A Tale of Zari Reede



Writers extraordinaire, domestic goddesses, lovers of all furry things…

Zari Reede is a writing team consisting of Zoe Tasia and Minette Lauren. Both have an addiction to collaborative writing that rivals Oreo Double Stuffed cookies with fine champagne. Writing solo for years, they decided to engage in a writing exercise to strengthen their skills. In the midst they created a funny, romantic tale of a sassy vixen in West Texas. Not taking a breath, they dove back in and brought an urban fantasy-comedy to life that is sure to send readers on an entertaining journey. Zari has two cats, two boys, and a priceless husband who supports all her rebel dreams. Minette Lauren has five dogs, two god-dogs and a wonderful husband that thinks all the things she writes are golden… even if it is horse hockey. We are lucky in life, and love every day we can write.

Comments ( 6 )

  1. Cristina Donoso

    Love the pup!

  2. francesco greenwell

    First of all I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you don't mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I've had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Many thanks!

    • Minette Lauren

      I think my first 10-15 minutes are wasted too...well, not wasted, but interrupted by the pups settling down, the phone chirping, and the bird saying hello to get attention. I like to write outside or in front of a big window. Try to pick a place that inspires you. Water is a conductive source, so I like sitting by my pool. After I make my nest, I open the laptop and decide what document I am working on. Edits are easy to dive into, but writing a new story can be easy or hard. I read through the last scene I last finished and take off. Even if I think it may not be where I want to go, I start writing. Its better to write and change then not to write at all. I was stuck yesterday, and I just imagined myself there, in the scene, with my characters and started with dialogue. Sometimes a conversation can yank you right back on track. Best of luck and thanks for commenting;-)

  3. Fransisca Luksa

    You are a very clever person!

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