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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tapping the microphone. Anyone out there?

Hey All,

Happy 2012! Hope it's started off swimmingly for all of you. I've been querying, writing, rescuing cats, traveling overseas, and studying, studying, studying....

No, I'm not returning to blogging just yet, but I did want to point out a new blogger on the scene. This "cupid" is hosting a contest for all YA writers with a completed manuscript. Vickie Motter and John Cusick are the agent judges, so make sure you check out the contest here if you have a completed YA that needs a good, loving home.

I also wanted to make sure you've purchased a copy of An Honest Lie Vol. 3. My stupendous CP has her short "The Skin Script" inside its glossy covers, and Steph gets a book deal if she sells a whole bunch of copies - so click here! And also make sure you visit Steph's blog for updates on all of her publications and interviews. She's one to follow. Find her here.

That's it for me. Back to my essay!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

An Honest Lie: Vol. 3

Coming out of hiatus briefly to tell you about an awesome anthology coming out. My crit partner and roommate, Stephanie Loree, has her short story SKIN SCRIPT inside.

If Steph gets enough votes and sells enough copies of the anthology through her portal, she'll get a book deal with Open Heart Publishing, so please, please, please check out the link below and support a truly amazing author.

Here's a blurb from the story:

Hook: A man who can tattoo the future falls in love with a dangerous client.

What the publisher had to say: "Stephanie’s unique and visionary work tells a creative story about fore-ordained love, and fore-ordained lives. You’ll quickly agree that this story is unlike any other!"


She smiled. “I’ll try to keep my hands to myself.”

He caught himself grinning as he began. “Talk to me about you. I want to know it all.”

“You already do, limner,” she said, “but I’ll tell you anyway.”

As he filled in her future, she relayed her past. And when the pain ceased, they smiled. Together they whispered deeper truths under florescent lights. Skin against skin.

Twice Jules negated her death. Maybe his too, he couldn’t know.

Years would pass in guile and secret rendezvous. Mistakes that might have led to their discovery, simply erased. No taint of their love allowed on her neck, no exchange of passion interrupted by a curious father.

Her skin consumed him as he worked. The smell of iron and ink. The smooth delicacy of her touch. The flavor of peppermint lip-gloss. The heat. He might illuminate her body, but she carved a channel inside Jules. She liberated him from a prison of plastic walls and cold steel. Worse, she made him laugh.

Steph talks a little bit more about the story here.

You can buy a copy of the anthology through Steph's portal here.

You really won't regret it. SKIN SCRIPT is an amazing tale. It's stayed with me since I first read it, and will continue to do so.

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Well, folks...

As you probably realized, there hasn't been a whole lot of blogging goin' on up in here. Between school and working on my novel, I haven't had the time. So...........

You're Write. Except when you're Rong will be going on a temporarily permanent hiatus. I say temporarily because I do plan on returning in the future, hopefully with an agent in hand and a book on the market.

It has been a truly awesome year, and I fully intend to keep in touch with the blogging community. Thanks to all of you for your regular comments, views, and all-around awesomeness. This link will remain as-is, so keep your eye out for any new posts.

As an extra note, my crit partner and I will be heading out to World Fantasy Con next weekend, so let me know if you're going to be there.

There's no easy way to post this, so I'll say thanks again, it's been a blast, and I'll see you around!

Much Love,


Monday, September 12, 2011

Movie Monday: Sylvia Part 1


Sylvia Part One

Interested in a movie of your own? Send 250-500 words to esolodow at gmail dot com. Lights, Camera, Action!

Friday, September 9, 2011

How to Misinterpret Book Covers. Part 2.

*Author's note: I love these book covers, and mean no harm to their designers, publishers, or authors. 

Girl questions her new frozen health food diet.

Next time, he would not look up an optometrist in the Yellow Pages.

Girl has no idea the Botany Club could be so deadly.

Girl regrets purchasing her fog machine, 
even though it looks really cool.

Consumers show little surprise when new line of 
baby carriages is recalled by the manufacturer.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Movie Monday: The Write Stuff.


It's good to be back, folks! Just a quick note that the blogging schedule going forward will be Movie Mondays on, well, Mondays, and regular posts on Friday. I may increase post dates in the future, but I'm keeping it slim for now to leave room for schoolwork. 

If you're interested in having a movie made of your writing, please send 250-500 words of somethin' good to esolodow at gmail

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wherefore Art Thou?

Hi, I'm Elena. I live in Ohio. I used to blog once, oh so long ago. I shot videos and made witty posts about writing. It's okay if you don't remember me.

I remember you, my friend.

So, what's new? How's the writing? How's the blogging?

You're Write. Except when you're Rong. will be back on the air September 5th, 2015.

Uh, I mean 2011. It is still 2011, right?

See you soon.

- Elena