As you all know, last December I took the plunge and self published my first book. Marked For The Hunt has been my baby for around four years now. A lot has changed since then, in the book and in my life. As I write this, I realize I’ve come full circle and now live… Read More The 21st Century Question: Traditional or Self Publishing?
As a self published author, it’s up to the author to put in all of the investment. We have to pay for editors, proofreaders, cover artists, and sometimes formatting. It can become a money pit when the published book doesn’t immediately sell. I know. I know. You’re really sick of seeing crowdfunding pages. Sorry. Not… Read More Building the Marked Fandom
As a writer, it often feels like we have multiple personalities in our heads. We can have entire conversations with ourselves in the shower or in that space between laying down and falling asleep (if you’re anything like me and it takes forever to shut them up). Character is often a vital driving force behind… Read More Part Two: Finding Your Protagonist
We all might be a little stressed out about the state of current events in America. To say that we want Trump to fail just isn’t fair for our nation. Instead, we as writers should take a step back, suck in a deep breath, and get to work on our next project. Show your readers… Read More Treat Yourself: The Writer’s Version
Part One: Defining Your Genre Fantasy stories have been around as long as people have been telling tales over the fire. Storytellers wove tales of jealous gods and outlandish beasts. Later, these tales evolved into the epics such as Homer and Beowulf or the tales of Arabian Nights. In the last century, writers such a… Read More
I would like to be putting out a cool article on the craft of writing, but I am stupid sick. Like stuck on the couch with fever, aches, chills, coughing, and sore throat. It’s like some bastard virus combination of the flu and a cold that I’m just not okay with. So, between recovery naps,… Read More Two Books to Add to Your Writer’s Shelf
We rang in the New Year with Mariah Carey’s awfully laughable performance last night. I mean, that was the best possible way to end such a heart wrenching year. I will always miss my Rebel Princess, but we can’t dwell on grief forever. It’s time to look to the future! And we all know what… Read More 2017, Here I Come!