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[sticky post] (no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2012|11:33 am]

JUNE 17, 2015. New writing website at moirajmoorewriter.com


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Alcina Noatak had grown up knowing she would one day be the High Scribe of Gydnerth, but that day was not supposed to arrive so soon. Responsible for drafting the laws that rule her country, Alcina must navigate intrigue and danger no one could have expected her to anticipate, and one wrong move could blow apart not just her life, but the lives of everyone around her.

Available through smashwords, which can accommodate any e-reader and provide pdf downloads, here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/586346 and through amazon. I'm providing the US link, but you can get it at any Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Scribe-Shadows-Book-1-ebook/dp/B016V14S6I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445342152&sr=8-2&keywords=scribe+in+shadows

Chapter One online: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/391110.html

Chapter Two online: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/391300.html


Catherine is a happy novelist, but a little strapped for cash, so the six-week job at computer software company Create and Conquer is a welcome chance to make some extra money. She meets the CEO, Lance MacCallan, on her very first day. He’s gorgeous, rich, admired by all around him, and a total bully.

But it’s not the attacks on her competence or the threats to fire her that have Catherine rattled. No, it’s when the CEO starts trying to convince her to go out with him that things get really unpleasant.

Available through Smashwords. The book can be downloaded to a variety of e-readers, including kindle, and can be downloaded as a pdf to your computer. $2.99 US. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537568

Available through Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/CEO-Can-Drop-Dead-Romance-ebook/dp/B00WIV6GE8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1429882909&sr=1-3&keywords=moira+moore

A portion of the author’s royalties is donated to organisations working with survivors of abuse. Currently, the organisation is the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. Please follow the link to see the kind of work they do. http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/

Shield Dunleavy Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish have lived in Flown Raven for five years, protecting its residents from natural disasters and enjoying the lack of interference from both the council of the Triple S and the Emperor. When they are unexpectedly summoned to Shidonee’s Gap by the council, Lee and Taro learn that while they have been living at their isolated post, there have been a lot of changes in the world, changes that will drag them into unimaginable duties and unprecedented danger.

E-versions are available through Smashwords and can be downloaded to a variety of e-readers, including kindle, apple i-pad, personal computers, i-phone, sony, kobo, android, and others. If you don't have an e-reader, you can download it as a pdf file. You have the option of getting it for free or paying if you want. If you choose to pay, you can pick any amount you want. It's here:


You can get it on Amazon for anywhere from 80 cents to 99 cents, depending on the day and time. This is the amazon link:


The list of short stories in the Triple S world is here: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/128007.html
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Heroes Short Story Master List [Oct. 22nd, 2020|10:56 am]

I've put most of the stories in a single pdf document. If you'd like a copy, send me an email at moirajmoore@yahoo.com


I'm organizing the stories according to the timeline of the world, not in order of my writing them. The link to the most recently added story with be in bold.


A bit about the world’s history taken out of book one

Matching from Taro’s point of view

Tiny little snippet taken out of book one

Taro, early book one

Taro, early book one

Taro, between book two and three

Taro, book three

Aryne: First Day at the Source Academy (during end of book three)

Aryne: Second Day at the Academy (during the end of book three)

Aryne: Five Weeks at the Academy (during end of book three)

Taro: Early in book five

Triple S council, meeting, near the end of book five

Lee, shortly after book six

Letters to Lee and a story from Tarce's POV, between books six and seven

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven (other new characters

Lee, immediately after book six THIS STORY IS NO LONGER CANON COMPLIANT

Willa Newscomb, Lady Green, shortly after book six.

Decisions Part 1, Lee's POV, shortly after book six

Decisions Part 2, Taro's POV, shortly after book six

Letter from Mika to Lee about two years after book six

Roshni Radia, Wind Watcher, 3 years after book six

Another Dinner From Hell - scene cut from Heroes' Reward, Lee's POV
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Team Canada - Ice in our Veins Being Patriotic [Apr. 28th, 2016|09:03 pm]
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(no subject) [Apr. 25th, 2016|06:39 pm]
As the review I posted a few days ago said, the main character of Scribe in Shadows is dealing with depression. She hasn't just been struck with it, she is managing it after having it for ten years. It was my intention to show a character whose mental illness was "boring" compared to what is often portrayed on tv and in movies, with no breaks from reality or behaviour that appears erratic to others. She has symptoms, but they're the sort that she can keep private.

The other part of this story is that I hired the same independent editor for Heroes' Reward as I did for Scribe in Shadows.

In Heroes' Reward, sometimes Lee got angry and expressed it. In Scribe in Shadows, sometimes Alcina got angry and expressed it. When Lee got angry, she was just angry. When Alcina got angry, the editor informed me I should show her starting to lose control earlier in the scene. Alcina wasn't losing control, she was dealing with a jerk and pissed off with them, and she wasn't screaming or shaking her fists. She would never do that in general, and certainly not in the circumstances she was in at the time. The editor just assumed I intended to portray the character as behaving erratically and was doing a bad job of it.

Also, at one point in the book the editor recommended I have the ghost of her mother show up in a hallucination - there are no ghosts in this world. She had never suggested any kind of break with reality for Lee.

