Some Rules

I'm in an uncomfortable spot many writers will recognize. I can see the thin spots in my plot and character development for Ferals & Blights, and in trying to strengthen those areas, I've found more weak points. This manuscript now feels like a house of cards. My job is to fix that, and today it … Continue reading Some Rules

Street Preacher

Look at the art! Sharna and Jackie! ...now if I can figure out a title, it'll seem like I'm really making something here each Saturday! Thank you again to Schnekk for her hard work. Congratulations to everyone who participated in NaNoWriMo 2017. No matter how many words you wrote, you won. Great job on reaching … Continue reading Street Preacher

Schnekk, artist & comic anthology editor

One of the talented people I met at FanNexus this year was Schnekk. She agreed to do a commission for me for the blog serial (stay tuned for the big reveal on Saturday!), and an interview to showcase the cool stuff she's doing with her talents! Schnekk has been drawing and painting for as long … Continue reading Schnekk, artist & comic anthology editor

Pantser Thoughts on Plotting

Blog posts on plotting vs. pantsing are as ubiquitous as pumpkin spice this time of year. (No joy-shaming here, but dog treats?) You'll forgive me if I indulge my take on this tradition, but if you stick with it, I promise a cool picture at the end as a salve to your soul and a … Continue reading Pantser Thoughts on Plotting

The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

I attended my first local writing group through SCBWI, and whoo! Talk about impostor syndrome. It’s real y’all, and if you experience it, you are, ironically enough, in good company. One of the women who attended is an award-winning illustrator. Now, those of us who aren’t artists believe anyone who can draw more than a … Continue reading The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

Nine of Swords – Anxiety and Doubt

I've been working my way through The Creative Tarot by Jenna Crispin (who is almost as ubiquitous as Lin Manuel-Miranda these days). One of my favorite cards in the deck is the Nine of Swords. Does that strike you as odd? Like claiming I love The Tower or something? I relate to this card. This … Continue reading Nine of Swords – Anxiety and Doubt

Saturday Show & Tell 1/7/2017

Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of things each week that lit up my brain and fired my imagination. Enjoy! The Telling: I had a setback with my book, Ferals & Blights. After reading several essays on white writers including diversity in their characters, I realized that despite trying hard to avoid pitfalls, I … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell 1/7/2017