Think about it. What is it that you love about your favorite books? In my opinion, it boils down to two things: World and Characters. Many times we fall in love, we obsess over fiction because the world draws us in and the characters seem real as they stroll across the page. We walk the… Read More The Fandom Formula
Eeeeeep! I started writing because I had a hard time expressing myself verbally. Did you listen to my interview with Wooden Pants Publishing? I got too nervous and spoke way too fast. I called Maryland MARYLOND. Now, you expect me to talk in front of people? Who do you think you are? Sadly, the truth… Read More Public Speaking?!
I’m not talking about roughing it in the wild, although you’re welcome to do so if you have to. What I’m talking about is Camp Nanowrimo! Nanowrimo, as you might already know, is National Novel Writing Month. Normally, the race to 50k words takes place during November. During the months of April and July, the… Read More Are You Ready To Go Camping?
Now that I look back on what I’ve written, I think it’s high time that we address the foundation of your fantasy story. You have your world, your protagonist(s), and your villain. What are they doing? What makes this a readable story? Let’s address PLOT! It is the framework for your story, no matter how… Read More The Guide to Writing Killer Fantasy: Plot
The best piece of advice that has ever been given to a writer is simple. Write. Write all the time. Write every day. The only problem with that is, as a whole, writers really want to skip this part. We just do not want to sit down and have to trudge through the process of… Read More Five Steps to Creating A Daily Writing Routine
You might think that the life of a writer might be all about setting up your laptop in a quiet space, plugging away at the keys until your mind feels numb. You’re not wrong in some respects, but do not for a moment forget that what you’re doing will eventually create a community. You are… Read More Finding Your Tribe
As many of you probably know, I have a novella coming out soon! I am super excited to introduce you guys to a character that has been with me for even longer than Diana has been. The book follows Evangeline O’Dair, an ex-Valkyrie huntress and a fake psychic medium for the police of Wolf’s Head… Read More Facebook Launch Partay!
I’ve been on my butt most of the day, but I’m still exhausted. It was Hub’s birthday so his family arrived with arm loads of pizza and the day was spent introducing his mom and sister to D&D, a horribly unlucky game of The Hobbit monopoly in which the One Ring made my husband land… Read More Busy, Busy
CHAPTER ONE Outside the plane window was a home that had become foreign and distant to me. The dawn sky was shades of navy blue and teal rising over the black silhouettes of evergreens. Below us was a small city that was just awakening. Watertown, Maine. The wilderness was dense and rife with wildlife in… Read More Marked For The Hunt: Excerpt
Kayla over at Epicfied.com introduced me to a vlogger named Jenna Moreci and I absolutely love her. She talks about the craft of writing from her own point of view and I think her husband looks like the love child of Captain America and Bucky Barnes, but that’s really off topic. One of the things… Read More Quarterly Goals: April-June