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

S.E. Carson – writer & advocate

S.E. Carson is writing a fictionalized memoir of her journey battling an eating disorder who she has named Not-Alice. The story works on discovering who someone is without their disorder, finding the voice that's been buried, and learning to trust the sound of it. In Carson's own words: "I explore the incredibly complex and manipulative … Continue reading S.E. Carson – writer & advocate

Tough Love

After being paralyzed for months, and doing all the advice I give others, I finished the revision of the first chapter of Ferals & Blights tonight. Dissecting my behavior and feelings afterward, I'm able to say two things: Professional opinions help. I was afraid to revise the wrong thing, and getting John's feedback helped me … Continue reading Tough Love

Trust The Plan

Update: For those following my life on twitter - Yes, moving in winter is dumb. Dan's tooth is one piece again. The eldest is safely ensconced in his new digs. And, without the eldest here our internet should be marginally faster. Huzzah! One of my stories was accepted by FrostFire Worlds for their August '18 … Continue reading Trust The Plan

Grimsby’s Send-off

In what-I've-learned news: Every book is different to write. Even the same book being revised is actually a new book, apparently. It requires new skills, stretching stiff muscles, and finding unique ways to maneuver around my own anxieties. Yay? This revision of Ferals & Blights will not be a clean draft. It won't be me … Continue reading Grimsby’s Send-off

Tamara Woods, author & poet

Ah, readers! Today we have one of Twitter's most wonderful chat hosts to tell us how she manages to get All The Things done, but first an introduction -- Tamara Woods was raised (fairly happily) in West Virginia, where she began writing poetry at the age of 12. She published her first poetry collection, The … Continue reading Tamara Woods, author & poet