Okay. It’s time for #trueconfessions, writer edition. Usually people struggle getting a project started. Not finishing. Well, maybe sometimes finishing. We all have horror stories about writer’s… Read more “Toeing the 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.
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”
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”
One of the best parts about inventing a new world, particularly a world on the edge of revolution, is having the chance to develop the military operations… Read more “World Building: Weapons Research”
Since my personal reading list has taken me out of the realm of fantasy for the past few years, I’ve made a significant effort to adjust and… Read more “Animals, Airships and Unexpected Heroes”
Well, Withered World is officially being formatted and it’s time to start over and begin from scratch. And I mean REALLY start over. For both Withered World… Read more “Starting Over”
Being my own publisher means I work as writer, editor, marketer and more to get the job done. I get to make all my own decisions and… Read more “Digital Vs. Print: A Self-Publisher’s Debate”
What’s in a name? So very much. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks, “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” So many people misinterpret the wherefore as “where are you?”… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: What’s in a Name?”