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! 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! Tuesday evening saw something amazing happen. I finished a book. That's right. I actually finished a draft of a WIP. For the first time in about 3 years, people! (To be fair, I did write a novella back in 2015 for a contest, but it's still been that long since I've finished anything.) I … Continue reading I Finished A Book!
Howdy! It's hard to believe it's already the last day of Indie E-Con! It's been a spectacular week full of all things writing! Missed any of it? You can find all the posts and links over on Kendra's blog! Also, Adela's Curse is up for some awards! If you've read it, I'd love if you would head … Continue reading Indie E-Con: Owning This Writing Thing
Howdy! Day 2 of Indie E-Con is underway! Don't miss all the happenings over on Kendra's blog! I have a Q&A today (starting at 10:30 am) over there so hop over and ask me any question you can think of! I'll also be offering critiques (starting at 10 am) so don't be shy to share some … Continue reading Indie E-Con Day 2: Don’t Fear The Re-Write
Howdy! Welcome to day 1 of the Indie E-Con! You can find other great posts and schedules over at the super awesome coordinator, Kendra Ardnek's blog! (I also have another post over there today. Go check it out! 🙂 ) Today I'll be talking about something near and dear to my heart. Maps! I don't … Continue reading Indie E-Con: Mapping Your World
Howdy! Next week I'm super excited to be taking part in an E-Con hosted by Kendra Ardnek. It will run from March 20-25 and feature over 20 different indie authors! You can check out the full description and list of featured authors HERE. I'll be participating by contributing multiple posts both on Kendra's Blog and … Continue reading Indie E-Con Announcement!
Howdy! The one thing I've struggled with over the last three years (and really since I started writing) is finding a routine. Granted the last 6-7 years (and especially the last 3) have been difficult when trying to combine writing with school. My writing life has pretty been much nonexistent for the last 3 years … Continue reading 100 Words A Day
Howdy! I'm stealing the idea for this post from Jenelle Schmidt because it's an awesome idea and her first lines were great. First lines are terrifying and exhilarating to write at the same time. There's all the pressure to make sure to hook your reader and trying to set the right tone from the get-go. … Continue reading First Lines…Ish.
Howdy! The "Writing as explained by" posts are back, and today we're exploring the craft with one of my favorite Disney movies! (Links to the other posts are at the bottom of the page!) Figuring out a plot point/twist - Your MC's reaction to you telling him/her they have to carry the plot - Drooling … Continue reading Writing As Explained by Tangled