Author Archives: Dorlana

About Dorlana

Hi! Welcome to my page. I'm a Texas author of contemporary novels for teens and adults. My inspirations are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies. I like taking elements from fairy tales (characters, mood, moral, plot) and mixing them with a paranormal element and then dropping them in a contemporary setting.

Building a Novel by Dorlana Vann

I’ve used a lot of different methods to write my books over the years. The technique depends on the story and if I already have an idea or not. One tactic is to build inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally – by Dorlana Vann

I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually … Continue reading

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En garde Rough Draft

I’m in the middle of a fight. My rough draft is my opponent, and right now I feel like I’m losing. I’m frustrated. However, I have to remember that this is how I feel every time I write a rough … Continue reading

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