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Factual Details Enhance Fun Fantastical Tales

By Lauryne Wright | May 16, 2024

I’m no scientist or astronaut, so writing my Other Worldly series featuring aliens among us on Earth has been a science-based challenge since I realized upon approaching the third novel, Aliens Abound, that my protagonist Rowan Layne would inevitably travel into outer space. Something I hadn’t fathomed when I began writing the first novel, Alienable …

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Disheartened and Disgusted By Traditional Publishing Industry

By Lauryne Wright | May 9, 2024

I recently read two online Writer’s Digest articles about “Why I Choose to Self-Publish” and “The Most Important Question A Writer Can Ask” when seeking to be traditionally published. Herein, I will address the latter to justify the former, because I am decidedly skeptical and disheartened when it comes to the traditional publishing industry. According …

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Latest Novel More Than Moonlight And Roses

By Lauryne Wright | May 3, 2024

A week ago today I drafted the final sentence of Aliens Watch, seventh Other Worldly novel, and second-to-last in the series featuring Rowan Layne. It’s bittersweet because this one, other than the first novel Alienable Rights, took me longest to complete and was the most challenging. Partly because I dove all the way back into …

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Is Anyone Out There?

By Lauryne Wright | April 26, 2024

Lately I feel like I’m sending a message into outer space in hopes of an alien response when I post to this blog, because the only comments I’ve gotten from “readers” in many months is in Russian. Seriously. I just deleted the last two before posting this. That, or “comments” turn out to be exceedingly …

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Delightful Not Frightful Flora and Fauna Despite Human Phobias

By Lauryne Wright | April 19, 2024

I took photos of spring blossoms in my backyard this week, thrilled by the fabulous flora bounty including cactus, lime, and lemon blossoms, plus the bright red pods that bloom into blossoms to become tasty pomegranates seen in the photo accompanying this blog post. It turns out it was the perfect endeavor to galvanize me …

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Pentapods: Adaptive and Rather Alarming Real-Life Aliens

By Lauryne Wright | April 11, 2024

Yesterday I researched Saturn’s moon Janus for Aliens Watch, seventh novel in the Other Worldly series, and to my surprise I discovered it harbors a real life alien straight out of scary central casting. A creature known as pentapods are the dominant life on Janus. Who knew? And who knew pentapods would be so very …

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Who Knew Saturn Had Earth-Like Moons?

By Lauryne Wright | April 4, 2024

I’m at the tail end of drafting Aliens Watch, seventh novel in the Other Worldly series, and as it always seems to happen, I ran into a bit of connected serendipity while researching the next planet protagonist Rowan Layne will visit. Saturn—otherwise known as Cultura to extraterrestrials in my novels. One of the subjects of …

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Eschewing False Choices of Dogmatic Book Industry

By Lauryne Wright | March 28, 2024

This week I read an online Writer’s Digest article, “Finding Freedom in Writing Fiction” by Jean Trounstine, which so resonated with me that I started cheering aloud in my living room and then jotted down choice points.  This was the initial highlighted quote that had me clicking to read the entire piece: “The idea that …

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Spring Means Dandelions…And Dimwitted HOAs

By Lauryne Wright | March 21, 2024

It’s springtime, and that means dandelions are sprouting up in yards, which also means it’s an annual exercise in dealing with a do-loop of stupid. Specifically, I’m referring to Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and HOA management companies who still seemingly operate with an antiquated mentality from an era when we didn’t yet comprehend that dandelions aren’t …

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Unidentifiable Orb Appears Among F-16s

By Lauryne Wright | March 15, 2024

Last Saturday morning I binge-watched a UFO show on the Travel Channel, beginning with a program that featured mysterious orb-like crafts observed in the vicinity of US military aircraft. Apparently it’s a prolific thing. Check out the (enlarged) photo accompanying this blog post. I watched this UFO program because for three days prior, I’d been …

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