Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Insecure Writer's Support Group #HeroLost Day! #IWSG #Newrelease


Today is the #Newrelease Celebration for the #IWSG Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life Anthology, so I'm posting a day ahead of the official IWSG day. 

IWSG started as an encouraging hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and alternating co-hosts every month. IWSG has a website and a newsletter. We're also on facebook, twitter, and Goodreads.
The current Goodreads book is: Chapter after Chapter by Heather Sellers. I'm definitely taking notes while reading this book. I recommend reading it to hone your own thoughts on writing and to help boost your writing.
IWSG will also have a twitter pitch day on July 27th. 
IWSG has books out - including one celebrated today!
If you didn't know, IWSG is a thriving community of supportive writers!


OPTIONAL May IWSG Day Question: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
For my current WIP, I've watched haka dances on youtube. This is only a small part of the novel, but it will come into play.
*For "Of Words and Swords" in Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life, I found all the lyrics for a song on youtube. (See Michelle Wallace's post for more info.)

I'm super excited to share the IWSG 2017 Anthology Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life with everyone I know, especially since I've read all of the stories now. The other eleven authors are amazing!!! Truly, if you read the anthology, you will laugh, cry, find yourself on the edge of your seat, and feel blessed by the writing of at least eleven of the authors (I can't say that about my own work, but the other writers blew me away). I'm humbled and honored to be in the anthology.

Eleven of the twelve - the awesome ones:











The Book


Hero Lost
Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Can a lost hero find redemption?

What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?

Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!


Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99

Print:
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 Please visit our blog tour stops!

And, if you didn't already know, Dancing Lemur Press made the book beautiful!

Thank you, IWSG!


What kind of research do you do for your writing? Do you ever search youtube? Have you picked up a copy of Hero Lost?



39 comments:

Erika Beebe said...

Thank you Tyrean! I feel honored to be an author with you. :) My favorite research is definitely hands on travel if I can swing. However, these days I rely heavily on YouTube and thank goodness for that :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You all created wonderful stories. Congrats!

Haka dancing? I'd have to look that up, too. LOL

Tyrean Martinson said...

Erika - I love hands on travel, too, but I'm more of an armchair traveler at the moment.

Diane - Thanks!

krystal jane said...

Congratulations to you all!!

You have me wanting to look up Haka dancing. ^_^ I don't do much research. It mostly consists of looking at a map of some kind or pictures of landscape. I'm so boring!

Cherie Reich said...

Haka dancing sounds like a cool thing to research. Congrats to you and the other authors in Hero Lost!

Sarah Foster said...

Release day is finally here! You're awesome, too, Tyrean!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to all of you! Awesome to have you represent the IWSG in our second anthology.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Krystal - I think your posts are really interesting and maps are never boring!

Cherie - it was fun. Thank you!

Sarah - aww, Thanks!

Alex - Thank you!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to all the anthology writers. And sounds like Haka dancing might be interesting. Not sure how you even knew to look it up.

M.J. Fifield said...

I've used YouTube in research. Never for dancing, though. My characters don't seem to do that a lot. :)

Congrats on the anthology! Looking forward to reading it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - congratulations on the anthology especially with so many other great friendly authors from this group. Research - I do check facts and use my common sense, sometimes needing extra checking up things ... cheers Hilary

Lynda R Young said...

I loved all the stories in Hero Lost. Congrats to all the talented authors.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Happy to share the coauthor journey with you! :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats to everyone involved with the anthology!

I read Chapter After Chapter a long time ago and really enjoyed it. Also, Page After Page.

Cathrina Constantine said...
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Cathrina Constantine said...

Congrats on Hero Lost and all the contributors!!!! Wishing you great success!!

Tyrean, hope all is going well in your family.

Julie Flanders said...

Well now I want to know what Haka Dances are. Off to youtube I go. :D
Congratulations to you and all the wonderful authors in this collection!!

I.B. Nosey said...

I never ever considered going to YouTube. That's a new one.

And congrats on the anthology! Super cool cover, for sure.

Nancy Gideon said...

I love research on Youtube. Nothing like seeing it in form and motion! Congrats on the release! Off to load up my Kindle . . .

Arlee Bird said...

Never heard of haka dances, but I spend a lot of time on YouTube. I especially research on YouTube for my Battle of the Bands posts, but there are also some excellent lectures and documentaries available. YouTube must be one of the biggest time sucks in the world, but it is also fun as well as informative.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Crystal Collier said...

Can't wait to read the anthology. I know from first hand experience how awesome many of these authors are. I was already at Michelle's place and loved reading your tidbit.

Jacqui Murray said...

What a collection! It'll be great to visit the blog hop. So many great authors in this collection.

emaginette said...

Looks like a great crowd coming together to entertain. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Chemist Ken said...

Congrats again on the anthology. Now I'm going to have to look up what a Haka dance is.

Nick Wilford said...

The Haka is certainly a great spectacle. Wondering how it plays into your WIP. Great to see the anthology released. Of course you're equally as awesome as the other authors!

Juneta Key said...

Beautiful cover and author pics.
' Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

cleemckenzie said...

Yay for the anthology! It's out and ready for reading.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Natalie - sometimes my research takes place in the development phase, so I feel like I'm doing something ultra military with research and development. Just kidding. :) I was researching New Zealand culture and came across Haka dancing, and then looked it up and thought it would fit into a portion of the book I'm working on ...

MJ - my characters don't do a lot of dancing either, usually, but I've always wanted them to do some. Haka dances are usually warrior dances and those suit the current book I'm working on.

Hillary - yes, research to make sure that things are correct is a good idea.

Lynda - Thank you!

Yvonne - me, too!

Madeline - Cool! I've been thinking about reading Page after Page.

Cathrina - Thanks!

Julie - yes, that's what took for me to look them up, as well. I found out about them while researching New Zealand and then had to find out what they looked like.

Olga Godim said...

Haka dancing - I have to check it out. Don't even know what it is. Actual dancing? Exotic ritual? Musical tune? Internet beckons...

Heather R. Holden said...

How exciting about the anthology! It sounds amazing. Many congrats!

Also, best of luck with your WIP! Intrigued about haka dancing playing a part, even if it's only briefly. Seems like a fun thing to research!

Stephanie Faris said...

I didn't know I was the first stop!!! It's so cool to see all the faces of the authors whose stories I just read. I highly recommend the book for anyone who loves fantasy. It's such a fun read.

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor said...

It's been so great to go on this journey with you and the others! I'm honored to be in company with such talented co-authors like yourself :-)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Heather - Thanks!

Stephanie - Thank you for the review, Stephanie!

Ellen -it has been wonderful!

Gwen Gardner said...

I had to look up Haka, then realized what it was after I read the description. It is so impressive and I love watching it!

Congrats on getting your short story in the IWSG Anthology! You're in good company :)

Suzanne Furness said...

Wishing everyone success with the anthology, it sounds amazing.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

What a wonderful post. I am jealous of Roland's profile pic.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Gwen - Thank you!

Suzanne - thanks!

Elizabeth - Me, too. I need to get either another Star Wars shirt or a star trek shirt and pose with it. :)

Jacqui Murray said...

Great shout-out for this anthology. I wish I wrote stories!

Michelle Wallace said...

Watching haka dances on youtube sounds like a win-win...it's for research but can also be a form of entertainment/relaxation!
Congrats to all the authors!
Twelve amazing stories!