This year, I decided to put the pedal to the metal on my next project and use NaNoWriMo to get my first draft off and running. As… Read more “The NaNoWriMo Finish Line”
Have you ever had someone tell you that writing fantasy is easy? We all know that’s not true. World building in the fantasy genre is an intensive and time-consuming process.
Creating a new world means thinking about all the little layers that create a society–including the people who protect that way of life. One of the steps on my journey to a new novel is designing a military unit.
Can you imagine writing a novel before there were computers? Or typewriters? Can you imagine writing a novel completely by hand? I certainly can’t and wouldn’t want to. Thank goodness for being a writer and born in the time we live (as far as technology goes)!
So I’ve never been a big fan of writing sprints. I write with intention and with the goal of crafting beautiful sentences and phrases and building a… Read more “Operation NaNoWriMo”
So you’ve written a book, edited it, formatted it, created or purchased a kick ass cover and released it into the world. But how do you get people to actually buy it? Check out my experience marketing my most recent publication, Withered World.
As writers we are inspired by the world around us. This includes places we go and experiences we have there. As I’ve been thinking through NightWind, my… Read more “Using Cultural Influences in Your Writing”
A friend of mine went to Cuba last year. When she came back, she downloaded her experience to me over lunch. Of course, I loved hearing about… Read more “World Building: How Sayings Define a People”
Happy Book Birthday to yours truly. October 1 is the “official” publication date for Withered World! I hope you will take some time to check out this… Read more “Happy Publication Day!”