Friday, July 26, 2013

Magical Words!


Eh-hem...I mean, today I am guest blogging on the amazing website, MagicalWords.Net.

Last time, and my first post ever on the site, was on June 27th...the day we held our fund raising party for Skye of the Damned. They are having me back today to write again. In June I spoke of the challenges of writing for screen vs. writing for books (you can go read it HERE). Today I'm speaking about an artist's state of they can get down on themselves by failing to remember the good, fretting about things they can't change, and forgetting to enjoy what they have done.

This has been weighing on my mind a lot as I've been a yo-yo myself lately. One moment I'm proud of my work and what I'm doing...the next minute I'm down on myself and in a total depressed/stressed out state. This is something that plagues all matter what area they are in, be it writing or dance or painting or acting get the picture.

So head on over and maybe my words will encourage and empower you today...for that's what I was trying to accomplish with this.

Have a great week...and btw...on THIS blog, in honor of my Bday yesterday, I tell you how to download my short story, Heroes Square for suggest you get your butt on over to the blog and read! And while you're there, read posts from other writers....these people who write for this blog are amazing!!!!

Write Hard!

Tamsin :)


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today I'm a guest blogger on I SMELL SHEEP!

Today you can find me having a discussion with Skye MacKenna over at the I Smell Sheep Blog!

This was a fun adventure for me, actually. Usually when I write for a blog, I'm writing about writing or character or giving advice or talking about what I'm working on....but instead, I was told to come up with something a bit different. I was given ideas and examples...and I decided that the lead protagonist in Skye of the Damned, Skye MacKenna, IF she could complain...would complain about all the hardships I've given her to start off with in the show.

You see, I'm a firm believer in characters earning their "Disney Ending"...if you know what I mean. If we're going to end the story where everyone is more or less happy and all loose ends are tied God they better have earned that! And in order to earn it, they need to walk through the fires of hell, metaphorically speaking. And no one should do that more than the leading character. She should really be hit with the "unlucky (but not so unlucky it feels forced or overdone) stick." Plus, with lead characters...they either start out where life is wonderful and it goes to hell in a hand-basket OR they are already a shit-show (for lack of a better weird word) and have to find ways to not just deal with all the crap dealt them...but find what "normal" is for them. The latter is my preference, actually.

Anyhoo....back to what I was saying...If Skye could bitch about the hand I'd dealt her and I could retort, I thought it might be fun and a good way to talk about SKYE OF THE DAMNED  as well as a good way to have my say (or basically justify) why Skye isn't "perfect"...why she makes rash decisions and messes up. First off, it's a hell of a lot more interesting and's easier for people to relate to since they, too, are not perfect.

But enough about why or what I wrote. Head on over to the blog and read the silliness for yourself! OH...and since it's my Birthday TOMORROW (YAY!)...I'm giving away a book for 2 weeks...but you have to read the post to see how to get it!

Hope you like it! 

Tamsin :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


TONIGHT I will be on LA Talk Radio on the show called Broad Topics to talk about SKYE OF THE DAMNED at 10:05pm EST....which is 7:05pm if you are in LA. The link is HERE.

Hope you can listen in! If can use that same link tomorrow (or the next day) to listen to the recorded version of the show!

And for those of you who are new to my blog because you heard me on the air...WELCOME! For more on SKYE scroll on down for links to video and head to Facebook for pics of the cast!


Tamsin :)