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Wicked Winter Giveaway!

Over 30 Hot Paranormal Romance Novels up for grabs including my romantic short Coy Wolf!

Black Friday Giveaway!

Hey Creatives! 

I have great news to share about my upcoming giveaway beginning Monday, November 18th, 2019!

This is your chance to win a signed copy of one of my books as well as signed copies of books from two other amazing Indie Authors.

Our participating authors Ann McQueen, B.L. McGrew & Stella Williams all write in different genres, including YA, Paranormal Romance and Poetry, giving you the opportunity to expand your personal book collection.

Entry Rules are as follows:

•contestants must follow each participating authors Instagram page.

•Contestants must also “like” and “tag” a minimum of two friends in the comment section on EACH participating authors post that announces the giveaway. 

*Please Note: Multiple entries are welcomed. However, each contestant MUST “tag” additional friends in order for additional entries to count.*

One Winner will be announce on each participating Authors instagram post on Friday, November 29th, 2019 (Black Friday)!!!! 

If you are selected as the lucky winner, I would love to receive a picture of your prize package once you receive it to share with our awesome followers. 

So head on over to instagram to enter!

https://www.instagram.com/iamannmcqueen/

https://www.instagram.com/writer_b.l/

https://www.instagram.com/stellalove4life/

Peace, Love, and Happy Reading!

Past, Present, and Future

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Cover Reveal!

I am super excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming release Dauntless: Secret of Ceres Book 2!

Be sure to check in for more updates about the book!

Freakin’ Weekend- NaNo Update 1

NaNoWriMo has officially begun!

I wish I could say that I totally rocked this weekends word count. I didn’t. This weekend I had several prior engagements that seriously cut into my writing time. That doesn’t mean I didn’t get any writing done. I just wasn’t able to put up the same spectacular first weekend numbers I did last year.

In fact, I didn’t even break 1,000 words for the entire weekend. That leaves me with some serious catching up to do this week. So remember to check back in next Monday to see if this coming week is more productive and if you haven’t already, check Out the Serpentine Creative Youtube Channel for video updates and virtual write ins with yours truly!

First Weekend Word Count: 813 words

Peace, Love, and Happy Writing!

Stella Williams

NaNoWriMo Preptacular Announcement!!!!


Yes! I am participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. I had an amazing and fun experience last year and at the end of it all I had one of my best received novels 90% complete. If you are a writer in need of a good kick in the pants when it comes to productivity, NaNoWriMo just may be the experience for you.


This year I will be tackling Book 3 of my Secret of Ceres novel and paying a lot less attention to all the social media hubbub that comes along with my favorite writing month. It was a hard choice for me to say no to all the fun WriMo tags this year but a necessary one. I really want to focus on my writing and while on my NaNo page I have set the more realistic goal of 50K words, I am actually shooting for a full 70K this year. Before you ask, no. I do not plan on doing any pre writing. I have worked on a very loose outline because this book is part of a series, and an outline of some sort is necessary to ensuring I am on topic with the rest of the series.


So stay tuned in Creative Types! I will be updating you with my progress weekly, just like last time. Feel free to drop your NaNo updates in the comment section below! Peace, Love, and Happy Writing!
– Stella Williams

The Novel Novice – A Writer’s Journey

I, Stella Williams, am a novel novice.

I admit it.

I accept it.

I embrace it.

I don’t think I ever want to feel like I am no longer a beginner

like I have nothing left to learn

nothing left to accomplish

No goal or milestone to reach.

I am a novel novice

in grammar

in formatting

in word count

I am a novel novice

In Pitching

In Publishing

In Marketing

I am a novice as long as I have the hunger

The drive to do better, be better, be the best

I am a Novel Novice till the day I am laid to rest

PNWA Conference Day 1

I attended the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Conference in Seattle this year and this is just a summary of my takeaways from the first day of the event.

Workshops I Attended

Writing a Screenplay by Kim Hornsby

  • Log lines are everything
  • Pantsing isn’t going to cut it for screenplay writing
  • Writing for TV is way different than writing for a movie

Branding by Steena Holmes

  • Color theory is you best friend
  • know you audience
  • your brand is not your books

Pitchfest- Fiction with Author Mentor Kim Hornsby

  • have a strong elevator pitch
  • know what makes your work different
  • sell yourself as well as your book

Networking Knowledge

  • Don’t be afraid to just talk to people
  • If you are a POC expect to be bombarded with questions about diversity or on the flip side the complete ignorance of it
  • Bring a notebook to write down who you have met and what you discussed. I met tons of writers with cool ideas that I want to follow so that when their books are available I can snatch them up.

That’s what I got from day one. It was highly informative but at the same time it was still just an introductory to what was to come on day two of the conference. I was super hyped this first day and I got a lot of positive feedback because of it.

Serpentine Summer|Wrap Up

I know what you are thinking, summer isn’t quite over yet. Still now is the time to reflect on the goals I set out to accomplish this summer and see what still needs a mad dash to get accomplished. If you follow the Serpentine Creative Channel on YouTube you have probably seen my videos about the Hot and Sticky turned Serpentine Summer Writing Challenge. I gave myself three whole months to accomplish a modestly ambitious (is that a a thing?) set of tasks.

So here is the update on my Serpentine Summer Goals!

  1. Complete Secret of Ceres 2 Draft – Done and in editing!
  2. Outline Secret of Ceres 3 & 4 – Still a work in progress
  3. Write 2 “off topic” novellas – One is done and the other is still in progress
  4. Coy Wolf Audiobook “StereoGoals”- Postponed

I may not have gotten everything on my list accomplished but I feel pretty good with where I am. I may have bitten off a little more than I could chew but these past three months have been nonstop fun for the Serpentine Creative Camp.

We participated in Camp NaNoWriMo, hit up a couple of local bookstores to do signings during Bookstore Romance Day, rocked an Instagram challenge, hosted giveaways, and kept you entertained and informed on our blog and YouTube Channel.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Serpentine Creative and Stella Williams! Let’s rock out this Fall together and see what magic happens next!

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