I have been feeling the pull again recently: the need to write, the lives and emotions of my characters seeping into my thoughts. There is always a lull in my writing when school starts. The exhaustion kicks in, both physically and mentally. I’ve noticed that it has been worse this Read More
Great day. I finally got to write a chapter that has been swirling in my mind for about a year! It feels akin to dancing in the rain (without phone or kindle around).
One of the things I hear most often when people find out that I write stories is that I must be super smart or super creative or super blessed. The truth is something that I try to instill in my bitties: you make success when you work hard, believe in Read More
"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." – Stephen King My favorite books, since I have been writing, are the ones that catch me as I read and show me a new way of looking at my Read More
While reading Erin Bowman’s debut novel Taken last week, I got to thinking about how writers of fantasy or dystopian worlds pre-plan. Do we start with the world and how it came to be or do we start with the premise and expand? Warning: I will be discussing the world Read More
“Remember who you are. Remember what you do. You are a plain old working writer who tells stories. If you are published and read, that’s as much as you are entitled to. All the rest is window dressing.” – Lester del Rey, via terrybrooks.net
Did you all hear that Harry Potter 8 will be out soon? It’s going to be written under the pseudonym J. K. Trolling. I’ll admit that isn’t mine; I got it from Trade Chat. Anyways. As a self-published, indie author I have been asked my opinion on the whole J. Read More