No. 2 in a series of posts designed to give an overview of self-publishing. It’s a beautiful moment. You’re sitting there, thinking about ideas or memories, and all of a sudden it comes together and you say: “I think I shall write books!” (if you’re anything like Jo March). The revelation is easy. So is … Continue reading So, You Want to Write a Book?
Self-publishing is great...except when it's not. As an indie author myself, I advocate for self-publishing. It's a great way to get yourself out there as a writer, to build an audience and actually make yourself write and publish a book. But self-publishing does have its downsides. After the many self-published books I've written reviews on, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing
Writing a novel is hard. We probably all know this, and yet, many of us set out to accomplish this mighty feat. Isn't it amazing? But when you're in the middle of writing a book, sometimes it doesn't feel so amazing. I've been on a rollercoaster with my WIP, "Project Pea," over the past 15 … Continue reading The Art of Never Giving Up
Sometimes it’s hard to try new things, okay? When it comes to reading recommended books or watching TV shows everyone tells me I need to watch, I procrastinate. Hard. I keep saying, “Oh yeah, I’m going to do that soon!” And then I don’t. Until I do (years later), and I inevitably fall in love … Continue reading That Feeling When You’re Completely Blown Away by a Book
My first time trying out story posts! It’s fun…other than the fact that it completely moves the text from where I put it?? (So, sorry if it’s hard to read—blame WordPress!) I had the spacing all beautifully figured out, but I guess the website had different ideas. Happy Thursday morning, and I’ll catch you later … Continue reading I just finished reading Words of Radiance and…WOW.
It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories
Many people don't think about tools when it comes to writing. All you need is a laptop or a pen and paper and you're good, right? As writers, we know that's wrong. If we want to be successful and efficient at our craft, there are certain tools that are good to have. With Christmas being … Continue reading The Write Stuff
Happy Christmas week, everyone! As a Christmas gift to all of my wonderful readers and followers, I've discounted my newest book Colours until Christmas Day - and it's FREE! Both reviewers and beta readers alike have raved about this "moving tale of loss and restoration." It's the perfect story for anyone who loves sci-fi, mystery, … Continue reading Get It While It’s Free!
You've just completed the most beautiful thing you've ever written in your life. You're so proud of this accomplishment, this work of art that poured out of you beginning with just a single idea. You go to post/submit it, when suddenly it hits you: You don't have a title!! The horror! You suddenly feel cold … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Happy Monday, everyone! Now that I have Mondays freed up on the blog, I have some room to cover a broader range of topics. One thing that I really want to do more is talk about authors who have helped me as a writer. We all have those inspiring authors that stay with us as … Continue reading Inspiring Authors: Bryan Davis