find myself hit by requests—and demands—to comment on episode 7, so I’m going to take advantage of your question here to address it. Please note that my comments are spoiler-free for those who didn’t see Saturday’s episode. Also, I’m using this question to formulate a general response to all the requests for comment, rather than specifically responding to this one. This is also my comment on all changes, so I won’t be replying to further requests based on future episodes. This is one-size-fits-all :)

So, what did I think after episode 7? I haven’t seen it—or any of the episodes. I still write in that world, and can’t risk being influenced by another writer’s version of it, and after what I heard about the latest episode perhaps readers will start to better understand why I felt I had to take that stance to protect my future stories.

I have heard enough to know what’s happening. I can’t comment on how I feel about how they’re handling the show, because how I feel isn’t important. I sold the option because the number one question I get is “when will your books be a movie/TV show?” When I had the chance to provide that for readers, I couldn’t refuse. So it’s not about how I feel about the changes, but how readers feel. Right now, some are deeply unhappy with me, and that’s…tough to deal with. Anyone who knows me knows how important my readers’ opinions are to me. Readers gave me this amazing career and I owe them more than I can repay.

It also been very hard for me to hear from readers who feel betrayed because they think I was actively involved the show or that I approved these changes. As I’ve said, I read very early versions of the first 2 scripts. That was the entirety of my role in the production. 

An author cannot have creative control over a film project based on her books. She can give input, but from what I heard from others writers, it’s usually an exercise in frustration and futility. I decided, then, that if I trust the people undertaking this project, then I need to fully trust them. Which is what I did.

I knew would be changes and I’ve warned readers of that. I was told, though, the show would stick close to book 1. Readers tell me that started out true, but by mid-season is no longer the case. Bitten was my first book, written 15 years ago. I know it’s flawed. I guess the extensive changes mean the writers are trying to do their best with the source material. 

Readers can expect that the show will continue to deviate significantly from the book until it goes off on its own story. I know they’re sticking to the werewolves (no other supernaturals) and Bitten is the only all-werewolf full-length book I wrote. If it goes to season 2, it’ll be their own plot. This would be the beginning of that shift. 

I’m sorry that some readers are upset with me over these changes. I undertook selling the option as an experiment, a decision that I’m sure I’ll be deeply re-evaluating. In the meantime, I’m trying to keep my focus on my own stories. I’m still writing in this world—Brazen came out in Dec, Bounty Hunt later this year, Forsaken early next year—and that will be unaffected by any changes from the TV show. And I’m writing in new worlds, too: Cainsville, Age of Legends, Blackwell Pages. 

If readers want me to keep my focus on my writing and telling new stories—rather than having to deal with what I can’t control—they can comment on my books and ask me about those instead of the show. Even if you love the show, that’s great, but I’m not the person to tell, because I have nothing to do with it. Talk to me about my books, and you’ll make me a very happy and motivated writer :)

February232014

One More Bite - A Sunday Photo Prompt Entry

One More Bite – A Sunday Photo Prompt Entry

SPF One More Bite

Sunday Photo Fiction

It’s that time of the week again! Sunday Photo Prompt Time! Thanks Al! :D

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly Flash Fictionprompt based on the photo supplied below. If you wish to take part, the idea is to write a piece of fiction of around 100-200 words (usually called flash fiction).

Once you have written your story, please click on the blue creature below to add your story to the list. If you…

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9AM

Chain Writing Game - Week 9 Episode 1

Chain Writing Game – Week 9 Episode 1

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Have you ever taken part in a writing chain?

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This week the poll was a real slam dunk, with a very clear winner! Welcome Greg!

week 9

Greg’s moved into his idea house, the one he has been dreaming of since his big break. But something’s not quite right with this house.

I start off with a short 100 word scene, and all you have to do is pick up where the last…

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February152014
Chain Writing Game Independant WeekHave you ever taken part in a writing chain?

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Over the…View Post

Chain Writing Game Independant Week

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10AM
Trapped - A Chain Writing Game CompilationThe ending has been written, sorry it took me a while, I was a bit stumped. It has been compiled…View Post

Trapped - A Chain Writing Game Compilation

The ending has been written, sorry it took me a while, I was a bit stumped. It has been compiled…

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February142014
Never Know - PromptedFor this week’s prompt, write about a sequence of events from the perspective of a child. Never…View Post

Never Know - Prompted

For this week’s prompt, write about a sequence of events from the perspective of a child. 

Never…

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February122014
Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 19Have you ever taken part in a writing chain?

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Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 19

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February112014
Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 15Have you ever taken part in a writing chain?

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Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 15

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11AM
So Alive - Speakeasy #148
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So Alive
I’d have aches and…View Post

So Alive - Speakeasy #148


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So Alive

I’d have aches and…

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February92014
A Sight for Sore Eyes - A Sunday Photo Prompt EntryIt’s that time of the week again! Sunday Photo Prompt Time! Thanks Al! 
Sunday Photo Fiction is a…View Post

A Sight for Sore Eyes - A Sunday Photo Prompt Entry

It’s that time of the week again! Sunday Photo Prompt Time! Thanks Al!

Sunday Photo Fiction is a…

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February82014
Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 1Have you ever taken part in a writing chain?

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Chain Writing Game - Week 7 Episode 1

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