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O. M. Grey’s Inspiration

The Siren’s Song, the blog for Sirens Call Publications, published a guest post by O. M. Grey today for their Horror of Steampunk series. Olivia discusses where her inspiration comes from, especially for “Love is for the Living,” the short story in Sirens Call’s anthology Bellows of the Bone Box.

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Excerpt:

Inspiration for stories sometimes comes from the strangest places. A dream. A conversation. A relationship. A fleeting thought. Writing prompts. An image. A movie scene or snippet of dialogue. Historical events. Surviving trauma. A broken heart. Betrayal. I’ve written stories that have come from all of these and more.

Inspiration for a story is definitely the first step. Ideas. I’ve come across so many emerging authors who are terrified people will steal their ideas.

Ideas are a dime a million.

Creating something with those ideas is where the real work, and some say talent, comes in. At a Steampunk convention on the Queen Mary, we did a writer-in-the-round exercise where the moderator gave us a basic plot or beginning sentence, and we had to take it from there for three minutes. At the end of each writer’s turn, the next writer had to pick up where the last left off. It was a fascinating exercise, as each writer took the story in an entirely different direction and with a different style and voice than I would have. The discussion afterward proved that each author felt the same way.

Ideas, that spark of inspiration, are the first step, but a step does not a journey make.

Read the rest HERE!

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O. M. Grey Announces Schedule

Amazon bestselling author O. M. Grey released her schedule for the first part of 2011. She will be visiting many fantasy conventions and interacting with fans. From Comic Cons to fan run conventions to the Steampunk World’s Fair, catch Ms. Grey on one of her Grand Adventures.

Her full schedule is available from her website.

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BMP Authors @Austin Comic Con

Three Blue Moose Press authors will be at Austin’s first ever Comic Con. Formerly Texas Wizard World held in Arlington, Comic Con has found its new home in Austin. Find Ethan Rose of Rowan of the Wood, O. M. Grey of Avalon Revisited, and Robert Stikmanz of the Hidden Lands of Nod in the dealer room with their books and other goodies (like Vampire Slayer Kits, Steampunk Pendants, and Oracles of all kinds).

In fact, it’s during Ms. Grey’s 41st birthday, so stop by and wish her well.

November 12-14, 2010.

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BMP Authors @ApolloCon

Three Blue Moose Press authors will be at Houston’s Apollocon June 25-27. Find Ethan Rose of Rowan of the Wood and Robert Stikmanz of the Hidden Lands of Nod in the dealer room with their books and other goodies (like Vampire Slayer Kits, Steampunk Pendants, and Oracles of all kinds). The two authors will also be on a few panels, so check the Apollocon program for times.

Additionally, O. M. Grey will be in attendance. She will be doing a signing of her new book Avalon Revisited at the Blue Moose Press booth on Saturday, 2pm, directly after her panel discussion Steampunk. Ms. Grey is also on another panel Friday evening discussing eBooks.

More information on the Apollocon site.

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O. M. Grey Guest of Honor

Avalon Revisited author O. M. Grey will be the Guest of Honor at the 2011 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention! Join Olivia for High Tea with the Baroness. Ticket information available at the Wild Wild West website.

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