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Welcome to the website for Michelle Levigne, author and editor.

Here you can explore and learn about the various worlds of my imagination:
science fiction, fantasy, romance, steampunk, YA, inspirational, women's fiction.

Yeah, I have a lot of books and a lot of universes and storylines for you to explore!

Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the Internet ....

From Mt. Zion Ridge Press:

I've written a book about writing!

Like the Pirates' Code, many alleged "rules" of writing are more like guidelines…
 

Newest title:

LIVING PROOF
From   Uncial Press
A Neighborlee, Ohio novel

When we last left Lanie Zephyr, she was getting used to life in a wheelchair, after saving one of her students from Senior Prank Night and breaking her back in the process.
And blunting some of her semi-pseudo-superhero powers.

Now it's six years later and Lanie's orderly life is starting to fall apart.

Her brothers are living with her while their parents are out of the country on another book research trip.
Not so bad, but their parents have missed 2 check-in phone calls already.
The newspaper where Lanie works has been taken over by a conglomerate she now refers to as the Evil Empire -- and she loses her beloved school sports beat, to be put on the ... gag ... lovelorn column.
Then a friend in the military shows up to say her parents have vanished ... near the Bermuda Triangle.
A series of increasingly nasty pranks lead her to believe someone is out to get her.
But worst of all, Christmas is only a few weeks away and she hasn't started her Christmas shopping or her holiday baking spree.

It's enough to make a semi-pseudo-superhero hang up her cape!
Oh, yeah, she never had one to begin with ...

But don't believe anyone who insists there are NO rules for writing. There are rules: the mechanics. The craft, as opposed to the art. The tools for sculpting clay or stone, or spinning and dyeing thread for weaving, or learning to play scales and read music and keep your instrument in tune, when creating music. The rest -- the "art" portion -- is flexible and adapts to what works best for YOU the writer. The technique for playing the instrument, the point of view and voice for the story, the genre you write in, the images you create from stone and clay, the pattern of the cloth you weave, and the colors you choose to use.
 
When you understand the why of the rules, then you can bend or break them.
 
So Do Yourself A Favor and learn what's hard-and-fast, and what is flexible. It'll save you pain and effort and wasted time in the long run.
 
This collection of advice started as blog postings (read: semi-rants) while editing people who had something to say … but didn't take the time to figure out how to say it. Basically, whenever I ran into something noteworthy in my own writing journey, or things I encountered too often in editing, I blogged about it, hoping the things that frustrated or fascinated me would be helpful to others. Along with those blog posts, revised because of timeliness or to cover a broader subject, or to fit in new discoveries along the way, or because I repeated myself … I offer bits of advice about topics that other authors have found worthy of discussion. Or argument. Or mockery. Or complaint. Or wailing. Or amusement of the I'm-losing-my-mind variety.
 
Snark warning!


If you came here looking for something in particular, and you don't see it, please email and ask me!
I can point you to one of my blogs where you can read excerpts of some of the books, or to one of my publisher, where you can read about the books, read exerpts, and buy ebook or print editions.

My email address is
MichelleLevigne@gmail.com
My blog is at: www.MichelleLevigne.blogspot.com



You can find me on Facebook -- I have a personal page and an author page.
Or you can look for my book trailers on YouTube.
I'm also on Twitter
Pinterest
and Instagram

Your choice!

Welcome. I hope you have fun looking around, and you'll visit again to see the updates. We'll be put back together very soon ... I hope!


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