Even fictional characters are treated differently when they have a mental illness.
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Good Means Slightly Less Stressed [Apr. 20th, 2016|09:06 pm]
The assignment I'm doing about the TWU cases turned out to be huge, and nothing I can put together in the required hours. So I'll be doing more than the required hours because I can't leave a job half done. But here's the killer. A case took place in British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. Aside from the two parties, TWU and the various law societies, there were interenvors. The shortest number of intervenors in a particular case was nine. So once I hunted down those intervenors and their submissions, as no one site has all of the links for the submission, I found myself with another the huge job of reading them in order to tell the professor what she should bother reading.

And then all three decisions were appealed. The list of intervenors are even longer for the appeals. I don't know how I'll be able to read those and then put a decent organized summarized.

It is interesting reading. Most of the intervenors support TWU, very few support the law societies. I find that interesting. I find the arguments interesting. My particular favourite is the guy claiming that corporations have Charter rights, particular freedom of religion. Ha ha ha! Wrong country.

What's better, I've gotten some work on the book tonight.
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Mixed Bag [Apr. 16th, 2016|06:46 pm]
While Trudeau is handling things much better than I had anticipated, he's done things I don't like and he won't have my support until he eliminates the disgusting Charter-violating surveillance law he voted in favour of when exxxxxxxxxxxxxx-Prime Minister Stephen Harper had us in his dark grip. Still, I am pro-actively feeling sorry for him because when the rest of the world notices him doing stuff they don't like, all of that adoration will turn into venom real fast.

I'm looking for a part-time job, and I find it hilarious how many ads offer "flexible" hours as a benefit, which is code for having to work nights and weekends with an ever-changing schedule. I don't mind nights and weekends, but I will not work at a place that changes the schedule every week or, even worse, basically expects employees to wait by the phone to be called in at a moments notice. I can't imagine a place that treats its employees so disrespectfully being anything but toxic.

But what was particularly scary is that shortly after I put my resume up on a job database, I was contacted by an investment agency - or whatever you call it - offering a position as a "consultant." I would be expected to give people advice about investing their money. There is nothing on my resume indicating I have the education, training, or experience to do that. I would never do that even if my income wouldn't be based solely on commissions. Anyway, if you're looking for a firm for advice on investments, check out who the agency hires.

A friend of mine introduced me to pickle ball last Sunday. That's a real thing. It's a racket sport with a very small court, plastic paddles for rackets, a plastic ball a little bigger than a tennis ball, and weird rules. I'm used to tennis and my friend is used to badminton, so we had different reasons for being awkward with the dimensions and the gear. It was fun, it got my heart rate, and we're going again tomorrow.

I think I wrote a paragraph this week.
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2016|09:38 pm]
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Finally got a review on Scribe in Shadows. That's right, it took almost six months, and that's sad. But hey, at least it's five stars. And even better, the first paragraph is basically a blurb of the book, a much better blurb than I wrote, so I've asked the reviewer if I can copy it for my posts on amazon and smashwords.

Here's the review:

Alcina lives in a land of subtle magic. She is a scribe and has prepared to take her mother's place as high scribe when her mother retires. When her mother is killed unexpectedly, Alcina must take her place. But her mother was not just a scribe; she was also working with a secret alliance to counter the plans of the principal councillor and had information that someone might just kill for. While battling her own demons of depression, Alcina must decide who she can trust and what to do with the information bequeathed to her.

This isn't my normal kind of book (political intrigue typically bores me), but I enjoyed Moore's heroes series, so I figured I would give it a go. I'm very glad that I did. There was a good bit of political intrigue, but the action and mystery kept me interested, and the pacing was good. I particularly liked the translation of current concepts of privacy rights to a renaissance-esque time period. It was easy to draw parallels, and I felt better able to connect to the characters and their politics.

Alcina was well developed as a character, but I would like to know more about her guards (sentinels) and Layt in future books.
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(no subject) [Apr. 13th, 2016|09:47 pm]
The really painful part of learning I would need a root canal was not the fear - after a childhood of getting insufficient freezing any trip to the dentist is stressful - but how much it was going to cost me. The poor receptionist was given the job of telling me and I'm sure the dentist could hear my "Oh my god!" from his office. So, that sucked. But then I got home to an email from the professor I'm doing research for, and she's upped my hours by 150%. So the royalties I've gotten this month and the research money will cover most of it. The school will take in a bit. So I went from worrying about extending my line of credit, which I have never done, to thinking I just need to cut down on restaurants for a bit.
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(no subject) [Apr. 10th, 2016|02:50 pm]
I'm about to burn this citation guide. It provides a rule about how to cite something, and then provides an example that does the exact opposite. WTH? And then I look at thesis samples online and none of them follow these rules. So screw it. I'm using the online theses as a guide and not this nonsensical book.
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2016|04:11 pm]
Re royalties. I was off about the calculations because for some reason ACE decided to split the royalties into three separate cheques, which they've never done before. Last week they sent me a cheque and a bunch of paperwork about exact sales that I never bother to look at. The cheque they sent last week was shockingly low, and that was depressing. Then I got another today, which was not only higher but made me realize they were splitting up the cheques. I went through some more paperwork that I'd gotten earlier but hadn't looked through, and found a third cheque at the back of it, where they've never put it before. It would have sucked if I hadn't realized I'd gotten it until I did my taxes next year.

The combination and the low loonie means the royalties weren't quite as depressing as I'd thought, and means that I did make considerably more through the traditionally published books than I had through the self-published books.
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