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