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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.

Check it out!

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 2012 Blog Tour: Win a KINDLE! « Caught in the Cogs

Join Olivia for her blog tour! She’s giving away lots of stuff, including a KINDLE!

O. M. Grey 2012 Blog Tour: Win a KINDLE! « Caught in the Cogs.

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Kickstarter for O. M. Grey

O. M. Grey launched her Kickstarter Project Campaign to raise publishing funds (and get a new podcasting mic). Please take a look at the project and the little vlog she made for the campaign.

She’s got some great rewards like free eBooks, author signed books, a mention in the acknowledgements, a book dedicated to you, a cameo appearance in her new WIP, a fully developed character in her new WIP, and a private party with her and 30 of your friends.

Get more information and make your pledge here: Blood, Sex, & Cogs: Steamy Steampunk & More KICKSTARTER

The following is taken from the kickstarter project pageContinue reading

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FREE eBOOKs!

Steal O. M. Grey‘s and Christine Rose‘s books! For the next month, these two lovely ladies will be tracking hits on their free eBooks as well as monitoring their Amazon numbers in an experiment to see if piracy hurts sales.

Additionally, both Christine and Ethan Rose have put up free short stories on their blogs for your enjoyment. They are each linked from the above menu “free stories” and also below.

Christine’s Free Stories and Rowan of the Wood eBook *STEAL THIS BOOK* promotion.

Ethan’s Free Stories.

O. M. Grey’s *STEAL THESE BOOKS* promotion.

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O. M. Grey’s New Short Story

As promised, Blue Moose Press is embracing the re-emergence of the short story. Amazon bestselling author O. M. Grey has just released a new short story called “Zeppelin Dreams,” available from her blog and Amazon.

“Zeppelin Dreams”

A woman steals away to fulfill her desire with a phantom lover.

O. M. Grey gives readers another tragic love short story. Plus this one has the steamy gothic sex of her novel AVALON REVISITED.

Buy it on the KINDLE $0.99.

Buy it on Smashwords for various eBook formats $0.99

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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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O. M. Grey at Texas Book Festival

O. M. Grey will be making an appearance at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. Stop by and get your copy of the Amazon bestseller Avalon Revisited and meet the author. She’ll be the one in the tiny top hat, fluffy bustle, and tight corset.

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