Howdy! This might be a kind of rambly post because I'm not sure where I'm even starting with it. I can feel your confidence in me right now. 😛 There's all sorts of advice about writing - write what you know, write first, edit later, write the book you want to read. But what happens … Continue reading Write Fearlessly
Howdy! Time for a writing update! I feel like I've been kind of hit and miss over the last month or so, but as the post title might give you an indication, it's been kind of crazy. First things - I'm still studying away for my test that's now in just two weeks! My day … Continue reading Drowning In Words
Howdy! A few weeks ago I finished typing up The Wolf Prince and have done a few rounds of edits on it. And now I ready for some readers to look at it! If you've never been a beta reader, you basically get to be a first reader of the book, tell me what you … Continue reading Looking For Beta Readers!
Howdy! It's been awhile since I've done a cover reveal so I'm excited for today's post! Today I'm featuring author friend Sarah Allerding. I've had her over on the blog before for her other books. She writes fun middle grade fantasy adventures. Before we get to the cover, here's a little bit about the book! … Continue reading Sword of Time Cover Reveal!
Howdy! All three things happened in the last week and a half, believe it or not. I went on vacation for the first time in probably 4-5 years. Isn't that terrible? My family had planned a two week trip out to Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee and I decided kind of last minute that I'd … Continue reading Vacation, Jobs, & Fairy Tales
Howdy! This is a repost from last year, a short story I wrote to commemorate Memorial Day and the reasons we should be celebrating. (And a quick note to say I'm off on vacation this week and will not be posting again on Thursday. Have a good one!) I sit in the car, trying to … Continue reading Rest Easy, Soldier
Howdy! The other day I read a blog post about writing misconceptions. One of the top ones was "write what you know". The author of the blog called out whoever originally said that, and I totally agreed. I mean if you're to take it literally, you should have had more ridiculous adventures than Indiana Jones. … Continue reading Write What You Know
Howdy! Last Saturday marked one of the biggest milestones in my life. Ever. I graduated from Physical Therapy school!! I'm still not sure if it's sunk in or not. 🙂 My name is now officially Dr. Claire Banschbach, DPT. And I got to wear a dorky hat. 😛 It was a crazy day. I was … Continue reading Finding A New Dream
Howdy! Fantasy is something near and dear to my heart, so I decided to actually talk about fantasy and writing stuff today. I'm pretty much in the re-writing/editing stage for most of my current projects, so I decided to compile a list of things to make sure I included. And yes, this is a very … Continue reading 6 Foolproof Ways To Improve Your Fantasy Novel
Howdy! April was kind of awesomely productive for me, so therefore I am one with the Force and the Force is with me. Since it's May 4, I'm running with this. 🙂 As a recap - I finished writing a book! Ahhhhhh! The Wolf Prince is complete and took the rest of April off to rest … Continue reading The Force Is With Me