First Impression In this stage, the possible lovers make their first impression on one another. Here, the characters will focus on surface details such as looks, voice, clothing, and actions. These surface things will either spark immediate attraction or immediate disgust, depending on how you want your romance to roll. By having your POV character… Read More The Structure of Romance and Sexual Tension in Fiction
Kahdri, Temeni, Kithandra, Sareana… Adrienne’s father taught her the names of the stars, but she thought them a child’s fairy tale full of myth, wonders, and lies. It isn’t until Adrienne travels to a far off library, hidden at the distant reaches of humanity, that she sees the names encircling the constellations on a mural… Read More My Project: Starlight
One morning, a thought occurred to me. I was part of all these groups for authors and writers, but I didn’t feel like my voice could be heard among the hundreds and thousands of other writers. These groups were supposed to help, but I was unable to make any real connection with them or the… Read More A Community of Writers!
You might know that I’ve been working on a young adult book, the one that I refer to as Starlight. It’s nearing completion and I’m getting pretty excited. I can’t wait to see where it can go. Because of that, I’ve been doing a lot of investigation when it comes to my publisher choices. That… Read More My Small Press/Indie TBR List
I recently had an interview with Yvonne Carder, a fellow fantasy writer! Check out my interview and her blog here!
There are way too many work tabs open in my head right now. I’m working on ghostwriting a paranormal romance, promoting Bound by Blood from the MARKED series, and wrapping up the first draft of my YA project. Needless to say, that is a whole hell of a lot of information to be carrying around… Read More Why You Need a Series Bible
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
Just this past Wednesday I posted my first ever Instagram Challenge! I want to see how far my book has made it in the world. Take a photo of your copy, whether it be a paperback or a sweet shot of your kindle or iPhone, in one of your favorite places in your city. I… Read More Instagram Challenge
Every good story has some sort of antagonist, usually a maniacally laughing villain when you consider fantasy. What would the story be without outward conflict? So, here comes the tough part: creating a villain that isn’t evil just for the sake of being evil. Yeah, it’s kind of hard. I almost did it in Marked… Read More The Guide to Writing Fantasy: Believable Villains
As a writer, it doesn’t do to just spend all of your days writing. Sure, that’s what they all tell you to do, but eventually you’ll run out of steam. You could go outside and adventure your part of the world, but you could also nestle up with a really good book and study your… Read More Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017